February 7, 2010 - Butternut Creek Festival in Blairsville, Georgia is Top 20 Event for 2nd year in a row

The Butternut Creek Festival in Blairsville, Georgia has recently been designated for the 2nd year in a row as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society. High Country Artisan Gene Harrison says, "We are excited to get this designation. The best events across the Southeast compete to receive the prestigious Top 20 designation and it means huge exposure for the Butternut Creek Festival."

According to www.southeasttoursim.org, The Southeast Tourism Society represents tourism interests in 12 Southeastern states and speaks with a unified voice on matters of legislation, public policy and the future of the travel industry. The Southeast Tourism Policy Council is the advocacy voice for the Southeast Tourism Society, which is headquartered in Atlanta and whose states stretch from West Virginia to Florida to Louisiana.

Bill Hardman Jr., president and CEO of the Southeast Tourism Society, says, "Tourism ranks first, second or third as the largest industry in every state in the Southeast. Representing that industry to governmental leaders, particularly in Congress, is the fundamental mission of the policy council."

 

Gene Harrison, Linda Roberson, Cindy Williams, and Mike Smith with Top 20 Event Certificates
Gene Harrison, Linda Roberson, Cindy Williams, and Mike Smith with Top 20 Event Certificates

March 8, 2009 - Butternut Creek Fest is Top 20 Event

Blairsville's Butternut Creek Festival has recently been designated as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society. High Country Artisan Gene Harrison says, "We are excited to get this designation. The best events across the Southeast compete to receive the prestigious Top 20 designation and it means huge exposure for the Butternut Creek Festival."

The Blairsville Union Chamber of Commerce would like to announce that the Blairsville Scottish Festival will again be on the Top 20 list (for the second year in a row). It is an honor for Union County to have two events listed as Top 20 events by such a prestigious organization.

Blairsville's two Top 20 Events join the ranks of some pretty famous festivals. Upcoming this month on Mar. 17 th is the Sixth Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade and Pub Crawl with green fireworks, Celtic music, and the Irish Order of Elvi (Elvis look-alikes). This hilarious event is held at Arkansas ' Hot Springs National Park and attracts people from all over the world.