Can you feel it? Fall is in the air at Soleil. It means warm days and crisp nights, colorful leaves on the trees, crunchy apples, bright orange pumpkins, football games, warm soups, hot cider, and cozy sweaters. With the sun at a lower angle in the sky, its light gives everything in your home a soft glow, making it the perfect time to use your comfy throws and fall candles. Autumn is a gorgeous time of year in the north Georgia mountains. It’s time to celebrate the season! Treat yourself to some of these fun, fall festivals near Soleil.
Apple Pickin’ Jubilee
Family owned and operated since 1946, Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay hosts the annual Apple Pickin’ Jubilee each weekend from September through October. This unique “U-Pick” apple festival features many family-friendly activities such as wagon rides, swimming pig races, cow milking, a petting farm, museums, clogging shows, an apple tree maze, farm market, museums, and more. Live entertainment and great food abound.
Admission: $12.00 per person (walking age & up)
Dates: September 8-28, 2018 (Saturdays and Sundays only)
Now in its 34th year, this popular arts and crafts festival includes antiques, live music, kid-friendly activities, entertainment, dancing, and yummy concessions. Held at Etowah River Park in Canton, you’ll see plenty of original, creative, handmade works by local artisans. , and all proceeds benefit Cherokee County children in need.
Admission: $5 donation at the gate
Dates: September 29-30, 2018
The City of Holly Springs is hosting their 15th annual Autumn Fest at Barrett Park. This celebration is filled with fun and excitement for the whole family, including 80 arts and crafts vendors, a kids’ zone, food trucks, community organization booths, local dance and vocal groups, and more. First Saturday in October, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Barrett Memorial Park. Holly Springs.
Admission: Free to enter, park, and enjoy the kids’ zone
Date: October 6, 2018
The Georgia Apple Festival
Held at the Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds, the ever-popular Georgia Apple Festival has grown to be one of the biggest in the state. It features handmade arts, crafts, and demonstrations from over 300 vendors, live entertainment, a beauty pageant, a car show, a parade, sinfully delicious treats from fried Oreos to gyros, and of course, all things apple.
Admission: $5 for adults; children under ten are admitted free.
Dates: October 14-15 and October 21-22, 2018
As you’re traveling around the north Georgia mountains, be sure to stop by Soleil. We’d love to show you around! It’s especially pretty here during the fall. Start planning your visit today.