Karla’s Korner: GA Apple Festival, What You Need to Know!

Community, FYNTV, Gilmer County Chamber

There are six festivals going on along the 515 corridor this weekend! Get the inside scoop regarding all things Georgia Apple Festival and more from Karla!

The 2016 Apple Festival came close to breaking all time attendance records. People tend to complain about the “Apple Festival Traffic,” however it’s really the “Fall Festival” traffic. There has been a phenomenal plan in the last two or three years to improve the local traffic and keep it moving.

The Apple Festival parking situation has gotten so much better too! The shuttle service from downtown to the fairgrounds is the way to go! Shuttle locations are all over town and can be found on the Chamber website or the Apple Festival site.

The food is the best part of the festival. Explore Georgia has ranked the Apple Festival one of the top food festivals in the state. We have four apple orchards that set up at the festival.

-Payment for the parking goes to a great cause ($5.00)
-The admission fee is only ($5.00) to the festival.
-There is no fee for the downtown festival.
-They DO NOT recommend bringing pets. But, there is a designated “doggie daycare” for $5.00.
-There are multiple kids activities: camel rides, pony rides, the train that goes around, face painting, bungee trampoline, etc.
-The 5k Race will be held Saturday morning. (Oct 14)
-The Apple Festival Parade will be held the following Sat. (Oct 21)


Special thanks to the Gilmer Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring the segment!


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