Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The 2010 Georgia Apple Festival and Accommodations

Are you ready for the crisp fall air, freshly plucked apples, and the 2010 Georgia Apple Festival? We sure are! The festival is held in Ellijay, Georgia on the Lions Club Fairgrounds on the weekend of October 9th and 10th as well as the weekend of October 16th and 17th. Each festival day starts at 9am with free parking and $5.00 admission (children under 10 free). The festival features 300 unique and distinct vendors ranging from Arts & Crafts to Food to Apple Growers to a Children’s Section to Community Service. Want to take a peek? Visit this link: Vendors http://www.georgiaapplefestival.org/vendors.asp

Accommodations for the festival are offered by The Villas at Coosawattee River Resort which is minutes from the festival and located in a beautiful gated resort. The cabin, villa, and A-frame units are one, two, and three bedroom, some of which feature jacuzzi hot tubs, lofts, river views, and mountain scenes. The resort features amenities exclusive for The Villas' guests and for all ages & interests including six breath-taking river parks, a state-of-the art fitness facility, three pools including a Junior Olympic indoor heated pool, sunning decks, tennis courts, river-side picnicking pavilions & camping with fire pits, fully stocked fishing pond, playgrounds, putt-putt golf, The Coosawattee Library, a dog park, the Teen Center for family fun, and so much more!

The Villas is offering an Apple Festival Special: 3 nights for the price of 2! Yes, you read that correctly. 3 nights for the price of 2! With the special, check-in is Friday at 4:00 PM with check-out on Monday at 10:00 AM. A one night non- refundable deposit is required at the time of reservations. Cancellations are accepted without additional charge if completed more than 7 days prior to check-in. For more information or to make reservations call (706) 276-1075 between 8am & 5pm EST or email crravillas@crra.biz with the unit type, check-in & check-out dates, and the number of guests (adults & children). Be sure to mention the Apple Festival Special with the inquiry.

Why does Georgia celebrate apples anyway? In the early 1900′s cotton was a large part of Georgia’s economy, but by the 1920’s the boll weevil beetle arrived and practically ruined the cotton industry. Apple orchards saved the day for Georgia, and Gilmer County, by bolstering the economy. In the early 1970’s, Georgia started celebrating the apple for saving the local economy during the hard times created by the loss of the cotton crops.

Come on out to Ellijay, Georgia this October and celebrate the almighty apple! Enjoy the mountain air, fun times, and fall festivities. To top it off, stay at The Villas at Coosawattee River Resort and enjoy the resort with all its amenities as well as its close proximity to the Apple Festival. Be sure to take advantage of The Villas’ 3 nights for 2 special. See you at the festival y’all!

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