Welcome to official page of the Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival in Blue Ridge, Georgia September 15 – 17th , 2016
Presented by the Blue Ridge Lodging Association and The Fannin County Chamber of Commerce
Thursday 9/15/2016 5:30pm-7pm
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Business
After Hours & Festival Kick Off
Willow Creek Falls
Friday 9/16/2016 7pm-9pm
Downtown Blues Crawl, Downtown Blue Ridge
Saturday 9/17/2016 12pm-9pm
Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival
Downtown Blue Ridge City Park
Downtown Blue Ridge sets the stage as a fantastic back drop and venue location for a perfect early fall event. The leaves start to change with cooler days and crisp evenings that invite outdoor activities! The sounds of Blues music and the sweet smell of BBQ from local and regional cookers will fill the air as families and groups of friends enjoy this unique setting and event. $5 Admission, 12 & under FREE
A portion of all net proceeds will benefit Open Arms of Blue Ridge.
Please visit their website to learn more about this wonderful organization fighting childhood hunger one backpack at a time.
BLUES CRAWL: Start the weekend off right Friday September 11th, at 7:00 pm with our Blue Ridge Blues Crawl in downtown Blue Ridge. Crawl through 8 different restaurants enjoying live music, food, and drinks as we celebrate the start of our Blues Weekend in the mountains.
GET INTO THE FESTIVAL FREE: Pick up your Official Blues & BBQ Festival Rack Card from your Blue Ridge lodging provider, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce or participating Crawl restaurant. Carry it with you on Friday night as you Crawl. Get all 8 stars punched and you can get into the Blues & BBQ Festival free the next day.
FESTIVAL FOOD & DRINKS: Come hungry! The festival will include over 10 local and regional vendors serving their BBQ style culinary delights. Wash down that tasty BBQ with a Cold Bud Light, Local Craft Beer, Wine, Coke or Dasani water… NO COOLERS, PETS, OR SMOKING will be permitted in the festival.
PLAN A WEEKEND GETAWAY! Visit our member page to secure lodging and be sure to mention that you are attending the event. Several lodging members will be offering specials and packages for guests attending the festival!
Uniquely positioned in the heart of the North Georgia Mountains, Blue Ridge is convenient to numerous outdoor activities and only 90 minutes from Atlanta, GA. Blue Ridge is recognized as an outdoor lover’s paradise with more adventure options than one day or one year could satisfy. September is a great time to bring the music and feast on BBQ from all around the Southeast.
Directions to the BRLA Blues and BBQ Festival From Metro Atlanta and Atlanta International Airport Terminal:
- Take I-75 North.
- Merge on to I-575 North (Canton).
- I-575 becomes Hwy 515 at the Georgia Mountain Parkway at the Cherokee – Pickens County border (Ball Ground).
- Continue on Hwy 515 for 55 miles to Blue Ridge.
- Turn Right at the Burger King restaurant.
- Turn right on West Main Street.
- Parking is available throughout Downtown Blue Ridge and Festival is located at the corner of West Main and Church Street.
Thanks to our 2015 Event Sponsors!
Eagle Rock Distributing Company representing Budweiser, Bud Light, LandShark, Lime-A-Ritas, Fannin Brewing, Jekyll Brewing, Red Hare Brewing and Copa Wines.
We ALL look forward to having y’all as our guest in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia this fall, and for many more years to come!
For Vendor, Sponsor or Volunteer opportunities please contact us at support @ stayinblueridge.com
Please Remember No Coolers, Smoking or Pets allowed inside the festival.
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