Posted on 2/28/2024


Spring is here at last! You may start seeing flowers poke up from the soil and can enjoy some beautiful spring afternoons. This month you can look forward to St. Patrick’s Day parties and parades, Easter egg hunts, wine & beer festivals, and so much more! See what’s in store for you this month in the mountains:

The Supper Club
March 1st
Location: Paradise Hills

Photo Courtesy of Paradise Hills

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

Glow in the Dark Sporting Clays
March 1st
Location: Noontootla Creek Farms

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Come on down to Noontootla Creek Farms for some after hours fun! You’ll arrive at 6:30 to a delicious dinner then head out to the pavilion for glow in the dark sporting clay games. The winner will even take home a prize! Your $75 reservation includes dinner and 50 clays per person. Don’t miss out on this fun clay shooting experience!

1st Quarter Artist in Residence: Robin Bird Smith
March 1st-March 2nd
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

Come on out to the Art Center to admire Robin Bird Smith’s beautiful sculpture and folk-art works on display in the gallery through March 2nd.

Live Music Fridays at Crane Creek Vineyards
March 1st-March 23rd
Location: Crane Creek Vineyards

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Come out for live music Friday nights at the Farmhouse Market at Crane Creek Vineyards. The vineyards will be open late Friday nights, with extended hours until 8pm. Grab a glass of wine, a charcuterie board, and a seat and enjoy!
March 1st: Stone House Soup & Acoustics
March 2nd: Appalachian Monk & Holden Le Dinh
March 8th: Stone House Soup & Acoustics
March 9th: Scott Clayton
March 15th: Stone House Soup & Acoustics
March 16th: David Welch & Nicholas Edward Williams
March 23rd: Winemaker’s Dinner

Live Music at Misty Mountain Hops
March 1st-March 30th
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!
March 1st: Jake Farris Live
March 2nd: DaisyChain
March 8th: David Cheatham
March 9th: Paul Constantine Live
March 15th: The Orange Walls Duo
March 16th: Rose Brown Live
March 17th: 3rd Annual St. Paddy’s Party
March 22nd: Zach Gruczkowski
March 23rd: Billy Hubbard Live
March 29th: Canon Tyler Live
March 30th: Rob Grater Live

Live Music at Hook & Eye
March 1st-March 30th
Location: Hook & Eye Rooftop Bar

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Take in downtown Blue Ridge from the roof of the Hook & Eye! This restaurant features excellent cuisine, a full bar, great views, an inviting atmosphere inside, and balcony seating on the outside! And drop on by for live music Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm-10pm.
March 1st: Joel Shewmake
March 2nd: Trevor Ciongoli
March 8th: Ray LaBean
March 9th: Trevor Ciongoli
March 15th: David Welch
March 16th: Trevor Ciongoli
March 17th: Philip John Brooks
March 22nd: Ray LaBean
March 23rd: David Welch
March 29th: Philip John Brooks
March 30th: Mook & Mimi

Live Music at Tooney’s
March 1st-March 30th
Location: Tooney’s Music Venue

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Come on out for live music at Tooney’s HUGE music venue select Friday and Saturday nights and enjoy the best live music McCaysville has to offer! Check their website often for live music updates. And every Thursday night get ready to take to the stage with open mic night!
March 1st: Creed Fisher (Full Band)
March 2nd: Canon Tyler & The Spare Parts
March 30th: Cole Chaney

2024 Georgia Wine Highway
March 1st-March 31st
Location: Blue Ridge area

Photo Courtesy of Open Georgia Wine

Join in the fun, because the whole month of March is wine highway month! Drink wine from vineyards and wineries all over the state of Georgia! Some of our local wineries that are participating this year are Georgia Wine Depot, Cartecay Vineyards, Chateau Meichtry, Crane Creek Vineyards, Engelheim Vineyards, and Odom Springs Vineyards. Purchase your wine highway passport which includes tastings at over 45 participating wineries. Check their website for more information:

Live Music at Bear Claw Vineyards & Winery
March 1st-March 31st
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!

Cork & Canvas
March 2nd
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

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Come to the Art Center for a night of fun drinking wine and supporting local art. The event will include a stock your cellar wine grab, a silent auction, a count the corks raffle, delicious food, and live music! Your $40 ticket includes free wine samples, a commemorative BRMAA glass, and gourmet food selections. And all proceeds of this great event go towards the local youth art programs!

Kool Breeze Band featuring Jim Ritcher- Live Music is Better Series
March 2nd
Location: Blue Ridge Community Theater

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Get ready for a taste of R&B, jazz, swing, and even a little bit of southern rock from hometown band, the Kool Breeze Band featuring Jim Ritcher. You’ll be clapping your hands and tapping your toes all night long! Don’t miss this night of music at Blue Ridge Community Theater for their Live Music is Better series! The band will take the stage at 7:30 pm on March 2nd and tickets are $40.95 for this awesome show!

Mountain Crossings
March 2nd
Location: Historic Walasi-Yi Center

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crossings at Walasi-yi

Hikers get ready to celebrate! This event celebrates hikers as they begin their North Bound journey on the Appalachian Trail. From 10am-4pm at the Historic Walasi-Yi Center in Blairsville there will be live music, s’mores, hotdogs, games, outdoor vendors, a hiking gear raffle, and much more! Head to their website for more details

Live Music Blue Coyote
March 2nd-March 30th
Location: The Blue Coyote

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Stop by Blue Coyote Saturdays from 8pm-11:30pm for great live music! As always enjoy some great food while you listen in. And karaoke is every Tuesday from 7:30pm – 10:30pm. Be on the lookout on their website for more live music updates!
March 2nd: Marty Manous
March 9th: Gregg Erwin and 200 Proof
March 16th: The Varden
March 23rd: Breaking Point Band
March 30th: Topper – Voices of Rock & Soul

Live Music at Cartecay Vineyards
March 2nd-March 30th
Location: Cartecay Vineyards

Photo Courtesy of Cartecay Vineyards

Sip on delicious wine surrounded by the North Georgia Mountains! Enjoy live music select Saturdays & Sundays from 1:30pm-5:30pm. Listen to the music of local artists while enjoying your wine outside either on the Chimney Patio or the Tasting Barn’s covered porch. Live music, good wine, and beautiful mountain scenery; it doesn’t get much better than that!
March 2nd: Ryan LittleEagle
March 3rd: Adrian Stover
March 9th: Jorge Valenzuela
March 10th: RustedMelody
March 16th: Gregg Erwin
March 17th: Chad Bowmar
March 23rd: Adrian Stover & The Georgia Back Porch Band
March 24th: Andrew Katter & Mountain Dog Food Truck
March 30th: Connor Priest

Live Music at Grumpy Old Men Brewing
March 2nd- March 30th
Location: Grumpy Old Men Brewing

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Stop by Grumpy Old Men Brewery 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!
March 2nd: Orange Walls
March 7th: Karaoke
March 14th: Karaoke
March 14th: St. Patty’s Weekend Karaoke Potluck
March 16th: Jess Goggans Live & Salty Dawgs Food Truck
March 17th: Crawfish Boil – Firefighter Fundraiser
March 21st: Karaoke
March 28th: Karaoke
March 30th: Salty Dawgs Food Truck

Live Music at Chateau Meichtry
March 2nd-March 31st
Location: Chateau Meichtry

Photo Courtesy of Chateau Meichtry

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!
March 2nd: Kristen Tinsley & The Off Road Food Truck
March 3rd: Layne Denton & The Eggroll Boyz
March 9th: Cotter Hill & The Cousins Maine Lobster Food Truck
March 10th: Steve & Steve and The Der Wurst Meister Food Truck
March 16th: Man Bites Dog & The Voodoo Daddy’s Food Truck
March 17th: Joy Hice & Jerry Sorn and The Off Road Food Truck
March 23rd: Surrender Hill & The Get Skewers Food Truck
March 24th: Gary Wilder & The Get Skewers Food Truck
March 30th: Cam Blackburn & The Fry Baby Food Truck
March 31st: Surrender Hill & The Lobster Dogs Food Truck

Line Dancing Class
March 4th-March 25th
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!

Guided Hikes with the Benton McKaye Trail Association
March 4th-March 26th
Location: Cherry Log, GA

Photo Courtesy of the Benton McKaye Trail Association

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.
March 4th: Hike the Rock Creek Trail in Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee
March 5th: Brush Creek Loop
March 8th: BMT/AT Upper two loops on Springer Mountain from Big Stamp Gap. Dog-friendly
March 10th: Byron Reece to Blood Mountain and return
March 12th: Tour of Project Chimps along with a Lunch Launch
March 18th: Hike to the remains of Caney Creek Village, Tennessee, in the Cherokee National Forest
March 22nd: Fightingtown Creek #2-Dog Friendly Hike
March 24th: Standing Indian Mountain
March 26th: Quartz Loop and BMT to Thunder Rock

Women & Wine Night Out
March 7th
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. Each month 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 Great American Trailer Park Musical
March 7th-March 24th
Location: Blue Ridge Community Theater

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You’re in for a ride when The Great American Trailer Park Musical comes to town! This hilarious musical tells the tale of an All-American Love Story narrated by a “Greek Chorus” of trailer park ladies. This is a redneck tale filled with all kinds of ridiculousness that will have you rolling in your seat with laughter. Shows are Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. The show runs March 7th thru March 24th and is intended for adult audiences only. Please call the box office at 706-632-9191 for tickets.

Art Classes and Workshops
March 7th-March 30th
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

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Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association offers classes year-round for artists looking to expand their skill set. This month you can learn to express yourself through stained glass, oil painting, watercolor and more! And check out more upcoming art classes at
March 7th and 14th: Bring in the Light: Stained Glass Workshop
March 9th: Animal or Mythical Creature Sculpture
March 9th and 10th: Mosaic Basics
March 16th: Painting a Spring Landscape in Watercolor
March 16th: Fiction Writing Exercises Workshop
March 23rd and 24th: Beginning Drawing: Nature’s Elements in Pen and Ink
March 26th: Wood Carving Workshop
March 30th: How to Outline your Novel

Woody Gap Band of Steel Gala
March 8th-March 9th
Location: Union County Community Center on Butternut Creek Golf Course

Photo Courtesy of Melissa’s Custom Cakes

Enjoy a fun Gala Fundraising Event at Union County Community Center on Butternut Creek Golf Course March 8th & 9th. There will be dinner, dancing, a photo booth, music bingo, and live steel drum covers of some of your favorite songs. Dinner will include prime rib, chicken, potatoes, salad and dessert from Melissa’s Custom Cakes. Tickets are $45 a person.

Georgia Beer Day
March 9th
Location: Angry Hops Brewing

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Celebrate Georgia Beer Day at Angry Hops Brewing! They’re the only brewery in Blue Ridge to have the limited Georgia beer pint glass so you’ll want to get there before they run out. Drop by Angry Hops Brewing starting at noon for all the fun!

Songs & Stories
March 9th
Location: The Craddock Center

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This wonderful annual performance at the Craddock Center in Cherry Log, GA will include musicians and storytellers who share the best of Appalachia’s unique culture and traditions in honor of Helen Lewis. Admission is free but donations are welcome and will go towards the purchase of new books.

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend- Grumpy Old Men Brewing
March 14th-March 17th
Location: Grumpy Old Men Brewing

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Get ready for a fun-filled, green weekend at Grumpy Old Men Brewing for their St. Patrick’s Day weekend celebration! The festivities kick off on Thursday, March 14th with karaoke and a potluck pre party! Then after the big party on Saturday stop in at Grumpy Old Men Brewing for live music from Jess Goggins and food from Salty Dawg Food Truck. And the real fun happens on March 17th, with more shenanigans and a fundraiser crawfish boil! Put on your green and head to the brewing for a lucky weekend!

Sip, Paint, and Create
March 15th
Location: Paradise Hills

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Enjoy a fun paint class and a glass of wine at Paradise Hill’s paint class. This private class will include all your supplies and a free glass of wine. Then you’ll leave with your new masterpiece! Tickets are $45 a person.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 16th
Location: Downtown Blue Ridge

Photo Courtesy of Visit Blue Ridge

Things are looking green around Blue Ridge! Join us for our annual St. Patrick’s Day parade! The parade kicks off Downtown at 11am. And afterwards stick around for brews, food, and shopping! Wear your best green outfit and come on down!

St. Patrick’s Day Wine Dinner
March 17th
Location: Paradise Hills

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish inspired dinner at Paradise Hills! The evening will include a 5-course meal with wine pairings and an intimate concert. Dinner is $115 per person and includes all food and wine.

St. Patrick’s Day and Two-Year Anniversary
March 17th
Location: The Waterfront Bar

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Two celebrations in one as the Waterfront Bar celebrates St. Patrick’s Day and their two year anniversary! From 1pm-8pm there will be Irish drinks & music, corned beef and cabbage, and lots of fun! Come on down to the state line and celebrate!

3rd Annual St. Paddy’s Celebration
March 17th
Location: Misty Mountain Hops

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Hope you’re ready to “paddy”! Misty Mountain Hops hosts their 3rd Annual St. Paddy’s Celebration! There will dinner specials, a costume contest, giveaways, live music from Tom Blair, and plenty of drinks! Entry is $40 for dinner, dessert, and raffle or $10 at the door for just drinks & music.

Sugar Creek Raceway
March 23rd
Location: Sugar Creek Raceway

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Catch zooming cars at Sugar Creek Raceway in Blue Ridge, Georgia all summer long! Don’t miss a second of the action at this amazing off-road racetrack! Gates open at 5pm and hot laps start at 7pm.
March 23rd: Test and Tune Night! Open Practice

The Great Ape Escape 5Kish
March 23rd
Location: Project Chimps

Photo Courtesy of Project Chimps

Admire the adorable chimps as you race in a 5K around the property! Run or walk the 5K or just be a cheerleader! Following the race stay for the after party where there will be food, live music, and fun!