|Fall in Clay County|
The mountains turn to reds and golds, and the weather starts to cool down, making fall one of the most beautiful times of the year. Check out some local pictures right here. Every September locals and visitors alike enjoy the concerts at the John C. Campbell Folk School and plays performed by the Licklog Players at the Peacock Playhouse, or a beautiful evening ride on Lake Chatuge.
September is the annual Tractor Parade , 4-H event & celebrate agriculture history along with the Clay County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo on the Square in downtown Hayesville. The Bussiness Expo is an opportunity to see what our local businesses have to offer.
The end of October is the annual Punkin Chunkin Festival sponsored by the Clay County Chamber of Commerce. This is a 3 day fun-filled event with over 50 crafters, food, live music and entertainment, chilli cook-off, anything punkin bake-off and of course chunkin those punkins. The Punkin Chunkin is a sanctioned event in which teams build a machine, similar to a trebuchet or catapult. The winning team is the one that can launch their pumpkin the longest distance.Check out some pictures & videos right here.
While you are in the area enjoying the fall colors you may want to visit several of our Vineyards around the Lake Chatuge area. Just east of Hayesville you can find the "Eagle Forks Vineyard" and south of Hayesville in Young Harris you can stop by "Crane Creek Vineyard". You can hear an interview with these 2 Vineyards right here.
On October 31st come to the Square and participate in our annual "Halloween around the Square".