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Native Union Countians and brothers, F.C. and Randall Collins, will perform in concert at the Old Courthouse on the Square in Blairsville at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 17.

The Collins brothers are two of the best known musicians in this area. F.C. plays guitar and sings. He has been a member of the staff band at the Georgia Mountain Fair for over thirty years. Randall has played fiddle with some of the best bluegrass bands in the country, including Bill Monroe.
The other members of the Collins Brothers’ band are Kerry Warbington, banjo; and Ken Young, also a member of the Hall of Honor in the Atlanta Music Hakk of Fame, on bass. The Collins brothers have a CD that was recorded live at The Old Courthouse on the Square among their many recordings.
A concert by F.C. and Randall is always enjoyable and varied with a mix between vocals and instrumental tunes. Randall usually showcases some of his fiddle students at their concerts, which is always a treat.
The Summer Concerts are presented by the Union County Historical Society as a public service and to keep alive the tradition of music in The Old Courthouse. There is no admission charge. The musicians donate their time and talents. Voluntary contributions to the restoration fund are always welcomed and appreciated.

“Ol Larry” dips up the World Famous Sunrise Grocery Boiled P-Nuts


One of the best things about our week is going to the Union County Farmer’s Market.  Every Saturday morning at 7am, you’ll find us hanging out at the market with delicious produce, roasted peanuts, and those “Jawja bulled p-nuts” that have made us pretty famous around these parts.

What we love most about going to the Farmer’s Market is getting out and meeting all these great people.  Some are locals, some are here on vacation, and some have just moved to our neck of the woods and they’re so darn happy to be here!  (And we know why– We’re blessed to live here too!)

You’ll usually find “Ol’ Larry,” as Ava has affectionately named him, boiling up the peanuts and slicin’ peaches and cantaloupe for customers and friends to try.  The kids even love to come, especially Ian and Ava, because there is always something new to explore at the market each week.

Ava and Ian love the Farmer’s Market!

There’s always a great assortment of goodies at the Market, and you’ll be treated to fresh, homegrown produce when you come.  Our friends at Logan Turnpike Mill are always there selling their delicious homemade bread and seasonal yummies like Strawberry Shortcake!  Our good friends Kenley and Paula Jean Redditt of the Country Smokehouse have the tastiest beef jerky around and they’re also usually at the market catching up with friends.

Jason and Anna compete in watermelon eating contest at the Farmer’s Market. Anna went home with the prize! Better luck next time, Jason.

Come on out and join us at the Union County Farmer’s Market every Saturday on Old Smokey Road.  The market runs from June to September and is open from 7am until 1pm.

For more information on special events (like watermelon eating contests!), visit www.ucfarmersmarket.com.  Hope to see you there!

If you have been in our store, you know that we *LOVE* bluegrass music!  We’re always on the lookout for some great live music, and lucky for us– there are lots of great bands and musicians here in the mountains.  Here’s one of the best- The Collins Brothers!  If you love good fiddle’n, look no farther!
And even better- this is part of a free concert series presented by Union County Historical Society.  All concerts are held in the Historic Courthouse on the Square in Blairsville.  Below is the information taken from the Historical Society website.
See ya’ll there!

Collins Brothers at Old Courthouse

Native Union Countians and brothers, F.C. and Randall Collins, will perform in concert at the Old Courthouse on the Square in Blairsville at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 17.
The Collins brothers are two of the best known musicians in this area. F.C. plays guitar and sings. He has been a member of the staff band at the Georgia Mountain Fair for over thirty years. Randall has played fiddle with some of the best bluegrass bands in the country, including Bill Monroe.
The other members of the Collins Brothers’ band are Kerry Warbington, banjo; and Ken Young, also a member of the Hall of Honor in the Atlanta Music Hall of Fame, on bass. (Ken also owns Ken’s Herbs in Blairsville- Our favorite place for natural remedies and all sorts of goodies!)
A concert by F.C. and Randall is always enjoyable and varied with a mix between vocals and instrumental tunes. Randall usually showcases some of his fiddle students at their concerts, which is always a treat.
The Summer Concerts are presented by the Union County Historical Society as a public service and to keep alive the tradition of music in The Old Courthouse. There is no admission charge. The musicians donate their time and talents. Voluntary contributions to the restoration fund are always welcomed and appreciated.
Visit www.unioncountyhistory.org for more information on the free Friday Night Concert Series!