Posted on 11/3/2023


Fall will soon be coming to a close but that means the holidays are just around the corner! This month you can expect lots of live music and the last few Fall Festivals. Then later in the month look forward to holiday shopping at numerous different Christmas markets around North Georgia. And all the fun comes together at the end of the month with our special Light Up Blue Ridge event! We can’t wait to have so many of you escape with us for the upcoming holiday season!

4th Quarter Artist in Residence: Rita & Clive Poole
November 1st-November 30th
Location: Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association

Photo Courtesy of the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association

Come admire Rita & Clive Poole’s beautiful art in the newly refreshed “Artist in Residence Gallery”. Their Wood Turning and Marquetry works will be on display at the Art Center September 23rd thru December 16th.

4th Quarter Artist in Residence: Robin Lewis-Wild
November 1st-November 11th
Location: The Blue Ridge Arts Association

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

Check out some beautiful artwork from Robin Lewis-Wild’s Retrospective series at the Art Center. The works will be on display thru November 11th.

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

Photo Courtesy of the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association

It’s time for the Art Center’s 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. These talented artists works are on display October 21st-November 11th.

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

Photo Courtesy of Grumpy Old Men Brewing

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!
November 2nd: Karaoke
November 3rd: Tyler Dalton and food from Sweet Cheeks BBQ
November 4th: Orange Walls
November 9th: Karaoke
November 10th: Trailer Hippies
November 11th: Haroold Crowder
November 16th: Karaoke
November 18th: Saturday Karaoke and food from Sweet Cheeks BBQ
November 20th: Food from Get Skewers- Brazilian Food Truck
November 21st: Food from Get Skewers- Brazilian Food Truck
November 22nd: Food from Get Skewers- Brazilian Food Truck
November 24th: Toys for Tots- Black Friday Fundraiser
November 25th: Tommy Joe Conner food from Get Skewers- Brazilian Food Truck
November 30th: Karaoke

Disney’s Moana Jr.
November 2nd-November 5th
Location: Blue Ridge Community Theater

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Community Theater

Come on out to Blue Ridge Community Theater to see the beloved Disney film Moana on stage from some of Blue Ridge’s most talented children! Shows are Thursday-Saturday at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm from October 20th-November 5th. Call the box office at 706-632-9191 for tickets!

Live Music at Bear Claw Vineyards & Winery
November 3rd-November 26th
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!

Art Classes and Workshops
November 3rd-November 14th
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

Photo Courtesy of the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association

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 watercolor, wood carving, sculpture, and more! And check out more upcoming art classes at
November 3rd- 5th: Fall Landscapes in Watercolor w/ Suzy Deslauriers
November 3rd: Animal and Ceramic Sculpture
November 11th: Surface Design: Organic Movement with Micah Goguen
November 14th: Wood Carving Workshop

Cheers for Chimps
November 3rd
Location: Fannin Brewing Company

Photo Courtesy of Fannin Brewing Company

Get tickets for this great event at Fannin Brewing Company 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 will be a silent auction as well. All proceeds go towards Project Chimps! There’s no better excuse to drink than helping out some adorable chimps!

Annual Everything Christmas Sale
November 3rd-November 4th
Location: Union County Library

Photo Courtesy of Friends of the Union County Library

The friends of the Union County Library will be hosting a Christmas sale! On November 3rd and 4th at the library, you’ll find lots of ornaments, stockings, garlands, wreaths, and everything Christmas! The event is free to attend and runs from 10am-4pm both days.

Live Music Fridays at Crane Creek Vineyards
November 3rd-November 24th
Location: Crane Creek Vineyards

Photo Courtesy of Crane Creek Vineyards

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!
November 3rd: Aperitivo Fridays
November 4th: Alyce & Marco and Heidi Holton
November 10th: Aperitivo Fridays
November 11th: Bill Vespasian
November 17th: Aperitivo Fridays
November 24th: Aperitivo Fridays

Live Music at Misty Mountain Hops
November 3rd-November 25th
Location: Misty Mountain Hops

Photo Courtesy of Misty Mountain Hops

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!
November 3rd: Spencer Scott Smith
November 4th: Dave Flowers
November 10th: Gregg Erwin
November 11th: DaisyChain
November 18th: Canon Tyler
November 25th: Adrian Stover

Live Music at Paradise Hills
November 3rd-November 25th
Location: Paradise Hills

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 3rd: Scott Stambaugh
November 4th: Dr. Paul
November 10th: Mother Legacy
November 11th: Chris Carpenter
November 17th: Hill Roberts
November 18th: Trailer Hippies
November 24th: Mother Legacy
November 25th: Forest Seales

Paw Palooza
November 4th
Location: Engelheim Vineyards

Photo Courtesy of Engelheim Vineyards

Get ready for a pawsome day at Engelheim Vineyards at their first ever Paw Palooza event! This dog-centric event will bring dozens of families and dogs together for a fun filled afternoon! The event will benefit rescue facilities and local businesses.

Ashley McBryde
November 4th
Location: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Photo Courtesy of the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

She’s worked with some of the very best artists in all of country music and now she’s a talented star in her own right! Known for her hits like “A Little Dive Bar In Dahlonega,” “Livin’ Next to LeRoy,” and “Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” Ashley McBryde is ready to rock the night away at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds on November 4th at 7pm! Tickets are $50+ handling.

Live Music at Cartecay Vineyards
November 4th-November 26th
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!
November 4th: Rusted Melody
November 5th: Mason Parker
November 11th: Gregg Erwin
November 12th: Craig Hendricks
November 18th: Jorge Valenzuela
November 19th: Danielle McLean
November 24th: Harold Crowder
November 25th: Sip & Shop with Santa and live music from Alyce and Marco
November 26th: Rick Stone

Vitner’s Tours
November 4th-November 25th
Location: Crane Creek Vineyards

Photo Courtesy of Crane Creek Vineyards

Learn all about the wine making process with this behind the scenes experience! Take a tour of the beautiful Crane Creek Vineyards and experience what goes into making a bottle of Crane Creek wine! You can take a Vitner Tour Saturdays at 2pm, March-November.

Downtown Market Blue Ridge
November 4th-November 25th
Location: 400 West Main Street

Photo Courtesy of Downtown Market Blue Ridge

Enjoy this wonderful market every Saturday from 9:00am-1:00pm 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 4th-November 5th
Location: Towns County Recreation Department

Photo Courtesy of Visit Lake Chatuge

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 adults Children 15 & under are free. Saturday the fun goes from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 11am-4pm.

Fall Festival at First Baptist Church of McCaysville/Copperhill
November 5th
Location: First Baptist Church of McCaysville/Copperhill

Photo Courtesy of First Baptist Church of McCaysville/Copperhill

Fall is not over yet! Come on out to First Baptist Church of McCaysville/Copperhill on November 5th for a fun-filled Fall Festival! There will be live music, bounce houses, face painting, games, family photo opportunities, and much more! The event is free and runs from 2pm-6pm.

Line Dancing Class
November 6th-November 27th
Location: Tooney’s Music Venue

Photo Courtesy of Tooney’s Music Venue

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
November 8th-November 24th
Location: Cherry Log, GA

Photo Courtesy of 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.
November 8th: Raven Cliff Falls
November 10th: BMT-Three Forks to Hickory Flat
November 20th: Boyd’s Gap to Old Copper Road to Thunder Road Campground
November 24th: Amadahy Trail

Live Music at Tooney’s
November 10th-November 17th
Location: Tooney’s Music Venue

Photo Courtesy of Tooney’s Music Venue

Get ready 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 10th: Josh Meloy
November 11th: Nolan Taylor
November 17th: Joshua Ray Walker

Fall & Flags: Blue Grass Festival
November 11th-November 12th
Location: Old Ducktown School

Photo Courtesy of Hydraulic And Fast Eddy

Come on out for this fun-filled event Veterans Day weekend! On Saturday from 11am-5pm there will be bluegrass music all day, a kids zone, horse rides, and 25+ vendors. And then on Sunday from 1pm-5pm there will be gospel music, food trucks, and more vendors! Admission is $5 a person and veterans & children under 12 are FREE!

Christmas in the Mountains Marketplace
November 11th
Location: Union County Farmers Market

Photo Courtesy of Union County Farmers Market

Find unique gifts and holiday items at Christmas in the Mountains Marketplace at Union County Farmers Market! There will be over 90 craft vendors, food trucks, and local vendors in attendance; along with live Christmas music, a photo booth, fun interactive kids booths, and Santa himself! The event runs from 9am-4pm. $1 donated admission, children 12 & under free.

Veterans Day Parade and Memorial Service
November 11th
Location: Downtown Blue Ridge & Veterans Memorial Park

Photo Courtesy of Visit Blue Ridge GA

Calling all veterans! This event is for you! Join us for breakfast from 8am-10am at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Then 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.

Colt Ford & Creed Fisher
November 11th
Location: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Photo Courtesy of the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Country music stars Colt Ford & Creed Fisher are coming to the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds! You know Colt Ford from his hit songs like “Back,” and “Cold Beer,” and Creed Fisher from “The Way I Am,” and “Old School”. And now’s your chance to hear all these hits songs live on November 11th at 7pm! Tickets are $35+ handling.

Tour of Trees
November 12th
Location: Serenity in the Mountains

Photo Courtesy of Serenity in the Mountains

One of Blue Ridge’s most magical traditions is back at Serenity in the Mountains, The Tour of Trees! Come see the spa 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.

Scrooge the Musical

November 16th-November 30th

Location: Blue Ridge Community Theater

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Community Theater

We all know and love the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his visits from the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. But have you heard the famous tale portrayed through song? Well now you can at Scrooge the Musical put on by Blue Ridge Community Theater! Shows are Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. The show runs November 16th thru December 10th, call the box office at 706-632-9191 for tickets!

A Cozy Country Christmas- Arts and Crafts Show
November 18th
Location: North Georgia Technical College

Photo Courtesy of Pumpkin Hollow Handmade Crafts

Head over to Blairsville for the day and enjoy more than 70+ local and regional artisans selling their wares. From soaps, quilts, furniture, décor, toys, and more, you can find something for everyone! The event runs from 10am-4pm.

WhoDunIt? Fun-draiser Art Event
November 18th
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

The 12th Annual WhoDunIt art event 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 that created your piece. There will be food, fun, and of course stunning works of art. Tickets are $50 a person and ensures you go home with a beautiful piece of art!

Light Up the Night 5k
November 18th
Location: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Photo Courtesy of the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Get your blood pumping with this festive 5k run/walk at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds! The course will be illuminated by festive lights and decorations as a part of the Fairgrounds Mountain Country Christmas in Lights event. And come dressed in your best holiday apparel for the chance to win the Holiday Attire Award! Proceeds of the race go towards the young people at Remnant Youth. The race kicks off at 5pm. Sign up here:

Mistletoe Market Arts & Crafts Show
November 18th-November 19th
Location: Union County Agriscience Building

Photo Courtesy of ArtWorks Artisan Center

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 18th- November 30th
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

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 18th – November 30th!

Blue Ridge on Ice
November 18th-November 27th
Location: Blue Ridge Farmers Market

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge on Ice

Have some family friendly winter fun by ice skating at the Farmer’s Market! This fun 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.

Annual Thanksgiving Eve Dining Room Buffet
November 22nd
Location: Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa

Photo Courtesy of Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa

Enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving feast a day early at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa! Enjoy selections from the salad bar as well as delicious entrees like Broiled Chicken Breast with Roma Tomatoes, roasted turkey, Virginia ham, seafood, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and much more! The buffet will be offered anytime between 5pm-9pm. Adult pricing is $32.95, children ages 6-12 is $16.95 and children 5 and under are $9.95. Call 706-379-4617 for reservations.

Blue Ridge Turkey Trot
November 23rd
Location: Downtown Blue Ridge City Park