Georgia's Second Fall Festival Season Of Pandemic Has Organizers Uneasy

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

In north Georgia, fall means crisp apples fresh from the tree, and for 50 years, people have been enjoying them brewed into cider, baked into pie or candied on a stick at the Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay.

The fall fruit festivities are set to begin Oct. 9, a welcome return after the pandemic forced organizers to call off last year’s event.

Hand sanitizer stations will be set up around the festival, and visitors who take the shuttle bus will need to mask up before they board, but COVID-19 is affecting fall traditions around Georgia in less visible ways.

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