Blue Ridge / Toccoa River KOA Holiday Events

Campground Events

Jerry Pillarelli Author Visit Photo

Jerry Pillarelli Author Visit

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT The BR/TR KOA is excited to announce that author Jerry Pillarelli will be visiting on July 20, 2024, to introduce his new book. The book, "Spectacular in a Losing Effort," details one man's journey as a full-time RV traveler whose sole goal was to visit and photograph all of the United States national parks. This event will be hosted in the BR/TR KOA Adventure Lodge. 

Spectacular in a Losing Effort Book Overview
Every individual must look within themselves to decide what will make their life truly spectacular. For the author it is all about travel: the excitement of discovery and learning along the way and capturing those moments in an equally spectacular image. This book tells the story of the author's travels throughout his life with an emphasis on his love of photography and the national parks. It traces his journey from childhood, when he first experienced the time-honored road trip with his parents, through his military service, overseas and in the U.S., along with his many years in corporate America, each presenting him with new and unique travel opportunities. The wake-up call of a cancer diagnosis set him on the path to his most exciting adventures yet. He left his job, downsized his life, and moved into an RV to make travel his full-time focus rather than a thing he did only on vacation. He set a goal to visit and photograph all fifty-nine (at the time) national parks. Well on his way toward this goal, he experienced a major setback after an early-morning fire destroyed his RV and all his possessions, forcing him to rebuild his life to stay on the path to finishing his goal.

Be sure to snag your reservation today!!

**Open to all registered BR/TR KOA campers and their visitors**

Local Area Events

Blue Ridge Mountains Parade of Homes Photo

Blue Ridge Mountains Parade of Homes

This year's parade of homes will take place over three days, beginning October 18th and ending October 20th, 2024 from 10 AM – 5 PM each day. Attendees are invited to participate in any/all days of the parade.

Tickets for the Blue Ridge Mountains Parade of Homes are just $25, changing to $35 on October 11th, 2024, with proceeds from the event being donated to scholarships for local students. This all-access pass includes general admission for an individual 18 years of age and older, for any/all days of the Parade of Homes. Children under 18 are free with purchase of an adult ticket.

Tickets purchased online will be available for pickup at the Parade of Homes check-in location, SouthState Bank in Blue Ridge, GA, on any day of the event – Co-sponsored by Woodstock Furniture & Mattress Outlet.