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Tuesday February 21, 2017
March is almost here! Not only will it bring spring into full swing, it will also bring lots of fun activities to enjoy in Blue Ridge. Take a look at our top eight picks below!   1. Youth Art Month Opening Reception Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association—March 1 - 24, 2017 Come celebrate the...
Tuesday February 14, 2017
One of the oldest and most popular attractions in the Southeast, Ruby Falls is a must-see Chattanooga area highlight. The historic attraction has welcomed millions of guests over its long colorful history, which began in 1928 when founder Leo Lambert and a team of excavators found a breathtaking...
Tuesday February 7, 2017
Valentine's Day just around the corner, and a romantic getaway for two is the perfect way to celebrate! While Blue Ridge certainly offers many fun and popular attractions, we know sometimes the best part of a vacation is spending quality time without an itinerary. For those of you who prefer...
Monday January 30, 2017
It's that time of year again—time for Blue Ridge’s 7th Annual Fire & Ice Chili Cook-Off! A great event to attend with friends or family (or both!), this popular Blue Ridge tradition lets guests taste the area's finest chili to their heart's content. For just $10, you can sample each of the...
Monday January 23, 2017
Don't miss the fun in Blue Ridge this February! From food tours to baking classes, from jewelry making to the area's annual chili cook-off, there is something for everyone. Check out our top ten picks below, and start making plans to visit!   1. Blue Ridge Mountain Food Tours Downtown Blue...
Monday January 16, 2017
An Old-time general store nestled in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains, Huck's General Store is a local favorite and Blue Ridge must-see! With buckets full of candies, coon skin hats, muskets, toys, puzzles, and more, Huck's is sure to have something for everyone. While looking around, you...
Friday January 6, 2017
There's nothing quite like Southern comfort food, and here in Blue Ridge, we are lucky to have plenty of restaurants to satisfy any hankering for it. With delicious food served up with some good old Souther hospitality, we have the best of both worlds. Here are five of our favorite local spots that...
Friday December 30, 2016
The holidays always seem to bring out everyone's sweet tooth, and what better way to indulge said sweet tooth than with treats from the champions of the 2011 Cupcake Wars? That's right, Sweet Shoppe founders Nikki Gribble and Susan Catron are the winners of their second appearance on the show ...
Monday December 19, 2016
As hard as it is to believe, 2016 has come to a close. Here in Blue Ridge, we are ready to ring in 2017 with a variety of fun local activities. We highlight 6 upcoming events that we're sure you won't want to miss!   1. Live Music with Travis Bowlin Blue Ridge Brewery—January 7, 2017 Love...
Monday December 12, 2016
Hiking is one of the most common summer activities in Blue Ridge, but cold winter weather doesn't mean you can't still enjoy this popular pastime. In fact, some might argue that waterfall hikes are even more beautiful when the water is frozen! The secret to winter hiking is staying warm, and the...
Monday December 5, 2016
Less than two hours from Blue Ridge, and just over an hour from our Murphy, North Carolina homes, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is world renowned for its beauty and diversity of animal and plant life. In fact, it is the most visited national park in the U.S. If you have the time for a day...
Monday November 28, 2016
The year is coming to an end, and with December coming up fast, there is lots to do for the holidays. With plenty of Christmas-themed activities, as well as other non-holiday events, it might be hard to choose! Check out ten upcoming events we think you'll love below.   1. The Bench: A...

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