There will be enough apples to keep the doctor away for decades at the Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay Oct. 11-12 and Oct. 18-19.
Now in its 43rd year, the festival features more than 300 vendors selling items such as carved eggshells, Native American items, wine barrel furniture and jewelry. And yes, you can get your caramel apple fix and indulge in fried Oreos. Car-lovers will want to attend the Apple Classic Car Show Oct. 11 and the signature parade that winds through historic downtown Ellijay is Oct. 18.
Performances include country music artist Thomas Fountain and the Dixie Stompers.