Don’t miss the “peak” family event of the year. From July 19 through July 27, the charming town of Hiawassee will be filled with excitement and nostalgia during the 69th annual Georgia Mountain Fair, held at the historic Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. With first class musical performances, arts & crafts, fun carnival rides and a glimpse into North Georgia’s rich history and culture, there is truly something for every member of the family. For a complete list of scheduled activities and musical performance times, visit www.GeorgiaMountainFairgrounds.com.
From world-class country and gospel performances to good old rock ‘n’ roll shows, the Georgia Mountain Fair will host several renowned musical acts in the 2,900-seat Anderson Music Hall throughout its 9 days of festivities. A complete schedule of performance dates and times can be found at www.GeorgiaMountainFairgrounds.com.
Also, during the Fair attendees can step back in time as they watch educational demonstrations such as blacksmithing, soap-making, moon shining and hominy-making in the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds’ Pioneer Village. Visitors can tour restored authentic and antique buildings including a one-room schoolhouse, a general store, a blacksmith shop, a repair shop and an “old mountain home,” moved to the fairgrounds to preserve the area’s rich history. While visitors experience North Georgia’s past first-hand, they will also listen to tales of life as it once was from local experts. Art lovers will also enjoy strolling through the juried arts and crafts show, set up throughout the Pioneer Village and Craft Village each day of the fair. The show features talented artisans from around the country.
The Georgia Mountain Fair has been a landmark event for the North Georgia community for the past 69 years, and in the Exhibit Hall visitors are able to look back at the fair’s history. There, they will see the pictures of many musical legends, including Conway Twitty, Patty Loveless and Alan Jackson, who have performed at the fair and interesting memorabilia from past events. Attendees can also purchase jams and other unique goods at the hall.
Event tickets for the Georgia Mountain Fair are $12 Gate Admission, Free Parking and children 12 and under are admitted in gates for free. No pets allowed. Festival hours are Monday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds camping and RV sites will also be available for overnight accommodations. Camping reservations can be made by calling (706) 896-4191.