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The Georgia Mountain State Fair

October is the month that the Georgia Mountain State Fair occurs in Hiawassee, Georgia.

As children, we went there to see the giant tomatoes and other crops grown by the mountain folk and to see the cloggers, hear the fiddlers and see the hog rifle competition, like something right out of Sergeant York!

It’s a great place to go to enjoy something completely different!

There is a complete calendar of events in the above link.

Winter Drawdown 2019

Here is the scheduled Winter drawdown of Lake Burton per Georgia Power –

November 1, 2019 – starts down gradually from Normal (1865.0 elevation)

December 31, 2019 – 7 feet down (1858.0 elevation)

February 1, 2020- lake starts up from (1858.0 elevation)

March 1, 2020 – within 5 feet of Normal pool (1860.0 elevation)

May 1, 2020 – Normal summer pool (1865.0 elevation)