City of Blue Ridge Georgia – Fannin County GA

Blue Ridge Mountain Marching Festival

If you enjoy watching marching bands, you are in for a treat if you come to the Blue Ridge Mountain Marching Festival in Blue Ridge, Georgia on October 13, 2012. Bands from 22 different high schools will be participating with bands ranging from 43 to 151 members. The festival will take place at the Fannin County High School with the first performance at 1 PM. Bands will be marching throughout the day ending at 9:30 PM.

Admission is $5 per person with children under 7 free. For more information, call 706-632-7445 Ext. 1.

Fannin County High School
2290 East 1st Street
Blue Ridge, GA

Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ

Come on out to the downtown Blue Ridge City Park in Blue Ridge, Georgia on September 22, 2012 from 12 Noon to 9 PM to enjoy some blues music and some tasty barbecue! Some really outstanding blues bands will be featured at this year’s festival: EG Kight who just returned from a World Tour with BB King, Roger “Hurricane” Wilson, Rollin’ Bones, Frankie’s Blues Mission, and Revenge. Celebrity emcees, Jack Morton and Wanda Rowland, will keep the vibe going and award winning photographer Chris Hefferen from Foundry Digital records will be documenting the event for DVDs. Make sure you come hungry so you can enjoy some of the delicious barbecue that will be available from local food vendors.

Admission is $5 per person. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Humane Society of Blue Ridge. This event is being brought to you by the Blue Ridge Lodging Association in cooperation with the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Blue Ridge. You can go to the Blue Ridge Lodging Association for more details and information.

Get a preview on Friday night, September 21 with the downtown Blue Ridge Blues Crawl. Blues bands will be playing at the Blue Orleans Bistro, Blue Ridge Brewery, Christy Lee’s Courtyard Grille, The Vine Wine Bar & Bistro, and The Whistle Stop Grill. Have some great food and listen to some great music and get your weekend started off right.

The downtown Blue Ridge City Park is located on West Main Street in Blue Ridge, Georgia.

Vincent

The next play showing at the Blue Ridge Community Theater in Blue Ridge, Georgia is “Vincent”, a story about Vincent Van Gogh and his brother who die within 6 months of each other. Vincent’s life is told through a series of soul revealing letters he wrote to his brother.

Performances will be held September 20 – October 7, 2012. Showtimes are 7:30 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays with  Sunday matinees at 2 PM. Special performances will be held at the Tater Patch Playhouse in Jasper, Georgia on September 14 – 16, 2012. For more information, call 706-632-9223.

Blue Ridge Community Theater
2591 East 1st St.
Blue Ridge, GA

Kiwanis Fair of Blue Ridge

It’s time once again for the Kiwanis Fair of Blue Ridge in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Come on out and have some fun. The fair will be in town from September 18 through 22, 2012. There will be lots of rides, games, food, and local entertainers will be performing every day.

You can purchase advance tickets at the following locations: United Community Bank, Kevin Panter Insurance, and Hidden Treasures Thrift Store.

All proceeds from the fair will go back into the community in the form of the service projects the club is involved in. For more information, call 706-258-3247 or 706-455-0998.

The Kiwanis fairgrounds are located at Jones Street, off of East 2nd Street.

2012 Labor Day BBQ

Come one, come all to the Labor Day BBQ in the downtown Blue Ridge City Park in Blue Ridge, Georgia on September 3, 2012 from 11:30 AM to 6 PM. There will be family style entertainment with Old Time, Bluegrass, and Gospel music and lots of tasty barbecue with all the fixins’. It’s going to take place rain or shine so make your plans to come out.

Tickets will be available at many local Blue Ridge churches as well as the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call  706-455-3818.

This event is being sponsored by the Good Samaritans of Fannin County, Inc and all proceeds will go to benefit interdenominational benevolence.

The downtown Blue Ridge City Park is located on W. Main Street in Blue Ridge, Georgia.

2012 Blue Ridge Kiwanis Rodeo

Rodeo BullThe 16th annual Blue Ridge Kiwanis Rodeo will be coming to town on August 17 – 18, 2012 at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds in Blue Ridge, Georgia. This year’s event will include Bareback Riding, Bronco Riding, Calf Roping, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, Barrel Racing,  and Bull Riding. Also included are the famous Steer Dressing contest, Calf Scramble, and, new this year, the Ladies’ Calf Scramble. There will be a Boot Toss drawing that gives 5 registered participants a chance to  win $100 in cash or even a 2012 Dodge Ram 4×4.

Advance tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at United Community Bank – Blue Ridge, United Community Bank – McCaysville, Community and Southern Bank – Blue Ridge, Parris Pharmacy, Mountain Valley Motors, Kevin Panter Insurance, and Beds Etc. – Ellijay. Tickets are $14 at the gate. Children 8 and under are free with a paying adult. For more information, call 706-632-6644.

The Kiwanis Fairgrounds are located at Jones Street, off of East 2nd Street.

 

The Fox on the Fairway

The Blue Ridge Community Theater in Blue Ridge, Georgia presents “The Fox on the Fairway” by Ken Ludwig on August 16 – September 2, 2012. This comedic play is a tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s where a caper pulls the rug out from under the stuffy members of a private country club.

Showtimes are 7:30 PM on Thurdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. 2 PM for Sunday matinees. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16.20 for seniors 65+, $9 for students college age and under, $14.40 for groups of 10 or more. A portion of the proceeds on opening night will go to benefit Open Arms of Blue Ridge, a worthy organization that helps abused and neglected children. Call the Box Office at 706-632-9223 for more information.

Blue Ridge Community Theater
2591 E. 1st St.
Blue Ridge, GA
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