The race will begin at 9:00 AM, rain or shine. Montaluce Winery & Estates is a beautiful vineyard, tasting room and restaurant specializing in organic, fresh, seasonal food, most of which comes from their own property.
Choose your distance and run (or walk) either the 3k or 6k trail through the rolling hills on Montaluce’s property alongside the Etowah River, just east of Dahlonega, Georgia.
This race also has a brunch buffet option with registration ($12 for race participants, $15 for guests).
Come and experience great running, food and wine!
Packet pickup is Friday, December 12 from 11am to 6pm. Shirts are guaranteed until 12/1/2014 so register early!
Register online for the run at https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Dahlonega/ItsARUNderfulLife5k
You can book and room or yurt with us online from our web site’s availability calendar link shown in the margin of this blog.
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, hosted by the Lumpkin Coalition, is an annual festival held the first full weekend in November. The Festival and 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’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.
Coming on September 28, 2014 and taking place in Georgia’s Premier Cycling Venue, the Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty 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
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