Pick Ellijay Podcast PEP TALK

The Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce is proud to bring you PEP TALK, a weekly discussion about exciting things happening in and around Ellijay, Georgia. Host Asa Jones dives into what makes the people and businesses of Ellijay tick.

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Tuesday Sep 12, 2023

In this week’s episode of PEP Talk, guest Lee Delk, co-owner of Ott Vineyards & Winery, discusses the vineyard’s exciting events coming up this harvest season. On Tuesday nights, visit Ott Vineyards & Winery for Open Mic Nights from 5-8 p.m., and beginning October 12, join them for wine and food pairings on the second Thursday of each month. Plus, mark your calendars for October 7 when Ott Vineyards & Winery welcomes performer Ace Suggs for a live concert. Learn more about the vineyard at OttVineyards.com.

Wednesday Sep 06, 2023

Michelle Kellogg is back with exciting information about Coosawattee River Resort. You'll also learn more about the Pickin' Concert Series. Here's a sneak peek:
September 9Gregg Erwin and 200 Proof
September 23Chequered Blue
Trunk R Treat is coming in October!The Cider Social Dance is coming in November!

Monday Aug 28, 2023

Gilmer and neighboring counties are cultivating award-winning grapes for boutique wineries across North Georgia. Cartecay Vineyards is no exception. Larry Lykins, the owner of Cartecay Vineyards, explains what it is like to farm grapes. Larry also explains the difference between grapes grown for boutique wineries and large market wines. 
Crush Festival at Cartecay VineyardsSeptember 23–24
Grape StompingVineyard ToursLive MusicFood TruckWine TastingArts & CraftsTickets are ON SALE NOW! Act fast!!

PEP Talk: Ellijay Bacon Festival

Wednesday Aug 23, 2023

Wednesday Aug 23, 2023

What goes best with BACON?? EVERYTHING!!! 
Abbey Prieto and Irene Witt tell all about the upcoming Ellijay Bacon Festival. Attendees will find several different bacon products and vendors, including a spicy bacon eating contest. The festival is a one-day event. All proceeds go towards the Gilmer Food Pantry.
Ellijay Bacon FestivalSunday, September 2410:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Gilmer River Park—across from the hospital

PEP Talk: Stampede Rodeo

Monday Aug 14, 2023

Monday Aug 14, 2023

Get ready for the highly anticipated Ellijay Stampede Rodeo! Join Asa Jones as he learns about the event from Grant Parker with Twisted Horn Rodeo. Labor Day weekend will bring loads of lassos, buckets of bucking broncos, and fabulous food. You'll also find lots of vendors at the event. Don't miss this event!
Ellijay Stamede RodeoSeptember 2–3, 2023Labor Day WeekendGilmer County Saddle Club, 1727 South Main Street, Ellijay
For more information, visit: https://www.rodeoticket.com/ellijay-stampede-pro-rodeo/rodeo-information

Tuesday Aug 08, 2023

Adina Elfauituri, the organizer of Food Truck Tuesdays and Ellijay Up In Smoke, is this week's featured guest.
Food Truck Tuesday is the first Tuesday of each month through November. Grab your friends, family, and neighbors, then boogie on over to River Park from 5:00–8:00 p.m. 
Ellijay Up In Smoke is a soon-to-be-famous BBQ taste and competition. Follow your nose to the Ellijay Lions Club on September 30. The event runs from 12:00–6:00 p.m. You will NOT want to miss this extravaganza!
Visit www.GeorgiaMountainLife.com for more information.
River Park: 1561 S. Main Street in EllijayEllijay Lions Club: 1729 South Main Street in Ellijay

Wednesday Aug 02, 2023

This week we bring on Chris Cleberg and Lynn Robey, organizers of the Ellijay Farmers & Artisans Market. The Ellijay Farmers & Artisans Market has nearly 100 vendors offering produce, meat and poultry, and crafts, running every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. now through September 30. Visit the market at 1 Broad Street, Ellijay, GA, United States, 30540.

Tuesday Jul 25, 2023

This week we bring back the information specialist, Joe Sewell, to discuss fishing in Carters Lake and surrounding rivers. In addition, Ron and Asa discuss the upcoming Back to School Bash.

Monday Jul 17, 2023

Have you ever wanted to make wine? Like, real wine from the vines to the bottle to the tasting room? Well, you’re living in the right community. Gilmer IS wine country! Cindi Jackson of Grapes and Ladders Vineyards and Winery talks about the fact it’s time for the harvest, and this local vineyard needs volunteers to help bring in the grapes. What an adventure! Be a part of the new and exciting wine flavors and slushies.
Ron and Asa chat about two new ribbon-cutting events with Ellijay Mushroom and Roo Mountain Vineyards.

PEP Talk: Best of 2023

Wednesday Jul 12, 2023

Wednesday Jul 12, 2023

Asa Jones highlights some of the most exciting PEP Talks so far. Enjoy this "Best of..." and let us know which were your favorite podcasts thus far.

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