Calendar of Events
Rabun County Christmas Parade and Centennial Birthday Party
This event will wrap up the year-long celebration of Rabun County’s Bicentennial Anniversary. There will be a parade, special events, along with a birthday party to celebrate 200 years. The parade will take place through downtown Clayton, and afterward the Birthday Party will take place at the Rabun County Civic Center.
MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW
Parking fee: $5
Event Phone: 706-754-7981
Get your jingle on a little early this holiday season with the popular Christmas At the Gorge event at Tallulah Gorge State Park. A festive day for all ages filled with holiday fun and cheer. Live dulcimer music, holiday crafts for kids, hot chocolate decorations bar, popcorn, and get your picture taken on Santa’s lap or standing with this jolly ‘ol fella near the decorated Christmas tree. A tour of the nature education center and a quick spin through the best darn state park gift shop in the entire state will round out your day of fun. $5 parking fee or annual park pass.
For more information about Tallulah Gorge State Park and this event go to www.GaStateParks.org/tallulahgorge .
Holiday Night Market at the Clayton Farmers Market
Details to follow
Rabun County Christmas Parade and Bicentennial Birthday Party
This signature event will wrap up the yearlong celebration with our annual Christmas Parade down main street of Clayton. This year the theme of the parade will be the Rabun200th, our Bicentennial.
An evening parade is always a very special event, but add this wonderful ending event to a fabulous year of celebration and that makes for a wonderful party.
After a fun evening of parade watching, we will all flow into the Civic Center just behind main street for the grand finale. A full-fledged birthday party with cake and presents will take place. We will also have on display a wonderful array of creative works of art that have been created during this Bicentennial year.
Go to the Bicentennial webpage for details of the full years’ event and also for details as they develop.
Junior Chef Afterschool at the Teaching Kitchen
At the Teaching Kitchen, come celebrate and learn all about different types and flavors of food. Learn from some of our very best local and regional chefs. Rabun County is the Farm to Table Capital of Georgia so you know you are getting instruction from some of the very best.
Cost: $20 per class / $175 ten-class series SPECIAL OFFER THROUGH JAN 1, 2019
Class times: 4:00-6:00pm
All classes are held once a month on a Monday afternoon. Classes last two hours including hands-on cooking, and end with a light meal
Suggested age range: 8-12 years old. For inquiries about youth programs outside of this age range, please email us at email@example.com
Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike at Tallulah Gorge State Park
Enjoy watching the moon rise above the gorge from the suspension bridge and learn some interesting tidbits about the moon. This hike will go down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge where we will hang out as the moon comes into view. No pets allowed. Space is limited please call to make a reservation. The hike may be canceled due to weather.
Parking fee: $5
Event Phone: 706-754-7981
On Saturday, December 14th, from 6 pm to 8 pm, the Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center will open its gates to the Rabun County community with A Foxfire Christmas event, featuring performing arts such as Story-telling and weaving, a wood stove cooking demonstration, yarn doll ornament making, letters to Santa, and caroling in the Chapel. The museum will be decorated for the season and the trails lit by candlelight.
For over 50 years, Foxfire students have been preserving Southern Appalachian culture and heritage. According to Foxfire executive director T.J. Smith, the students over the years are also a big part of what has kept Rabun County such a tight-knit community.
“The work these young people did, starting back in 1966, really made an impact on the strength of this community. The museum and heritage center is a testament to that community spirit – this was all initially built to be a place for the community to gather. We’re hoping to recapture a bit of that spirit with free events like this.”
Smith says that all are welcome, but that he’s especially hopeful that this event will be a way to bring folks together from throughout Rabun County in the spirit of the Christmas season. He also noted that this event will be more than just Foxfire. “It’s even more than a Foxfire celebration,” Smith says. “It’s also a Mountain City celebration.”
That same evening, Foxfire community partners First Christian Church of Mountain City and the City of Mountain City will also be hosting events beginning at 7 pm. The church will be presenting a live nativity and will host visitors for refreshments. Mountain City will have live music in the City Auditorium. The activities at the church and the city auditorium will last until around 9 pm.
For directions and information contact Foxfire at www.foxfire.org or call 706 746-5828
2020 Wild Game Dinner at Camp Rainey Mountain will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
Tickets will be required. Details to follow.
Check the following website for full details.