Posted on 9/25/2022


Fall is in the air and October has a great lineup of fall festivals, family-friendly events, art shows, live music, and so much more! Plan your fall in the mountains with these awesome events!


The Savannah Sipping Society
October 1st – October 2nd
Location: Blue Ridge Community Theater

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Come enjoy some local theater with Blue Ridge Community Theater’s production of Savannah Sipping Society. This comedy follows 4 unique southern women looking to escape their daily routine. Over 6 months of hilarious misadventures these spunky middle aged women come together and find a way to get their life back on track. Come see what mayhem they cause Thursdays – Sundays from September 15th – October 2nd.  Shows are Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm or Sundays at 2pm. Call the box office at 706-632-9191 for tickets!

Picnic in the Apple Orchard
October 1st – October 31st
Location: The Folk Collaborative

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Picnic beneath the apple trees spring through fall at Deep Roots Orchard! Bring your closest friends and family to relax under the trees. Deep Root’s will provide you with everything you need; the picnic basket, blanket, and food. All you need to bring is your wonderful self! Prices start at $27 per person; call 706-492-7753 to book your picnic today!

Merry Little Christmas Party
October 1st
Location: Old Farmers Market

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Get ready for Christmas in Blue Ridge 2 months early at Merry Little Christmas Party which helps raise funds for Light Up Blue Ridge next month! This free event is for the community hosted by the community! Doors open at 6pm and dinner is served at 7pm. There will also be dancing and live music going on till 10pm!

U-Pick in the Orchard
October 1st – October 31st
Location: The Folk Collaborative

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Head over to Deep Roots Orchards in McCaysville for U-Pick apple picking all month long! Wednesday – Sunday every week you can pick apples from 10am – 5:30pm and go for a tractor ride as well!

Live Music at Paradise Hills
October 1st – October 29th
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.

October 1stRusted Melody
October 7thBob Keel
October 8thTrailer Hippies
October 14thHill Roberts
October 15thTom Edwards
October 22ndDr. Paul
October 28thCurtis Jones (HalloWine Costume Party)
October 29thChris Carpenter

U-Pick Apples
October 1st – October 31st
Location: Mercier Orchards

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U-Pick at Mercier Orchards is scheduled for every Saturday and Sunday in October weather dependent! Bring the whole family for a day of apple picking, live music, food trucks, and fried pies!

Travis Bowlin’s Cigar Box Guitar Party & Hand Crafted Artisans Festival
October 1st – October 2nd
Location: Bear Claw Vineyards & Winery

Photo Courtesy of Bear Claw Vineyards & Winery

Come on out to Bear Claw Vineyards & Winery the first weekend an October for live music, food, wine, and fun! Bring along a new and unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots to be entered in the raffle to win a Cigar Box Guitar! Visit Bear Claw Vineyards on Saturday from 1pm – 8pm and Sunday from 12pm – 5pm. Entry is free, but donations are welcome! 

Georgia Marble Festival
October 1st – October 2nd
Location: Lee Newton Park

Photo Courtesy of Pickens County Chamber of Commerce

Jasper, Georgia is celebrating it’s 40th Annual Georgia Marble Festival! Join in the fun October 1st & 2nd where there will be live music, a fine art gallery, live demonstrations of marble & granite sculpting, delicious food, arts & crafts, and so much more! The fun runs at Lee Newton Park on Saturday from 10am – 6pm and Sunday from 10am – 4pm.

Downtown Market Blue Ridge
October 1st – October 29th
Location: 400 West Main Street

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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!

Apple Picking Jubilee
October 1st – October 31st
Location: Hillcrest Orchard

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Join in the fall festivities now thru October 31st! Your $18 entry fee includes all kinds of fun activities like; cow milking, wagon rides, cow train, new Jump Pad and Ball Zone, Live entertainment, pedal karts, big and little kid trike tracks, petting farm, apple tree maze, mini-golf, moonshine and apple museums, big slides and playgrounds, Fall photo spots, swimming pig races and duck races! PLUS there will be all kinds of great foods and of course apple ciders & slushies! The Apple Picking Jubilee is sure to be a blast for the whole family!

Live Music at Cartecay Vineyards
October 1st – October 30th
Location: Cartecay Vineyards

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Sip on delicious wine surrounded by the North Georgia Mountains at Cartecay Vineyards! 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!

October 1stAndrew Golden
October 2ndZachary Alexander
October 8thDaisy Chain
October 9thJorge Valenzuela
October 15thHush Money
October 16thTravis Bowlin
October 22ndThomas Hinds
October 23rdGregg Erwin
October 29thConnor Priest
October 30thTim O’Donovan

Live Music at Grumpy Old Men Brewing
October 1st – October 15th
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!

October 1stGavin Heath
October 2ndLindsay Beth Harper
October 15thOktoberfest

Live Music at Bear Claw Vineyards & Winery
October 1st – October 30th
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 Misty Mountain Hops
October 1st – October 29th
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!

October 1st: Marla Vickers
October 7th: Sean Bulow
October 8th: Andy Johnson
October 14th: Jack Byron
October 15th: David Welch
October 21st: Maddie Lane
October 22nd: Jim Stapley
October 29th: Canon Tyler

Live Music at Bin 322 Wine & Tapas Bar
October 1st – October 29th
Location: Bin 322 Wine & Tapas Bar

Photo Courtesy of Bin 322 Wine & Tapas Bar

Where else can you find regional wines from all over the world, tapas and other delicious international platters, and live music!? At Bin 322 Wine & Tapas Bar! Drop by Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm – 9pm to enjoy live music from local artists and choose from their great wine selection. And on Monday nights from 6pm – 8pm join in on SINGO, music style bingo! There’s always fun to be had at Bin 322!

October 1stMelanie Dobbins and Tom Ladow
October 8thDenise and Friends
October 22ndDavid Flowers
October 29thRay Labean

Blue Ridge Mountains Parade of Homes
October 1st – October 2nd
Location: Blue Ridge & surrounding Fannin County area

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See some of the most spectacular homes in North Georgia showcased at this great event! Ticket purchases benefit the area’s local youth through the Parade of Homes Scholarship Foundation. Check out these incredible homes and get an idea for your dream mountain home September 30th thru October 2nd from 10am – 5pm.

Cherry Log Fall Festival

October 1st – October 9th

Location: Downtown Cherry Log

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Take a quick drive to Cherry Log, GA for their Fall Festival, happening the first 2 weekends of October! There will be arts and crafts, homegood goods and treats, bluegrass, country, and gospel music and of course lots of fall fun in Downtown Cherry Log!

Indian Summer Festival

October 1st – October 2nd

Location: Woody Gap School, Suches, GA

Photo Courtesy of the Indian Summer Festival

Come on out for the annual Indian Summer Festival at Georgia’s smallest public school. There will be vendors selling pottery, quilts, jewelry, homemade goods, leather crafts, furniture and so much more! And there will be great food options like BBQ, hot dogs, hamburgers, funnel cake, and cotton candy. It’s sure to be a great event of family fun!

The Art of Bill and Todd Suttles

October 1st – October 9th
Location: The Blue Ridge Art Center

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association

Come admire the works of this dynamic father/son duo Bill and Todd Suttles at Blue Ridge’s Art Center. Their works will be on display from September 3rd – October 9th.

Plein Air Exhibit

October 1st – October 9th

Location: The Blue Ridge Art Center

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association

After the 2022 Plein Air International Paint Out you can come out to the Art Center to admire the artists beautiful creations. The works will be on display and available for purchase from September 13th – October 9th. You can also expect to see them at the upcoming Fall Arts in the Park festival.

Artist in Residence Scott Davis

October 1st – October 31st

Location: The Blue Ridge Art Center

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association

Come out to the Art Center to admire Scott Davis’s beautiful and unique photographs. His work will be on display September 24th – December 17th. And the artist reception will be October 15th from 5pm – 7pm.

Annual Georgia Mountain Pickleball Fall Classic

October 1st – October 2nd

Location: Towns County Pickleball Complex

Photo Courtesy of Explore Georgia

Come on out for this massive annual pickleball tournament hosted by Georgia Mountain Pickleball and Towns County! There will be over 350 players from all over the country competing. Friday, September 30th will be Women’s Doubles, Saturday, October 1st will be Mixed Doubles, and Sunday October 2nd will be Men’s Doubles. Bring a chair and come enjoy the tournament!

Fall Fest – North Mt. Zion Church

October 1st

Location: Hiawassee Square

Photo Courtesy of Lake Chatuge Chamber of Commerce

Come on to the Hiawassee Square for a Fall Fest on October 1st from 10am – 3pm for a celebration of fall! There will be an artisan market, live music, a chili cookoff, children’s activities, food and fun!

Swine & Dine BBQ Week & Cookoff

October 1st

Location: Blairsville Farmers Market

Photo Courtesy of Blairsville Union County Chamber of Commerce

Join in a whole week of delicious bbq and fun at the Blairsville Farmers Market from September 26th – October 1st! There will be live music, prizes, and amazing bbq dishes from local restaurants. And Saturday, October 1st is the BBQ Cookoff from 4pm – 7pm. Purchase your $5 tasting ticket and help pick Blairsville’s next best bbq. All you have to do for the Swine & Dine is pick up your passport for the week, eat at 3+ eateries during the week to get your passport stamped, then turn in your complete passport to the Chamber by October 3rd at 5pm to be registered for the grand prize of $500 in dining gift cards! You won’t want to miss this awesome, bbq filled week of fun!

Lady of the Lake Race

October 1st

Location: Vogel State Park

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Come race away at the park for 4 to 8 hours at the 4th Annual Lady of the Lake Race. You’ll race on the 1 mile trail loop around the beautiful Lake Trahlyta nestled at the base of Coosa and Blood mountains at Vogel State Park. Try to run as many or as few laps as you please in 4 or 8 hours!

Line Dancing Class

October 3rd – October 31st

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

October 3rd – October 21st

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 off