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Festivals and Events


Mountain festivals range from Arts in the Park to the Civil War Expo to wine tasting events.  Dahlonega celebrates Gold Rush Days.  Ellijay celebrates the apple harvest the second and third weekends in October with the Apple Festival. 
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We suggest that you call the fair, festival or event you'd like to attend before you drive there.  We do our best to keep information current.  However, businesses and events open, close and move without our knowing.  Please let us know using the correction notice link at the bottom of the page if a festival has closed or has changed address or if admission charges have changed.  We will correct the information on our listing.  If you would like to add a comment about a fair or festival, you can let us know your thoughts there as well.  Thanks! 
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2014 Festivals and Events
Jan - Mar Apr - June July - Sept Oct - Dec


 Date/ Month




Jan - Mar
Arts Clayton Gallery Show & Competition 1/14 - 2/28
(46 days)
Arts Clayton Gallery;
Juried Art Show & competition; Fifty-eight pieces of two and three dimensional artwork (excluding photography) were chosen from Georgia artists to show, sell and compete for top purchase prize, a solo show, and 1st-3rd cash awards.
(770) 473-5422
Lakewood Winter Antiques Market 1/17-19 Cumming,
Antiques Market will be held on Jan. 17-19, Lakewood 400 Antiques Market, located in North Atlanta.
Fri, 1/17, 9am - Sun, 1/19, 6pm
Gen Admission: $3
Depression Glass, China and Pottery Show 1/18-19 Cartersville Civic Center;
Cartersville, GA
Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sun, 11am - 4pm
Admission: $5
contact info: meyerantiques@juno.com
Callanwolde Arts Festival Sat & Sun
Two day indoor festival.  Features 150 painters, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more.  Love acoustic music plus gourmet food trucks with healthy alternatives.  Music and dance performances Friday evening. 
Sat: 10 am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm
(404) 872-5338
Lawrenceville Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival 2/1-2 Gwinett County Fairgrounds; Lawrenceville, GA Features Art Stamps, Cardmaking, Scrapbooking and paper Arts.  * Art stamps, paper, cardstock and envelopes, inks and pads, die-cuts, brass stencils, glitter, embossing powder, tools, pencils, pens, markers and more.
Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sun: 11am - 4pm
Monroe Art Guild Winter Show 2/4 - 2/28 South Broad St.,
Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Pottery
(770) 207-8937
Latimer Hall Arts and Craft Show 2/8 - 9 Hall and Church Lot
Woodstock, GA
Local craft artisans display their work.
Sat: 10 am
Sun: 4 pm

Chickamauga Civil War Show 2/8 - 9 NW GA Trade Center;
Dalton, GA
Sat: 9am - 5pm
Sun: 9am - 3pm
Lakewood 400 Antique Market Fri - Sun,
2/14 - 16
Lakewood 400 Event Center; Cumming, GA This upscale Market features 500 spaces in a 75,000 foot climate controlled building plus outside veranda and countyard dealers.
Abundant parking and a full service restaurant.  Services include jewelry repair, restoration and appraisal, on-site framing and furniture restoration.
Friday 9 - 5; Saturday 9-6; Sunday 10-5
2nd Annual Fire and Ice Sat,
Blue Ridge Park
Blue Ridge,
Ice sculpting in the park, a chili cookoff and live music.  Ice sculpting will be an interactive event featuring professional ice carvers.  Sample chili recipes for an admission ticket of $5. 
Phone: (706) 632-5680
Fireside Craft and Art Show Sat,
Unicoi State Park;
Helen, GA
An arts and crafts exhibition That features 60 artisans from across the Southeast. Artists showcase traditional folk skills such as quilting, spinning, weaving and woodcarving with more contemporary arts such as oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, jewelry and sculpture. Free admission.
Hours: 10am to 5pm
(800) 573-9659 ext 305
Sweetheart Arts & Craft Show 2/15 - 2/16 Brasstown Valley Resort; Young Harris, GA This is an indoor juried show featuring 40 arts and crafts artisans.
(706) 400-8014
Annual Fireside Arts & Crafts Show Fri - Sun
2/21 - 2/23
Unicoi State Park;
Helen GA
Some of the Southeast's finest artist and craftspeople will be here for the Unicoi Tradition.  This juried show has a reputation for excellence and is a nice balance between fine arts & crafts.Friday, February 21, 2014 - 5:00pm - Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 2:00pm
Taste of Mill Creek & Craft Fair Sat.
Mill Creek High School;
Hoschton, GA
Taste of Mill Creek Craft Fair is held in conjunction with a restaurant tasting and silent auction. Proceeds from the craft fair go to support the Mill Creek High School Soccer program.
10 am - 3 pm
Tickets: $10 ea.
Reservations: tasteofmillcreek@gmail.com
11th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Gathering
3/6-8 Booth Western Art Museum, 501 Museum Dr.,
Cartersville, GA
A celebration of the West, which includes concerts; children's activities; banjo, mandolin, guitar, and fiddle competitions; chuck wagon and Dutch oven cooking contests; a poetry writing workshop; cowboy church; finals of the Georgia Youth Cowboy Poetry Contest and much more.
Adults: $10
Seniors: $8
Students: $7
Children 12 & Under: FREE
Chuck Wagon meal tickets and Concert are an additional fee. Please call (770) 387-1300 for more information.

Dahlonega Literary Festival & Writer's Conference 3/7 Main Street;
Dahlonega, GA
Panel discussions, individual presentations, signings and social events.  The festival offers the opportunity to interact with authors while promoting the joy of reading.  Every author on the program takes part in the events, either as part of a panel or as a solo presenter, followed by book signings.
No registration or tickets required
Phone: (706) 867-0120
Atlanta Original Sewing and Quilt Expo 3/13 Gwinnett Center;
Duluth, GA
 Stage presentations, classroom activities, workshops and shopping... much more for you to choose from and enjoy.
Hours: Thursday, 10am - 6pm;
Friday, 10am - 6pm;
Saturday, 10am - 5:30pm
(800) 224-6422
Lakewood Spring Antiques Market 3/14-16 Lakewood 400 Event Center
Cumming, GA
500 spaces in a 75,000 foot climate controlled building plus outside veranda and countyard dealers. In addition to abundant parking and a full service restaurant, services include jewelry repair, restoration and appraisal, on-site framing and furniture restoration.
Hours: Friday 9 - 5;
Saturday 9-6;
Sunday 10-5
Conyers St. Patrick's Day Parade
901 Railroad Street, Conyers, GA Conyers celebrates Irish style with the World's fastest growing St. Patrick's Day parade in Olde Town Conyers that kicks off at 4:30 P.M that begins at the intersection of Center and Main Streets. Join in the fun with parade-goers and walk the two block parade route to the Conyers Pavilion for entertainment and refreshments and the family-friendly Leprechaun Lookalike Contest.
Phone: (770) 602-2606
2nd Annual Shamrock Dulcimer Blast
3/9-10 One Town Square, Blairsville, GA Union County Historical Society hosts the North Georgia Foothills Dulcimer Association (NGFDA) Shamrock Dulcimer Blast on the weekend closest to St. Patrick's Day. The Blast has two mountain dulcimer concerts, workshops by well-know instructors, jamming, and open mike performances.
: (706) 745-5493
Registration form to sign up for dulcimer classes.
15th Annual Blue Ridge Writers' Conference

Mar The Art Center
This event is open to the public and is hosting a "Meet & Greet" Reception on Friday, April 4, 2014 in the Richard Low Evans Gallery at the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA  from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. 
Writers will learn to hone their skills and expand their market.   
Artists-In-Residence will be showcased.
Phone: (706) 632-2144.
FYLHS 18th Century Colonial Market Faire 3/28 Fort Yargo State Park
Winder, GA
18th century living history event, open to the public.  Interact with living historians demonstrating life in 1790's frontier Georgia when knee breeches and tri-corn hats were still in fashion.  See old fort and camps, Native American warriors, militia drills...  Children's activities, trading post, weapons... Hear 18th century music and other unique 18th century demonstrations.
Hours: Fri and Sat 10-5
Sun: 10-3
Blue Grass Roots Music and Arts Festival 3/29-30 Stone Mountain,
Music, fold dancing, art, crafts, food, kid's area.  Local artists and crafters, music, beer and fun food!
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 6pm
(404) 873-1222

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Updated: 2014

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