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Next weekend is the 17th annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, a highly entertaining and lively weekend of music and art
held in and around Dahlonega’s Historic Public Square.
Pre-festival events will occur on Friday, April 19, with the beginning of jamming on the Historic Public Square and the Live Country Auction that night.
On Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21, there will be free admission on-stage performances by local, regional, and national musicians throughout the day in the MainStage Tent across from Hancock Park with a heavy emphasis on bluegrass and old-time music from the Southern Appalachian region.
A juried Artist Marketplace on the square, Saturday and Sunday, features traditional mountain crafts, and there will also be a Country Store at Hancock Park. More jamming on the square and music workshops on Saturday and Sunday, a Sunday morning Gospel Jam, a Saturday evening old-time Mountain Dance, a Saturday Open Mic event, kids activities, and food complete the offerings.
The Winegrowers Association of Georgia is holding their 7th Wine Highway Weekend this weekend Friday-Sunday March 22nd-24th, 2013. Each year this event has grown in popularity as more people have discovered the National and International Award Winning Fine Wines that are made right here in Georgia, from Georgia Grown Grapes.
Come and discover the superb wines, outstanding experience the wineries have to offer. You can purchase your Passport at any winery you where you begin your Wine Highway experience. For more information visit their website at www.georgiawine.com.
This year the only participating winery in Dahlonega will be Cavender Creek Vineyards but there are several in neighboring White County. Blackstock Winery is no longer in business. Wolf Mountain and Frogtown Vineyards are no longer part of the association but are having their own special where you can purchase a ticket for $15.00 pp and visit both wineries this weekend using the ticket.
RUSSO AND NOE PRESENT VALENTINE’S WITH SINATRA & MARTIN 2/14/2013 8-10pm
Russo and Noe are professional entertainers, not an impersonation act. Although comparisons are often made to the Rat Pack days of Las Vegas, they are based out of Atlanta, Ga. but perform all across the Southeast.
Performing in tuxedos with the trademark Manhattan glass in hand they really do take an audience back to those days. Just close your eyes and you could be at the Sands Hotel in 1962. They are easy and relaxed on stage, slightly ribald with their humor, and possess excellent voices remarkably suited to the swinging, big band era.
FOR TICKET INFORMATION CONTACT THE HOLLY THEATER AT 706-864-3759
Come stay with us and enjoy Frogtown Winery’s Valentine’s Dinner Feb 16, 2013 7:00 pm. The following day 2/17 they will have a Valentine’s brunch at 12:30pm.
The dinner will be four courses paired with wine and dessert. Reservations Required.
The Welcome- Amuse Bouche, Frogtown 2010 Inclination
The First Course- Grilled Meatballs with Red Pepper Olive Ragu, and Pecorino on a bed of Arugula
Frogtown 2011 Sauvignon Gris
The Second Course- Hearts of Polenta with Tomato Butter
Frogtown Sangiovese 2010
The Third Course- Surf & Turf Frogtown Style, Filet & Scampi
Frogtown Propaganda 2008
The Dessert- Surprise
The Valentine’s Dinner shown above is $55.00 per person plus gratuity for a total of $66.00 (plus tax) includes a generous pour of wine with each course.
The Sunday Brunch is $45.00 per person plus gratuity for a total of $54.00 (plus tax) includes a generous pour of wine with each course.
Reservations required. Call 706.865.0687 ext 4, 404.502.9463 By email firstname.lastname@example.org or online http;//www.frogtownwine.com.
Wolf Mountain Winery is located just 1.5 miles from Cedar House Inn and Yurts. Stay with us and make plans to attend these special Valentines events. The menu for the special dinner on 2/9 is show below and looks fantastic!
They are also having a Valentine’s Brunch the following afternoon 2/10 for $30pp, plus tax and gratuity.
Seatings at 12:30 and 2:30pm. Contact the winery for more info, reservations and menu.
Valentine Gourmet Dinner at Wolf Mountain Winery
Saturday, February 9th – 7pm
Gourmet Dinner features a 6 course dinner with wine pairings for $80 per person all inclusive.
Duck Confit, Anjou Pear, Apple & Sweetgrass GA Gouda Tartlet
Wine Pairing – 2011 Sparkling Blanc de Syrah Brut
Swiss Cheese Crisp, Baby Spinach, Caramelized Ham Croutons, Walnuts, Poached Cranberries, WMV Apricot Champagne Vinaigrette
Wine Pairing – 2011 Chanteloup
Raspberry, Black Pepper & Lavender Sorbet
Fried Lobster Tail & Chateaubriand Duo, Rosemary Demi Glace, Gorgonzola Stuffed New Potatoes, Roasted Beets & Parsnips
Wine Pairing – Barrel Sample Coupage
Warm Sweetgrass Green Hill Brie, Blackberry Glaze, Maple Candied Pecans
Wine Pairing – 2010 Private Reserve Chardonnay
Chocolate & Peanut Butter Tart, Crème Anglaise, Florentine Crisp
Wine Pairing – NV Delicieux
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR ALL FOOD SERVICE EVENTS
Stay with us in February for a weekend and attend Three Sisters Winery’s 2013 WINE & CHOCOLATE LOVERS CELEBRATION
Wine & Chocolate…Every Weekend in February
Tickets Now Available For The Limited Inside Winery Seatings! GREAT VALENTINE’s GIFT! Get them today by contacting 706-865-9463 or email email@example.com
During the month of February, Three Sisters Vineyards presents their Annual “Wine & Chocolate LOVERS” Celebration. This February they will combine chocolate and wines in a special tasting line-up. Another Three Sisters OPEN HOUSE. Saturday hours are 11-5 and Sunday hours are 1-5pm.
No reservations are required for the walk-up $20 per person tasting bar tastings. However, the special $35 per person private tasting/seating in the winery require advance ticket purchase. Limited seating. The $35 tasting includes a barrel tasting, souvenir wine glass, special chocolates and treats.
Winery Seating on Saturday 1-3-5PM. Sundays are 2 and 4PM. Call 706-865-9463 or visit ThreeSistersVineyards.com for more information.