The Tallulah Gorge Skywalk Celebration is going to be a celebration like nothing the State of Georgia has ever seen! This 10 day journey begins on June 19 with concerts and rodeos and ends on the 28th with an aerial show and a national country music concert.
Nik Wallenda will not be walking the gorge but he WILL be here in Rabun County to help us start the celebration with an appearance that is open to the public on Friday, June 19th and then he will be signing his book ‘Balance’ at the Rabun County Public Library on Saturday morning, June 20th. It is going to be quite a kick off and a great 10 days.
Grammy award winning T. Graham Brown is featured in concert in Dillard on the north end of our beautiful county in the picturesque meadow behind Dillard House Stables. Just south of Clayton, Friday and Saturday nights, Rabun Arena hosts a rodeo while cowboys and cowgirls compete for money and prizes, complete with a concert before the rodeo. Meanwhile, there will be very cool art and wine tours thru Rabun, Habersham, White and Towns counties, as well as daily tours through Rabun County’s three State Parks; Tallulah Gorge State Park, Black Rock Mountain State Park, and Moccasin Creek State Park. We have something for everyone and kids of all ages when you attend ‘Ride The Wire’, a Wild West Cowboy Gathering and Chuck Wagon Cook off in the meadow at The Dillard House. You will be able to eat chuck wagon cooking while enjoying Native American dancers, reenactors of the Shoot-out at the OK Corral, Buffalo Bill with his rope and whip tricks, cowboy music and poetry, awesome kid’s activities and so much more.
On the first Saturday night of the 10 day celebration come on out to Clayton’s City Hall for a John Michael Montgomery concert. In the theme of Karl Wallenda’s legacy there are several opportunities to attend Cirque events. Rabun Gap Nacoochee School will offer two performances of their acclaimed student ensemble showcase of Cirque. We also will have a professional troupe of cirque performers who will offer their interpretation of an industrial circus at the Rabun County Business Park. There are Farm to Table dinners with several of our Best Chefs America Chefs who make their magic at local restaurants here in Rabun County. Appalachian story telling with Lee Knight at Betty’s Creek Barn. Lee Knight has performed at Carnegie Hall and now will be here with us in the North Georgia Mountains. The North Georgia Community Players will perform the loved Foxfire play and the nationally known Foxfire Boys will perform a concert before each play. A 50’s dance party and Classic Car show with double feature movies will be at our very own Tiger Drive-In. There is also a Buck dance party at the Rabun Civic Center and a FREE Block party in downtown Clayton.
The final day ends up at Heaven’s Landing with a breath taking aerial show that will be followed by the grand finale of The Time Jumpers in concert featuring Vince Gill.
Come join us for this wonderful celebration of Karl Wallenda’s 45th anniversary of his walk across Tallulah Gorge! Check out the full schedule of events taking place during the 10 days. Go to www.explorerabun.com and click on #TallulahGorgeSkywalkCelebration logo to register!
Pam Thompson has been the owner/operator of Dillard House Stables since 1989. She is a member of Rabun County’s Tourism Development Authority and the Dillard Tourism Association.