With the cooler days, everyone knows apple picking and apple festival season is just around the corner. A great week-end activity for North Georgia residents is picking some apples and attending the Georgia Apple Festival in Elijay. The Apple Festival this year will be the week-ends of Oct. 13-14 and Oct. 20 -21. This is the 41st year of the Festival. There will be over 300 vendors with crafts, demonstrations, and food. It’s great way to get a head start on your holiday shopping. I know my family likes the great things I got last year. There are also ponies rides and small animals for kids to see.
There is an antique car show on Oct. 13 at the Gilmer Civic Center. On Oct. 20 there is a parade in downtown Elijay. After the Apple Festival be sure to stop in any of the apple orchards for some of those great Georgia apples. Elijay is a short scenic drive up I -575, perfect for one of these upcoming week-ends.