eorgia Mountain Fair
The Georgia Mountain Fair holds three yearly festivals, including the Rhododendron Festival in May, the Georgia Mountain Fair, July 21 - August 1, 2004 and the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival, October 8 - 17, 2004. From May through October it hosts several Super Star Concerts starring nationally known country music stars. For more information and a 2004 schedule of events call 706-896-4191 or visit www.georgia-mountain-fair.com.

Georgia Mountain Fair – Started in 1950, it is an enduring attraction held in late summer. Sponsored by the Towns County Lions Club, July 21 - August 1, 2004, the peaceful town of Hiawassee is transformed into the showplace of the Georgia Mountains. You'll experience everything from authentic mountain demonstrations, the historical way of life at the Pioneer Village, to good'ole mountain music. You'll have a blast at the carnival and take home a souvenir to remind you of the heart-felt friendly gathering that has represented arts and craft from over 44 states and 23 foreign countries..
Fall Festival – October 8 - 17, 2004 marks the opening of the Fall Festival, which includes the famous Georgia’s Official State Fiddler’s Convention. Enjoy 10 fun-filled days of kiddie rides, music shows, gospel, cloggers competitions and the fiddler's convention along with hundreds of arts and craft exhibits.
Country Music Superstar Concerts – Eleven big concerts of country music's great national stars. Come to the Anderson Music Hall at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds on selected Saturdays for two showings May through October.

Fred Hamilton Rhododendron Garden – Located within the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee, this famous rhododendron garden is the largest in the state with approximately 400 varieties and 2,000 plants. Open to the public year round, free of charge, the garden always has something blooming in spring: dogwoods, tulip magnolias, native azaleas, lady slippers, and trilliums in addition to the rhododendrons which bloom spring, summer, and into early fall.
The Rhododendron Festival is held in May with one of the largest collections of hybrid Rhododendrons in the state of Georgia. Planted along a mile long pine bark trail on the shores of beautiful Lake Chatuge. More than 3000 plants bloom from early April to late May. Folks, it's fun, it's unique and it's right here in the Georgia Mountains.

 
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