Festivals and Events


Mountain roots and artistic culture are part of the Georgia reality. It seems there is always a festival or event to attend while you’re here. This area is famous for its mountain music and exquisite folk art. If you check the local calendar, you can find everything from bluegrass festivals to gold panning competitions, fishing tourneys, art fairs, etc. Local hospitality operators will be able to provide an up-to-date schedule of events, or you can find out more through the Blairsville/Union County Chamber of Commerce and Blue Ridge’s All Aboard.


Valentine’s Day Weekend Celebrations

February ~ Come join us at the winery tasting room for delicious desserts & Artisian cheeses paired with Paradise Hills wines. Vintner’s Tastings.

Mountain Wine Country’s Bud Break Tour

April ~ Visit 14 different vineyards & wineries in this region, all boasting different wine styles and decor. A fun, self guided tour. Please drink responsibly.

Easter Holiday Weekend Celebrations

April ~ Easter treats are not just for the kids…. come check out the fun. We will be offering an all inclusive art workshop. No experience is required; just a fun time with imagination.

Mountain Wine Country Festival

May ~ Hosted at Crane Creek Vineyards, this festival offers the ability to taste several different wineries’ wines in one location. Food available for purchase. Paradise Hill wines will be available.

Friday Night Concert Series ~ Free to Public

May – October ~ At old Courthouse in Blairsville, every Friday at 7 p.m. – Local musicians performing and donating their time & talents.

Scottish Festival & Highland Games

2nd weekend in June ~ At Meeks Park in Blairsville. Clan gatherings, genealogy tent, Scottish vendors, Scottish foods, Pipe & Drum bands, Athletic games, Children’s games & activities, Border Collie demonstrations, Scottish Harp workshop, Scottish fiddle workshop, Scottish dancing & lots of Scottish Music.

Butternut Creek Festival

July ~ At Meeks Park in Blairsville. The Finest Local Arts and Crafts show of the summer. Features 65 juried quality artists, artisans and craftsmen. In addition, the festival will have 6 demonstrating craftsmen and 5 exceptionally talented musical entertainers performing both days in the Meeks Park gazebo. Parking and Admission are free.

Fireworks 4th of July Independence Day

July ~ At Meeks Park in Blairsville

Independence Day BBQ

July ~ Join us at Paradise Hills Lodge for a traditional 4th of July barbeque. Hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad and on and on… all the fixins!

Grape Stomping Festival

August ~ In celebration of our 2013, late summer opening… we will be stomping grapes, having fun and drinking wines! All day event.

Sorghum Festival

October, 2 & 3rd weekends ~ At Meeks Park, this two day event will include a parade, car show, log sawing contest, biskit eating contest, arts and crafts, music, good food, making sorghum, beautiful scenery and mountain hospitality.

Annual Indian Summer Festival

1st weekend in October ~ On the grounds of Woody Gap School between Dahlonega and Blue Ridge, the event will include activities and family entertainment, arts and crafts, antiques, pottery, leather, local produce, folk art, homemade fried apple pies and good BBQ.

Harvest Month at the Lodge

Fridays in October ~ Fall celebration at the lodge will include free cookies & apple cider on Fridays.

Saturdays in October ~ Live music will be playing in the tasting room, 1 – 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

Thanks & Giving Holiday Dinner

November ~ Paradise Hills, with the support of many volunteers, will be providing a free Thanksgiving dinner to local needy families. Experiencing the best part of the holiday by giving back to those in need.

Waffles & Wine

December ~ A tribute the our Belgian heritage… on the shortest day of the year, we will be firing up the hot griddles and turning out authentic Belgian waffles topped with sweet, savory and just plain delicious! at the Paradise Hills Lodge

Wine Highway Weekend

December  ~ Taste the wines of Georgia. Pick up your wine passport and visit 14 wineries in this region. For each winery, you will present a ‘visa’ to taste and receive a souvenir glass. Please drink responsibly. Available for purchase at Paradise Hills tasting room.

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