June 29 - June 30
Riverfest is in downtown McCaysville (only 10 minutes from Blue Ridge) and it’s sister city of Copperhill, Tn. Charming mountain towns with the Toccoa River flowing through them. The Toccoa River actually changes names as it goes under the Tennessee iron bridge to become the Ocoee River. This is also the destination of a trip aboard the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Plan to spend the day visiting craft and food booths. Live music will be available all day. Friday the first day of the festival ends with the annual fireworks shot from the top of “Tater Hill” which can be viewed from anywhere downtown. Saturday, June 30th the Riverfest continues, it is also Miners Homecoming in Ducktown less than 5 miles away. The Ducktown Fireworks will be held at dusk the evening of the 30th.