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Varnell

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Incorporated Date: 
January 1, 1968
Population: 
1,744
Total Area: 
2.5 sq mi
Contact Information
365 W. Varnell Main St.
Cohutta, GA 30710
Phone Number: 
(706) 694-8800
Fax Number: 
(706) 694-2150

One of the Southeast region's most visited fall events is the Prater's Mill Country Fair in Varnell. A family-friendly jaunt through history, the festival is centered around the old water-powered, still-operating gristmill that was built in the mid-1800s to grind grain into flour or corn into meal.

The fair has grown into a celebration of live music, Southern food, live history exhibits and handmade crafts and original art created by more than 185 talented artists and artisans. Live demonstrations include blacksmithing, quilting, woodcarving, rug hooking and hand tufting, the precursor to the famous Dalton carpet industry.