Events and Activities in Blue Ridge, GA – September 2011

Action, adventure, relaxation, and good times await your arrival in Blue Ridge, GA... Here's whats happening in Blue Ridge Georgia September 2011!

Pickin' in Horseshoe Bend Park Sept. 1, 8, 15
Location:  Ron Henry Horseshoe Bend Park , McCaysville, GA. Hwy 5 (Blue Ridge Highway) north till it ends, then right on Hwy 60 and then right on River Road, follow to the park entrance on your right.
Pickin' in Horseshoe Bend Park - every Thursday, 6:00 PM to dusk. Live music jams and pickin' on the banks of the Toccoa River at the Horseshoe Bend Park in McCaysville. Free Admission. And the park is wheelchair accessible. Come out, bring the whole family to enjoy the experience. Picnic tables available, nice grassy lawn but you are also welcome to bring a blanket or chair.
Fannin County Parks and Recreation 706-632-7696

Blue Ridge Farmers Market Sept. 3, 10
Location:  Historic Downtown Blue Ridge
West Main Street across from the Fannin County Courthouse.
Local farmers set up with their crops for sale, farm fresh eggs, produce etc.... also locally made products and crafts. Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Vendors pay $3.00 for market space and they set their own prices for the items they sell. They will also be offering classes on select dates with topics such as "Local Herbs," "Cooking with fresh herbs and vegetables" Facebook users can become a fan and follow their schedules at the following link. Email contact: Vendors contact 706-258-4552

Postmortem Sept. 8,9,10,11,6,17,18
Location:  Blue Ridge Community Theater
2591 East 1st Street across from The Swan Drive-In
By Ken Ludwig. (You may remember his other plays the theater has done, Lend Me a Tenor, Leading Ladies and Moon Over Buffalo which were all sellouts) This clever thriller is set in a magnificent pseudo-medieval castle on a bluff overlooking the Connecticut River. Here, an avid Sherlock Holmes actor has invited guests for a séance. The scene is set for murder, humor and intrigue and the actor works to solve the case himself, à la his alter-ego, Sherlock Holmes. Rated R (mature subject matter, language and suspense) Friday's at 7:30 and Sunday's at 2:00 p.m.
Blue Ridge Community Theater Box Office or you may purchase tickets online 706-632-9223

Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Music Festival Sept. 10
Location:  Downtown Blue Ridge City Park
Make it weekend with your friends at Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals! Join us for this one-day festival including Sweetwater Brewery crafted beers, BBQ and food vendors from all over the state as well as regional sponsors. The festival is open to the public and will feature outstanding and well-known Blues Bands, Read more on our BLOG about the Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Festival

Blue Ridge Stand Up Paddle Race Sept. 10
Round 4 of the SUP Splash Series will be held at the Morganton Point Beach park and recreation area. This event will also feature FREE SUP lessons and exciting event starts and dramatic finish line winners! Learn more here:

Arts Association Nation Exhibit Sept 10.
Following a very successful first year photography competition in 2010, the Blue Ridge Mountain Photographers and The Art Center are co-sponsoring their Second Annual National Juried Nature and Fine Art Photography Exhibit. 100's of photos will grace the Richard Low Evans Gallery. All entries will be judged. Join us for this wonderful event. Take a look at the digital world of photography from across the nation. The show will open with a reception on September 10 from 5pm to 7pm and the exhibit will remain on display through October 9. This exhibit will be featured during the Fall Arts in the Park Festival taking place the second weekend in October 2011.

Ride the Rails Festival Sept. 17 & 18
Location:  Mineral Bluff
150 Railroad Avenue (Hwy 60 north, railroad avenue is next street on your left after the stop sign at Spur 60)
8th Annual Event. A 5 mile round trip by railroad motor car traveling through the Iron Bridge over the beautiful Toccoa River, then returning over the bridge back to the beautiful Mineral Bluff Depot. Train ride donations: $10.00 for adults $5.00 Children 2 to 12. Food, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Hot Fresh Coffee, Cold Soft Drinks, Model Train Sales, Tee Shirts, Motor Car Display Area and Local Vendors. A fun day for all! Visit the depot and see the progress being made on our large "HO" gauge model railroad based on the "Old Line" from Atlanta to Etoway, TN and through Mineral Bluff to Murphy, NC! Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Special! Mtn. Country Music by: Ralph Baker and the Stateline Band
For more information706-455-8903

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