2023 FAIR
Aug. 18-26
History & Awards

History

In 1950, Towns County held its first annual Georgia Mountain Fair, which was a three-day agricultural exposition in the local high school recreation field. With just 2,000 attendees for the first fair alone, the event would soon exponentially grow, making the high school too small to host the event. By the 1970s, the Georgia Mountain Fair had nearly 100,000 people attending each year, and fair representatives decided that the event would need to be moved to a larger venue. With local support of the Towns County Lions Club, organizers purchased a large amount of land next to the picturesque Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee, Georgia, and in 1978, the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds hosted its first Georgia Mountain Fair.

Since its opening, the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds has served as the premier event venue for the North Georgia region. It serves as host to countless events including art festivals, world-class bluegrass, country gospel and rock ā€˜nā€™ roll performances, visiting conventions and dance shows. In addition, there are 189 camping and RV sites for overnight guests. These sites, which offer modern conveniences such as water, electricity, telephone and cable service, are open year-round and most offer spectacular views of Lake Chatuge. The Fairgrounds, or sections of the fairgrounds, are also available to be rented for private functions.

Awards

  • 2015 Marketing Award of Excellence For Georgia Agricultural Fairs Best Website Marketing
  • 2013 - Top 20 Events Georgia Mountain Fair
  • 2013 - Top 20 Events Georgia Mountain Fall Festival
  • 2008 - Best of Blue Ridge Country Magazine, Voted by the readers of Blue Ridge Country Magzine.
  • GEORGIA Magazine 2007 Readers' Choice Award - Favorite Annual Event
  • Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 events in the Southeast
  • 2000 American Bus Association - 100 Best in North America

Memberships

  • IAFE
  • Southeast Tourism Society
  • Northeast Georgia Mountain Travel Association
  • NICA (National Independent Concessionaires Association)
  • OABA (Outdoor Amusement Business Association)
  • Country Music Association
  • Florida Motorcoach Association
  • Alabama Motorcoach Association
  • Georgia Motorcoach Association
  • Tennessee Motorcoach Association
  • South Carolina Association

Event Forms

2023 Rhododendron Festival Vendor Application
2023 Rhododendron Festival Vendor Application
2023 Vendor Application - Appalachian Brew, Que, and Stew Festival
Appalachian Brew, Que, and Stew Festival 2023 Vendor Application
2023 Wine Fest Vendor Application
2023 Wine Fest Vendor Application
Memory Lane Car Show Registration 2023
Memory Lane Car Show Registration 2023
Name That Seat in Anderson Music Hall
Plein Aire Artist Entry Details
Plein Aire Artist Entry Details
Plein Aire Registration Form
Top of Georgia Plein Aire Festival Registration

Christmas Applications

2023 Christmas in Lights Vendor App
2023 Christmas in Lights Vendor App
Mountain Country Christmas Vendor Rules & Regulations
Mountain Country Christmas Vendor Rules & Regulations

American Made Music Fest Applications

2023 American Made Music Fest Vendor App
2023 American Made Music Fest Vendor App

Egg Fest Recipes

2012 Egg Fest Recipes (5/1/2012)
2012 Egg Fest Recipes
2013 Egg Fest Recipes (5/1/2013)
2013 Egg Fest Recipes
2014 Egg Fest Recipes (5/1/2014)
2014 Egg Fest Recipes
2015 Egg Fest Recipes (5/1/2015)
2015 Egg Fest Recipes
2016 Egg Fest Recipes (5/1/2016)
2015 Egg Fest Recipes
2017 Egg Fest Recipes (5/1/2017)
2015 Egg Fest Recipes
2018 Egg Fest Recipes (5/1/2018)
2015 Egg Fest Recipes
2019 Egg Fest Recipes (5/1/2019)
2019 Egg Fest Recipes
2021 Eggfest Recipes (7/23/2021)
2021 Eggfest Recipe File

Fair Catalogs

2023 Georgia Mountain Fair
2023 Georgia Mountain Fair Brochure

Fair Forms

2023 Georgia Mountain Fair Parade Application
2023 Georgia Mountain Fair Parade Application

Fall Fest Brochures

2023 Fall Festival
2023 Fall Festival Brochure