Photo of Fair Visitors to promote the 72nd annual georgia mountain fall festival

With sweater weather approaching, leaves changing gorgeous autumnal shades and feelings of nostalgia floating in the air, it is the perfect time for Atlanta residents to visit the North Georgia Mountains at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee, Georgia. Starting October 7 through October 15, experience the North Georgia Mountains never like before at the 72nd Annual Georgia Mountain Fall Festival.

There is no better location for this nine-day fall event with beautiful scenic views and mild temperatures. Featuring carnival rides, festival foods, live music performances, arts and crafts vendors, and educational demonstrations, this traditional festival has amusement for everyone!

A popular destination to hear up-and-coming bluegrass and country music, The Georgia Mountain Fall Festival has a lively lineup for the 2022 celebrations. Also known as the Country Music Capital of Georgia, this year’s lineup is as follows:

  • Friday, October 7 – Earls of Leicester & Granny’s Mason Jar
  • Saturday, October 8 – Oak Ridge Boys & The South Wind Band
  • Sunday, October 9 – Gospel Music Show featuring Jason Crabb, Gold City & Jeff & Sheri Easter
  • Monday, October 10 – Malpass Brothers & Steve Bryson Band
  • Tuesday, October 11 – Aaron Tippin & Hunt-r-Green
  • Wednesday, October 12 – Gene Watson & Mountain Home Music Band
  • Thursday, October 13 – The Bellamy Brothers & Justin Terry
  • Friday, October 14 – Mark Wills & Jim Wood Band
  • Saturday, October 15 – Ashley McBryde

For a unique experience, visitors can explore the Pioneer Village, which replicates an old mountain town. Venture through an old, one-room schoolhouse, a smokehouse, a log home with 1800s furnishings and the mercantile store stocked with exciting goods and products.

Other festival activities include a Cowboy Circus that combines circus stunts and cowboy tricks, Brunon Blaszak Royal Bengal Tiger Show and performances by Jason Crabb, Mountain Home Music Band and more! Eventgoers can even partake in authentic mountain demonstrations of the “old ways” including corn milling, cider squeezing, Moonshine making, blacksmithing, pork skin frying, quilting and soap making.

General admission tickets are $12 per person and include musical performances. Children 12 years and younger may attend for free. Hard tickets are required October 8 – 15 for entry. Tickets are available at the gate and midway rides are an additional charge with the option for a $25 unlimited ride wristband. Parking at this event is free.

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