Pottery and Agriculture Festival in Cleveland

This year, the 12th Annual Agri-Fest Country Market and 9th Annual “Pottery Comes to Town” Show and Sale will be in downtown Cleveland on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9am-3pm.  Browse the fresh plants and veggies at the farmer’s market while enjoying some local live music. Make friends with some cuddly farm animals or buy locally made arts and crafts. But whatever you do, don’t miss the “Pottery Comes to Town” portion of the event, hosted by the Helen Arts and Heritage Center. This is a regional gathering of the best of the southeast’s potters.  It’s a truly unique opportunity … Continue reading

Freeze Cream is Helen’s New Healthy Dessert Option

Nothing says “dog days of summer” quite like July in the South. Thankfully, it’s also National Ice Cream month, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a huge *roll*  (not scoop!) of freeze cream. Freeze Cream is a new, game-changing shop in downtown Helen that will have you coming back for more.  Freeze Cream caters to the individual. If you need an alternative base to the traditional dairy, no problem–Freeze Cream has almond milk and coconut milk bases. They also have gluten-free, dye-free, sugar-free, nut-free and vegan options. Their fillings are wholesome, simple ingredients that don’t have a … Continue reading

A Slice of History in North Georgia Mountains

Once dubbed, “The Little Pink Cottage,” Clarkesville’s Maudlin House and Gardens is a crown jewel of north Georgia. The property, listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, was built in the late nineteenth century as a home for A.M. Maudlin and his wife. It was later passed down to Maudlin’s son Oscar, and a millinery shop was added for his wife Margaret who created and sold hats.  The property has undergone changes over the course of its history, but until 1990 it had remained occupied by the descendants of the original owners. When it was deeded to the city … Continue reading

Yonah Mountain Vineyards Celebrates 10 years of Crush Fest

If you’ve never done a grape-stomp before, you won’t want to miss the chance at this year’s Crush Fest hosted by Yonah Mountain Vineyards. On August 24, thousands of folks from all around the region will flock to this wine-growing hub for a chance to participate in this traditional method of wine-making.  The rolling hills of north Georgia are the perfect environment for Yonah Mountain Vineyards signature red wine, Genesis, now in it’s tenth edition. The vineyard has also made significant upgrades since last year, including a massive solar panel array, the first of it’s kind at a Georgia winery. … Continue reading

Take the Road Less Travelled at Sunburst Adventures

Part of what draws visitors to the northeast Georgia mountains year after year is the beautiful mountain scenery. And what better way to explore that scenery than from horseback? At Sunburst Adventures in Clarkesville, GA, you can connect with nature in a unique way while exploring the over 1,000 acres of forested trails in the Chattahoochee National Forest.  Sunburst Adventures has several packages that allow any level of rider to have the best experience. Only have an hour or two to spare? No problem. The Moonshine Still Ride is 1 hour and takes you through the breathtaking scenery of the … Continue reading