Octoberfest is Saturday, October 12th, inside the gates of Big Canoe. German bands and beer and many booths selling all kinds of crafts and art. Nearby Gibbs Gardens has its Japanese Maples Colorfest and Fall Concerts. October is festival season in North Georgia in Dahlonega, Ellijay, and Blue Ridge. The Apple Festival is in Ellijay and the surrounding area. Burt’s Pumpkin Farm is a popular destination for hay rides and pumpkins for Halloween. North Georgia Wineries are wonderful in the Fall with music and wine tastings. October is a fantastic time to stay with us in Big Canoe and experience the Fall festivals of the North Georgia Mountains.