Celebrate Fall at The Georgia Apple Festival

One of the most quintessential fall activities is visiting an orchard to pick apples or indulge in apple cider, doughnuts, and other autumn treats. Luckily, the biggest apple festival in North Georgia takes place right here in Ellijay, so you can find everything you could ever want this autumn in one place. Book your cabin through North Georgia Vacation Spots during the Georgia Apple Festival to experience the beautiful weather and scenery of Ellijay this autumn. 

About the Georgia Apple Festival 

For almost 50 years, the Georgia Apple Festival brings two weekends of fun in Ellijay, Georgia. Besides the 300 local vendors set up at the fairgrounds, the lineup for the festival includes the Apple Classic Auto Show, the Apple Festival 5K, and the Apple Festival Parade. The weather in North Georgia is gorgeous, so you won’t have to worry about bundling up for the festivities. 
Several apple orchards in Georgia participate in the festival, including Aaron Family Orchards, B.J. Reece's Apple House, Hillcrest Orchards, Hudson Apple House, Mack Aaron's Apple House, Panorama Orchards and Farm Market, Penland's Apple House, R&A Orchards, and Red Apple Barn. Collectively, the list of apples that they grow together is long, but some of the most well-known Georgia apples are the Empire, Jonagold, Ozark Gold, Red Delicious, Fuji, and Yates apples. 

Food Vendors at the Georgia Apple Festival 

If you can’t eat apples all day long, there are plenty of options to choose from throughout the North Georgia Apple Festival. Look out for delights like mini doughnuts, kettle corn, pralines, fudge, apple cider, pie, ice cream, fried pickles, tacos, burritos, and much more. Browse barbecue sauces and other take-home foods to extend the fun. 

Handmade Goods at the Georgia Apple Festival 

If you want to do a little shopping, the Georgia Apple Festival is the place to find handmade, locally-crafted items. Find generic things like clothing, art, and accessories, but keep your eyes peeled for Himalayan salt lamps, pottery, candles, garden art, and even glitter-dipped drinkware. Apple festivals in North Georgia offer much more than just apples. 

North Georgia Weekend Getaways 

If the kids are bored, sign up for a camel or train ride while Mom goes up and down the rows of vendors. The Georgia Apple Festival is a can’t-miss event, and a perfect way to get a taste of all the apple orchards in North Georgia. Many of our rentals through North Georgia Vacation Spots are located close to the Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds, so give us a call at 706-669-9803 or visit us on our website to book.