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Blairsville Butternut Creek Festival: A Celebration of the Arts and Crafts of the South

Updated: Jun 15, 2023

The Blairsville Butternut Creek Festival is a two-day event held in July in Blairsville, Georgia. This year it is being held on the 15th & 16th of July 2023 at Meeks Park. The festival features over 100 juried artists and crafters from all over the Southeast, showcasing their work in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, pottery, and more. If you are beginning to plan your stay we recommend you book as soon as possible since most places tend to be booked early. Be sure to look at Misty Mountain Inn and Cottages in Blairsville. We proudly offer a full service Bed & Breakfast as well as 6 cabin rentals. All in the Trackrock area.

The Butternut Creek Festival in Blairsville, Georgia has been designated as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society ten years running. We are excited to get this designation. The best events across the Southeast compete to receive the prestigious Top 20 designation and it means huge exposure for the Butternut Creek Festival. In addition to the arts and crafts, the festival also features live music, food vendors, and children's activities. The festival is a great way to spend a weekend in the North Georgia mountains, and it's a great opportunity to support local artists and craftspeople. And there is plenty to do after the festival, whether hiking, shopping or just looking around! For a consolidated of all things Blairsville be sure to check out our comprehensive Wanderlog trip planner for Blairsville.

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Plan Your Stay With Us!

Misty Mountain Inn & Cottages is just a few miles from Meeks Park in Blairsville. We are a family-owned and operated lodging icon, that offers a variety of accommodation options for your convenience. We offer 6 beautifully decorated, pet-friendly cottage-style rental cabins, 4 spacious suites in our romantic Bed & Breakfast, as well as a seasonal hiker hostel for guests who are seeking to Rest, Renew, and get their Trail on in the stunning North Georgia Mountains!

What to Expect at the Festival

The Blairsville Butternut Creek Festival is a family-friendly event that offers something for everyone. Here are just a few of the things you can expect at the festival

  • Over 100 artists and crafters: Browse and purchase handmade items from over 100 talented artists and crafters from all over the Southeast.

  • Live music: Enjoy live music from a variety of local and regional musicians throughout the weekend.

  • Food vendors: Sample delicious food from local restaurants and food trucks.

  • Children's activities: There are plenty of activities for kids of all ages, including face painting, games, and crafts.

Here are some tips for attending the festival

  • Come early: The festival is a popular event, so it's best to come early to avoid the crowds.

  • Bring comfortable shoes: You'll be doing a lot of walking, so it's important to wear comfortable shoes.

  • Bring sunscreen: The weather in the mountains can be unpredictable, so it's always a good idea to bring sunscreen.

  • Bring cash: There are ATMs on site, but it's always a good idea to bring cash in case they're not working.

  • Have fun! The Butternut Creek Festival is a great way to spend a weekend in the mountains. So relax, enjoy the music, and let loose.

How Much Does it Cost to Attend?

Admission to the festival is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and free for children under 12.

How Can I Get More Information?

For more information about the Blairsville Butternut Creek Festival, please visit the festival website:

I hope you enjoy the Blairsville Butternut Creek Festival! Bill & Sarah Walsh Misty Mountain Inn & Cottages

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