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Festivals

THE BUTTERNUT CREEK FESTIVAL IS:

  • July 15-16 2023
  • A two day family-oriented fine craft and art show in Meeks Park. Featuring great musical entertainment,  live art demonstrations and plenty of good food.
  • An opportunity for local artists and craftsmen to sell and share their works with the general public in a pleasant and inviting setting.
  • An event where all applicants are juried, limiting participation to 80 – 85 of the best to ensure quality and diversity.
  • An opportunity to bring between 10,000 – 14,000 visitors to our community each year, resulting in increased business opportunities. Over 35% of festival visitors come from outside the local area.
  • A partnership between High Country Artisans, Inc. and the Union County Recreation Department, Union County Middle School Art Program, Union County Woody Gap School Art Program, the Union County Senior Center and the Union County Library.

THE BLAIRSVILLE SCOTTISH FESTIVAL & HIGHLAND GAMES ARE:

 

  • June 10-11 2023
  • A two-day event with activities for all ages.
  • An event featuring Scottish athletes, family clans, bagpipes and drums and traditional musicians.

Video highlight of Scottish Festival

  • An event offering athletics such as caber toss, shot put, and hammer throw games.
  • An opportunity for the community to experience vendors with traditional Scottish wares, clothing and food.
  • An opportunity for families to display their family tartan while participating in events.
  • A chance for kids to play a kid-friendly version of Scottish games.
  • An opportunity to bring between 12,000 – 17,000 visitors to our community each year, resulting in increased business opportunities. Over 35% of festival visitors come from outside the local area.

 

 


THE SORGHUM FESTIVAL IS:

 

  • Oct0ber  14-15 and October 21-22 2023
  • An annual event that has fifty (50) years history in Blairsville, GA
  • An opportunity for folks to see how sorghum syrup is made.
  • A full festival experience complete with opening parade, traditional square dance, greased pole climbing, and log sawwing.
  • A live music venue with arts & crafts vendors.

 

 

 


 

Announcements

NOTICES

There will be a CALLED MEETING of the Union County Commission on
Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. located at 65 Courthouse Street,
Blairsville, Georgia in Courtroom A.

The purpose of this meeting will be the adoption of the proposed revisions to the Union County Code of Ordinances pertaining to Chapter 10, Article III, Section 10-80(A)(2) addressing Temporary Special Event Licenses for the sale of alcohol and Chapter 38, Article III, Section 38-51 addressing Tattoo and Body Piercing Establishments along with the adoption of the proposed Commercial Firing Range Facilities Ordinance. No other business will be conducted.

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NOTICES OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES

At a Called Meeting scheduled for November 30, 2023 at 5:00pm, Union County Government will be adopting the proposed revisions to Chapter 10, Article III, Section 10-80(A)(2) related to Temporary Special Event Licenses for the sale of alcohol.

The final draft of this Ordinance will be available on the website and hard copies will be available in the Union County Commissioner’s Office and in the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court no later than Friday, November 10, 2023.

The following meetings have been held or have been scheduled in relation to this ordinance:

1st Reading – September 21, 2023
Public Hearing – October 19, 2023
2nd Reading – November 9, 2023
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At a Called Meeting scheduled for November 30, 2023 at 5:00pm, Union County Government will be adopting the proposed revisions to Chapter 38, Article III, Section 38-51 related to Tattoo and Body Piercing Establishments.

The final draft of this Ordinance will be available on the website and hard copies will be available in the Union County Commissioner’s Office and in the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court no later than Friday, November 10, 2023.

The following meetings have been held or have been scheduled in relation to this ordinance:

1st Reading – September 21, 2023
Public Hearing – October 19, 2023
2nd Reading – November 9, 2023
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At a Called Meeting scheduled for November 30, 2023 at 5:00pm, Union County Government will be adopting the Commercial Firing Range Facilities Ordinance.

The final draft of the Commercial Firing Range Facilities Ordinance will be available on the website and hard copies will be available in the Commissioner’s Office and the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court no later than Friday, November 10, 2023.

The following meetings have been held or have been scheduled in relation to this ordinance:

1st Reading – September 21, 2023
Public Hearing – October 19, 2023
2nd Reading – November 9, 2023