Best Ways To Enjoy Fall In Georgia


Fall is a time for great transformation, a time when the world shifts into a surreal, multicolored landscape that provides us humans one last chance to get outside before the crush of winter forces us indoors until Spring. It’s the start of the holiday season, the end of the year, and the beginning of doing life’s dance all over again. 

One of the absolute best places in the country to experience the magic of fall is in the great state of Georgia. This beautiful state’s stately hardwood forests, dynamic geography, and rich culture make it the perfect place to absorb this incredible season. 

Fall has a preciously short window to enjoy all of its wonders, but not to worry. At Open Road, we’ve compiled a list of some of the absolute best ways to enjoy fall in Georgia:

  1. Apple Festival of Ellijay (North Georgia)
  2. Georgia Mountain Fall Festival 
  3. Georgia National Fair 
  4. A Fall Supercar Tour

Can’t wait for fall to finally arrive? Neither can we!

Georgia Apples

Apple Festival of Ellijay

One of the best things about fall is the seasonal eats that define the seasons. 

No, we’re not just talking about Pumpkin Spice latte’s, but local, seasonal specialties like apples. The fertile grounds of North Georgia are one of the premier apple-growing regions in the country, and the Apple Festival of Ellijay is the perfect place to enjoy a perfect fall experience. 

Taking place over two weekends in October (9-10 & 16-17, 2021) the Apple Festival of Ellijay is chock full of vendors selling everything apple, and everything country. From apple pie eating contests to demonstrations on how to build the perfect thanksgiving apple pie; everything about this family-friendly experience screams both fall and Georgia. 

This is a don’t miss event!

A daredevil goes upside down on a tall spinning trapeze high in the air.

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival

Equal parts fall wonder, and Southern culture collides for nine days every October (Oct. 8-16, 2021) in the tiny town of Hiawassee at the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival

Hosting such events as the Southern Fiddlers Convention, Hiawassee is the epicenter of true country and bluegrass music. From a unique flower show to nearly endless rows of vendors selling everything from handmade goods to incredible fall-themed food; the Georgia Mountain Festival is a feast for the fall senses. 

Best of all, for only $12 you get to experience all of this fall goodness in a beautiful Georgia mountain town – including concerts by some of the country and bluegrass legends like Tracy Lawrence, Pam Tillis, Neal McCoy, and Lee Greenwood.

Carnival rides in Georgia on a cloudy day.

Georgia National Fair

Taking place every October in the quintessential Southern town of Perry; the Georgia National Fair is everything you could ever ask for in a fall activity. 

Sure, there’s plenty of traditional fair goodness like deep friend fall treats, livestock competitions, and vertigo-inducing rides to be found at the Georgia National Fair. What really sets this fair apart from the rest is its fall timing (October 7 – 17, 2021) and emphasis on the Georgia Living fine arts competitions, and experiences. From creative writing to ceramics – both youths and adults are offered a wide variety of competitions to show off their creative side. 

The Georgia National Fair is a perfect chance to enjoy the last throws of good weather. Throw on a sweater and come experience the fair and its nightly fireworks for yourself. 

Two supercars in the Chattahoochee National Forest

A Fall Supercar Tour

One of the best things about the fall in Georgia is the melange of colors that burst out of its hardwood forests for a short few weeks and what better way to experience this splendor than in a bonafide supercar with Open Road!

If this sounds too good to be true, you can stop pinching yourself because the team at Open Road wants to put you in a supercar to drive on some of the best roads in Georgia. Not only are we ready to toss you the keys to a screaming supercar, but we’re going to give you a firsthand tour through some of the most beautiful fall landscapes in the country. From soaring granite peaks to raging rivers; you’ll have a chance to see the ethereal transformation of this beautiful slice of the country firsthand

Some of the finest roads in the country, surrounded by some of the most surreal and beautiful landscapes? Can you think of a better way to spend a beautiful fall day? Neither can we. 

Sensory Overload In The Best Way Possible  

Open Road offers a true feast for the senses that will give you an experience that you will never forget. Not only will your eyes drink in the true beauty of the Georgia landscape at the best time of the year, but you’ll feel, and hear the visceral rush of a machine that was designed to stir your soul. For a feast of the senses experience, you simply can’t beat fall in Georgia with Open Road. 

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