Watermelons, corn, peaches, cucumbers, pecans, blueberries, corn, peanuts, wheat- do you know what all of these products have in common? These listed items are all some of the most plentiful crops grown in the great Southern state of Georgia! Due to its abundance of gorgeous, spacious land, the state of Georgia is home to numerous gardens, vineyards, and farms. If you’re longing to experience what a Georgia mountain farm is really like, you’re in luck! The amazing Georgia Mountains Farm Tour is an event that occurs every spring to provide both visitors and locals alike with an inside look at farming in this area. Discover everything you need to know about this beloved event to help you start planning your trip to the South today.
5 Things You Need to Know about the Georgia Mountains Farm Tour
How to Get Tickets
Until June 15th, 2016, you can purchase tickets for $30 for each carload that attends the tour; this cost covers both days of the event. The ticket price will increase to $35 after June 15th, so make sure you buy yours as soon as you can! They can be bought easily and conveniently on their website. The proceeds will benefit the Georgia Farmers Network.
Dates and Times
This year’s Georgia Mountains Farm Tour will take place from Saturday, June 25th, to Sunday, June 26th. The tours will begin each day at 1:00 p.m. and end at 6:00 p.m.
What to Expect
During the Georgia Mountains Farm Tour, you’ll receive the opportunity to explore over a dozen of Georgia’s local farms. After you purchase your tickets, you’ll receive a brochure in the mail with a list of all the different farms to choose from. Visit each farm to get a sneak peek into how these establishments are run and what their day-to-day lifestyles entail. This event is great for all ages; you’ll be able to speak to farmers in each community to learn about the efforts that go into growing all these various and numerous crops. Participants are encouraged to bring along coolers since you’ll be able to buy delicious produce and other goods at each farm you tour.
What to Eat
During this tour, you’ll be able to enjoy locally sourced meals along the way at each allocated food stop. You’ll be able to enjoy additional meals at other local restaurants as well, but be sure to call ahead and make reservations.
Where to Stay
Make sure to stay in the best possible lodging while you’re taking part in the Georgia Mountains Farm Tour! Treat yourself to the finest accommodations around to complete your trip to the South. Glen-Ella Springs is a luxurious bed and breakfast tucked away in Clarkesville, Georgia, that provides each and every one of our guests with comfortable rooms, excellent amenities, and warm hospitality. Explore the many attractions of the surrounding area of North Georgia, or simply spend time relaxing in our peaceful environment; you can admire stunning views of our beautiful state right out your bedroom window! We offer a special deal during the Georgia Mountains Farm Tour; if you stay with us during the event weekend, you’ll receive a 30% discount off one of our wonderful Queen Rooms with no minimum stay required. We guarantee you’ll love what we have to offer here, so call us right now to start planning the trip of a lifetime!
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