Live marble sculpting demonstrations, a fun parade, country music, handmade crafts, an art gallery, festival food, a FREE kids zone, and a road race help make the annual Georgia Marble Festival in Jasper (aka the Marble Capital of Georgia) a great time for families and friends. Drumroll for the main festival attraction, please — a tour of the marble quarries in Pickens County! It’s a pretty neat experience to add to your Blue Ridge Mountain vacation this October. Attracting around 8,000 visitors each year, the heart of this fall festival in North Georgia is to celebrate mountain life, local craftsmanship, and gorgeous Georgia marble.
Grab a number and get to walking or running in the annual Jasper Marble Festival 5K Road Race! This early morning event kicks off the fall festival with a 5K at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, then trickles into a 1-mile run/walk at 9:00 a.m.
Marble Quarry Tours
Giving marble quarry tours for the past 40 years, the Jasper Marble Festival is a prime opportunity for YOU to experience something truly unique. Find the treasures of Pickens County in Jasper and Marble Valley — boasting the largest open-pit marble quarries in the world! Tours last approximately 2½ hours, and check-in for your tour is required at least 30 minutes before the start time given.
Rates (includes admission to festival)
Adults — $20
Seniors (ages 62+) —$18
Children (ages 6-12) — $18
Children (ages 5 & under) — FREE
Local bands play, dancers perform, motorcycles roar, floats glide, and Miss Georgia Marble queens wave down Main Street in Jasper, GA, at the annual Georgia Marble Festival Parade! Each year, a new theme allows creators and participants to come up with new designs, so you’ll always have something NEW to enjoy at the festival.
Offering entertainment for all ages, the Headliner Stage features performances by ballet dancers, cloggers, and choreographed dancers. Of course, there’ll also be Southern bands jamming on stage and keeping the vibes up at the Jasper Marble Festival.
Crafts & Art Show
See wowing marble and granite sculpting demos and many more live demonstrations at the marble festival! Plus, there will be chainsaw carving and plenty of arts and crafts to take home — including pottery, woodworks, handmade clothing, bags, and homemade jams and jellies. Tap into your creative side as you walk through the fine arts exhibit (and competition) and let your imagination take flight.
The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce knows how important it is to have a dedicated FREE area just for kids at the Jasper Marble Festival. Below is just a sampling of what you’ll find in the Kids Zone. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
- Rock painting
- Ring toss
- Face painting
- Bouncy house
- Pumpkin golf
- Hay maze
Nosh on giant turkey legs, douse your fries in ketchup and treat yourself to Southern sweets at the Georgia Marble Festival. Fair food is what you’ll find, and it’s the perfect way to refuel at the fall festival.
Dates & Times
October 1-2, 2022 (always held on the first full weekend of October)
Saturday — 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday — 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Adult — $5
Children (ages 6-12) — $3
Children (ages 5 & under) — FREE
Parking and shuttle service are FREE at Ingles and Chattahoochee Technical College.
Lee Newton Park
500 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Jasper, GA 30143
Note: smoking is prohibited, and pets are not allowed at the Jasper Marble Festival.
Where to Stay
After exploring the Georgia marble quarries, playing with the kids, and walking around the Jasper Marble Festival all day, a cozy and comfy place to rest is what you’ll crave. Spend nights soaking in the steamy hot tub, sipping cocoa by a crackling fireplace, and relaxing in a king suite when you stay with Georgia Cabins for YOU.
Featuring Blue Ridge, GA, cabins with mountain or river views, upscale finishings, and homey conveniences (including Wi-Fi and a fully equipped kitchen), we have the perfect addition for your North Georgia vacation. Wake up to hot coffee in a rocking chair, let the kids play games in the rec space, and enjoy convenience to local attractions, shops, and eateries in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Plan YOUR fall Blue Ridge getaway when the autumn leaves decorate the mountains and the family-friendly Jasper Marble Festival is in full swing!