Donna Yates, Move 2 North Blue Ridge Gone Wild!

Blue Ridge Gone Wild!

 The 8th Annual Wildlife and Nature Art Festival and Outdoor Expo is coming to Blue Ridge on September 15 and 16th.  This is one of the largest wildlife art festivals in North Georgia drawing more than 7000 people last year, thanks to the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association.

Experts in hiking, fly fishing, horseback riding, rafting, and biking will be available to  provide information in these areas.  The festival will have a wildlife or nature theme and cater to the outdoor enthusiast.  There will be many award winning artists on hand along with local participants such as:

The expo will take place in the railroad park in downtown Blue Ridge and on West First Street.  The festival is free and the hours are Saturday, 10:00 - 5:00 p.m and Sunday, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Call 706-632-2144 for more information.

Take a walk on the wild side!  (Please do not feed bears).



Donna Yates, Realtor with Mountain Investments of North Georgia in Blue Ridge will help you find "your mountain investment".  "There's no place like home" in the North Georgia Mountains.  Visit Donnat at: for great mountain properties for sale, real estate tips and advice and more.


Donna Yates
Associate Broker, GRI
706-633-0644 Mobile
Serving North Georgia Mountains and Metro
Metro Brokers - Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
706-515-7500 Office







Comment balloon 6 commentsDonna Yates • September 06 2007 07:26AM


Donna, what a gorgeous area! I am so in love with the "Makers" wildlife and natural beauty. I have never been fly fishing! I usually catch a fish, remove the hook and send them on their way. I then go eat at Landry's Seafood here in the Woodlands, Texas. If you have a wonderful vacation package idea I would love to hear it. I'm about to run away for awhile. Thank you for your support. Deb
Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 12 years ago
Debra:  I'll research the vacation options for you but don't know of anything right off.  Most people come to the mountains "free wheeling" it, I guess you could say.  There's plenty to do with all the festivals, shopping, and recreation choices so most people just come and do whatever they feel like doing at the time.  Relaxing of course is another huge past time for people to do in our mountains.  I will direct you to the Fannin County Chambe of Commerce though.  They have lots of great ideas and information.  Just google on Fannin County Georiga Chamber of Commerce.  I love that you remove the hook and let the fish go!!!  That's the only way I could really fish. Thanks for your comment. 
Posted by Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains (BHGRE - Metro Brokers) almost 12 years ago
Donna - You don't have to ask me twice not to feed the bears! Sounds like great fun.
Posted by Tom Plant ( almost 12 years ago
Tom:  I doubt seriously that anyone will actually see a bear because it is extremely rare, but out hiking or camping, one never knows.  We do have to remind kind hearted, well meaning folks not to feed the wild animals and especially, not to leave food or garbage out when camping.  We did have a couple renting a cabin once, and a bear was peeking in through a window.  Turns out they left food outside and the bear was just wanting to eat.  I guess he was a little curious about the humans inside the cabin. No harm done.
Posted by Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains (BHGRE - Metro Brokers) almost 12 years ago
Hi Donna thanks for the heads up. Trying to talk Robin into going on sunday, sounds like fun.
Posted by Keith Perry, REALTOR - West Metro Atlanta (Coldwell Banker) almost 12 years ago
Keith and Robin:  Have a great time if you can make it.  I hope the weather will continue to be nice.  I noticed on my drive back from Paulding county today that some of the leaves are already turning color.  The festival is in downtown Blue Ridge so maybe you'll get a chance to visit some of the great shops along Main Street. 
Posted by Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains (BHGRE - Metro Brokers) almost 12 years ago

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