City of Blue Ridge Georgia – Fannin County GA

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

Cowboy Envy

Next up in the Live Music is Better Concert Series at the Blue Ridge Community Theater in Blue Ridge, Georgia is the western band “Cowboy Envy”. They travel all over the United States performing their cowboy music. They are doing their part to keep the spirit of western music alive! Their heavenly voices and harmonies have won them multiple awards including “Best Harmony” from the Western Music Association and their humor always makes them an entertaining show to see.

The show will be on July 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 706-632-9223.

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

Tri the Mountains

Register for the Escape to Blue Ridge Tri the Mountains Triathlon taking place on July 22, 2012. This wonderfully scenic race starts out at 7 AM with a 600 yard swim in the beautiful Lake Blue Ridge, then an 18 mile bike course with the North Georgia mountains as your backdrop. Next comes the 3.2 mile run taking you to the quaint little town of Blue Ridge, Georgia. Make sure to head to the downtown City Park after you complete the race for the post race meal and awards that will be presented by Escape to Blue Ridge.

Visit Tri the Mountains for more information and to register.

Lake Blue Ridge Marina
335 Marina Dr.
Blue Ridge, GA

Dixie Dock Dogs are coming to Blue Ridge

The Dixie Dock Dogs hold competitions all over Georgia and they are coming to The Cohutta Country Store in Blue Ridge, Georgia on June 22 – 24, 2012. The event format for this 3 day challenge is Outdoor Big Air, Extreme Vertical, Speed Retrieve, and Iron Dog scoring will be offered for dogs who compete in all 3 formats. Visit the Dixie Dock Dogs for membership and registration information and to see what the Cohutta’s Blue Ridge Challenge is all about or get more info by calling The Cohutta Country Store at 706-946-6366.

The Dixie Dock Dogs are an affiliate of Dock Dogs, Inc. and is a non profit organization who benefits different canine charities.

Cohutta Country Store
83 Dunbarton Farm Rd.
Blue Ridge, GA

Music and Art in Blue Ridge

June 16, 2012 is an eventful day in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Visit downtown Blue Ridge for the Galleries of East Main Art Walk. The Multitudes Gallery, High Country Art and Antiques, and Turning Leaf Wood Art offers an art walk from 5 PM to 8 PM on every 3rd Saturday of the month on East Main Street.

Maxwell Taylor will be returning to the Art Center for an evening performance from 7 PM to 9 PM. His soulful voice and legendary impersonations were so well received in his previous performance that he is back by popular demand.  Tickets are $20 per person. For more information, contact the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association at 706-632-2144. The Art Center is located at 420 West Main St., Blue Ridge.

Another musical show taking place on June 16 will be An Evening of Bluegrass at the Fannin County Performing Arts Center. This is a fundraiser for the Empty Stocking Program and the bands featured will be One Goal, Five Mile Cove, Flatline, and Walking in Tradition. Ticket prices for adults are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, kids 6 – 12 are $4 in advance, $5 at the door. You can purchase tickets at Hidden Treasures Thrift Store, United Community Bank, and Blue Ridge Oil Change. For more information, call 706-632-9262. Fannin County Performing Arts Center is located at 360 Rebel Circle, Blue Ridge.

Go Blue for Kids Golf Tournament

GolferGet your team together and compete in the 1st annual Go Blue for Kids Golf Tournament at the Old Union Golf Club in Blairsville, Georgia on June 25, 2012 starting at 1 PM. This first annual golf tournament will be a competition between Fannin, Gilmer, Union, and Towns counties to see who has the best golf team. Not only will you win bragging rights if you win but just competing in this tournament is going to help kids in need through Open Arms of Blue Ridge. Each county represented will be limited to eight teams (foursomes) per county and will compete for best county team and all 32 teams will compete for best team overall. All winning teams will receive trophies with the best overall receiving a very large trophy.

Registration fee is $500 per team and is 100% tax deductible. For more information and to register your team, call 404-277-4980.

Old Union Golf Club
78 Scores Point
Blairsville, Georgia
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