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Highlander Gallery

Come to Historic Downtown Murphy to
the Highlander Gallery we have Great Art and Fine Crafts...
33 Valley River Avenue, Historic Downtown Murphy

Lexi the Leaf Watching Hound

Information to help you plan the right time to come for the leaf season, in both the Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains.

Lexi the "Leaf Watch Hound" of the Mountains

Happening in the Mountains this week...

Highlander Gallery in Historic Downtown Murphy

Hiawassee, Georgia
Georgia Mountain Fall Festival
at the Georgia Mtn Fairground
Friday, Oct 9th - Saturday, Oct 17th
10 am to 8pm

Look forward to the 2015 Fall Festival. With its mild temperatures and beautiful scenery there is no better place to be than the North Georgia Mountains in the fall.

Each October, the 9-day event features exciting musical performances, Arts & Craft vendors, educational demonstrations, a flower show and the ever-popular Georgia's Official State Fiddlers' Convention.

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Blairsville, Georgia
Blairsville Sorghum Festival
Sat & Sun, October 10th & 11th
Sat & Sun, October 17th & 18th

Murphy Art Walk by the Valley River Art Guild

Celebrate the Art of Sorghum Syrup Making! Arts/Crafts, Greased Pole Climbin', Log Sawin', Live Music, Face Painting, Vendors.

October 10th & 17th - 8pm Traditional Square Dance

October 10th 11am - Sorghum Parade downtown on the square in Blairsville

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Arts in in the Park Festival in Blue Ridge GeorgiaBlue Ridge, Georgia
BRMAA - Fall Arts in the Park
Saturday, October 10th
Sunday, October 11th
10am to 5pm

Join us for the Fall Arts in the Park festival in the Downtown City Park in Blue Ridge, GA. Enjoy nearly 100 fine art and fine craft artists, delicious food, and mother nature's colorful array of Fall splendor.

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Chimney Rock, North Carolina
What's Your View? Fall Photo Contest
Now through November 27th

Chimney Rock...What's Your View, Fall Photo Contest

The grinning faces of your children, a friend hamming it up at Devil's Head or a stunning shot of a double rainbow over Lake Lure could win you a two-day Hickory Nut Gorge getaway with annual passes to Chimney Rock, an overnight stay at the Esmeralda Inn, lunch at the Old Rock Café and more. Hosted by Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, the "Chimney Rock: What's Your View?" photo contest launched September 7 with alluring prizes to capture the imagination of Park visitors and area photographers.

There's no fee to submit your photo to the contest for a chance to win, but all photographs must be taken inside the Park between September 7 and November 27, 2015. The contest welcomes both amateur and professional photographers to submit up to three photos per person via social media or email. The deadline to submit online or postmark date your mailed entry is November 27, 2015.

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Arts in in the Park Festival in Blue Ridge GeorgiaChimney Rock, North Carolina
Beats, Burgers & Brews at the Old Rock Café
Friday, October 10th - Duici Ellenberger
Saturday, October 11th - Blissing
6pm to 8pm

After leaf peeping, relax outdoors to the beat of bluegrass, Americana, folk, blues or other genres while enjoying a regional craft brew or glass of wine on our riverside deck. Talented local musicians and singer-songwriters liven up the scene on Friday & Saturday evenings in October at this popular burger joint in Chimney Rock Village.

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Blue Ridge Georgia
Blue Ridge Community Theater Presents...Steel Magnolias
Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun,  through October 18th ~ 7:30pm to 10pm

Steel Magnolias at the Blue Ridge Community TheaterTruvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies, who are "anybody", come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser,; an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby, is about to marry a "good ole boy."

Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions. The sudden realization of their mortality, when tragedy hits draws on the underlying strength-and love-which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad. (PG-13)

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Scottish Tartan Museum Raffle...

Stained Glass Window Raffle

The Stained Glass Window
designed by What a Pane

Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $12.00

Winner will be chosen at the end of October.

Tartan Quilt


All Tartans Lead to Scotland
The Tartan Quilt, 60 x 90
Tickets are 6 for $5.00

Winner will be chosen January 2016

Raffle tickets may be purchased by phone, via credit card.  A minimum of 10.00 of tickets must be purchased to use a credit cards.

Phone number is 828.524.7472
Mailing address is 86 East Main Street Franklin, NC 28734.


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