Dahlonega’s Old Fashioned Christmas 2014

15 Nov

dahlonega-christmas-p3Come stay with us and attend Dahlonega’s Old Fashioned Christmas festivities.

The month-long celebration is held from November 28 through December 21, 2014.

The first Saturday in December experience the Lighting of the Square and a real home-town parade officially bringing Santa to town.

Plenty of other festive holiday events continue almost daily throughout December until after New Year’s that features caroling, entertainment, wine sampling and live theater Christmas events.

Old Fashioned Christmas Schedule of Events

Friday, November 28th
Downtown Merchants Open House, 5pm – 8pm
Lighting of Downtown, 6pm

Saturday & Sunday, November 29th & 30th
​Visit Santa Downtown
Saturday, 12pm – 6pm & Sunday, 1pm – 5pm

Friday, December 5th
Luminaries, At Dusk
Live Nativity Scene with Animals, 7:30pm
Extended Downtown Merchant Shopping Hours, Until 8pm

Saturday, December 6th
Visit Santa Downtown, 12pm – 2:30pm
Old Fashioned Christmas Parade, 3pm
Kurt Thomas Concert, Directly Following the Parade
Visit Santa Downtown, 4pm – 6pm
Lighting of the Tree, 5:15pm
Christmas Movie in Hancock Park – “Elf”, 5:30pm

Ride the Old Fashioned Trolley
November 28th through December 21st
Fridays at 6pm & 7pm, Saturdays at 5pm, 6pm & 7pm
Tickets are $5 for Adults and can be purchased at the visitors center

December Santa Schedule
Visit Santa in Downtown Dahlonega every weekend through December 21st.
Saturdays, 12pm – 6pm, Sundays, 1pm – 5pm

Entertainment at the Holly Theater
“White Christmas” at the Historic Holly Theater
December 5th-7th, 12th-14th, & 19th-21st
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

For tickets or more information visit http://www.hollytheater.com/

HemlockFest is Coming in November 2014

8 Oct

HemlockFest, hosted by the Lumpkin Coalition, is an annual festival held the first full weekend in November. The Festival andHemlockFest2014_poster-672x1024 the proceeds from the festival are used to increase public awareness of Eastern and Carolina hemlock tree problems and to provide financial support for Area Colleges and Universities in their efforts to save the Hemlocks.

This is a worthwhile and entertaining event!

Hemlockfest happens November 7th,8th and 9th east of Dahlonega, Georgia at Starbridge and features many great live music events.

Shenanigans’ and Bourbon Street Grill provide great food while you listen to the live music (our son always helps with the cooking). Terrapin provides the beer (we loved the Wake and Bake they had last year).

Educational exhibits and cool art to purchase (we purchase something every year). Visit the silent auction tent with some great products (we offer a BOGO night for the inn every year).

Multi day and single day tickets are available on the website shown below.

On site festival camping is available if you purchase a 3 day pass or you can stay with us at the inn if we have something available. As of the day of this post (October 8th) we have both yurts and a room available (2 night minimum).

If you care about the environment and like live music this event should be on your list to attend. We try to make it Sunday when our guests check out.

For more information on tickets and other information about the festival and music events visit http://www.hemlockfest.org

Dahlonega Gold Rush Festival 10/18-10/19, 2014

8 Oct

Dahlonega’s popular Gold Rush Festival is happening this month when thousands come to see fall colors peaking and celebrate Dahlonega’s 1828 discovery of gold. Over 300 art and craft exhibitors gather around the Public Square and Historic District in support of this annual event, and it is estimated that a crowd of over 200,000 visit over the weekend.

The event has been voted one of the Top 20 Events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society

The two-day event includes a parade, children’s activities, a fashion show, gold panning contest, wheelbarrow race, King and Queen Coronation, hog calling, buck dancing contest, gospel singing and other live entertainment, wrist wrestling, and last but not least – some delicious food.

Lodging is difficult to find but this does make for an interesting day trip for local residents and Atlantans’. Our inn is currently full for this event but if you want to explore lodging options visit the chamber web site at  dahlonega.org and click lodging link.

6 Gap Century, 3 Gap 50 Bike Ride 9/28/2014

12 Sep

Coming on September 28, 2014 and taking place in Georgia’s Premier Cycling Venue, the Six Gap Century & Three Gap sixgapwebheaderFifty boasts many of the same roads and mountain climbs as the elite Tour de Georgia. Come ride the Ride of the Pros!

The Six Gap Century’s ultra challenging route takes you up and down six of the steepest climbs in the North Georgia Mountains. Test your stamina with more than 11,200 feet of vertical climbing over the 104 mile course. Elevations for the six gaps in this ride range from 1,400 feet to 3,460 feet. The toughest climb, Hogpen Gap, will test even the strongest riders, averaging a 7% grade for seven miles, with sections as steep as 15%.

100 miles. 11,200 vertical feet.

We currently have 2 yurts available (2 night minimum). To reserve a yurt visit our web site. 

For more info on the rides or to register visit http://www.6gap.com/index.php/the-rides/six-gap-century

3rd Annual Dahlonega Wine Trail, 8/16-17, 2014

31 Jul

Come stay with us and attend the 3rd Annual Dahlonega Wine Trail Weekend.EventPhotoFull_Wine Trail Logo

Following the success of the late summer / pre-harvest 2013 DWT last August, the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber & Visitors Bureau, along with Dahlonega’s five unique Wineries, will host the 3rd Annual “Dahlonega Wine Trail” (DWT) weekend passport event. The experience will begin Saturday, August 16th at 12:00pm Noon – 5:00 pm and continue Sunday, August 17th from 12:30 pm until 5:00 pm. Visitors can enjoy weekend-long festivities at Dahlonega’s award-winning wineries and beautiful vineyards for one price.

How It Works

Dahlonega Wine Trail event passports are $30 per person including a Souvenir Glass (for the first 1,200 people). The passport is good for the weekend of August 16 & 17 for one visit to each winery. Ticket stubs in the passport are redeemable at each winery for free tastings. Many local tasting rooms in downtown Dahlonega are also offering specials for passport holders.

Passports are available, and wine trail patrons are encouraged to begin the trail event, at the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Visitors Center in downtown Dahlonega (13 South Park Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533) – come get your passport to the wine trail with maps, visitor guides, and other helpful information.

How Can I Purchase My Passport?

Pre-purchase your Passport at dahlonega.org or the day of the event! After purchasing, you must pick up your Passport at the Dahlonega Visitors Center during the following hours:

Thursday, August 14, 9am – 5:30pm
Friday, August 15, 9am – 5:30pm
Saturday, August 16, 9am – 5:30pm
Sunday, August 17, 10am – 5:00pm

Special Note: Thursday Online Purchases will not be available for early pickup until Friday due to processing

No refunds. Must present photo ID to pick up. The legal drinking age in Georgia is 21.

For those of you that do not want to drive to each winery check out these Transportation Options:

Crown Mountain Limo & Group Transportation
(706) 867-7372
http://www.crownmountainlimo.com

Mama’s Taxi
(706) 482-8539

Paddy’s Taxi
(706) 300-7143
http://www.paddystaxi.com

Spamalot at the Holly Theater 7/11-13, 18-20, 25,27

11 Jul
Spamalot opens at the historic Holly Theater in Dahlonega, Georgia this weekend.spamalot
The musical is lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” and received 14 Tony Award nominations.
Come stay with us and attend the show,
Call 706-864-3759 for more information or to reserve/purchase tickets.

Dahlonega’s July 4th, 2014 Celebrations

19 Jun

Dahlonega’s 4th of July Celebration is right around the corner! It is going to be a day full of music, food, and fun!EventPhotoFull_27

Come stay with us and enjoy the weekend.

Schedule of Events

Dahlonega Firecracker 5k/10k Run- Downtown Dahlonega
6:30 AM- Registration
7:30 AM- Start
9:00 AM- Fun Run Start

10 AM – 5PM: Gold City Classic Car Club Show – Courthouse Hill on East Main Street

Noon: Patriotic Ceremony with Mayor Gary McCullough – Dahlonega Gold Museum Lawn

2 PM: The Dahlonega Nugget and Wal-Mart present a watermelon cutting with free slices – Hancock Park

2 PM- 5 PM: Enjoy live music and entertainment with the Appalachian Jam – Dahlonega Gold Museum Lawn

5 PM: Join Grand Marshall, Sheriff Stacy Jarrard, for the Independence Day Parade – Downtown Dahlonega

6 PM: First Friday Night Concert Series features Radford Windham & Step Back Cadillac – Hancock Park
6 PM – 9 PM: Hot dogs, BBQ, Chips & Beverages for sale – University of North Georgia Drill Field

7:30 PM: Desserts at Dusk Fundraiser – University of North Georgia Dining Hall Plaza (Off West Main Street) – Enjoy an assortment of cheesecakes and experience the 4th of July Fireworks from the best seat in town! The event has limited seating so please purchase your ticket in advance for $20/person from the Visitors Center. Call (706) 864-3513 for additional information.

AT DARK the University of North Georgia presents Spectacular Fireworks display!

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