Posts by Gary Knight
Thursday, November 18, 2010Blue Ridge Georgia's Holiday Events
November 18-21, 25, 26-28
“Nunsensations,” The Nunsense Vegas Review, Blue Ridge Community Theater, Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2 p.m. Special Thanksgiving evening performance! Call for reservations 706-632-9223.
Saturday, November 20
Holiday Show & Sale, Opening Reception from 6 to 8 p.m., The Art Center, Historic Fannin County Courthouse, Downtown Blue Ridge. Show runs thru December 23.
November 22 – 27
Festival of Trees, The Art Center, Historic Fannin County Courthouse. Reception & Silent Auction Nov. 26th at 6.
Blue Ridge Turkey Trot 5K race/walk. Downtown Blue Ridge. 7 a.m. registration and 8 a.m. start. Call 727-458- 8556 for more information.
Thanksgiving Feast at the Martyn House. Back by popular demand Author and Chef Heather Antonelli returns. Come feast on traditional and global delicacies. Thanksgiving day from 3 to 6 p.m. Call for reservations, 706-635- 4759.
Friday, November 26
Blue Friday in Downtown Blue Ridge, all-day entertainment, including Toast of Christmas Past" "Blue Ridge Bones" (Brass Band) and "Holiday Classics." Shopping Specials and other treats. Shops open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Light up the Basin, Downtown McCaysville/Copperhill. 6 p.m. in downtown McCaysville. Carolers, tree lighting and lighting of the old iron bridge.
Illuminate Aska, Lilly Pad Village in Blue Ridge. 50,000 lights, floating Christmas tree - meet Santa, enjoy roasting marshmallows, sing along, Christmas carols, enjoy a great hay ride and much more!
November 26 – Dec. 24th
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Christmas Express. Featuring Mr. & Mrs. Santa and the elves! Day trips or evening excursions to Santa’s Village in McCaysville. Call for info 800-934-1898.
Saturday November 27
Light Up Blue Ridge, Downtown Blue Ridge. All day entertainment. Santa arrives at noon on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway! Photos with Santa. Live reindeer, childrens trackless train rides and much more. Parade at 5:30 and the lighting of the "Great Tree" at dusk.
Thursday, November 11, 2010Happy Veteran's Day
With deep appreciation and eternal gratitude for our brave American warriors who have served this great country and are serving currently. Their sacrifice, dedication, and bravery will never be forgotten.
Who is a Veteran? From an outstanding editorial, here is an excerpt: He is the old guy bagging groceries at the supermarket - palsied now and aggravatingly slow - but who helped liberate a Nazi death camp, and who still wishes all day long that his wife were still alive to hold him when the nightmares come.
He is an ordinary and yet an extraordinary human being - a person who offered some of his life's most vital years in the service of his country, and who sacrificed his ambitions so that others would not have to sacrifice theirs. He is a soldier, a savior, and a sword against the darkness, and he is nothing more than the finest, greatest testimony on behalf of the finest, greatest nation ever known.
We honor you - we thank you - and we are eternally grateful to you.
Monday, October 25, 2010HalloWine Weekend in a Lake Blue Ridge Cabin while visiting Three Sisters Vineyards
Three Sisters Vineyards is having free open houses on October 30 & 31st. It is Halloween in Georgia Wine Country...or as they like to call it "HalloWine!" Stay in one of our Lake Blue Ridge Cabins and visit Three Sisters Winery on October 30 & 31st between 12:30-5:00 PM for some spooky fun during their "HalloWine Weekend!" They will have scary ghosts and hoot-nanny music on Saturday by BlueBilly Grit and on Sunday by The Buzzard Mountain Boys. Drop by to say Happy Halloween and enjoy their "Blood Mountain Red."
Directions to Three Sisters Vineyards:
Travel south from the Blairsville square on HWY 129/19 towards Cleveland/Dahlonega (up over BLood Mountain past the Walasi-yi Center) about 21 miles to Turner Corner Cafe and the area know as "Turner's Corner." Turn right onto HWY 19. Travel about 2.2 miles to Damascus Church Rd. Turn left onto Damascus Church Rd and go about 3.3 miles to Ridge Point Drive and the Frogtown Cellars sign. Turn right onto Ridge Point Rd and travel up the hill past Frogtown Cellars. Go another 200 feet until you come to the Three Sisters Vineyards entrance sign on your left. Turn left and travel down the gravel road to the winery.
Thursday, October 21, 2010Paws in the Park
Mark your calendar and plan to come enjoy a day with your pet in the Fourth Annual Fall Festival Paws in the Park. The event includes a pet parade, pet education and demonstrations, rabies clinic, micro-chipping, contests, prizes, photos with your pet, and much much more - last year's event featured llamas! October 23rd from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Parade starts at 10:00 am - an event not to miss! Sponsored by the Humane Society of Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association and Love Dogs and Cats Too.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010Family Fun with Georgia Rentals and Southern Tree Plantation
Southern Tree Plantation, located in the heart of the North Georgia Mountains in Blairsville - the next town up from Blue Ridge, is an active plantation growing thousands of pumpkins and Christmas trees. Every year we look forward to taking part in all the fun things to do at Southern Tree Plantation, where you could easily spend half a day there. Family-run and operated, the plantation is loaded with fun activities and things to do for the entire family during their Fall and Christmas seasons. Every year that we go, the kids look forward to the miniature train ride around the plantation, and the hayride is one of the best around. The rolling hills, mountain scenery, Christmas tree farm, and pumpkin patches are exquisitely beautiful as you view them from the hayride. They have a petting farm, and pony rides which are fun for small kids. We always end up spending a long time in the park where a large inflatable slide beckons the kids to play. Take a picnic lunch and watch the kids have fun, because you'll be there for a while! There is a wooden maze that is a lot of fun for everyone, and at the end of the day, you can take home some pumpkins for the season. There are a lot of fun things to do in Blue Ridge this time of year while staying in a luxury Georgia Rental, and visiting Southern Tree Plantation tops our list every year!
Thursday, October 7, 2010Georgia Rentals & Mountain Fall Festival
With its mild temperatures and beautiful scenery there is no better place than to stay in a Georgia Rentals cabin located in the North Georgia Mountains during fall. Each October the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival comes to the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee, GA. Featuring Music Shows, Arts & Crafts, Exhibits, Live Shark Show (new attraction), Lovey the Clown, Funtime Express Trackless Train Rides and more. Don't miss out October 8 - 16, 2010; Weekdays 10:00a to 8:00p, Saturday 10:00a to 8:00p, and Sunday 10:00a to 6:00p.