The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
plays host to several popular annual events including the Georgia Mountain EggFest, Appalachian Wine & Jazz Festival, Georgia Mountain Fair, the Superstar Concert Series, the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival and Georgia’s Official State Fiddler’s Convention. Click here for information about all of the upcoming
Click here for information about all of the upcoming Georgia Mountain Fairground Events
The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds are located along the shores of beautiful Lake Chatuge in the north Georgia mountain community of Hiawassee and is only two hours from Atlanta, Greenville, Asheville and Chattanooga. The Fairgrounds offer a wide-variety of unique venues, and beautiful year-round camping facilities.
The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds has a number of venues:
• Anderson Music Hall - 2,900-seat theatre for musical events
• Exhibit Hall
• Hamilton Rhododendron Gardens
• Pioneer Village
• Hiawassee Garden Club Building
• Craft Booths
• Outdoor Amphitheatre
Click here for more information about these Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds Venues
Scattered throughout the fairgrounds are 189 camping and RV sites that offer modern conveniences such as water, electricity, telephone and cable service. There are 92 sites in the first area and 97 paved sites, open year-round, in the second area. Most sites offer beautiful views of Lake Chatuge, and campers can take advantage of the fairgrounds’ many amenities including two playgrounds, a boat ramp, two tennis courts, paved playing courts, shaded picnic tables and the Hamilton Rhododendron Gardens. Reservations can be made by calling (706) 896-4191.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.
The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds plays host to several popular annual events including the Georgia Mountain EggFest, Appalachian Wine & Jazz Festival, Georgia Mountain Fair, the Superstar Concert Series, the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival and Georgia’s Official State Fiddler’s Convention. 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.