35th Annual Arts in the Park Festival

Visit downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia on October 8 and 9, 2011 for the 35th annual Arts in the Park Festival. With over 175 booths of food, fine arts, and crafts, there will be plenty to peruse. The festival will take place at the Downtown Blue Ridge City Park from 10 AM to 5 PM both days. There will be activities for the children so the whole family can enjoy their time in the park.

Admission is $5 for adults, children are free. For more information, call 706-632-2144.

The festival is being brought to you by The Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association and sponsored by The Fannin County Chamber of Commerce.

Grace and Glorie

The next production at the Blue Ridge Community Theater in Blue Ridge, Georgia is “Grace and Glorie”. It will run October 6 through 16, 2011.

This is an interesting story about the differences and similarities of two women. Grace is a nice, simple living person who volunteers for Hospice, helping comfort people at the end of their days. Glorie is a high society type who is Grace’s next assignment. The contrast between the two make this a touching and funny play.

Showtimes are 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 2 PM matinee on Sundays.

Admission is $18 for adults, $16.20 for seniors 65+, $9 for students (college and younger), and groups of 10 or more are $14.40 each. For more information, call 706-632-9223.

Blue Ridge Community Theater
2591 East 1st Street
Blue Ridge, GA


Sherlock HolmesThe Blue Ridge Community Theater in Blue Ridge, Georgia  is putting on the play, “Postmortem” by Ken Ludwig running Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October 2, 2011. This show is a thriller set in a pseudo-medieval castle overlooking the Connecticut River. It involves murder, intrigue and humor as an avid Sherlock Holmes actor invites guests for a seance and proceeds to solve a case through his alter ego, Sherlock Holmes. Due to the adult subject matter, this production is rated R.

Show times are 7:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 2 PM matinees on Sunday. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16.20 for seniors 65+, groups of 10 or more $14.40, $9 for students. For more information, call the box office at 706-632-9223.

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

2011 Ride the Rails Festival

Railroad CrossingIf you are a train buff, you won’t want to miss the Ride the Rails Festival at the historic train depot in Mineral Bluff, Georgia on September 17 and 18, 2011. There will be plenty of fun to go around. Hourly scenic trips will be made by railroad motor car over the Iron Bridge across the Toccoa River to the Murphy Junction in Georgia then return to the Mineral Bluff Depot or take a Hand Pump car ride. You can see the HO scale model railroad that the Tri State Model Railroaders have in progress inside the depot. This model railroad is based on the old L & N Railroad that ran from Atlanta, Georgia to Etowah, Tennessee with a branch line from Mineral Bluff, Georgia to Murphy, North Carolina. There will be crafts and tasty eats for sale and entertainment by State Line Band. A children’s area will be set up with Trains for Kids.

The 5 mile round trip by railroad motor car will be running hourly from 10 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, September 17, and 10 AM to 2 PM on Sunday, September 18. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 2 – 12. The Hand Pump Car ride is $1 per person round trip. Donations are always welcome. All proceeds will go to benefit the Tri-State Model Railroaders and the Mineral Bluff Depot. For more information, call 706-455-1263.

Mineral Bluff Train Depot
150 Railroad Ave.
Mineral Bluff, GA


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