Plan Ahead for These Exciting Fall Festivals!

Is there anything better than attending vibrant festivals in the fall, surrounded by the crisp, cool air and colorful hues of the season? That’s exactly what you’ll find at the top North Georgia fall festivals, offering another exciting reason to visit us in the stunning North Georgia mountains. These events celebrate the season with various activities, including apple picking, craft fairs, and live music performances. Local vendors bring us great shopping experiences and delicious seasonal treats, and these celebrations do a wonderful job of capturing the essence of fall.

Fall in the Blue Ridge Mountains is an unparalleled experience – one filled with a rapidly transforming landscape that comes alive with the vibrant hues of fall. The vivid reds, oranges, and yellows of the foliage create a stunning contrast against the deep green evergreens, providing a picturesque backdrop for any outdoor activity. Scenic drives through the mountain roads or leisurely hikes along well-maintained trails allow visitors to fully appreciate the natural beauty of the region. The crisp air and the rustling of leaves underfoot enhance the sensory experience, making it a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Whether you’ve attended one or more of these exciting North Georgia fall festivals before or not, we’d love to welcome you to our historic Inn this fall and treat you to the best of the North Georgia mountains. Our North Georgia Inn offers an incomparable place to stay in the area and a quiet place to retreat away from festival crowds at the end of the day. Enjoy cozy evenings by the fireplace, savor home-cooked breakfasts and farm-to-table dinners at our award-winning restaurant, and relish the personalized hospitality you can only find at a smaller lodging property. We’d love to treat you to a relaxing few days in the North Georgia mountains. Book your stay today! 

the charming town of Helen, where you'll find some of the best North Georgia fall festivals this year

The 5 Best North Georgia Fall Festivals

What better way to celebrate the bounty and charm of the fall season than by attending one of the many North Georgia fall festivals in the area? The mountain towns surrounding us have a packed calendar of events from September through November. Whether it’s Oktoberfest in Bavarian-themed Helen or the Apple Festival in Ellijay, fall marks a fun, busy, and beautiful season in the North Georgia Mountains. 

Whether you come specifically for North Georgia fall festivals or they just add a bit of color to your otherwise magnificent fall getaway, there’s no better place to stay than Glen-Ella Springs, conveniently located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and offers easy access to many of the area’s top destinations and towns. Among the most notable North Georgia fall festivals are the following: 

  1. Fall in the North Georgia Mountains wouldn’t be the same without the annual Oktoberfest celebrations in Helen. It’s perhaps one of the liveliest North Georgia fall festivals, known for its boisterous celebration of Bavarian culture with music, dancing, and traditional German fare. The event occurs every weekend in September and then daily from late September through October. 
  2. Another popular festival in North Georgia is the Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay. This exciting annual event offers an array of apple-related activities, including orchard tours and tastings. This year’s event will take place October 12 – 13 and 19 – 20. 
  3. Embrace the area’s rich history and culture at the annual Sautee Nacoochee Folk Pottery & Arts Festival, which will take place on August 31 this year. 
  4. From September 6 – 14, join us for the annual Chattahoochee Mountain Fair.
  5. Georgia Mountain Fall Festival in Hiawassee, which takes place October 11- 19, is another great opportunity to have fun in the mountains this fall. It features fantastic live music, arts and crafts, and more. 
Dine outdoors while you're staying at our top-rated North Georgia Bed and Breakfast this fall

Recharge at our Historic North Georgia Bed and Breakfast

Whatever your reason for visiting, staying at our North Georgia Bed and Breakfast offers a refined retreat into the heart of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. Our historic Inn features 16 well-appointed guest rooms that blend rustic elegance with modern comfort. Guests can enjoy the serenity of the surrounding 12-acre meadow and perennial flower garden, framed by the Chattahoochee National Forest. Like any excellent mountain retreat, a stay at Glen-Ella Springs offers our guests the perfect opportunity to unplug, relax, and recharge for whatever this busy fall season holds. 

Our North Georgia Bed and Breakfast offers far more than a comfortable place to rest your head, though. We also host one of the finest restaurants in the state. The restaurant at Glen-Ella Springs serves locally inspired cuisine in a cozy, inviting atmosphere, making it a favorite among guests and locals alike.

Our North Georgia Bed and Breakfast is an ideal base for fall adventures in the surrounding mountains. We’re strategically located near Clarkesville, Clayton, and Helen, allowing easy access to the region’s vibrant fall festivals, outdoor activities, and scenic attractions. Whether exploring local trails, attending seasonal events, or simply enjoying the crisp mountain air, guests will find Glen-Ella Springs a perfect starting point for their autumnal escapades. Book your room with us today!