Posted on 12/30/2023


A new year means more new and exciting events happening in the mountains! We may be in the dead of winter but there’s still fun to be had this month in Blue Ridge. From ice skating, guided hiking tours, live music events and more there’s always fun to be had here!

Blue Ridge on Ice
January 1st-January 7th
Location: Blue Ridge Farmers Market

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Have some family friendly winter fun with ice skating at the Farmer’s Market! This fun new outdoor ice skating rink is set up at the Blue Ridge Farmers Market, next to the Swan Drive In, on select dates now through January 7th. For just $10 you can skate to your heart’s content! After your skate, warm up with hot cocoa and other sweet treats from the concessions stand.

Guided Hikes with the Benton McKaye Trail Association
January 1st-January 29th
Location: Cherry Log, GA

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Explore the beauty of North Georgia on a guided hiking tour with the Benton McKaye Trail Association. They offer 2-4 hikes a month varying in difficulty from easy, leisurely hikes to moderately difficult hikes.
January 1st: Upper Springer Mountain Loop
January 8th: BMT GA to Skeenah Gap and return
January 9th: Trails of Jack Rabbit
January 14th: BMT Weaver Creek to Stanley Gap Trail and return
January 19th: BMT Three Forks to No Name Gap and back
January 21st: Trails of Nottley Lake
January 22nd: BMT Watson Gap to Dolly Gap and return
January 29th: Fightingtown Creek #1

Live Music at Chateau Meichtry
January 1st-January 28th
Location: Chateau Meichtry

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Come sip on wine by the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains at Chateau Meichtry. This beautiful winery located in Talking Rock, GA has both outdoor & indoor seating options, so you can enjoy the atmosphere of the winery no matter the weather. On Saturdays & Sundays you can sip on your favorite glass of wine while you enjoy live music from local artists from 1:30pm-5:30pm. And there’s food trucks on the weekends as well!
January 1st: Ryan Davis & The Smokehouse Food Truck
January 6th: Cam Blackburn & The Eggroll Boyz Food Truck
January 7th: Surrender Hill & The Cousins Maine Lobster Food Truck
January 13th: Cotter Hill & The Get Skewers Food Truck
January 14th: Joy Hice & Jerry Sorn and The Get Skewers Food Truck
January 20th: Kristen Tinsley & The Off Road Food Truck
January 21st: Gary Wilder & The Off Road Food Truck
January 27th: Surrender Hill & The Fry Baby Food Truck
January 28th: CJ Prather & The Lobster Dogs

Live Music at Grumpy Old Men Brewing
January 4th-January 26th
Location: Grumpy Old Men Brewing

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Stop by Grumpy Old Men Brewing Thursdays to sing along to your favorite songs for karaoke night! And drop by select Fridays & Saturdays from 3pm-6pm for great drinks, great music, and a great time. With indoor and outdoor seating available you can even bring your dog to join in the fun! Enjoy delicious fare from the ever-changing food trucks, while you listen to some fantastic local artists! And on Monday nights come on out for SINGO and Thursday nights is Karaoke!
January 4th: Karaoke
January 6th: Orange Walls
January 11th: Karaoke
January 18th: Karaoke
January 25th: Karaoke
January 26th: Travis Bowlin

Live Music at Misty Mountain Hops
January 5th-January 27th
Location: Misty Mountain Hops

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Misty Mountain Hops is a music-centric restaurant and pub so it’s only fitting that they bring in live music. Stop by select Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm-9pm for great food and great live music from local artists!
January 5th: Dawn N’ Nash
January 6th: Levi Ransom
January 12th: Travis Bowlin
January 13th: Georgia Back Porch Band
January 19th: Ray LaBean
January 20th: David Welch
January 26th: The Orange Walls Duo
January 27th: Shannon York

Live Music at Bear Claw Vineyards & Winery
January 5th-January 28th
Location: Bear Claw Vineyards

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For award winning wine, live music, and food truck Bear Claw Vineyards is the place for you! Join them every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for live music and food trucks. Kids and dogs are welcome too. The live music schedule for each weekend is shared on their website each Thursday so be sure to check back!

Line Dancing Class
January 8th-January 29th
Location: Tooney’s Music Venue

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to line dance? Well now’s your chance! Tooney’s now offers free, weekly line dancing classes Monday nights! The class is open to people of all ages and dance experience! Doors open at 6pm and classes start at 7pm. Come on down and show us what you can do!

Women & Wine Night Out
January 11th
Location: Paradise Hills

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Get the girls together for a night of wine and supporting other women at Paradise Hills‘ Women & Wine Night Out event. Each month they will host a different presentation from a local business woman. Your ticket includes one glass of wine, light snacks, and the opportunity to buy local products. Tickets are $25 a person.

The Supper Club
January 19th
Location: Paradise Hills

Participate in Paradise Hills delicious supper club happening monthly! Each month will be a new, seasonal themed menu that includes salad, your special entrée, and desserts. This month’s theme is Spanish Paella! Dinner is $35 a person and reservations are required. Please call 706-745-7483 to reserve your spot.

Blue Ridge Community Theater’s 2024 Kick Off
January 20th
Location: Blue Ridge Community Theater

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Get a sneak peak at Blue Ridge Community Theater’s upcoming 2024 season, along with a behind the scenes look at the theater and a chance to meet the directors. There will be food, drinks, and a wonderful community of theater lovers at this exciting event!

Cheers for Chimps at Tipping Point Brewing Co.
January 20th
Location: Tipping Point Brewing Co.

Photo Courtesy of Project Chimps

Get tickets for this great event and you’ll receive a limited edition Project Chimps glass, one drink, one chimp themed drink coaster, and one food ticket for a vegan snack. There’s no better excuse to drink than helping out some adorable chimps!

Winery Comedy Night
January 26th
Location: Paradise Hills, Cabins-Spa-Winery

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Get ready for a night of laughs at the Winery Comedy Night at Paradise Hills! Live professional stand-up comics will make you laugh all night long! Grab a glass of wine or a beer and let the laughter flow! Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm!

Chris Janson
January 27th
Location: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

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Platinum-selling Country music recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, and award-winning singer/songwriter Chris Janson will be back at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds on January 27th at 7pm! And special guest Jason Blaine will be opening for Chris Janson as well! Tickets are $47+ handling.