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5th Annual Dahlonega Art Trail 5/9/2015

5 May

Dahlonega has always been known for the natural beauty of its surrounding mountains and waterfalls and more recently for its wineries. The picturesque historic downtown square is known for its music, shops, and restaurants.

Dahlonega is also becoming known for its art.

This coming weekend, Saturday May 9th, artists will be working around the historic square during the 5th Annual Art Trail. They will be providing a variety of demonstrations from 11 am-4 pm.  The trail can be started anywhere in the downtown area since the artists will be “ringing” all sides of the square. Painters, jewelers and fine crafters will be represented. Some downtown merchants will also be hosting artists in front of their stores. The event is being sponsored by Chestatee Artists Inc – a local art organization.

Artists scheduled to be on hand to provide demonstrations of their work include: oil painters, Wanda Smith, Carole Kennedy, Denise Roberson and Joyce Fox; watercolor artist, Oscar Rayneri; mixed media, Bart Prato; acrylic painter, AJ Wolff; Leather crafts, Tom Slavicek; chainsaw carver, Carl Pirone; folk art wind chimes, Pattie Pirone; jewelry, Paul & Florence Roberts; and stained glass, Letty Rayneri.

Dahlonega Winery Sunday Brunches 2015

25 Apr

At Cedar House Inn we’re just a mile and a half away from Wolf Mountain Winery. Many of our194  Saturday night guests go to a winery brunch after checking out Sunday morning.

Below you’ll find the monthly brunch themes for the year. Seatings are 12:30pm and 2:30pm. Cost is $30 per person, plus tax and gratuity and wine is additional by the glass or bottle.

April – Celebration Of Napa Cuisine & Bluegrass Brunch
May – White Wine, Sparkling Wine & Seafood Festival
June – Tribute To Tuscany Brunch
July – Tribute To BBQ Of The South With Live Blues
August – Artisan Cheese & Southern Regional Cuisine
September – Country French Cuisine With Live Jazz
October – Harvest Celebration With Live Bluegrass
November – Wild Game and Red Wine Brunch
December – Holiday Comfort Food

These events sell out quickly so if you are interested we encourage you to make reservations soon by calling 706-867-9862.

 

Botanist Gathering 5/8-10 in Dahlonega

9 Apr
Come stay with us and attend the annual Georgia Botanical Society’s Spring WildflowerCypripedium acaule Pilgrimage in Dahlonega May 8-10.
The 2015 pilgrimage marks the 46th year of the annual celebration of Georgia’s rich assortment of native flora, some of the most diverse in the nation. During the three-day event, botanists both amateur and professional will fan out in several “field trips” from Dahlonega to explore a variety of mountain habitats — from stream banks crowded with mountain laurel and rhododendron to blue-shrouded vistas of high altitude granite outcrops.
Most of the habitats are north of Dahlonega within the 750,000-acre Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia’s largest public land preserve. A few are at altitudes nearly 4,000 feet.
Some field trips will be to destinations with familiar names — Woody Gap, Lake Winfield Scott and Jarrard Gap, Sosebee Cove and Dawson Forest. Others will be to lesser-known spots, such as a hike to the beautiful Raven Cliff Falls.
In addition to enjoying some of Georgia’s most breathtaking natural scenery, participants expect to see a profusion of blooming wildflowers that are botanical highlights of the central mountains during early May — pink lady’s slipper; small and large yellow lady’s slipper; several mid-season trillium species, including the painted trillium; nodding mandarin; May-apple and wood betony.
The pilgrimage’s Friday and Saturday evening events include a social with book signings and a talk about the geology and natural communities of the Dahlonega region.
The Georgia Botanical Society sponsors a wildflower pilgrimage every spring to a different and interesting part of the state. Last year’s event was headquartered in Waycross and focused on the Okefenokee Swamp. “The Pilgrimage is one of Georgia Botanical Society’s most popular offerings,” said Heather Brasell, Vice President and coordinator of this year‘s pilgrimage event.
For more information visit: http://www.gabotsoc.org/?page_id=23

Southeastern Film Festival in Dahlonega 4/10-12, 2015

2 Apr

Come stay with us and attend a free film festival.

The SouthEastern Film Festival is coming to the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega from AprilSEFFDahlonega_FBevent 10-12 2015.

This will be a weekend of independent film!

There is no cost for admission and you will have the opportunity to screen 80 films from all over the world. 

The films will be screened at the Hoag Auditorium on the UNG campus.

For more information visit http://southeasternfilm.com/ or their Facebook page listed on their website.

Wine Highway Weekends in March 2015

26 Feb
Come stay with us and attend the Wine Highway Weekend.

The Winegrowers Association of Georgia is holding their Annual Spring Wine Highway Weekends March 21 & 22, and March 28th & 29th 2015.

georgiawinehighwayweekendThis year will be their biggest event with 18 members participating. In Dahlonega Montaluce and Cavender Creek Wineries will participate. There are also any more wineries in neighboring White County that will also be a part of the event.

If you have not participated before, you pay your admission fee ($40.00/person) at any of the participating wineries. You will receive a souvenir glass and Passport that you will take to each winery you visit.  Your admission allows you access to all participating wineries over both weekends so you can take your time and enjoy the experience.

Visit http://www.georgiawine.com for more information.

Admission Fee: $40.00

Saturdays 11:00AM to 5:00PM

Sundays: 12:30 PM to 5:00PM

 

Dahlonega Trail Fest 3/27-29

16 Feb

Come stay with us and attend the fifth annual Dahlonega Trail Fest on March 27-29, 2015 in Hancock Park and historic Downtown Dahlonega.

The event is a 3-day festival celebrating Dahlonega’s designation as an ATC Trail Community, Dahlonega’s proximity to the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, and general non-motorized recreation, including hiking, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, trail biking, horseback trail riding, trail maintenance, and other topics.

The Trail Fest will feature nationally recognized speakers, authors, thru hikers, AT record holders, workshops, music, hiking films, AT related craft vendors, manufacturer vendors and reps, and informational booths. A food court and Beer and Wine Garden will be open.

The event begins on Friday, March 27 at 3:00 pm, continue on Saturday, March 28 starting at 9:00 am, and Sunday, March 29 beginning at 9:00 am. A complete schedule will be posted on the Trail Fest website.

Hiking films will be shown on Friday and Saturday evenings.

There will be a 5k street run and a 10k road/trail run with 5k on the Reservoir Trail at Lake Zwerner. Details of the run can be seen on the Trail Fest website.

For more info, visit http://www.dahlonegatrailfest.org. Information will be constantly updated between now and the festival date.

Ultra-marathon Race thru the Mountains 3/14/2015

12 Feb

This years event is already sold out but we thought we would share this with our past and potential guests that may want to particpate next year (registration begins in September).

The Georgia Death Race which will 68 miles from Vogel State Park to Amicalola Falls. Race begins at 5am March 14, 2015.

The Georgia Death Race is a point-to-point ultramarathon trail race in North Georgia. The race is 68ish miles with close to 40,000 feet of elevation change, starting at Vogel State Park and finishing at Amicalola Falls State Park. Starting the race at 5:00 a.m. allows runners of all speeds to be on top of Duncan Ridge on the Duncan Ridge Trail for the sunrise. From here you will see the sun rise over the back of Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia. With the leaves off the trees the sunrise will light up the surrounding mountains and valleys that make up Northern Georgia. This, in it self, makes it worth it to run the race. The first 8 miles has close to 3,500 feet of elevation change. Including the 2,300 ft climb over 3.8 miles up to the summit of Coosa Bald.

Other course highlights include views from random points along the trail of mountains as far as you can see, the Toccoa Swinging Bridge, Amicalola Falls, the remote Benton Mackaye and Duncan Ridge Trails, and a beautiful wide open field with close to unobstructed views of the mountains some 37 miles in. Not to mention this race is hard as nails.
While the point of the race is for it to be hard, the real reason for this race is to showcase the North Georgia Mountain trails as well as create an experience that you will never forget. The sheer beauty of this race masks the difficulty of the terrain.

Included in the entry fee are 10 fully stocked aid stations in the middle of no where, a 68 mile point to point course, a unique t-shirt, some photos (if our photographers take photos of you), a Death Race Spike (only if you finish), hot meal (catered) and warm place to hang out/crash at the finish (at group shelter #3), and everything else that comes with doing a 68 mile course in the mountains.

Source: http://www.runbumtours.com/#!georgia-death-race/cr80

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