City of Blue Ridge Georgia – Fannin County GA

Light up Blue Ridge 2011

Merry ChristmasKick off the Christmas season with some great festivities in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia on November 26, 2011. Santa and Mrs. Claus are due to arrive on the Christmas Express at 11:15 AM where they will be available for photos. There will be reindeer and fun for the kids with a trackless train ride, a balloon lady, a clown and magician and much more. A Tuba Christmas will begin the musical entertainment of the day at 12 Noon. Bands will be playing throughout the day for your enjoyment. A parade will begin at 5:30 PM and the annual lighting of the Christmas tree will happen at 6 PM. Stores in downtown Blue Ridge will be open late so you may be able to get some shopping done while in town.

All proceeds for this event will go to benefit Open Arms of Blue Ridge, a non profit organization dedicated to helping abused and neglected children.

Merry Christmas to all!

The Christmas Express

Bring the kids to the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway in Blue Ridge, Georgia to ride the Christmas Express. Listen to a Christmas story, sing Christmas carols and visit with Santa and his elves as you enjoy the train ride through the scenic Blue Ridge area. The Christmas Express train will be running November 25, 2011 through December 24, 2011. This is a one hour trip with no layover. There is also an evening excursion with a 2 hour layover in McCaysville. Check with Blue Ridge Scenic Railway 706-632-TRAIN (8724) for dates and times.

Tickets are $34 for adults 13 and older, $18 for children ages 2 – 12. Reservations are highly recommended.

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
241 Depot St.
Blue Ridge, GA

It’s a Wonderful Life

Christmas BellsYou won’t want to miss Blue Ridge Community Theater’s version of “It’s a Wonderful Life” on stage November 25 through December 18, 2011 in Blue Ridge, Georgia. This Christmas classic is a heartwarming story of George Bailey, a man who dreams of traveling the world. His dreams are never realized as there is always someone or something  he has to take care of. Events happen which leave George very frustrated, leading him to attempt suicide. An angel steps in to show George what life would be like without him in it.

Showtimes are 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM starting on Friday, November 25, 2011 and running Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through December 18, 2011. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16.20 for seniors 65 and older, $9 for students college age and younger, $14.40 per person for groups of 10 or more. Call 706-632-9223 for more information.

Blue Ridge Community Theater
2591 E. First Street
Blue Ridge, Georgia

2011 Blue Ridge Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving TurkeyStart your Thanksgiving Day out right with the 2011 Blue Ridge Turkey Trot happening at the downtown Blue Ridge City Park on Main Street in Blue Ridge, Georgia on November 24, 2011. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in this fun 5K run/walk. Awards will be given to the top three male and female.

Check in and on site registration will begin at 7 AM on November 24, 2011 and the race will begin at 8 AM. The registration fee is $17.00. Proceeds will go to local Blue Ridge charities. All participants are asked to please donate a non-perishable food item on the morning of the event. All the food donated will be given to the local food bank.  For more information and to pre-register online, visit Blue Ridge Turkey Trot.

Horesback Riding in the Blue Ridge Mountains

We are often asked “what should we do when we visit Blue Ridge”? There are so many things to do but the one experience that we think so many people would enjoy and that can bring some lasting memories is horseback riding in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This is often overlooked or in some cases avoided because of a lack of experience around horses. There are a number of trail rides available in North Georgia and most have guides and horse handlers that will make the experience enjoyable for everyone, beginners included.

If you are seeking trail rides with beautiful horses and experienced guides then there are a few choices but one really stands out. With mountain views and trails through the forest as well as some areas that overlook Lake Nottley we think you will enjoy A Step Above Stables. This adventure ride is sometimes overlooked because the address is Blairsville GA. The fact is, it is easier and faster to get to A Step Above Stables than some of the trail rides that list a Blue Ridge address. Their walking horses are gentle and their guides are experienced so you can choose just the right pace for your comfort.

If you are interested in horseback riding in Blue Ridge then A Step Above offers 1, 1.5, and 2 hour guided rides and you can arrange for the rides to be your own group rather than sharing the adventure with strangers. If you are planning a trip to Blue Ridge then horseback riding should be at the top of your list and the adventure starts here:

Guided Blue Ridge Trail Rides

A Step Above Stables
696 Mauney Circle
Blairsville, GA 30512
(706) 745-9051

Haunted House in Blue Ridge

Jack O'LanternCome to the Blue Ridge Community Theater in Blue Ridge, Georgia on October 28 – 31, 2011 for some scary fun! The theater will be transformed into a haunted house for the next few days with some of your favorite movie monsters!

The Haunted House will be open from 7 PM to 10 PM. Tickets for this event are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. This may be intense for young children so parental discretion is advised. For more information, call 706-632-9223.

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

SPOOF Halloween Festival

HalloweenMercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia is having their annual SPOOF Halloween Carnival/Haunted Tractor Ride on October 21, 22, 28, and 29, 2011. Take a ride on a tractor up to the apple orchard where there will be lots of fun and games. Not only will there be games to play but a spooky house for the kids, a bounce house, and more. For the older kids (and adults too!), take a Haunted Tractor ride through the orchard after dark…if you dare.

The carnival will be open from 4 PM to 9:30 PM. The price is $6 for a bracelet which allows unlimited games or you can purchase tickets separately for 4/$1.

The Haunted Tractor Ride starts when the sun goes down and will run until 9:30 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children 8 to 12. Children 7 and under are not permitted on this ride.

Don’t forget to get yourself some tasty apples and a pumpkin to take home! Call 706-632-3411 for more information.

Mercier Orchards
8660 Blue Ridge Dr.
Blue Ridge, GA
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