This Week’s Events in Union County June 25, 2018

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GOOD MONDAY MORNING FROM THE BLAIRSVILLE-UNION COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE!
We’d like to thank you for making us a part of your weekly routine! You are receiving this email because you are subscribed to the Blairsville-Union County’s Weekly Events Newsletter.
Get up, go out, enjoy what this beautiful community has to offer, and have an AMAZING week!
June 25, 2018
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June 27, 2018
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June 28, 2018
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June 29, 2018
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June 30, 2018
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Want to win $1,000? The Blairsville Chamber’s Fireworks Raffle is here!

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DID YOU KNOW?
The Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce is responsible for the fireworks display in Blairsville every Fourth of July!
WHO PAYS FOR IT?
All proceeds of the “FIREWORKS RAFFLE $1,000 GIVEAWAY” go toward the fireworks display!
This pays for a lot of the fireworks each year, but we also have great sponsors, like WoodmenLife!
HOW DO I PURCHASE A TICKET?
Simply click the button below to go to our online tickets page.
For each $10 ticket, you will be entered to win $1,000. Limited to only 1,000 tickets total.
WHAT IF I CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE RAFFLE?
You don’t even need to be present to win! The winner will be notified by phone.
Sponsored by:
Rules and Restrictions
Must be 18 to enter. Must provide an approved current valid photo ID to claim prize within 90 days of drawing. Winner is responsible for all applicable taxes. The Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to make final decisions on any disputes.

This Week’s Events in Union County June 18, 2018

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We are looking for volunteers who are interested in assisting in the Visitors Welcome Center at the Chamber of Commerce for the summer season.
Responsibilities include assisting guests with directions and business recommendations, answering phone inquiries, putting together information mailings, and other ad-hoc administrative tasks.
If interested, please contact: events@blairsvillechamber.com
GOOD MONDAY MORNING FROM THE BLAIRSVILLE-UNION COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE!
We’d like to thank you for making us a part of your weekly routine! You are receiving this email because you are subscribed to the Blairsville-Union County’s Weekly Events Newsletter.
Get up, go out, enjoy what this beautiful community has to offer, and have an AMAZING week!
June 18, 2018
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June 19, 2018
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June 20, 2018
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June 21, 2018
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June 22, 2018
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June 23, 2018
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June 24, 2018
Sunday

The 15th Annual Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games

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June 9th and 10th – 9am to 5 pm

THIS WEEKEND AT MEEKS PARK
Location:
Meeks Park (1/2 mile west of Blairsville off Hwy. 515W)
11 Pool Lane
Blairsville, GA
Date/Time Information:
June 9th & 10th, 2018
9am – 5pm
Fees/Admission:
Adults $10 per day or $15 for 2 days
Children 12 & under FREE
Pay at the gate or online.
SO MUCH TO DISCOVER
Discover Your Clan
Highland music, dancing and food with a Scottish flair. Watch border collies herd sheep and falcons swoop down on “prey” or check your roots at the Heritage Tent. Children can compete in their own Highland games. For the “wee ones” there’s face painting, train rides. The weekend includes a Kilted golf classic, Ceilidh party, Kilted Mile Run, Clan Tug of War, Bonniest Knees Contest.
Children’s Activities
Children’s activities at the Blairsville Scottish Festival provide a fun and safe way for children to learn about all things Scottish. Activities are geared towards children ages 3-13. Twelve and under are FREE!
LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
The Fort New Inverness Garrison is located in Atlanta, GA and strives to preserve the memory and role of our Regiment in North American History.
Pipes and Drums
Some of the pipes and drums at the festival:
  • The Atholl Highlanders Pipes and Drums USA
  • North Georgia Pipes & Drums
  • John Mohr Mackintosh Pipes & Drums
  • Alhambra Highlander Pipes & Drums
  • Appalachian Saint Andrew’s Pipes and Drums
MUSIC
Music is a big part of the Scottish Festival. As you stroll around Meeks Park, you will hear all kinds of music including scheduled concerts and informal jam sessions. Feel free to bring your instrument and join in!
ANCIENT SCOTTISH WEAPONRY
WORKSHOPS
AND SO MUCH MORE…
Come out and discover one of Blairsville’s greatest festivals. We hope to see you there!
And don’t forget to check out this schedule of events!

This Week’s Events in Union County June 4, 2018

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We are looking for volunteers who are interested in assisting in the Visitors Welcome Center at the Chamber of Commerce for the summer season.
Responsibilities include assisting guests with directions and business recommendations, answering phone inquiries, putting together information mailings, and other ad-hoc administrative tasks.
If interested, please contact: events@blairsvillechamber.com
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GOOD MONDAY MORNING FROM THE BLAIRSVILLE-UNION COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE!
We’d like to thank you for making us a part of your weekly routine! You are receiving this email because you are subscribed to the Blairsville-Union County’s Weekly Events Newsletter.
Get up, go out, enjoy what this beautiful community has to offer, and have an AMAZING week!
June 4, 2018
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June 6, 2018
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June 7, 2018
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June 8, 2018
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June 9, 2018
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June 10, 2018
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S.A.F.E. Kids Fishing Derby Results

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What a splendid day May 19 was for all of the families who attended the first annual S.A.F.E. Kids Fishing Derby at Nottely Marina. The parking lot was filled. The sun was shining and the fish were biting. The excitement was evidenced by all who participated.
This was a terrific way to celebrate the ending of the school year. Families enjoyed hot dog meals, on shore fishing games, the playground, and of course the serious fishing Derby.

Joshua Owens caught a Catfish and here he is holding his Carp.

A total of eight prizes were awarded including the top Four Largest Fish caught. Joshua Owens came in First Place by catching a 17 1/2″ 34.5 oz Carp. For his win, Joshua received a free half day fishing charter for one adult and two kids. This charter was provided by Jeremy Seabolt at Lake Nottely Fishing Charter.

Katryn Mason Placed Second, Ava Irwin, Came in Third Place, and Lindsey Hammond Placed 4th Place. The top four largest fish winners also received fishing rods and fishing gear which were provided by our
generous sponsors.
Karson Wester won the Tiniest Fish; Joshua Owens, won the First Catch of the Day, a Catfish; Cayden Cunningham caught the Ugliest Fish, and Ava Irwin caught the Prettiest Fish.
S.A.F.E. is grateful to the following businesses and individuals that are making these events possible:
Save A Lot, Blairsville; Paradise Bait and Tackle; Nottely Marina; Mike’s Seafood; Men on the Move;
Leon Farmer Company; Lake Nottely Fishing Charter; Lake Chatuge Marine; Mike’s Seafood; Jim/Linda
McAfee; Men on the Move; Ingle’s Blairsville and Hiawassee; G&S Bait; Hughes General Store; Hiawassee Antique Mall. Food Land; Cook’s Country Kitchen; Cindy Odom; Carl Bledsoe New Horizon
Homes; Bank of the Ozarks; Anonymous Donor.
S.A.F.E. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides services to Sexual Assault and Child abuse in
Towns and Union Counties. For information on available workshops or to volunteer for S.A.F.E. please
contact (706) 379-1901. If you are a victim of Domestic Abuse or Sexual Abuse or you know someone
who is, call S.A.F.E. for confidential assistance 24 hours a day. (706) 379-1901

This Week’s Events in Union County May 21, 2018

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GOOD MONDAY MORNING FROM THE BLAIRSVILLE-UNION COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE!
We’d like to thank you for making us a part of your weekly routine! You are receiving this email because you are subscribed to the Blairsville-Union County’s Weekly Events Newsletter.
Get up, go out, enjoy what this beautiful community has to offer, and have an AMAZING week!
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Family fun in Blairsville this spring!

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Spring Fever in Blairsville!

Blairsville-Union County, Georgia has everything you need to make your spring a season to remember! #BelieveIt
If you want to be active, explore the Greater Outdoors hiking, biking or horseback riding. Prefer to unplug and just enjoy the mountains? There are plenty of cozy cabins featuring breathtaking views. Cool off at one of three lakes – Nottely, Winfield Scott, and Trahlyta or listen to the rushing water at one of our two falls – Helton Creek or Trahlyta.
From extreme to serene and everything in between, Blairsville, Ga is the Rx you need!
Memorial Day Parade
Saturday, May 26th
10am
Downtown Blairsville
Each Memorial Day weekend Downtown Blairsville salutes those who have served our Country by enjoying a community parade. A ceremony at the War Memorial takes place immediately following the parade. FREE Parking. FREE Admission.
Spring Arts, Crafts &
Music Festival
Saturday & Sunday
May 26th & 27th
Memorial Day Weekend
10am-5pm
Downtown Blairsville
This two-day festival features artists from all over the South, great food and of course, lots of music! This family-friendly event is hosted by the Blairsville Downtown Development Authority & The Union County Historical Society. FREE Parking. FREE Admission.
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Union County
Farmers Market
 
Opening Day – Saturday, June 2nd
A local market with mountain crafts and fresh produce right out of the fields!
Tuesday Evenings
2pm-6pm
Saturday Mornings
7am-1pm
FREE Friday Night Concerts
Every Friday May – October
Historic Courthouse on the Square
 
Bluegrass, Country, Americana & Gospel style concerts every Friday night in the Historic Courthouse on the Square. Donations welcome.
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Gaelic Gallop
Gaelic Gallop
Saturday, June 9th
Registration: 7am, Race Begins: 8am
North Georgia Technical College
Race participants will receive a pass to attend the Scottish Festival and a race tank top. Awards will be given to overall and all age group winners.
Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Saturday & Sunday
June 9th & 10th
9am-5pm
Meeks Park
Discover your “clan” and hang out with locals and visitors enjoying traditional games. Highland music, dancing and food with a Scottish flair. Watch border collies herd sheep and falcons swoop down on “prey” or check your roots at the Heritage Tent. Children can compete in their own Highland games. For the “wee ones” there’s face painting, train rides. 
Blairsville Cruise Ins
Farmers Market – 1st Fridays
On the Square – 3rd Saturdays
 
Come see Classics, Street Rods, Modifies, Hot Rods, Motorcycles, Customs, Jeeps, Low Riders, and more! ALL CAR CLUBS ARE WELCOME! Enjoy live music, great food, giveaways, & great vendors!
Garden Tours
Mondays 9am-1pm
Georgia Mountain Research & Education Center
 
Visit the historic Cannery Interpretive Center, stroll through the Ethnobotanic gardens, and take a short hike along the Woodland Medicine Trail. Learn about how our ancestors and native Americans used plants for food, fiber, and medicine. Find out how “weeds” may provide homes to valuable pollinators. Tours tailored to fit your interests. FREE.
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North Ga Arts Tour
Friday, June 8th – 1pm-5pm
Saturday, June 9th – 10am-5pm
Sunday, June 10th – 1pm-4pm
Discover the work of local artists from six counties – Union, Towns, White, Habersham, Rabun in Georgia & Clay County in North Carolina. Meet over 100 local artists and experience demonstration in mediums such as painting, pottery, folk art, jewelry, glass, mixed media, metal, photography, handcrafted furniture, fiber, wood, and much more!
Mountain Fling
Saturday & Sunday
June 23rd 9am-4pm
June 24th 11am-4pm
North Georgia Technical College
Indoor Arts & Crafts Show held on June 23from 9-4 and June 24 from 11-4 at the North Georgia Technical College Blairsville. Local and regional vendors showcasing their handmade creations which include pottery, soap, candles, and rustic signs to name a few. Light lunch available for purchase. FREE admission.
rodeo
Blairsville Pro Rodeo
June 15th & 16th
Gates Open: 6pm Event Start: 8pm
Union County Saddle Club
 
It’s rodeo time! The Union County Saddle Club and Mountain Valley Motors presents the best professional rodeo in the South! Enjoy Bull Riding, Barrel Racing, Bronc Riding, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Bareback Riding, Breakaway Roping, Wheel Barrow Race, and performances by the Sass ‘n Saddles Drill Team!
Georgia Mountain Fair
July 20th-28th
Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
 
The Georgia Mountain Fair features 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.
Georgia Mountain Fair
4th of July
Vogel State Park 8:30am-4pm
Meeks Park – Dusk
Suches – Dusk
Celebrate America’s Independence Day in Blairsville-Union County. Begin the day at Vogel State Park for a flag raising and family activities. End your day with a fireworks spectacular at Meeks Park in Blairsville or Woody Gap School in Suches.
Butternut Creek Festival
Saturday & Sunday
July 21st & 22nd
10am-5pm
Meeks Park
Celebrate and enjoy the arts of this mountain region! Visit more than 65 of the finest artists and craftsmen that will be offering woodwork, fabric art, stained glass, jewelry, pottery, and more. Also enjoy live demonstrations & entertainment, good food & fun! Sponsored by the High Country Artisans.
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Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce
706-745-5789
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