Georgia Mountain Fair

Feb 1, 2013 by

Georgia Mountain Fair

The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds plays host to several popular annual events including the Georgia Mountain Fair, the Georgia Mountain Bluegrass Festival, the Rhododendron Festival, the Hiawassee Festival of Arts, the Superstar Concert Series, the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival and Georgia’s Official State Fiddler’s Convention. The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds are located along the shores of beautiful Lake Chatuge in the north Georgia mountain community of Hiawassee and is only two hours from Atlanta, Greenville, Asheville and Chattanooga. The Fairgrounds offer a wide-variety of unique venues, and beautiful year-round camping facilities.

 

 

Georgia Mountain Fair, Inc
1311 Music Hall Road
Hiawassee, GA 30546
Phone: 706-896-4191
Fax: 706-896-4209

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The Georgia Mountain Fair

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds hosts the Georgia Mountain Fair every year from July 18 – 26. The fair has something for everyone. Look forward to the annual Georgia Mountain Fair, held at the historic Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds every summer! Thousands of visitors from across the region have experienced the excitement and nostalgia that the event has to offer. With first class musical performances, arts & crafts, fun carnival rides, unique attractions and a glimpse into North Georgia’s rich history and culture, the Fair provides something for every member of the family. Fair events/attractions consist of:……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  • Robinson’s Racing Pigs

Don’t miss the Robinson’s Racing Pigs and the Paddling Porkers. Four Shows Daily

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  • Little Petes Railroad

Little Pete’s Railroad is an award winning and unique trackless children’s train that is functional, realistic, and enjoyable for all ages.……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  • Pirate Painters

Stilt Walker & Pirate Painters……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  • Smokey Mountain Amusements
Thursday, July 17 (Opens at 5:00 PM)
Monday – Friday 2:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

- Free Carnival Rides (Gate Admission Required) Monday, July 21 – 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Dollar Day (Gate Admission Required) Tuesday, July 22 – 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

You can buy one $15.00 daily ride ticket and ride all rides all day on the one ticket every day except Friday and Saturday. (No arm bands on Friday and Saturday). Must be purchased before 8 PM

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  • Crafts and Exhibits

Daily Crafts and Exhibits hours are as follows:
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Many crafts are made at the fair as you watch.……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  • “Old Ways” Demonstrations

“Old Ways” Demonstrations will take you back to the “old ways” as local folks show how “moonshine” was made…corn milling…shake making… cider squeezing…pork skin frying…quilting…black smithing…soap & hominy making and more.……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  • Pioneer Village

Pioneer Village is a replica of just how the ole mountain towns used to be. A mercantile store with products and goods that only your grandmother might recognize. An old, one room schoolhouse, a log home with furnishings just like it was in the 1800′s, a smoke house, barn and corn crib are just like it was then. It takes you back.

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The Georgia Mountain Fall Festival

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds hosts the Fall Festival every year from July 18 – 26. Look forward to the Fall Festival. With its mild temperatures and beautiful scenery there is no better place to be than the North Georgia Mountains in the fall. Each October, the 9-day event features exciting musical performances, Arts & Craft vendors, educational demonstrations, a flower show and the ever-popular Georgia’s Official State Fiddlers’ Convention Festival events/attractions consist of:……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  • On The Edge – 2-Wheel Action Shows

The best way to describe what we do is gymnastics on two wheels. Just like the finalists on America’s Got Talent, our riders conquer a montrous obstacle cource with amazing balance and a level of precision and control found in no other support. Unbelievable skills combined with a playful interactive show makes this show entertaining for the entire family.
www.ontheedgeactionshows.com

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  • Little Petes Railroad

Little Pete’s Railroad is an award winning and unique trackless children’s train that is functional, realistic, and enjoyable for all ages.……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  • Crafts and Exhibits

Daily Crafts and Exhibits hours are as follows:
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Many crafts are made at the fair as you watch.……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  • “Old Ways” Demonstration

“Old Ways” Demonstrations will take you back to the “old ways” as local folks show how “moonshine” was made…corn milling…shake making… cider squeezing…pork skin frying…quilting…black smithing…soap & hominy making and more.……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  • Pioneer Village

Pioneer Village is a replica of just how the ole mountain towns used to be. A mercantile store with products and goods that only your grandmother might recognize. An old, one room schoolhouse, a log home with furnishings just like it was in the 1800′s, a smoke house, barn and corn crib are just like it was then. It takes you back.

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 Georgia Mountain Fiddlers Convention

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………During a selected weekend of the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival, the Fairgrounds hosts Georgia’s Official State Fiddlers’ Convention. Throughout this event, performers of all ages will compete in various musical categories such as senior fiddler, junior fiddler, bluegrass band, finger-style guitar, flat pick guitar, banjo and mandolin. After initial competitions, a winner will be declared in each category. Then, the winner from both the junior and senior groups will complete in a “Fiddle Off,” where that winner will be declared the “Georgia Mountain Fiddle King.” Registration and events: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  • Friday Events

Registration will open at 5:00 P.M. for individual categories until each category starts. No registration fee will be required for any event.……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  • Saturday Events

Registration will be open from 9:30 A.M. for individual categories until each category starts. No registration necessary for Saturday night events. No registration fee will be required for any event.……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  • Responsibility Of The Contestant

Contestants should be present to draw for position at least 10 minutes before their registered category begins or is called.*No contestant will be permitted to register or draw for a category after competition in that category has begun. No exceptions will be made! It is the responsibility of each contestant to be ready to perform when his position is called or announced.……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  • Contest Starting Time

Contests will being at 7:00 P.M. Friday for single eliminations and 10:30 A.M. Saturday for preliminary eliminations, until all contestants have performed. Finals begin Saturday night at 7:00 P.M.……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  • Friday Contest
  1. Beginning Fiddle (15 yrs. & Younger)
  2. Harmonica (single reed)
  3. Buck Dancing (no holds barred)
  4. Dulcimer
  5. Dobro
  6. Old Tyme Banjo

One (1) or two (2) accompanists may accompany instrumental contestants. Absolutely no electric instruments allowed (excluding electric bass). 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places will be selected in each category. All winners selected, as 1st place will be designated as Georgia State Champion.……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  • Saturday Contest
  1. Senior Fiddle (50 hrs. & over)
  2. Junior Fiddle (49 yrs. & younger)
  3. Bluegrass Band
  4. Finger Style Guitar
  5. Flat Pick Guitar
  6. Banjo
  7. Mandolin

One (1) or two (2) accompanists may accompany all contestants, excluding bands. Absolutely no electric instruments allowed (excluding electric bass). Saturday’s top four (4) finalists in each category will be selected for final competition Saturday night starting at 7:00 P.M.……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  • Finals

Finalists selected will appear Saturday night, beginning at 7:00 P.M. until categories have competed, in reverse order starting with mandolin. Every finalist will play two (2) numbers in final competition. No points carry over from the preliminary eliminations. All winners selected, as 1sr place will be designated as Georgia State Champ;ion. 1st place in Senior Fiddle and Junior Fiddle will compete for Georgia Mountain Fiddle Champion.

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The Rhododendron Festival

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………After a long cold winter, nothing says “spring is here” quite like the blooming of the rhododendrons at Hamilton Gardens. The yearly tradition of strolling through the magnificent and rare beauty of over 400 rhododendrons in an explosion of colors and varieties has just been made even more wondrous. The Gardens are open year-round, and every day truly is a special event in Hamilton Gardens. Yet, peak viewing season usually occurs the last two weeks in April through the first two weeks in May. The gardens are open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily with a minimal entrance fee of $3 during the blooming season. Guided walking tours and shuttle tours are also available by appointment for a slightly higher fee.

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Festival of Arts

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Over 100 popular local, regional, and nationally known artists come to the beautiful town of Hiawassee Georgia to display their magnificent pieces of art. The World Jazz & Music Society accompanies the annual Festival of Arts with outstanding music performances. Creative and beautiful artworks are shown on display for all to see.

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