Valentine’s Weekend | Fire & Ice Chili Cook-off & Craft Beer Festival

The holidays are officially over, and many towns in Georgia close shop and retire to their homes to hibernate. Unlike other areas of the Peach State, Blue Ridge comes alive in the month of February with fun events to attend and plenty of opportunities to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

February brings with it clear skies perfect for long-range mountain vistas, spa days and massage sessions for couples, cozy cabin rentals with wood burning fireplaces, and trips to Downtown Blue Ridge for those looking to find the perfect Valentine’s gift for that special someone.

Whether you prefer to lounge around a cabin rental with your sweetie or want to get out and about to see what’s going on in town, there’s plenty to do in Georgia’s Blue Ridge this February!

Romantic Restaurant Options for Valentine’s Weekend

Nothing says “I love you” quite like a surprise trip to Blue Ridge, complete with a romantic dinner for two and a weekend stay in a luxurious Blue Ridge cabin rental.

If date night at a Downtown restaurant sounds like a good way to celebrate your love, there are many great choices for you to consider. Make sure you call ahead and reserve a table – seating goes quick at these restaurants with Valentine’s menu items!

Harvest on Main – southern inspired global cuisine in the heart of Downtown Blue Ridge

Treo – amazing wine bar, friendly servers and new southern cuisine in a casual, fine dining atmosphere.

Black Sheep Blue Ridge - Progressive, locally sourced, chef inspired New Americana menu

Vine Wine Bar & Bistro - Wine Bar & Bistro showcasing Georgia Wines from exceptional wineries and vineyards, as well as a tasty food menu

Bin322 – New to Blue Ridge, this wine bar and restaurant will have specials specifically for Valentine’s Day

5 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Your “One and Only”

Show that special someone just how much you love them with a thoughtful gift from Blue Ridge this Valentine’s Day! Below are just few gift ideas to get you started.

  1. Hold hands and enjoy each other’s company as you stroll up and down East and West Main Street in Downtown Blue Ridge
  2. Surprise your Valentine with roses, chocolate covered strawberries and a cozy evening in front of the fire at a Blue Ridge cabin rental.
  3. Grab a gift basket from Mercier Orchards as a sweet surprise (don’t forget the fried pies!)
  4. Stretch out those muscles with a couples Yoga session from Folk Apothic or Yoga & Wellness of Blue Ridge
  5. Book a couples painting session at Kiln & Crafts

Fire & Ice Chili Cook-Off & Craft Beer Festival

Stay warm and toasty over Valentine’s weekend as Blue Ridge heats up for the 10th annual Chili Cook-off! This event has become a February tradition in Blue Ridge, with dozens of local restaurants and chili experts crafting their own special recipes for prizes and the distinction of having the best chili in town.

The 10th Annual Fire & Ice Chili Cook-Off will happen on February 15, 2020 between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm. This event will take place rain, snow or shine, so make sure you reserve some time with your lovebird and head to Downtown Blue Ridge at the 790 Block of East Main Street and Downtown City Park.

Purchase a $10 Tasting Card to sample the competition and submit your vote for the “People’s Choice” award. In addition to great chili, there will also be LIVE music and stunning ice sculptures for you and your significant other to enjoy throughout the day.