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Apple Festival and Apple Arts on the Square

The “big show” — Georgia Apple Festival —  is set for Oct. 12-13 and 19-20 at the Lions Club Fairgrounds.

The “sweet show” — Apple Arts on the Square — goes on at the same time in downtown Ellijay.

The Apple Festival Parade with special guests the Apple Queens and Donna Douglas (Ellie Mae Clampitt) as special guests. Join us at 10 a.m. Oct. 19.

Budget Workshop

City of Ellijay

Council Members

will hold a Budget Workshop

Monday, August 26, 2013

 5:30  p.m. at City Hall

Budget Workshop

The City of Ellijay

Budget Committee

will hold a workshop

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

 11:00 a.m.


City Hall

First Saturday means Bobcat Tailgating


First Saturday Purple

Come out and support the team — all the teams — with tailgating downtown Saturday, Aug. 3. Your set-up may win the Spirit Award, and you can show our students you’re behind them all the way this year.

Wear your purple. Bring your chairs. Picnic, cook out, or do it the easy way buying from local restaurants and vendors.

EB Reece will be on the Chamber stage — and will finish off the evening upstairs at JJ’s.

Don’t miss the sidewalk sales and store specials.

First Baptist Church will sponsor children’s activities and Cartecay Bike Shop will lead a fun ride. Apple Country Car Club is bringing along some of their coolest rides.

Bring your school spirit, and bring school supplies for the Optimist Club “Stuff the Bus” campaign.


Independence Day Celebration

POSTPONED  – A Star-Spangled Beach Party

The FOURTH OF JULY festivities have been moved to Saturday, July 6.

The parade starts at 6 p.m., the No Buffet Live beach party starts afterward, and the fireworks begin about dark-thirty.

Your group can still be part of the festivities with a float or vendor booth. Use the forms below even though they are dated for July 4. We’re still planning the “Star Spangled Beach Party” with  themed floats competing for trophies and cash prizes, our own downtown beach, 1500 beach balls to be thrown into the crowd, a “No Buffet Live” music line-up, Corn Hole and other outdoor games, and traditional summer food and fun vendors. 

IT’S ALL JULY 6! (Second rain date July 7 if necessary)

Download a  4th of July Parade letter and application – return to Cartecay River Trading Co. on North Main or City Hall. Parade questions, Kathy Robinson (706.635.2782).

Download a Vendor application– questions, contact Albert O’Shields (770)324.0243).

Other questions, contact Mona Lowe (706)635.4711 ext.5.

It’s Spring in Downtown Ellijay