The bluegrass stars and a few “Moonshiners” will be in Dalton, Georgia on Saturday for the opening weekend of the North Georgia Agricultural Fair, now in its 73rd year.
Mark Ramsey and Digger Manes from Discovery Channel’s “Moonshiners” series will greet fans from 5 to 8 p.m. The Little Roy and Lizzy Show, a bluegrass group led by Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long, will be in concert at 7 p.m. Both events are included in the $ 5 admission ticket.
The 11-day fair is one of seven fall festivals taking place or debut this weekend. Another dozen events are underway.
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– Appalachian Brew, Que & Stew Festival: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee, Georgia. Unlimited beer tastings from over 40 craft breweries, crafts, gastronomy, music, Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $ 35 in advance online, $ 40 at the door. Separate $ 47 ticket required for Jamey Johnson’s 7 p.m. concert at Anderson Music Hall. georgiamountainfairgrounds.com
– Sale of birds and barns: Black Fox Farms, 2724 Varnell Road, Cleveland, Tenn. Distinctive artisanal products, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday (morning evening), 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. $ 50 on Fridays (includes exclusive shopping privileges, live music and hors d’oeuvres); $ 30 premium ticket on Saturdays (includes gift coupons and limited edition vendors), $ 12 base ticket (includes $ 5 coupon for a Project Free 2 Fly purchase); no coupons or freebies for tickets purchased at the door. Profits support Project Free 2 Fly. projectfree2fly.com
– Boogie & Brews: McCoy Farm & Gardens, 1604 Taft Highway, Signal Mountain. Costume competition for children and dogs, festival meals and drinks, cart rides, children’s activities, Saturday 11 am to 4 pm; 5 km run at 9:30 a.m. Rain date October 30. mccoywalden.org
– Chiaha Harvest Fair: Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, 1400 ML King Jr. Blvd., Rome, Georgia. Art and craft exhibition with jury, demonstrations, musicians, food vendors, children’s crafts, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine. $ 5 adults, $ 4 students / seniors, $ 1 children 11 and under (free with online coupon). chiaha.org
– Collegedale Apple Festival: Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive. Over 150 craft and food vendors including apples from Mercier Orchards of Blue Ridge, Ga., Petting zoo, pony rides, entertainment, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Free entry and parking. touchtheskyevents.com
– Mountain Makins Festival: Rose Center, 442 W. Second St., Morristown, Tenn. The Appalachian Folk Life Festival features an arts and crafts jury, regional musical talent including mass choir, food, children’s activities, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, 11 h-5 p.m. Sunday. $ 7 one day, $ 10 two days for adults; $ 1 children 6-12. rosecenter.org/mountain-makins
– North Georgia Agricultural Fair: 500 Legion Drive, Dalton, Georgia. Exhibitions, music and carnival, until October 31. Advance tickets (available through October 22) cost $ 4 general admission, $ 20 for the Mega Pass, valid for one-day door entry and unlimited rides. northgaagfair.com
– Fall Festival: Mayfield Farm Park, 257 State Highway 307, Athens, Tenn. Corn maze, pumpkin, zip lines, from Thursday to Sunday, until October 31; fireworks on Fridays in October; Haunted Trail open from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Halloween. $ 14.95 online, $ 16.95 at the door. mayfieldfarmpark.com
– Fun on the farm: Guthrie Farms, 490 County Road 67, Riceville, Tenn. Corn maze, hay walks to the pumpkin patch, barn for animals, bounce mat, games, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday to Saturday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, until October 31. $ 15 from 3 years old. guthriepumpkinfarm.com
– Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair: Convention Center, 234 Historic Nature Trail, traffic light # 8 on Gatlinburg Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tenn. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until October 24. Exhibition and demonstrations by more than 200 artisans, music at noon and 3 p.m. every day. $ 10, adults (unlimited returns). craftsmenfair.com/octoberfair
– Grandaddy’s Farm: 454 Highland Ridge Road, Estill Springs, Tenn. Pumpkin, hay walks, pig races, animal corral, fall market, noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday, noon to 8 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 Activity area $ 13 for ages 3 and up. grandaddysfarm.com
– Harvest Celebration on the Mountain: Flat Top Mountain Farm, 13100 Jones Gap Road, Soddy-Daisy. Corn maze and pumpkin patch, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday to October 31. $ 10 from 4 years old. Family haunted maze on Fridays and Saturdays in October, $ 15. Facebook.com/flattopfarmTN
– Harvest Festival and Great Pumpkin LumiNights: Dollywood, 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd., Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Artistic sculptures, elaborate fall scenes, artisans, seasonal food, entertainment, until October 30. $ 79 for 10-61 year olds. dollywood.com
– Oktoberfest: Festhalle, 1074 Edelweiss St., Helen, Ga. Traditional music, dancing, food and beer, daily until November 7; Doors open at 6 p.m. on weekdays, 1 p.m. from Saturday to Sunday. $ 8 weekdays, $ 10 Saturdays, free Sundays. helenchamber.com
– The River Maze: 1371 Highway 64, Ocoee, Tenn. Corn and hay mazes, pumpkin patch, cow train, zip lines, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays, until October 31 8 $ -14 $ depending on the activities. therivermaze.com
– Rocktoberfest: Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Georgia. German music, gastronomy, special beers, costumed characters, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in October. $ 26.95 adults, $ 14.95 children 3-12. Reserved tickets at timed entry required. seerockcity.com
– Rotary Club Craft Fair: Patriot Park, 186 Old Mill Ave., Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Handmade arts and crafts exhibition, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, until October 30. Free entry and parking. mypigeonforge.com
– Scarecrows in the garden: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. Admire the scarecrows created by artists, artisans, youth groups and businesses, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday until October 31. $ 22.95 adults, $ 19.95 (3-12 years) on weekdays; $ 2 more on weekends; timed tickets required. atlantabg.org
– Scarecrows on the farm: Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St. Vote for a favorite scarecrow, 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Saturday. Free daily admission until All Hallows Eve Farm Fest, noon to 4 p.m. on October 30; Fee of $ 16 per vehicle includes cart rides, costume contest, vendor purchases; an additional $ 12 fee to sample chili in the Battle of the Barn competition. Registration required for the last pumpkin carving session, from 10 a.m. to noon on October 23; The $ 16 fee includes a pumpkin, a carving knife to use, and an outdoor area that you don’t have to clean up; additional pumpkins $ 10; can bring extra carving tools from home. crabtreefarms.org
Contact Lisa Denton at [email protected] or 423-757-6281.