November Events 2022

Fall festivals are still in full swing and Thanksgiving is upon us! November offers a variety of great events from art shows, live music, theater performances, Thanksgiving feasts, and holiday sales. The end of the month also marks the start of the Christmas season, so get excited for Light Up events in both Blue Ridge and McCaysville!

Upcoming Events:

SAAG National Juried Show
November 1st – November 11th
Location: The Blue Ridge Art Center

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Arts Association

It’s the 14th Annual Southern Appalachian Artist Guild (SAAG) National Juried Show! This great art event shows off a variety of national artists in a wide variety of mediums right here at the Blue Ridge Art Center. These talented artists works are on display October 15th – November 11th.

Artist in Residence Scott Davis
November 1st – November 30th
Location: The Blue Ridge Art Center

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Come out the Art Center to admire Scott Davis’s beautiful and unique photographs. His work will be on display September 24th – December 17th.

Live Music at ROE.
November 1st – November 30th
Location: ROE. Blue Ridge

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Come out to Blue Ridge’s newest restaurant ROE. Tuesday & Wednesday nights from 6pm – 9pm for live music! Catch performances in the captains quarters bar every Tuesday & Wednesday while you dine on delicious fresh seafood!

Live Music at Tooney’s
November 3rd – November 26th
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!

November 11th: Neon Moon: The Ultimate 90’s Country Band w/ Zach Dylan
November 26th: The Steel Woods w/ special guest Tim Goodin

Thursday Fun Runs at the Riverwalk
November 3rd – November 17th    
Location: Riverwalk Shops

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Partake in a fun run every Thursday night at 5:30pm! You’ll leave from the Burra Burra, and the 3.1 mile run will take you by the Toccoa river and through town. You’ll get to run through 2 states and cross the famous steel bridge! After the run stay for drinks at the Burra Burra overlooking the Toccoa River. Don’t walk, RUN to this great event!

Drafts for Dogs
November 3rd
Location: Tipping Point Brewing Company

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Come on out for a great event to support Freedom for Fido at Blue Ridge’s newest brewery-Tipping Point Brewing Company. Join in the fun Thursday from 4pm – 7pm with live music from Ray Labean, pizza from Cucinella’s and plenty of beer!

Live Music at Grumpy Old Men Brewing
November 3rd – November 28th 
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 a delicious hotdog from Jeff’s Hotdog’s while you listen to some fantastic local artists! And on Monday nights come on out for SINGO and Thursday nights is Karaoke!

November 3rd: Thursday Karaoke
November 4th: Travis Bowlin
November 7th: SINGO
November 10th: Thursday Karaoke
November 12th: The Orange Walls
November 14th: SINGO
November 17th: Thursday Karaoke
November 21st: SINGO
November 24th: Thursday Karaoke
November 28th: SINGO

Winnie the Pooh
November 4th – Novemeber 6th
Location: Blue Ridge Community Theater

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Children and adults have built a special bond with the beloved Winnie the Pooh and his friends over the past few decades. Come on out to Blue Ridge Community Theater to see your favorite friends on stage as they go on fun adventures! See what Pooh and his friends get up to on Fridays – Sundays from October 21st – November 6th.   Shows are Fridays – Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. Call the box office at 706-632-9191 for tickets!

Open Mic Nights at Fannin Brewing Company
November 4th – November 18th
Location: Fannin Brewing Company

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Calling best local talent in North Georgia! Fannin Brewing Company in Downtown Blue Ridge is now hosting weekly open mic nights every Friday evening from 3pm – 6pm. Join their house band and simply plug in and sing away! Each artist gets 30 minutes. Sign up when you arrive and then get ready to sing!

Live Music at Misty Mountain Hops
November 4th – November 25th
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 on by Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm – 9pm for great food and great live music from local artists!

November 4thScott Stambaugh & Adrian Stover
November 5th: Georgia Back Porch Band
November 11th: Danny Rhea
November 12th: Gabe Myers
November 18th: The Orange Walls Duo
November 19th: Steven Push & Rachel Forehand
November 25th: Highbeams Band

Live Music at Angry Hops Brewing
November 4th – November 26th
Location: Angry Hops Brewing

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Come on select Fridays & Saturdays for good beer, live music, and a great time at Angry Hops Brewing! Angry Hops offers both traditional brews and new takes on the popular styles like IPAs, Stouts, and Sours. Be sure to check them out on weekends!

November 4th: David Welch
November 11th: Gerry Herndon
November 18th: Steve Vaclavik
November 19thDoctor Paul
November 26th: Woolybooger

Live Music at Bear Claw Vineyards & Winery
November 4th – November 27th
Location: Bear Claw Vineyards

Photo Courtesy of Bear Claw Vineyards

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!

Live Music at Paradise Hills
November 4th – November 26th
Location: Paradise Hills, Cabins-Spa-Farm Winery

Photo Courtesy of Paradise Hills

Visit the winery at the beautiful Paradise Hills hidden in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The tasting room offers Paradise Hills wine, a selection of craft beers, hard cider, and wine slushies as well as cheese and charcuterie boards, tapas, and shared platters. You can enjoy your drinks and snacks as you listen to local artists perform Fridays 4pm – 8pm & Saturdays from 1pm – 5pm.

November 4thRyan Little Eagle
November 5th: Curtis Jones
November 11th: Trailer Hippies
November 12th: Tom Edwards
November 18th: Bob Keel
November 19th: Emma Gullo
November 25th: Curtis Jones (Black Friday Sip & Shop)
November 26th: Scott Stambough

Winery Comedy Tour with Killer Beaz
November 4th
Location: Paradise Hills, Cabins-Spa-Winery

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Get ready for a night of laughs at the Winery Comedy Tour at Paradise Hills! Killer Beaz 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!

Friends of Union County Everything Christmas Sale
November 4th – November 5th
Location: Union County Library

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Find all things Christmas at the Friends of Union County Everything Christmas Sale! In Union County Library’s community room on November 4th you’ll find gently used Christmas items & décor perfect for preparing for the holiday season. The funds raised are used by Friends of Union County Library to support the library! The event runs from 10am – 4pm.

Live Music at Cartecay Vineyards
November 5th – November 27th
Location: Cartecay Vineyards

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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 at Cartecay Vineyards; it doesn’t get much better than that!

November 5th: Lindsay Beth Harper
November 6th: Craig Hendricks
November 13th: Gregg Erwin
November 19th: Adrian Stover
November 20th: Ryan LittleEagle
November 23rd: Rusted Melody
November 25th: Chad Bowmar
November 26th: Brett Cantrell
November 27th: Travis Bowlin

Downtown Market Blue Ridge
November 5th – November 26th
Location: 400 West Main Street

Photo Courtesy of the Downtown Blue Ridge Market

Enjoy this wonderful market every Saturday from 9am – 1pm now till November (weather permitting) right in the heart of Downtown Blue Ridge! There will be all kinds of vendors offering food, artisan goods, arts & crafts, furniture, and more!

Holiday Bazaar
November 5th – November 6th
Location: Towns County Recreation Department

Photo Courtesy of Visit Blue Ridge

Get your holiday shopping done early at the Holiday Bazaar in Young Harris! There will be over 75 vendors in attendance offering a wide variety of Christmas decorations, homemade crafts, art, gourmet food including holiday favorites, demonstrations, classes and more! Admission is $5 for an adult 1 day pass or $7 for an adult 2 day pass. Children 15 & under are free. Saturday the fun goes from 10am – 5pm and Sunday from 11am – 4pm.

Fall 2022 at the ‘STILL
November 5th – November 26th
Location: Grandaddy Mimm’s Distilling Company

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Every weekend is jam packed with fun events at Grandaddy Mimm’s Distilling Company in Blairsville! This month you can enjoy live music, food trucks, a Black Friday sale, and plenty of delicious moonshine!

November 5th:  Music Bingo
November 12th: Live Music from Cletus Way
November 25th:  Black Friday Sales, Food Truck, Live Music
November 26th:  Live Music from Tommy & The Boys

Live Music at Chateau Meichtry
November 5th – November 27th
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 listen to live music from local artists from 1:30pm – 5:30pm. And there’s food trucks on the weekends as well!

November 5th: Shaun Michael
November 6th: Drew Ashworth
November 12th: RiverSong
November 13th: Surrender Hill
November 19th: Daisy Chain
November 20th: Barefoot Boone
November 26th: Maddie Lane
November 27th: Drew Ashworth

Line Dancing Class
November 7th – November 28th
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!

ZZ Top
November 9th
Location: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds           

Photo Courtesy of The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Classic rock is coming to the mountains with a performance from legendary rock group ZZ Top on November 9th at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds! Get ready for hits like “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” “La Grange,” “Tush,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” and many more!

A Dolls House
November 9th – November 12th
Location: Young Harris College at Dobbs Theater

Photo Courtesy of Young Harris College

Come on out to see Young Harris College’s production of A Dolls House by Henrik Ibsen. The play follows Nora and Torvald who live in Norway in the late 1800’s. Nora becomes enlightened and strives for more in the male dominant society she lives in. Visit the Dobbs Theater November 9th – 12th at 7pm to watch as Young Harris College takes on this classic play.

Holiday Open House in Downtown Blairsville
November 11th – November 12th
Location: Downtown Blairsville

Photo Courtesy of Visit Blairsville

Downtown Blairsville’s Holiday Open House is your place to stock up on holiday gifts & goodies! The towns boutiques and shops will come alive with festive décor and amazing deals at every turn! Get your Christmas shopping done in Downtown Blairsville November 11th & 12th!

Veterans Day Parade and Memorial Service
November 12th
Location: Downtown Blue Ridge & Veterans Memorial Park

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Calling all veterans! This event is for you! Join us for breakfast from 8am – 10am at St. Anthony Catholic Church. The enjoy the Annual Veterans Parade when it kicks off at 11am. It starts on the corner of East Main and Church Street and concludes in the Veterans Memorial Park. The parade will have the Fannin County High School band, members of the military, antique and emergency vehicles and representatives from several veterans organizations. And following the parade stay for a memorial service starting at 12pm.

Art Classes and Workshops
November 12th
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. On November 12th enjoy Art Therapy Class with Clay from 10:30am-4pm.  And check out more upcoming art classes at

Mitchell Tenpenny
November 12th
Location: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

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In 2018 Mitchell Tenpenny released his debut single “Drunk Me” which launched his country music career. Since then he’s won many awards and has been nominated for the New Male Artist of the Year at the ACM Awards and Breakthrough Video (“Drunk Me”) at the CMT Music Awards. His newest singles were also certified gold. Get ready to hear Mitchell Tenpenny live on November 12th at 7pm at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds! Tickets are $35+ handling.

Live Music is Better- Randall Bramblett
November 12th
Location: Blue Ridge Community Theater

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Georgia local Randall Bramblett has over 40 years in the music industry and is coming back to his home state to perform at Blue Ridge Community Theater on November 12th! He has recorded, performed and composed alongside rock luminaries like The Allman Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Steve Winwood, Marc Cohn, The Band’s Levon Helm, Widespread Panic, and more.  You won’t want to miss this show! Tickets are $39 a person.

Tour of Trees
November 13th
Location: Serenity in the Mountains

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One of Blue Ridge’s most magical traditions is back at Serenity in the Mountains: The Tour of Trees! Come see as the spa is all aglow from the lights of dozens of Christmas trees. Tickets are $20 person and proceeds help to raise money for the Fannin County Shop with a Cop program.

Fall Paint & Sip
November 13th
Location: The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge

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Come on out to The Ridges Resort in Hiawassee for a beautiful fall day beside Lake Chatuge! Sip on wine, paint a festive work of art, and enjoy the lake & mountain views. Local artist Kelley Crawford will guide participants through painting an adorable Thanksgiving Gnome. All paint, paintbrushes, canvases and other painting supplies will be provided. There will also be cheese & fruit to pair with your wine while you paint. Reserve your spot today:

4th Annual Christmas One Stop Shop
November 14th – November 15th
Location: Carroll’s Barbeque

Photo Courtesy of Visit Blue Ridge

Find the perfect gift for that special someone at Carroll’s Barbeque 4th Annual Christmas One Stop Shop! Local artisans will be selling their wares Monday & Tuesday from 5pm – 8pm.

Elf: The Musical
November 17th – November 27th
Location: Blue Ridge Community Theater

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Community Theater

The beloved Christmas movie Elf is now a musical! When Buddy, a human raised by elves, learns the truth about who he truly is, he goes on an unexpected journey to New York City to meet his birth dad. Turns out his father is on Santa’s naughty list! Will Buddy be able to help his newfound family learn the true meaning of Christmas, or will they stay on Santa’s naughty list forever? Find out in this fun Christmas musical at Blue Ridge Community Theater running November 17th – December 11th. Shows are Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm or Sundays at 2pm. Call the box office at 706-632-9191 for tickets!

A Cozy Country Christmas- Arts and Crafts Show
November 19th
Location: North Georgia Technical College

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Head over to Blairsville for the day and enjoy more than 50+ local and regional artisans selling their wares at their Cozy Country Christmas event. From soaps, quilts, furniture, décor, toys, and more, you can find something for everyone! The event runs from 10am – 4pm.

Mistletoe Market Arts & Crafts Show
November 19th – November 20th 
Location: The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Regional Arts & Crafts Guild

Pick up Christmas gifts and goodies from local arts and crafts vendors at Mistletoe Market! And enjoy some coffee or a sweet treat from The Sugar Plum Café. Join in the fun Saturday from 9am – 4pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm.

Holiday Show & Sale
November 19th– November 30th
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

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Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association will have a variety of art and handcrafted items for sale, all created from their member artists. Find everything you need for the holiday season Tuesday – Sunday, November 19th – December 17th!

WhoDunIt? Fun-draiser Art Event
November 19th
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

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The 10th Annual WhoDunIt art event at the Art Center is a great opportunity to get your hands on amazing art from local artists at a great price! It’s your job to find out who the artist is who created your piece! There will be food, fun, and of course stunning works of art!  Tickets are $50 a person and ensure you go home with a beautiful piece of art!

Blue Ridge Turkey Trot
November 24th
Location: Downtown Blue Ridge City Park

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Get your workout in Thanksgiving morning to prep you for all those carbs at holiday dinner! Come on out for the Blue Ridge Turkey Trot! Walkers & runners welcome! Registration begins at 7am and the race starts at 8am; and don’t worry you’ll have plenty of time to make it back for your Thanksgiving feast!

Thanksgiving Gobble Wobble
November 24th
Location: Paradise Hills, Cabins-Spa-Farm Winery

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Come on out for the Thanksgiving Gobble Wobble- a family fun 5K race at Paradise Hills! The race starts at 8:30am and feel free to walk or run the race. Tickets are $20 and first 50 there get a turkey hat! All the proceeds go towards “Beyond the Vineyard Program” to benefit youth programs in Union County. 

Mountain Country Christmas Lights
November 24th – November 26th
Location: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

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See the Christmas lights reflecting off the waters of Lake Chatuge at the Georgia Mountain Fair’s Mountain Country Christmas Lights! There will be Christmas music, arts and craft vendors, holiday food, hot chocolate, Cowtown exhibit, pictures with Santa, and beautiful lights around the grounds. The event runs every Thursdays and Fridays 6pm-9pm and Saturdays 4pm – 9pm November 24th – December 23rd.

Annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet
November 24th
Location: Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa

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Enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving feast prepared by Chef Brandon at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa! Enjoy prime rib, roasted turkey, Virginia ham, seafood, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and so much more! The buffet will be offered anytime between 12pm – 7pm. Adult pricing is $62.95, children ages 6 – 12 is $29.95 and children 5 and under are $12.95. Call 706-379-4617 for reservations.

Thanksgiving Buffet at the Ridges
November 24th
Location: The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge

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The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen will be preparing a delicious Thanksgiving Buffet for The Ridges Resort. There will be 4 stations full of delicious food; the salad station, the carving station, sides & accompaniments, and the dessert station. The buffet runs from 12pm – 4pm.  Tickets are $47.95 for adults and children 12 & under are $29.95. Call 706 896-4141 for reservations.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Grits & Greens
November 24th
Location: Blairsville Restaurant Grits & Greens

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Enjoy a special Thanksgiving meal from Blairsville Restaurant Grits & Greens! Lunch is served from 11am – 4pm with options like turkey, ham, roasted beef, mashed potatoes & gravy, mac & cheese, green bean casserole and more!

Light Up Blue Ridge & Christmas Parade
November 25th – November 26th
Location: Downtown Blue Ridge

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On Friday Downtown Blue Ridge will have a special Blue Friday event where there will be store discounts, food vendors, strolling entertainment, and Christmas cheer! The Gingerbread Village will also open that afternoon as well at The Arts Center. Then on Saturday the real fun begins! Santa will be in town ready to take photos with kids in the gazebo from 12pm – 5pm. And downtown will be filled with food vendors, strolling Christmas entertainment, and even more Christmas cheer! Then at 5:30pm the Christmas Parade starts at the corner of East Main street and Church street. It’s going to be a wonderful weekend of holiday fun!

Light Up McCaysville
November 25th
Location: McCaysville

Photo Courtesy of Visit Blue Ridge

McCaysville has their own light up celebration as well! There will be shopping, dining, pictures with Santa, and holiday cheer all along the river. The fun starts at 4pm and the tree lighting is at 7pm!

Black Friday “Sip and Shop”
November 25th
Location: Paradise Hills, Cabins-Spa-Farm Winery

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On Black Friday you can shop while drinking a refreshing glass of wine! Paradise Hills will be having great deals on wine and gifts, you won’t want to miss it!

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