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Meet Kristy Baugh!

Broker, Mother, Wife, Teacher

Classy and sophisticated, Mrs. Kristy Baugh brings energy, dedication, and a passion for customer service to Nathan Fitts & Team. With an unbelievable work ethic, Kristy is up before the rooster crows and once her feet hit the ground running, she’s ready to take on all the various challenges of the day with grace, humor, and compassion.

Kristy began her career in the real estate industry back in the early 90’s alongside her husband, Charlie, when they formed Baugh Homebuilders. A passion was sparked in her and she began to make a name for herself as an agent with Hutson Realty. The couple’s passion for real estate brought their family of three through Cherokee, Cobb, Forsyth, & Paulding Counties, just to name a few, prior to their transition to the beautiful North Georgia Mountains.

With a desire to always learn, Mrs. Baugh earned her real estate broker’s license and for fifteen years, studied all aspects of real estate law, increasing her experience and perfecting her knowledge. Through the years, Kristy has seen a lot of changes in the industry, but it’s just a cycle. What’s most important is service to her customers, because even if sales go up or down, her care for clients is never-ending. Kristy loves that every day is different especially because each day holds the opportunity to help others accomplish their goals. Her favorite challenge is a client that everyone else has given up on. Kristy pulls up her boot straps and goes the extra mile to think outside of the box and make their dreams come to fruition.

Kristy’s husband, Charlie, of 27 years and their daughter, Kimberly, are both in the real estate industry as well. In fact, Kimberly serves as a licensed assistant and marketing coordinator for Nathan Fitts & Team. This isn’t the first time that Kristy and Kimberly worked together though. The family of 3 transformed their family farm into Wolf Creek Estates & Stables Wedding & Special Events Venue while Kimberly was in college. The family loved working together to make countless couples’ dreams come true; however, their passion for real estate ultimately led them to real estate full time, and the farm went back to just housing their four-legged family members – 9 Saddlebred horses, 2 dogs, & a cat… and it will soon be available for your consideration. Stay tuned to an MLS near you!

When Mrs. Baugh is not working, mucking stalls, landscaping, repairing farm tools, or cooking family meals, she serves her heart strings with the youth and children ministries at their church. It’s important to Kristy to be able to make a difference in the lives of children by leading by example and she accomplishes that mission in spades. While this honest, dependable go-getter never lets the grass grow under her feet, she delights in time spent with family & friends, fun in the sun, and exploring new places.

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Rodeo Time!

Saddle up for family fun!

It’s Rodeo Time in Blue Ridge, Georgia! The 22nd annual Kiwanis Rodeo kicks off on Friday, August 17th & continues on Saturday, August 18th. If you’ve never been to a rodeo, you just don’t know how much fun you are missing. Besides the traditional events like Bareback Riding, Bronco Riding, Barrel Racing, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping and Bull Riding, there are tons of activities for the kiddos to enjoy. The whole family will delight in the antics of rodeo clown Rob Gann, as well as participating in calf scrambles and wild wheelbarrow races!

Located at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds, free parking shuttles are available to the event from the Fannin County Middle School courtesy of ETC. The gates open at 6pm and the rodeo starts at 8pm. Sponsored by Mountain Valley Motors, the Boot Toss will give a chance for 5 lucky attendees to win $100 cash or a 2018 4×4 Dodge RAM! Rodeo admission tickets bought in advance are $12 and tickets bought at the gate are $15. Children 8 & under get in FREE with a paying adult.

In the words of Garth Brooks’: “It’s bulls and blood. It’s dust and mud. It’s the roar of a Sunday crowd. It’s the white in his knuckles. The gold in the buckle. He’ll win the next go ’round. It’s boots and chaps. It’s cowboy hats. It’s spurs and latigo. It’s the ropes and the reins and the joy and the pain. And they call the thing rodeo.” Now that this song is stuck in your head, go ahead and get your tickets for the Blue Ridge Kiwanis Rodeo!

There are so many great experiences and events that occur regularly in and around the Blue Ridge area. Isn’t it time to make North Georgia your home? Nathan Fitts & Team are ready to show you some fabulous mountain properties. Contact us to begin your search today!

Photos courtesy of Blue Ridge Rodeo

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Denim & Diamonds

A charitable and blingy event!

There is nothing better than getting all gussied up for a night of dinner, music, and dancing, but when it’s for a good cause, it’s even better! Georgia Mountains Hospice and WoodmenLife’s Richard York cordially invite you to the Denim and Diamonds event on Saturday, August 18th from 6:30pm to 11pm at Willow Creek Falls Vineyard. So, throw on your favorite pair of blue jeans, your best boots, and your most stunning bling and come out for a fun and charitable evening!

Willow Creek Falls Vineyard is beautifully situated along Cherry Log Creek in Blue Ridge. Their on-site chef, Robert Rudolph, will prepare a delicious dinner for you to enjoy and beer and wine selections are included with your ticket. Entertainment will be provided by Shannon York, a local musician. You will be delighted with her acoustic performance and she’ll even do some DJing to get the dance floor hopping! Don’t miss the Silent Auction table for some fantastic items like a Mercier’s Gift Basket, golf rounds at Old Toccoa Farm, and gift certificates from Downtown Blue Ridge restaurants and shops.

Proceeds of the event benefit Georgia Mountains Hospice & WoodmenLife’s Richard York. The Georgia Mountains Hospice provides nursing care, personal care, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, dietician services, assistance with medical equipment, supplies, and medications. Additionally, they provide emotional and spiritual support, bereavement services, and grief support for Fannin County families. As a life insurance agent with WoodmenLife, Richard York, also assists with retirement planning and financial services. However, his passion is giving back to his community. Through his work at WoodmenLife, Mr. York has been able to donate to the local community by supporting the food pantry, children in need at Fannin County Schools, Georgia Mountains Hospice, and many other well-deserving organizations.

Tickets are available now! Early bird pricing is open through August 13th with both individual and full table pricing. So, bring your office or gather up some friends and support the Denim and Diamonds event. All of us at Nathan Fitts & Team look forward to seeing you there!


We Moved Downtown!

Moving on up…to the East side

Whether we are located in the North, South, East, or West, Nathan Fitts & Team loves being a part of the Blue Ridge community! Our new office, located at 3354 East First Street in Downtown Blue Ridge, couldn’t be more perfect. What were the determining factors for our move? There were three big reasons:

1. Space – Because we are the top producing real estate team, we needed more space to accommodate our stellar team members and more importantly for our customers. An open concept work area complete with a large conference room allows for regular communication on available listings between the team and privacy for clients during their real estate transactions.

2. Visibility – Although our previous space was easily accessible from Hwy 515, we were tucked in the back of the plaza and it was challenging for people to find us. Our new location puts us right in the downtown proximity allowing us to be easily seen, easily accessed, and extremely well positioned to show you what an amazing community Blue Ridge is to live, work, and play.

3. Location – As they say, “location, location, location” and we couldn’t agree more. While we were fortunate to have several fast food restaurants close by previously, our new location allows us to be within walking distance to downtown shops and a variety of dine-in restaurants like Blue Smoke BBQ and Chester Brunnenmeyer’s Bar & Grill! The options are endless and we even have the opportunity to work off our meals on the short walk back to the office!

The inside offices are now complete, and you’ll see changes to our exterior soon. We have really enjoyed being a part of Re/Max Town & Country for the last four years, and our whole team is looking forward to a bright future assisting our customers with the care and attention they deserve. We receive new listings every day, so keep checking back with us or let us list your property today!

We invite you to come visit us at our new office. If you are traveling North on Hwy 515 towards Blue Ridge, make a right on East First Street (Bill Holt Chevrolet is on the corner). Travel 1.6 miles and our office will be on the right. If you are traveling west on Hwy 76 from the Hiawassee or Blairsville area, head towards Blue Ridge and make a left on the Old US76 Connector (near Checkers). Then take a right onto Old US76 (near Pizza Hut) and you’ll come right to us. See you soon!

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Hard Cider & Beer Festival @ Mercier’s in Blue Ridge

Quench your thirst adult style in the mountains!

There are many ways you can quench your thirst on a hot summer afternoon. Nathan Fitts & Team’s newest favorite way to cool off is with a nice refreshing glass of hard cider. Hard cider is an adult beverage created by the fermented juice of apples and other natural fruits. Extremely popular across the pond in England, cideries are rapidly growing in popularity across the United States. Georgia is proud to be home to four cideries, but our favorite by far is Mercier Orchard located right here in Blue Ridge.

Mercier Orchard is a family-owned apple orchard operating since the 1940’s. Through the last 70 years the orchard has grown to include multiple fruit orchards featuring u-pick opportunities, along with a bakery, deli, and market store. We are most excited about their newest additions of a farm winery and cidery! Mercier’s offers three different wines: apple, blackberry, and peach. They are also proud to serve eight hard ciders: five different flavors with an apple base, one with pears and blackberries, one with peach, and the last a blend of apples and strawberries. Yum! This summer Mercier’s is hosting their first ever Hard Cider & Beer Festival on August 25th from 12pm-6pm on their 32 acre farm! There will be tastings, live music, games, and food. Early bird tickets are available for $30 through August 3rd then prices become $44.28. Ticket prices include a 12 oz. souvenir event cup, a wristband and two drink tokens. The wristband allows you to sample 5 breweries: Burnt Hickory Brewery, Creature Comforts Brewing Company, Grumpy Old Men Brewing, Fannin Brewing, and Three Taverns Craft Beers. You will also get to sample six hard cider vendors: Ace Premium Craft Ciders, Mercier’s Hard Cider, Urbantree Cidery, Treehorn Cider, Jack’s Hard Cider, and Noble Hard Cider. Your drink tokens allow you to get a cup of your favorites and more tokens will be available to purchase. Three food trucks will be on site for your dining pleasure while you throw some bags in a cornhole game, try your hand at a gigantic beer pong table, or see how long you can ride the electric bull!

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8 Things Every Retiree Should Have in a Home

You’ve worked hard your entire life, raised your family, and now it’s time for you to retire and enjoy the finer things in life. The North Georgia Mountains are an ideal location to find your retirement dream home and Nathan Fitts & Team are here to help! Let’s take a look at some features you should consider adding to your wish list when you begin house hunting:

1. Location, location, location!

The age-old adage is true, location is everything. The beauty of small town living is that you are close to delicious restaurants, grocery stores, retail shops, and medical services. Not only do you get to enjoy the quaintness of the mountains, but a quick run into town will provide you with city conveniences.

2. Can you hear me now?

When looking for a mountain home, you want to be sure that you will be able to receive cellular reception and high-speed internet. Wi-Fi is a definite necessity for our smart tv’s and smart homes offering conveniences and security features for this day and age. Many North Georgia communities are now part of the North Georgia Network which provides a state-of-the-art fiber-optic network offering high-speed broadband.

3. Let there be light!

Bring the outdoors in with large windows and tons of natural lighting. Not only will this lift your spirits, but you’ll be more active and able to get more tasks accomplished. Not to mention that as we age, it becomes more difficult to see so the lighter the better! Task lighting, dimmable switches, and ambient lighting are also considerations for lighting your new home.

4. No fuss, no stress!

Now that you’ve retired in style, who wants to spend all their time fussing with maintaining your home’s exterior and landscaping? Look for homes with vinyl or brick siding to ensure minimal upkeep. Consider a metal roof. Not only are they low maintenance, but you’ll love the sound of the rain coming down! Wooded lots are ideal options to keep your outdoor workload light. If you do have large grassy areas, consider removing it by paving, graveling or adding a deck to the space.

5. Just say no!

If you were to ask our knees and hips if they want to walk up and down stairs to get to and from the bedroom, they would give you a resounding no! Search for homes with master bedrooms on the main floor to keep those aches to a minimum. While single story living is most desirable, multi-levels work great as long as the master is on the main and your guest rooms are upstairs!

6. Walk on in!

As we mature, traditional tubs become cumbersome to step into and can be dangerous when getting out. Look for walk-in showers with no step or a small step to reduce the risks of slipping. Fortunately, walk-in showers are easier to clean and they look great too!

7. Take it for granite!

Yes, we really meant granite! Granite countertops are the ideal hard surface countertops. Easy to clean and maintain, these durable counters are resistant to heat, scratches, and stains. Not only do they increase the value of your home, but the earthy look and variety of color options will complement both the rustic and modern home styles.

8. Go, go energy!

Select energy efficient appliances not just because of the tax break, but because you will reduce your carbon footprint. Energy efficient appliances use less energy, cuts utility costs, and help to protect our environment.

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Blue Ridge Station

Classy and Convenient Mountain Living!

It has been said that “If you are lucky enough to live in the mountains, that you are lucky enough”. All of us at Nathan Fitts & Team couldn’t agree more! Regardless of what type of home you are looking for in the North Georgia Mountains, we have something perfect for you! Whether you are looking for a full-time residence or a summer retreat, our inventory of listings is sure to please every budget and every style.


If you are looking for mountain living with city conveniences, we’ve got a great suggestion for you….Blue Ridge Station! This newly constructed multi-use property consists of retail units on the 1st floor and five loft apartments on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors for a total of fifteen. These two-bedroom, two bath lofts are not your run-of-the-mill style units. These lofts were built to display the rustic feel of the mountains coupled with luxurious amenities for your comfort. Three different open concept floor plans allow you to select the layout that best suits your style. Each option offers hardwood floors, a farmhouse sink, quartz countertops, walk-in closets, a laundry room, a private balcony, and natural color palettes throughout.


Just picture this: You wake up in the morning and grab your cup of java or hot tea to head out to the veranda for some quiet time. As you sip, you watch the town of Blue Ridge come to life just below. Shops begin to open, and people begin to meander around. You hear the laughter of children excited for a ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and observe couples walking hand in hand down Main Street. After you’ve eaten your breakfast and gotten ready for the day’s adventures, you ride the elevator down to pick up your car from one of your two designated spaces and off you go! Upon your return, it’s time to take Fido out for a walk in the large, beautifully landscaped dog walk area. As you are waiting on Fido, you smell the delicious aromas from the many restaurants conveniently located in downtown Blue Ridge. A quick walk from your loft, you window shop at all the cute stores on your way to Harvest on Main. After a fabulous meal, you decide a nightcap is in order at the Blue Ridge Brewery. After enjoying the nightlife downtown, you only have a short walk back to your spacious home. Just think, this could be YOUR life!


Blue Ridge Station is a terrific option for low maintenance living and the rare opportunity to own property in downtown Blue Ridge! Whether the loft is your full-time residence, or you choose to receive income from short-term rentals, Blue Ridge Station is a smart investment for classy and convenient mountain living!



Photo courtesy of Justin Rush



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Keeping Cool on a Budget

Hot summers and cool breezes

Now that we are in the dog days of summer, keeping cool without breaking the bank is a top priority. Being the premier experts in North Georgia real estate, Nathan Fitts & Team knows a few things about keeping cool and beating the heat…and your budget this summer. Here are our top 10 suggestions to keep you and your pocketbook from sweating this season:

1. Cool Mountain Air

The best part about living in the North Georgia Mountains are our moderate temperatures. During the day the summer temperatures average in the mid to high 80’s, but our evenings average in the low 60’s. Take advantage and open those windows! Not only will you love the fresh smell of the greater outdoors, but it will also give your air conditioner a break from working so hard.



2. Blinds, Drapes, & Shutters

Window treatments are not just for aesthetics. Direct sunlight can increase house temperatures by 10-20 degrees. While blinds are helpful, room darkening curtains really help to keep the heat out and the cool in. Your best bet is to select neutral colored curtains with white plastic backings.

3. Ceiling & Floor Fans

Both ceiling fans and floor fans can help to maximize your coolness in the house. For ceiling fans, change the setting to counterclockwise and set them at a higher speed. Not only does this help to pull the hot air up away from you and force the cooler air down, but it will also move a nice breeze through the room. Consider positioning a floor fan by an a/c vent to help the cooling of the house. Don’t worry, running fans congruently with your air conditioner will not increase your electric bill. Fans only cost about one penny an hour to run but make all the difference in your comfort level!

4. Rethink Chore Time

Our household appliances produce heat while in use. Consider running your dishwasher in the evening before you go to bed. Opt to grill out or use a slow cooker/InstantPot instead of the oven. Instead of throwing your clothes in the dryer, hang them out on a line. Not only will you save on heat and energy, but your clothes will smell fresh too!

5. A/C Efficiency

It is important to have your air conditioning unit serviced and cleaned regularly for optimum functionality. Our friends at James Thomas Heating & Cooling also suggest installing a programmable thermostat. The beauty of these programmable units is they allow you to set the times and temperatures to maximize your energy use. It is recommended to set your thermostat 2-7 degrees higher or lower while you are away from the house or sleeping. Have your thermostat begin cooling or heating your home about 30-60 minutes prior to your arrival or waking. You determine the number of degrees difference by the ability of your unit to adjust the temperature in your home in the 30-60 minute window. If you purchase a “smart” programmable thermostat, then you can access your thermostat via your smart phone and make adjustments to your predetermined schedule as needed. Mr. James Thomas also encourages his customers to change their air filters regularly to keep your units performing at their highest efficiency.

6. Bed Time

In the summer, change your sheets to a high thread count cotton set. Cotton materials breathe better and stay cooler. You should also change out your comforter to a nice lightweight option. If you really want to stay cool, place your pillow in the freezer for about 20 minutes before bedtime!

7. Upgrade your ideas

Lightbulbs put off a lot of energy especially if they are incandescent bulbs. When you switch your bulbs to fluorescent, not only will you save on energy costs, but they will also put out less heat. Remember to turn off your lights while you aren’t in the room.


8. Landscape

Plant trees or vines near your windows to help shade your home from those strong sun rays. Consider purchasing fast growing arbors that have a thick canopy and place them on the South and West facing sides of your home. Not only will your trees provide much-welcomed shade, but they can also increase the value of your home!

9. Insulate

How thick is your current insulation? If your attic is not well insulated, you may be losing all of your cool air right out of your roof! Add an extra layer of insulation in your attic and don’t forget to insulate and add weather-stripping to the attic door.


10. Get low

We all know that heat rises, so make yourself comfortable by spending time on the lower floors of your house or better yet, the basement! If you live in a one-story house, consider moving your mattress off the high bed frames and onto the floor

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The Ultimate Guide to Independence Day in North Georgia

Celebrate the 4th in the North…Georgia that is!

Nathan Fitts & Team are proud to be Americans and live in the land of the Free in the Home of the Brave. We have pulled together an Ultimate Guide to your Independence Day celebrations in North Georgia. As you celebrate with picnics, parades, sparklers, friends, family, and fireworks, take a moment to give thanks to all the men and women that have fought to defend our freedom that we get to enjoy each and every day. God Bless America!

Blairsville June 30th Boat Parade on Lake Nottely

The great folks at Lake Nottely Marina invite both spectators and boaters to join in the fun for the annual Boat Parade from 12pm-1: 30 PM. You can decorate in any theme and creativity is encouraged. Make sure to arrive early so you can secure your spot along the shoreline and at the Marina.

July 4th at Meeks Park

At dusk on Wednesday, July 4th the skies in Blairsville will explode with color as the annual firework display begins in beautiful Meeks Park. Come early for a picnic in the park and enjoy hiking trails, two playgrounds, a creek to splash in, and a kinetic art sculpture throughout the park. Across the street, the First United Methodist Church will have music, BBQ, and children’s activities.

July 4th at Woody Gap, Suches

Surrounded by the Chattahoochee National Forest, the small unincorporated town of Suches, just south of Blairsville, pulls out all the stops for your 4th of July celebrations. Sponsored by the Volunteer Fire Department in the Suches, the community invites everyone to gather at Woody Gap School as early as 5:30 pm. Prior to the fireworks display at dark, there will be hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream and more for sale at the concession stand. The Gaddistown Homemakers will even be on hand for a fun rubber duck race!

July 4th at Vogel State Park

Independence Day at Vogel State Park provides summertime fun for the entire family. Georgia’s most beloved State Park begins the day with a special flag raising celebration at 8:30 am and family activities all day long. Enjoy a picnic overlooking Lake Trahlyta and work off your lunch with a walk down to Trahlyta Falls. Drop a line in Wolf Creek or pitch a tent and enjoy an evening under the stars. There will be a special concert by Wyatt Espalin at the Lake Pavilion from 8-9pm.

Blue Ridge June 29th & 30th Independence Day – Lake Blue Ridge Style

Who doesn’t love a good fireworks show? Who doesn’t love a day on the lake? Get the best of both worlds on the last weekend in June on Lake Blue Ridge. Get a jump start on your Independence Day celebrations on Friday, June 29th at 8:30 pm with the annual Lake Blue Ridge Boat Parade. Decorate your boat and join in on the boat parade or secure a spot-on land to watch the festivities. On the evening of Saturday, June 30th a firework spectacular over Lake Blue Ridge will dazzle you from land or boat.

Popular viewing locations include the Lake Blue Ridge Dam, Lake Blue Ridge Marina, Tammen Park, and Morganton Point Campground.

July 4th Blue Ridge Freedom 5K and 10K

Celebrate your American freedom with a big breath of mountain air and the feeling of accomplishment after you complete the 5k or 10k foot race. Downtown Blue Ridge welcomes racers decked out in red, white, and blue to enjoy the scenic race route and celebrate at the post-race party with a big glass of sweet tea or lemonade, music, watermelon, and more!

Ellijay July 4th Fireworks and Parade in Downtown Ellijay

This Independence Day enjoy a glorious day in Ellijay! The River Street Parking lot opens at 10 am with food, vendors, and live music. Dine on the Square and peruse the cute shops while you wait for the parade to roll through town at 6 pm. The day comes to a perfect conclusion with a firework display delighting both the young and young at heart.

July 4th Star Wars Movie at Top of Falls

Fireworks not really your thing? Channel your inner Hans Solo or Princess Leia and enjoy an outdoor movie at the top of Amicalola Falls. The Original Star Wars movie will begin at 8:30 pm and concessions will be available.

Hiawassee July 4th Fireworks at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds knows good music and this Fourth of July won’t disappoint! Local favorites, Raven and Red will play a special concert at 6 pm. This toe-tapping bluegrass, country, and an acoustic group will lift your spirits and fill your soul with their beautiful harmonies. When darkness falls, the mountain skies will light up with a Fireworks

Extravaganza! July 4th Cookout And Fireworks Show

Brasstown Valley Resort pulls out all the stops this 4th of July! Beginning at 6:30 pm a Southern-style cookout will tickle your taste buds with classic favorites served up at the Sunset Pavilion. The children will enjoy getting their faces painted and jumping in a bounce castle. The rest of the family will enjoy playing horseshoes and participating in a pie eating contest! Yum! As the sun sets behind the mountains, the fireworks will explode in an amazing display.

4th of July Boat Parade on Lake Chatuge

Spend the day where the lake meets the mountains on Lake Chatuge. The annual boat parade begins at 10:30 am and all participating boats must display an American flag, but additional decorations are encouraged.

McCaysville June 29th McCaysville Fireworks

Delight in a magical firework display in the twin cities of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee. Excitement and patriotism will be evident throughout downtown regardless of the state line you view from. Families can enjoy a full-on street festival featuring live music, food, and vendors only to be made complete with a fair hosted by the First Baptist Church of McCaysville. Don’t fight for a parking space, just ride the Firecracker Express (Blue Ridge Scenic Railway) to and from downtown Blue Ridge to the twin cities.

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Top Summer Events in Blue Ridge GA

Freedom, Fast riding, and Flavor!

One of the best reasons to own a home in North Georgia is because there are so many great activities to keep you and your family entertained! From festivals to the arts and dining to shopping, the adventure never ends in Blue Ridge. Nathan Fitts & Team have created a round-up of some of the best events for you to enjoy this summer!


June 29th & 30th Independence Day – Lake Blue Ridge Style

Who doesn’t love a good fireworks show? Who doesn’t love a day on the lake? Get the best of both worlds on the last weekend in June on Lake Blue Ridge. Get a jump start on your Independence Day celebrations on Friday, June 29th at 8:30 pm with the annual Lake Blue Ridge Boat Parade. Decorate your boat and join in on the boat parade or secure a spot on land to watch the festivities. On the evening of Saturday, June 30th a firework spectacular over Lake Blue Ridge will dazzle you from land or boat. Popular viewing locations include the Lake Blue Ridge Dam, Lake Blue Ridge Marina, Tammen Park, and Morganton Point Campground.


July 4th Blue Ridge Freedom 5K and 10K

Celebrate your American freedom with a big breath of mountain air and the feeling of accomplishment after you complete the 5k or 10k foot race. Downtown Blue Ridge welcomes racers decked out in red, white, and blue to enjoy the scenic race route and celebrate at the post-race party with a big glass of sweet tea or lemonade, music, watermelon, and more!


August 17th & 18th Kiwanis RODEO!   

Get out your best boots and cowboy hat because it’s rodeo time! Enjoy watching bull riding, saddle bronco riding, calf roping, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, and other special events. The rodeo clown will have you laughing and there will be plenty of fun for the kiddos. Gates open at 6 pm and the show starts at 8 pm. A free shuttle will be available at the Fannin County Middle School. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the gate



August 25th Mercier Orchards Hard Cider & Beer Festival

Tap into the fun for Mercier Orchards first annual Hard Cider & Beer Festival on August 25th from 12pm-6pm. You’ll have the opportunity to sample 6 cider vendors and 5 breweries while listening to live music and enjoying games like cornhole and beer pong. Food trucks will be onsite and they’ll even have an electric bull! Any day is a great day to spend at Mercier’s, but you definitely won’t want to miss this inaugural event!


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