July 17, 2017
Blue Ridge has a lot of great restaurants that will please even the most discriminating palate! The only thing that makes that better is that several are very dog friendly!
Visiting downtown Blue Ridge with your dog can be fun for you both. But what about when it’s time for lunch or dinner? Which restaurants will welcome your four-legged family member?
Thankfully, websites like bringfido.com provide such info for dog owners. On their site, they list the following Blue Ridge restaurants as dog-friendly: Harvest on Main, Treo, Masseria, Fightingtown Tavern, and Blue Ridge Brewery
All three of these restaurants have outdoor tables where dogs are welcome. But is your dog ready for dining out?
Dog expert Josh Weiss-Roessler offers this advice when taking your dog to a restaurant:
· Feed your pooch before you arrive at the restaurant. A full tummy will keep your dog from begging for food.
· Bring along a water bowl and chew toys to distract Fido. Keeping your dog occupied will make the meal more pleasant for everyone.
· Head to the park first. Tire your dog with play before heading to the restaurant. She’ll be more likely to nap while you eat.
· Remember safety. No matter how well-behaved your dog, keep them on a leash to protect them from unpredictable reactions to noises or incidents.
July 12, 2017
Come join us for the 9th annual Georgia Mountain Moonshine Cruiz-In
Event site is at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds on beautiful Lake Chatuge.
Camping is available " Stay right at the show site".
Enjoy three fun filled days of good ole mountain hillbilly fun. See a Pioneer village, real moonshine still in the works, mountain crafts, and plenty of hot classic cars, trucks, bikes, rat rods and more!
Join us Thursday July 13th we are doing 2 cruises. A 60 mile cruise through the mountain roads just like the roads the shiners ran haulin the shine! Then a aftenoon Cruise to moonshine distillery for the kick off party!
Huge Kick Off Party Thursday Night!
live music, food, and so much more! bring your hot rod kick back and enjoy!.
Show site parking tiers opens Thursday for the registered participants. Friday & Saturday event opens to all spectators and participants.So make your plans to join us for the best time you will ever have!
July 12, 2017
Tours & Tastings
Various locations in Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge is home to many fabulous restaurants, craft breweries & wineries to enjoy.
Please visit these individual websites for the details of their weekly Tasting Events & Tours.
Grumpy Old Men Tours & Tastings: 1315 East Main St., Blue Ridge, 404-966-2665
Fannin Brewing Company Tours & Tastings: 3758 East First St., Blue Ridge, 706-258-2762
Chocolatasm meets The Vine Wine Bar Tastings: 632 E. Main St., Blue Ridge, 706-946-8463
Mercier Orchards Hard Cider Tours & Tastings: Hwy 5, Blue Ridge, 706-632-3411
Blue Ridge Mountain Food Tours: participating restaurants Downtown Blue Ridge, 678-697-1120
Blue Ridge Cellars Tastings: 500 East Main St., Blue Ridge, 706-946-1416
Serenberry Vineyards Tour & Tastings:450 Tipton Trail, Morganton, 706-623-8463
And then right on down the road ...
Chateau Meichtry: 1862 Orchard Lane, Talking Rock, 706-502-1608
Cartecay Vineyards: 5704 Clear Creek Rd., Ellijay, 706-698-9463
Nottely River Valley Vineyards 1150 Old Culberson Rd., Murphy, NC, 828-837-7822
Fabulous Foods, Wines, Chocolates, Craft Brews, Hard Ciders & more! You can find it all in Georgia's Blue Ridge! Download a Map to our local Breweries
July 11, 2017
Sip, Paint & Create
Various Locations in Downtown Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge is a TOP 5 Favorite Art Town in America!
Please visit these individual websites for the details of their numerous Wine & Paint events, art classes and workshops available to everyone. Beginners Welcome! Go have some fun!
Blue Ridge Mountains Art Center: 420 West Main Street., Blue Ridge, 706-632-2144
Kiln & Crafts: 11 Mountain St., Blue Ridge, GA (706) 946-5456
Blue Ridge Wine & Paint: Inside Gartrell Gallery, Downtown Blue Ridge, (706) 258-2702
Sip and Paint at Blue Ridge Cellars 500 East Main Street Suite 206, 828-708-2457
Please contact these places individually to find out more
July 11, 2017
If an ideal weekend for you includes securing your bike to your vehicle top and exploring a new trail, then Blue Ridge, GA may very well be your personal paradise.
With so many routes and varying difficulties, you'll find the perfect trail for an evening ride or a challenging all-day trek. You'll have your pick of scenery, too--from biking along the rushing Ocoee River white water, to navigating laurel-lined forest floors.
To help you choose a route, you can consult the Chamber of Commerce's map of outdoor biking routes. On this guide, route names are color-coded to indicate their difficulty category. Plus, you'll find a brief description of the trails themselves.
While this map will help you access these routes, you'll still need to consult guide books, the National Forest Service (for potential road closure info), and local experts before you hit the trails.