April 22 & 23 – North Georgia Technical College
The Mountain Home Show was started in 1999 to promote the local construction industry and help customers learn about better building practices for their mountain homes. www.mountainhomeshow.com
April 26 - May 1 - Airport Industrial Park
Carnival rides, games, good food. Phone: 706-379-3121 call for Times. www.kiwanisclubofblairsville.org
May 20 - 11:00am Downtown in Blairsville
The Armed Forces Day ceremony is to honor and remember the men and women who are bound by oath duty to serve and protect the United States of America. Tie a yellow ribbon in honor of your loved one serving in the military. Phone: 706-994-4837. www.downtownblairsville.com
May 28 – 10:00am Downtown Blairsville
Each Memorial Day weekend downtown Blairsville salutes those who have served our country by enjoying a community parade. Phone: 706-745-5493. www.unioncountyhistory.org
May 21& 22 - 10:00am - 5:00pm Downtown Blairsville
Juried artists and craftsmen annual exhibit on the Square surrounding Union County’s Historic Courthouse. Live performances by dancers and musicians throughout the two day event. Food is offered by local organizations. Free Admission. Phone: 706-994-4837. www.unioncountyhistory.org
June 11 & 12 - 9:00am - 5:00pm Meeks Park
Discover your “clan” and hang out with locals and visitors enjoying traditional games, Highland music, dancing and food with a Scottish flair. Watch border collies herd sheep and falcons swoop down on “prey” or check your roots at the Heritage Tent. Children can compete in their own Highland games. For the “wee ones” there’s face painting, train rides. New this year: geocaching treasures hidden along the Butternut Creek. A golf classic, Ceilidh party, Kilted Mile Run, Clan Tug of War, Bonniest Knees Contest, and Scottish Rock Concert. Phone: 706-745-5789. www.blairsvillescottishfestival.org
SPRING comes alive in Union County with beautiful roadside wildflowers and the beginning of the festival season. Visitor favorites include the Downtown Spring Arts and Crafts Festival in May, and the Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games in June. The fun continues throughout the year with many highly rated festivals such as the annual Butternut Creek Festival and Sorghum Festival. For a full list of annual festival see our Festival link.
SUMMER means outdoor adventure and there’s no better place to reconnect with nature than Union County. Here, you will enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and numerous watersports. Discover the adventurer in you when you hike the Appalachian Trail, reach the top of Brasstown Bald, Georgia’s highest peak, or cycle one of the most popular legs of the Tour de Georgia. Summer equals excitement in Union County!
FALL marks the peak of tourist season when the mountains of Union County are ablaze with autumn color. Visitors often look forward to traveling the peaceful backroads or witnessing the most beautiful Richard Russell Scenic By-Way. There are lots of things to see and do during this most gorgeous time, but if you’re like most leaf lookers, you’ll probably just want to sit back and take it all in.
WINTER is the best time to fall in love again. Besides, what could be more romantic than a being cuddled up in a cozy mountain cabin with a roaring fire in the fireplace and a hot tub under the stars? When the snow caps our mountains, it’s a sight you won’t want to miss.