Festivals and Events in Pickens County 


The hills are alive with the sounds of events and festivals! Visit the wonderful festivals held in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. Surrounded by nature. Plenty of fun for the entire family.


  • The JeepFest brings people from all over the U.S. to enjoy obstacle courses, trail rides, music, food and fellowship.

  • The Georgia Marble Festival celebrates the history of Pickens County with quarry tours, road race, parade, arts & crafts, fine art gallery, free children's area, local musical talent, various demonstrators & an array of festival foods.

  • Visit the charming town of Talking Rock during Heritage Days to enjoy music, historic trains, food and great fun for all.

  • Tate Day Festival hosted by the Marble Valley Friends celebrates with various vendors, parade, tours of The Tate house & Tate Elementary School, Tate High School class reunions in the Old Tate Gym and lots more. 

  • In March, we celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with our annual Shamrock Stroll down Main Street.


These are just some of the many festivals and events taking place in the Pickens County area. We hope you will come and enjoy the beauty, culture and exciting activities we have to offer.

Tate Day Festival
November 5, 2022


Save the Date! The  Annual Georgia Marble Festival is the first full weekend in October! This two-day celebration includes a road race, parade, fine arts, arts & crafts, various demonstrators, entertainment on our Headliner Stage, kids zone, food, Sponsorship Showcase and marble quarry tours. 

Located at Lee Newton Park  

500 Veterans Memorial Blvd Jasper, GA 30143
Saturday 10 AM-6 PM 

Sunday 10 AM -4 PM


Pickens County Chamber of Commerce
Contact us:  (706) 692-5600 georgiamarblefestival@pickenschamber.com
or visit our website: georgiamarblefestival.com


Sheriff's JeepFest, Jasper
September 1-3, 2021

Crawl for the Kids JEEPFEST - Sheriff's Jeepfest


 Held Labor Day weekend. Come enjoy three days of family friendly fun: jeep trails & obstacles, night ride, show & shine, loads of various vendors and much more!

A Jeep® event like no other. Started by Sheriff Donnie Craig
and the Pickens Sheriff’s Office, JeepFest is an annual event that helps provide a place to live, food, clothing, supplies, love and anything else a child might need to prosper. The Sheriff’s Foundation hosts the 3-day event packed full of Jeep® obstacles, trails, mud, concerts, rides, food and much more. 

Visit us at:  sheriffsjeepfest

Tate Day Festival in beautiful historic downtown Tate, GA is a day to celebrate with parade, yard sale, spotlighting local churches, tours of The Tate House & Tate Elementary school, entertainment stage, bbq lunches & Tate High School Class reunions in the Old Tate Gym, various vendors & much more. visit their website at: marblevalleyfriends

Heritage Days Festival, Talking Rock
October 15-16, 2022


Heritage Days Festival


The business section of Talking Rock is ordinarily a rather quiet place to browse the shops and relax.


However, from 9 am to 5 pm on the third weekend of October during the  Annual Heritage Days Festival, our little town will be filled with booths featuring a wide variety of arts, crafts and antiques. There will be interesting demonstrations for the young and old, Blue Grass and Southern Gospel Music and good food.

Go back in time by visiting the restored 1877 Talking Rock Schoolhouse Teaching Museum, or, join hobbyists from all over the country in “riding the rails” in restored rail cars. A caravan of railroad motorcars is expected to roll into town and stop at noon on Saturday.

You can also enjoy a ride in a donkey cart, meet the Town Crier, relax with the kids in the park and check out our new Mural.


Don't miss the fun!  Be sure to check us out: heritagedaysfestival


Looking for a way to kick start St. Patrick’s Day celebrations? Come join the Shamrock Stroll .5K on Saturday, March 12, 2022 benefitting a great cause in downtown Jasper.  

The race will take place in downtown Jasper, beginning at the Board of Education building and ending at South Main and Spring Streets starting at 5 p.m. Proceeds from the race will go toward providing scholarships for Pickens County students attending Reinhardt University.  Register at Reinhardt.edu/stroll