Kick Start Your Holiday Shopping

Kick Start Your Holiday Shopping

Get a jump on the gift-giving season by supporting the area’s great variety of unique and interesting small businesses. Several events to kick off the holidays and support local farmers, artisans and craftsmen are also coming up:


Fall Farm Day at Hillside Orchard Farms:

November 3, 9 am – 5 pm, 18 Sorghum Mill Road
Lakemont, GA.  Enjoy the entire farm along with the corn maze, visit the animals and explore the farm. There will also be specials in the Country Store.


Northeast Georgia Arts Tour:

2018 November 9 – November 11 – A special event weekend you will be able to meet and watch different artists create their works of art. Please go to our Facebook page at or  for more information.


Christmas in Downtown Clayton:

November 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm This is a true old-fashioned Christmas event.  For more information, go to


Holiday Open House in Lakemont:  December 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Village of Lakemont, 8476 Old Hwy. 441 South, Lakemont, GA. Along with fabulous shopping in this quaint Village of Lakemont, there will also be live music, door prizes as well as refreshments. 

Or if you’d rather give the gift of an experience to last a lifetime, come spend some time with us! Beechwood Inn offers affordable elegance in a rustic mountain setting with some of the best mountain views right from our expansive front porch. We have a number of packages (including wine tastings, cooking classes or private chef dinners) that are sure to please. Gift Certificates for our luxurious suites and cabins in virtually any denomination.