North GA Hosts Blue Ribbon Biscuit & Bluegrass Fest

It just doesn’t get much better than this: fabulous toe-tapping bluegrass music with a side of fluffy, warm biscuits, in the beautiful surroundings of the north Georgia mountains. Mark your calendars, because the 2nd Annual Blue Ribbon Biscuit and Bluegrass Festival is back in Sautee Nacoochee, GA on Saturday, March 26, 2016. If you’re a fan of bluegrass and biscuits—and frankly we don’t know anyone who isn’t!—this is a day you won’t want to miss. Starting at 11:00 in the morning, you can savor delicious homemade biscuits made by Sweetwater Coffeehouse and Cimmi’s Café, while you listen to the sounds … Continue reading

Helen, GA 27th Annual Trout Tournament

Anglers, mark your calendars for this fun and challenging event, Saturday, March 26, 2016. Not only can you enjoy a day fishing on a gorgeous stretch of river, but your catch could be worth up to $1000! The Helen Chamber of Commerce, sponsors for the 27th Annual Trout Tournament, will be stocking the stretch of the Chattahoochee River that flows through town with hundreds of pounds of trout. The DNR will be adding trout as well, so the river will literally be teeming with fish just waiting for you to snag them. Anglers of all ages are welcome to participate … Continue reading

North Georgia Mountains Host Wine Highway Weekends

We look forward to spring for many wonderful reasons, one of the most enjoyable being the annual Georgia Wine Highway Weekends. These are the perfect pairings of tastings and beautiful drives, and they’re happening in 2016 on the last two weekends in March. Georgia has a rich and long history in wine. Back in 1900, it was the fifth largest producer of wines in the nation. However various laws and prohibition put the brakes on the business, which really didn’t return until the 1980’s. Now the state is awash in growers and producers, many in the northern mountains. To celebrate … Continue reading

Take A Break At North Georgia’s Sweetwater Coffeehouse

With a prominent location on Highway 17 in Sautee Nacoochee, Sweetwater Coffeehouse gets a lot of notice. But it’s the great coffee, food and service that’s responsible for the faithful following it has. We count ourselves among its fans. Just minutes from Lucille’s, the shop has been serving the area for more than 22 years and has become a mainstay of our mountain community. If you’re someone who loves nothing better than a great cup of coffee or tea, this is your place. The coffeehouse buys only certified organic and fair or direct trade coffee and teas. Its lemonade is … Continue reading