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Here's a list of festivals, fairs, holiday and special events for the Northeast Georgia mountains travel region. Call listing numbers for more information.
August

Eclipse Golf Tournament & 19th Hole Festivities
8/20/17 - 8/20/17 1:00PM - 9:00PM

Come up to the highest city in the state of Georgia and the coolest on Sunday, August 20 for the Eclipse Golf Tournament and 19th Hole Festivities. Golf your way through one of the most beautiful courses anywhere and end your day with a fabulous band and great food.

If you don't golf, that's ok. You can come and enjoy the 19th Hole After-Party or spend the day filled with other things happening in Rabun County. The day will kick off around 1 p.m. and end when the music stops around dusk. Tickets will be available separately.

Sky Valley was named 1 of 25 perfect spots to view the Eclipse! Make your plans to be here for this rare event. ExploreRabun.com has a full listing of all of the Eclipse activities in the area. Sky Valley Country Club will be open to the public and hosting a cookout during the eclipse on August 21. Visit skyvalleycountryclub.com for more information.

Phone: 706-746-5302
Address: Sky Valley Country Club, 568 Sky Valley Way, #1, Sky Valley, GA 30537

UNG Solar Eclipse Program
8/20/17 - 8/20/17 at 1:00AM - 5:00PM

This event is a lecture series over the UNG Solar Eclipse Program. The event will run 1 PM to 5 PM with multiple activities and lectures throughout. Attendees can enter and exit whenever they please. This event will have multiple stations.

Phone: 706-867-4440
Address: UNG’s Dahlonega Campus, Coleman Planetarium, 159 Sunset Drive, Dahlonega, GA 30597

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Solar Eclipse Festival
8/21/17 - 8/21/17 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Come watch a total solar eclipse at our park which will be in the direct path of seeing a total eclipse. The total eclipse has not happened in the United State of America since 1979. The event will take place at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center with other viewing areas available throughout the park.

Phone: 706-754-7981
Address: Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive, Tallulah Falls, GA 30573

2017 Eclipse Across America
8/20/17 - 8/20/17 at 2:30PM - 4:30AM

Come to Lavonia, Georgia to experience the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Beginning around 2:45 p.m. EST in beautiful downtown Lavonia, we will be hosting a celebration of this rare solar event. There will be music, refreshments, educational items and protection glasses for the first 100 arrivals. For those who want to travel to our fair city, we have high quality accommodations and restaurants available. Please check our website: www.lavonia-ga.com. Lavonia has lots to offer while you are visiting our quaint historical downtown with its unique shops and services. Lavonia is located on Exit 173 Interstate 85. We are also located on beautiful Lake Hartwell in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Phone: 706-356-5725 | 706-356-1926
Address: Lavonia Downtown Gazebo, 1269 East Main Street, Lavonia, GA 30553

OutASight Total Solar Eclipse Festival
8/21/17 - 8/21/17 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Do you want to be in the Path of Totality for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse? If so, the only place in Georgia to do that is Rabun County, Georgia. Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is graciously providing the perfect location for the viewing of this spectacular and once-in-a-lifetime event.

During this viewing party, there will be music, food, and screens set up across the viewing area to watch as a NASA feed is shown with experts walking us through what is happening as the eclipse touches each state beginning on the west coast and comes across before it leaves on the east coast.

Admission is $5 per person. Protective logo'd glasses are included in this ticket price. Bring your lawn chair and/or blankets. No bleachers or seating provided.

There will be on-site parking on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parking on-site will be limited, and there will be off-site parking with shuttle service.

Phone: 706-212-0241 | 706-982-4754
Address: Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School Athletic Fields, 339 Nacoochee Drive, Rabun Gap, GA 30568

Solar Eclipse Celebration
8/21/17 - 8/21/17 2:00PM - 6:00PM

Lift a glass of our "Eclipse" wine to the solar eclipse while listening to the sounds of the local Steel Drum Band live from 2-6 p.m. We will be offering artisan pizzas for sale. Protective Solar Eclipse glasses will be for sale for $2. For more information and facts on the Solar Eclipse, please visit NationalEclipse.com.

Phone: 706-745-7483 | 877-745-7483
Address: Paradise Hills Resort, 366 Paradise Road, Blairsville, GA 30512

Solar Eclipse Family Friendly Fun
8/19/17 - 8/21/17 10:00AM - 6:00PM

Join us at Andy's Trout Farm for trout fishing, gem mining, and a guided hike to a waterfall. Visit our Total Eclipse activity area with a variety of kid-friendly activities including face-painting, bubbles, helium balloon fishing, water balloons, water guns, horseshoes, cornhole, and more. Bring the whole family and join us for a fish fry, music and square dancing on Saturday night from 6-9 p.m. Admission is $15, and includes meal and entertainment.

Phone: 706-746-2550
Address: Andy's Trout Farm, 115 Andy's Trout Farm Road, Dillard, GA 30537

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Blairsville Eclipse Experience
8/21/17 - 8/21/17 at 2:30PM

On Monday, August 21, a once-in-a-lifetime experience will occur in the US. For the first time in 99 years, a Total Solar Eclipse will be crossing a specific path from the Pacific to the Atlantic and it will feel like someone just turned off the sun in the middle of the day. Fortunately for us, Blairsville is in the path and we will experience 1 minute and 58 seconds of totality! Join us for a festive day with Eclipse Viewing Parties all over the community!

Phone: 706-745-5789 | 877-745-5789
Address: Union County Community Center, 129 Union County Recreation Road, Blairsville, GA 30512

Total Solar Eclipse Tailgating Party
8/21/17 - 8/21/17 12:00PM - 4:00PM

Join us for the Total Solar Eclipse Tailgating Party on August, 21, 2017, at the parking lot of Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds! Music will be provided by Steven Phillips and the Midnight Express. Enjoy food, games, exhibitors, and live stream from NASA.

$5/car load includes admission and eclipse safety glasses. Bring a tent, grill, and lawn chairs. Make this YOUR tailgating party! But please remember.. this is a family event!

Eclipse Expert - Michael A. Covington

Phone: 706-896-4966
Address: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Rd, Hiawassee, GA 30546

12 Spies Vineyard Solar Eclipse
8/21/17 - 8/21/17 12:00PM

12 Spies Vineyards is ground zero for the upcoming solar eclipse which means we will have the longest period of darkness during the eclipse on the North American continent! With that said, by resounding requests from our friends and guests, we have planned a solar eclipse event on the 12 Spies Vineyards grounds. 12 Spies Vineyards is offering a package for all our friends and guests on August 21, 2017. Our pasture is the perfect place to witness this historic event. The unobstructed view will allow for you to observe the eclipse from beginning to end. Bring your lawn chairs and blanket and enjoy great music, a box lunch and wine.

Phone: 706-490-0890
Address: 12 Spies Vineyard, 550 Black Branch Rd, Rabun Gap, GA 30568

Totally Toccoa Eclipse 2017
8/21/17 - 8/21/17 at 12:00PM - 3:00PM

You are invited to an Eclipse Viewing Party in Historic Downtown Toccoa. See the Great American Total Solar Eclipse, when the sun and moon align. There will be a live stream at the Historic Ritz Theatre, free viewing eyewear, giveaways, door prizes, music, food and more!

Phone: 706-282-3309 | 706-282-3232
Address: Historic Downtown Toccoa, 139 Doyle St., Toccoa, GA 30577

Total Eclipse of the Park
8/21/17 - 8/21/17 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Come experience this once (maybe twice) in a lifetime event at Vogel State Park. We are in the very narrow path of totality, so you will be able to see the sun completely hidden by the moon. You will learn how to view the eclipse safely, the science behind the phenomenon, and there will be arts and crafts for kids.

Phone: 706-745-2628
Address: Vogel State Park, 405 Vogel State Park Road, Blairsville, GA 30512

Lake Hartwell Eclipse Viewing Party
8/21/17 - 8/21/17 at 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Please join us for a once-in-a-lifetime viewing of the solar eclipse at Lake Hartwell! We will have music, refreshments available for purchase, and eclipse viewing glasses for sale for $1 per pair. Bring your friends, family, and your lawn chair for an afternoon of fun as we witness this rare celestial event! The event will take place from 1-4 p.m.

Phone: 706-376-8590
Address: Big Oaks Recreation Area, PO Box 793, Hartwell, GA 30643

The "Grape" Eclipse Wine Tour
8/21/17 - 8/21/17 12:00PM - 4:30PM

Join VIP Southern Tours for a special Solar Eclipse Tour on Monday, August 21, 2017. This will be the first total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States since 1979. VIP Southern Tours will offer a special wine tour during the Eclipse. The wine tours will include a gourmet picnic lunch, visit to 3 vineyards and all tastings, special viewing glasses (mandatory in order to view the eclipse) as well as special festivities and live music during the eclipse. The total eclipse will last around 45 seconds in our viewing area. Space is limited and we are offering a special rate of $89 per person. Tours depart from near Helen, Georgia.

Phone: 706-878-1011 | 706-348-8747
Address: VIP Southern Tours, 2276 Highway 17, Suite C, Sautee, GA 30571

Smithgall Solar Eclipse
8/21/17 - 8/21/17 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Come join Smithgall Woods in a viewing of the Solar Eclipse! Our location puts us in the path of totality, meaning the moon will completely cover the sun from view. We will view the eclipse with our two Celestron telescopes, as well as the naked eye. The last solar eclipse was in 1979 so don't miss this rare opportunity!

Phone: 706-878-3087
Address: Smithgall Woods State Park, 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen, GA 30545

Solar Eclipse by Kayak
8/21/17 - 8/21/17 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Join the naturalist as we paddle up the northern part of Lake Lanier looking for the best spot to enjoy the epic solar eclipse. Enjoy the changes in tones as the landscape turns darker in the middle of the afternoon. Limited pairs of protective glasses provided. Pre-registration required. This is for kids 6 and up. Meet at the boat ramp. Bring water and water shoes.

Phone: 678-450-7726
Address: Don Carter State Park, 5000 North Browning Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30506

Total Solar Eclipse: Valley Viewing
8/21/17 - 8/21/17 11:00AM - 4:00PM

View the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse where native people lived for 8,000 years by Chickamauga Creek near The Stovall House, located only 5 miles from Helen, Georgia. There will be a guest speaker, Native American storytelling, activities, arts & crafts vendors, music, food & fun!

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Partial eclipse begins at 1:05 p.m. Total eclipse begins at 2:35 p.m.

$15 per vehicle includes admission & parking. Bring a blanket or chair. No pets please.

For cabin rentals, call 877-883-8400 or book online with Georgia Mountain Rentals at www.georgiamtnrentals.com.

For Stovall House primitive camping, call 706-206-9581.

Phone: 706-206-9581
Address: The Stovall House, 1526 Highway 255 N, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571

Tomato Daze Weekend
8/18/17 - 8/21/17 | Sunday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM | Monday: 11:00AM - 6:00PM | Friday: 11:00AM - 8:00PM | Saturday: 11:00AM - 6:00PM

Join us for our first Tomato Daze Weekend at Crane Creek Vineyards! August is the time to celebrate the fruit of the other vine so we will be showcasing our own farm grown tomatoes and other veggies in a variety of ways.

Tomato Daze Weekend Schedule

Friday, August 18
Tomato Tapas- 6-8 p.m. Reservations Recommended. Music by Dom Weir

Saturday, August 19
Dash To the Vineyard 5K
Tomato Themed Lunch
Live Music: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. by Troy Underwood
Free samples of tomato product
Local food vendors
CCV Local Farm Veggie Produce Stand
Tomato Head Photo Booth
Hayrides
Winery tours
Evening concert by Amanda Daughtry Band: 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Food Stall with Gazpacho and chips & salsa

Sunday, August 20
Tomato Themed Lunch
Free samples of tomato product
CCV Local Farm Veggie Produce Stand

Monday, August 21
Eclipse Party!
Live music 1 p.m. - Surrender Hill
Tomato Themed Lunch
Watch the Solar Eclipse: 2:30 p.m.
Free samples of tomato product
CCV Local Farm Veggie Produce Stand



Phone: 706-379-1236
Address: Crane Creek Vineyards, 916 Crane Creek Rd., Young Harris, GA 30582

Eclipse Weekend at Timpson Creek Farm
8/19/17 - 8/21/17 10:00AM - 7:00PM

Join us at Timpson Creek Farm for the Total Eclipse Weekend in Clayton, Ga. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday are full of events celebrating the roles of the Sun and Moon in Organic and Biodynamic Agriculture. We will be hosting an actual viewing of the Eclipse and welcome you to join us for that, but also encourage you to check out our other activities throughout the weekend! Attend a farm tour, Biodynamics Workshop, or bring your children for Lawn Games and a Gardening Workshop. We will be sharing light refreshments from our farm and celebrating each evening with a fire and social time. Bring your whole family and enjoy this beautiful mountain farm for part of the weekend or all of it. Suggested donation of $15/Family.

Phone: 706-212-0241
Address: Timpson Creek Farm, 6093 Highway 76 West, Clayton, GA 30525

Orienteering: Be a Nature Navigator
8/26/17 - 8/26/17 6:00PM

Using the skills we teach you, a map and compass that we provide, find 10 species of native trees in the park and get a prize. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent for this off-trail program. Meet at the visitor center. Pre-registration required.

Phone: 678-450-7726
Address: Don Carter State Park, 5000 North Browning Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30506

Vintage Camper Rally
8/26/17 - 8/26/17 at 2:00PM - 4:00PM

More than 100 vintage trailers and cars will be on display at Riverbend Campground in Hiawassee, Ga. Owners will be available to give tours and answer questions. Enjoy live music and vendors!

Phone: 706-896-1415
Address: Riverbend Campground, 2626 Streek Hill Road, Hiawassee, GA 30546

National Dog Day
8/26/17 - 8/26/17 10:00AM - 7:30PM

Your best friend needs a little adventure to celebrate National Dog Day. He or she will appreciate the cooler temperatures at Black Rock, and a good dog hike will be refreshing as well. With all the marvelous things to see, smell and bark at, you can share the day together.

Phone: 706-746-2141
Address: Black Rock Mountain State Park, 3085 Black Rock Mountain Parkway, Mountain City, GA 30562

2017 Ida Cox Music Festival
6/3/17 - 8/26/17 at 7:00PM - 10:00PM

Stroll the historic streets of downtown Toccoa and enjoy the music of the Ida Cox Music Festival. Ida Cox was born in 1896 in Toccoa. She passed away in 1967. She was an African American singer and vaudeville performer, best known for her blues performances and recordings. She was billed as "The Uncrowned Queen of the Blues." We named this music series after her. Although she was a vaudeville/blues singer, we do have different music for all music lovers!

Phone: 706-282-3309
Address: Downtown Toccoa, Main Street Toccoa (Doyle St.), Toccoa, GA 30577

The Young Harris Art Fest
8/26/17 - 8/27/17 at Sunday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM | Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Join us for The Harris Art Fest in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. The show will be held on August 26-27, 2017, at Mayors Park located in Young Harris, Ga. Come out and enjoy the enchanted valley and stroll the craft show.

Phone: 706-897-6179
Address: Mayors Park, Hwy 76, Young Harris, GA 30582

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