YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – “Made in Georgia” kicks off this weekend at the Towns County County Recreation and Conference Center, featuring a wide variety of products from the Peach State.
Vendors offering items that were made, grown, harvested, crafted, brewed, grown, stitched, or inspired in Georgia will be on site at the unique event. Towns County Chamber of Commerce President Candace Lee says 65 vendors will participate in the expo, offering samples, demonstrations, and products for purchase.
Chick-fil-A, an Atlanta-based corporation, has signed on to attend, in addition to vendors offering festival fare such as barbeque, hot dogs, pitas, lemonade, and Italian ice.
North Georgia Technical College Culinary Arts Department will host three separate cooking classes on Sunday, demonstrating the preparation of native cuisine.
“I’m very excited about the upcoming Made in Georgia festival,” Towns County Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw tells FetchYourNews, “We sold 2,850 tickets at the recent Get Outdoors expo, and we hope to draw a large crowd to this first-year event as well. I’m happy that the Chamber is putting on the event, and doing such a great job in general.”
The festival runs from Saturday, June 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday, July 1, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Admission is $5 per person. Parking is free.
Towns County Recreation and Conference Center is located at 150 Foster Park Rd. in Young Harris.
The event will take place, rain or shine.