Georgia Mountain Fall Festival in Hiawassee, GA Announces Festival Music Lineup

Sep 26, 2010 Full story: Associated Content 33

The musical slate for the Georgia Mountain Fair and Fall Festival 2010 has been announced.

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mach bolan

Salt Lake City, UT

#1 Sep 26, 2010
they got so many big time stars, where's all them people gona stay?
its real clear the type crowd they're after.
they must have rooms empty in their nursing homes.
recurting for the future.
local forever

Hayesville, NC

#2 Sep 26, 2010
Here, Mach, Have some geritol and come bring your walker and depends and visit the fair.
LOLOAY

Blairsville, GA

#3 Sep 27, 2010
The stars coming are like the town - damn near dead!
bonkersguy

Atlanta, GA

#4 Sep 27, 2010
As I always say (and always get crucified for)

We can do better.
vendor

United States

#5 Sep 27, 2010
Apparently they do not listen to our suggestions although they 'say' they are interested in hearing any ideas to increase sales.

It is so sad because this fairground could really help the local economy by targeting a younger crowd. Target a crowd that still has disposable income.
LOLOAY

Blairsville, GA

#6 Sep 27, 2010
vendor wrote:
Apparently they do not listen to our suggestions although they 'say' they are interested in hearing any ideas to increase sales.
It is so sad because this fairground could really help the local economy by targeting a younger crowd. Target a crowd that still has disposable income.
The chamber and tourism board both have proven time and time again that they don't give a damn what anybody else thinks, needs or wants. This is, after all, 1955, isn't it? ;o(
LOLOAY

Blairsville, GA

#7 Sep 27, 2010
bonkersguy wrote:
As I always say (and always get crucified for)
We can do better.
The thinking here is we can always try to do worse.
bonkersguy

Atlanta, GA

#8 Sep 27, 2010
LOLOAY wrote:
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The thinking here is we can always try to do worse.
Some folks here are scared to move forward some just like things the way they are.

“Shoots a Floridian”

Since: Aug 09

Hiawassee, GA

#9 Sep 27, 2010
Yearly joke once again....Big name has beens.
Answering

Blairsville, GA

#10 Sep 27, 2010
bonkersguy wrote:
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Some folks here are scared to move forward some just like things the way they are.
.. or were.
local forever

Hayesville, NC

#11 Sep 27, 2010
well, y'all come on out and try to figure out which vendor I am. If you do, I will buy you coffee and a funnel cake. No matter what half dead person is playing in the music hall--the grounds are lovely, the leaves hopefully will be glorious, the crafts pretty good with nice people who need your support. Put all the negative crap in another place and remember, the people selling stuff are your friends and neighbors. No matter what you think about the fair board, etc, we are just trying to make a living.
Question

Young Harris, GA

#12 Sep 28, 2010
local forever wrote:
well, y'all come on out and try to figure out which vendor I am. If you do, I will buy you coffee and a funnel cake. No matter what half dead person is playing in the music hall--the grounds are lovely, the leaves hopefully will be glorious, the crafts pretty good with nice people who need your support. Put all the negative crap in another place and remember, the people selling stuff are your friends and neighbors. No matter what you think about the fair board, etc, we are just trying to make a living.
IF you're a crafts-person (not a re-seller), how would you feel about having a place here in Hiawassee where you could sell year-around (both in person and over the net)? The place would include a nice little restaurant/lounge (with beer and wine)to hang-out with "entertainment" in the form of being able to come and watch singers rehearse and record, and jam, potters and painters doing their thing, print and television commercials or programs being filmed, a place to learn computers as they are used in the art world, plus classes in photography, stained glass, knife making, jewelry making, and so on, plus a large area to exhibit and sell finished work?

Think of it as more or less like an artist's colony and retail arts and crafts store combined, on steroids (not LSD).

It's in the formative stage right now, but it is possible.
Vendor

United States

#13 Sep 28, 2010
Question wrote:
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IF you're a crafts-person (not a re-seller), how would you feel about having a place here in Hiawassee where you could sell year-around (both in person and over the net)? The place would include a nice little restaurant/lounge (with beer and wine)to hang-out with "entertainment" in the form of being able to come and watch singers rehearse and record, and jam, potters and painters doing their thing, print and television commercials or programs being filmed, a place to learn computers as they are used in the art world, plus classes in photography, stained glass, knife making, jewelry making, and so on, plus a large area to exhibit and sell finished work?
Think of it as more or less like an artist's colony and retail arts and crafts store combined, on steroids (not LSD).
It's in the formative stage right now, but it is possible.
What town would this be in? I think it's a great concept, I would LOVE it especially if there was appropriate marketing and the location was good.

Maybe go to the fair and interview the local vendors and see what kind of feedback you get from us.

I am an artist and a crafter and I do teach so it would be nice to have a facility that would draw in more customers.

I have wanted to open an arts and crafts supply store for years.
Question

Young Harris, GA

#14 Sep 28, 2010
Vendor wrote:
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What town would this be in? I think it's a great concept, I would LOVE it especially if there was appropriate marketing and the location was good.
Maybe go to the fair and interview the local vendors and see what kind of feedback you get from us.
I am an artist and a crafter and I do teach so it would be nice to have a facility that would draw in more customers.
I have wanted to open an arts and crafts supply store for years.
Hiawassee, and yes, the location is ideal! More, later, as the plan developes.
Educator

Young Harris, GA

#15 Sep 28, 2010
You have the most negative comments on all topics. You are pitiful! Hopefully, the negativity will not adversely affect your health. Try to have a good day and if you don't have something positive to contribute just stay quiet!!
Question

Young Harris, GA

#16 Sep 28, 2010
Vendor wrote:
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What town would this be in? I think it's a great concept, I would LOVE it especially if there was appropriate marketing and the location was good.
Maybe go to the fair and interview the local vendors and see what kind of feedback you get from us.
I am an artist and a crafter and I do teach so it would be nice to have a facility that would draw in more customers.
I have wanted to open an arts and crafts supply store for years.
THAT would be a great addition! Small, low rent, customers within arm's reach (and probably in the way) or, maybe help customers when you have to go out and run errands or something. The hope is that everyone will pull together and help each other make it a fun and friendly place to visit, work, play or just hang out.
local forever

Hayesville, NC

#17 Sep 28, 2010
Educator, who on earth are you talking to? Are the voices in your head getting louder?

The concept sounds really, really interesting. Of course, it depends on who is going to do this. There are some local promoters most quality crafts people want no part of. I think this idea is a great concept esp. if it is forward thinking and not bogged down in the idea that anything involved computers or computer art has no place.

I absolutely make everything I sell.
Question

Blairsville, GA

#18 Sep 30, 2010
local forever wrote:
The concept sounds really, really interesting. Of course, it depends on who is going to do this. There are some local promoters most quality crafts people want no part of. I think this idea is a great concept esp. if it is forward thinking and not bogged down in the idea that anything involved computers or computer art has no place.
I absolutely make everything I sell.
Since computers are such a major facet of the art world today, there’s no way it/they could be excluded, or should be. With the exception of porn all aspects of self-expression will be welcomed.

I'm really hoping the numbers will allow it to happen. The county could really use a boost in moral, if nothing else.
vendor

United States

#19 Sep 30, 2010
Question wrote:
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Since computers are such a major facet of the art world today, there’s no way it/they could be excluded, or should be. With the exception of porn all aspects of self-expression will be welcomed.
I'm really hoping the numbers will allow it to happen. The county could really use a boost in moral, if nothing else.
I would love to help. I have a degree in Business Administration and could help with the business plan and marketing. I would love to work there as well as sell my art.

Let us know how to find you and I'll be more than willing to help in any way I can.
Question

Young Harris, GA

#21 Oct 8, 2010
vendor wrote:
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I would love to help. I have a degree in Business Administration and could help with the business plan and marketing. I would love to work there as well as sell my art.
Let us know how to find you and I'll be more than willing to help in any way I can.
Good morning.

The numbers are in and they don't look promising. The building, with a little bartered "sweat equity" by enough people would do for artists and crafts-persons but to make it affordable for all, there would need to be a better defined estimate on how many would sign in. The biggest problem however, is what it would cost to renovate to house a small restaurant and studios for recording and filming. Those three would be the marquee “attractions.” Some people have expressed an interest but given the economy around here, the perception of declining tourist numbers and the small population, they’re understandably hesitant. If those renovations were to be financed, and they could be, it would raise the rental cost significantly. See the problem?

It’s not dead, just needing more thought put into it. One is to start off small, maybe with just one or two crafts-persons there (rent free) and see what happens.

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