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Dahlonega Old Fashioned Christmas Events

5 Dec

Stay with us and enjoy Dahlonega decorated for the holidays.

Dahlonega’s Old Fashioned Christmas is a celebration held through December 23, 2012, set into motion with the Lighting of the Square. A real home-town parade officially brought Santa to town the first Saturday in December. Plenty of other festive holiday events continue almost daily throughout December until after New Year’s with caroling, entertainment, wine sampling, live theater Christmas events. For more information visit www.dahlonega.org.
Friday, December 7th
Luminaries At dusk, In Downtown Dahlonega
Father Christmas Downtown 4:30pm-8pm
Saturday, December 8th
LCHS & LCMS Chorus 3pm-5pm, On the Visitors Center Plaza
Gallery Walk Saturday, 5:30pm-8pm, In Downtown Dahlonega
ALSO BE SURE TO CHECK OUT…
December Santa Schedule- Visit Santa Downtown Every Weekend through December 23rd Saturdays, 1pm-6pm Sundays, 1pm-5pm
Historical Tours of Downtown Dahlonega- Ride the Old Fashioned Trolley through December 22nd Fridays at 7pm & 8pm Saturdays at 6pm, 7pm, & 8pm Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under and can be purchased at the Visitors Center
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides through December 22nd Daily, Weather Permitting Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children (minimum of $15 per ride) and can be purchased at the Carriage. Ask about their family rate. Cash only.
Entertainment at the Holly “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the Historic Holly Theater December 7-9th, 14-16th, & 21-23rd Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Holly Box Office or at www.hollytheater.com

Dahlonega Wine Trail Weekend 8/11-12

2 Aug

Stay with us and attend the first Dahlonega Wine Trail event. The Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, along with Dahlonega’s six unique Wineries, will host the first “Dahlonega Wine Trail” (DWT) weekend passport event.

The DWT experience begins Saturday, August 11th at 12:00pm Noon – 5:00 pm and continues Sunday, August 12th from 12:30 pm until 5:00 pm. Wine enthusiasts can enjoy weekend-long festivities at Dahlonega’s award-winning wines and beautiful vineyards as well as the always relaxing visit to Dahlonega and Lumpkin County’s destination amenities and attractions.

Dahlonega Wine Trail event passports are $25 per person including a Souvenir Glass. 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.

Passports will also be available at participating wineries. The “DAHLONEGA WINE TRAIL” presents the following vineyard experiences: BlackStock Vineyards & Winery, Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery, Frogtown Cellars – Vineyards & Winery, Montaluce Winery & Estates, Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery and Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery. For more information, please contact the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center at (706) 864-3513.

Dahlonega July 4th Event Schedule

29 Jun

Below is the schedule of events for Dahlonega’s 4th of July Festivities:

7:30 am – Dahlonega Firecracker 5k / 10k Fun Run Start (Registration at 6:30am) , Located on the North Georgia Drill Field

 8:00 am – Registration for TLC Pet Show in Hancock Park

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Kids Fun Zone in Hancock Park, Inflatables, Games, Home Depot Workshop

10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Community Service Corner on Historic Downtown Square

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Gold City Classic Car Club Show, Located at Courthouse Hill on East Main Street

12:00 pm – Patriotic Ceremony on the West Lawn of the Gold Museum, Mayor Gary McCullough, Master of Ceremonies, Col. Mike Pyott, Keynote Speaker

12:30 pm – Community Reading of the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence, Located on the West Lawn of Gold Museum (immediately following the Patriotic Ceremony)

1:30 pm – Stump Speeches in Hancock Park

2:00 pm – Old Fashioned Watermelon Eating Contest, Sponsored by The Dahlonega Nugget and Dahlonega Wal-Mart – Cub Scout Pack 303 will be serving up Free Watermelon Slices to the public following the contest

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Enjoy Live Music and Entertainment at the Appalachian Jam – Located on the Dahlonega Gold Museum Lawn

5:00 pm – Independence Day Parade in Downtown Dahlonega

6:00 pm Till They Run Out – Hot Dogs will be for sale on the North Georgia Drill Field

6:00 pm – Dark – Music & Entertainment on the North Georgia Drill Field, DJ Mike Burns, Home Depot Grill Raffle Winner Announced!

At Dark – Spectacular Fireworks Display from the North Georgia Campus, FREE PARKING IN THE NORTH GEORGIA PARKING DECK!

Grand Opening – Byron Herbert Reece Farm & Heritage Center

29 May

Byron Herbert Reece, “Georgia’s Appalachian Poet/Novelist” spent most of the forty plus years of his life, laboring as a subsistence farmer on his family’s homestead.  His love of literature and gift for writing led to the publication of four volumes of poetry and two novels, all of which received national critical acclaim.  The Farm and Heritage Center seek to acknowledge and honor both his literary legacy and his life in Southern Appalachia.  The Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center is located one mile north of Vogel State Park on U.S. Highway 129 and south of the town of Blairsville.

The Grand Opening is scheduled for Sunday, June 3rd, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.   Those who visit the venue on this day will have free admission and will be the first to explore the farm and heritage center, learning about “Hub” Reece and his life as a farmer in the mountains of North Georgia.

Visitors to the site will find a Welcome Center with a gift shop and museum area; a Poetry Trail that highlights Reece poems representing the four seasons, inscribed on stone boulders;  Mulberry Hall, the poet’s writing studio;  five barn buildings housing 13 exhibits which feature home and farm artifacts, implements, and enterprises that portray life in Appalachia during the first half of the 20th century; and  the Reece Gallery & Theater, located in the loft of the main barn, which will display photographs, books, copies of Reece’s writings, and other Reece material, along with the showing on a large screen TV of the award-winning video, “Voices … Finding Byron Herbert Reece.”  In addition, visitors to the site stroll down a scenic walking trail along beautiful Wolf Creek.

At the Welcome Center, there will be brochures available that will guide visitors through a tour of the various exhibits.  Docent-led tours will be available by reservation to large groups, such as school children and tour busses for a fee.  A family of five may enter for a fee of $15.00, with additional members of the family paying the amount applicable to his/her age.  Current members of the Reece Society will be admitted without charge.  This opening represents many years of dedication and hard work by the Byron Herbert Reece Society. The newly constructed Pavilion will be available for family reunions, weddings, and other events, for a fee.

The Farm & Heritage Center will be 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays.  For further information, contact the Reece Society at reecesociety@gmail.com, or visit the Society’s website at www.byronherbertreecesociety.org.

 

NEIL SIMON’S ‘RUMORS’ – The Play, at the Holly Theater

6 Jan

NEIL SIMON’S ‘RUMORS’ – The Play, 1/13-15,20-22,27-29. Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2pm.

Imagine, that there is a party where several couples have gathered at a posh suburban home celebrating their hosts’ 10th anniversary and several things are wrong, very wrong, including the hostess is missing and the host (the deputy mayor of New York) has been shot in the earlobe.

That’s where this classic farce starts and where it leads is a hysterical story of people trying to conceal details from local police and the media as stories crisscross and rumors build.

Playwright Neil Simon is most well-known for plays such as Odd Couple, Biloxi Blues, The Out of Towners, Good-bye Girl and The Last of the Red Hot Lovers and has been a Kennedy Center Honoree, has won four Tony Awards, six writer’s Guild of America Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize.

Opening on January 13th, Rumors will run three weeks with an exciting cast of players, many of which you have not seen on the Holly’s stage before. Directed by Daniel Martin, the play pulls from many of our local residents including Andy Ward, Melanie Pruitt, Josh Cagle, Charity Cagle, Stephanie Neuman, Richard Pace, Gordon Solumbk and coming to our stage for the first time, John Minnich.

Tickets: $15.00, Contact the Holly Theater at 706-864-3759 for more info or to order tickets.

Winter Wine Highway This Weekend 12/2-12/4

28 Nov

Stay with us this weekend and attend the 2011 Winter Wine Highway Event which will be held this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday December 2, 3 & 4th of 2011.

This year will feature a “Barrel Tasting” at each of the 10 participating wineries, which include Blackstock Vineyards, Cartecay Vineyards, Cavender Creek Vineyards, Crane Creek Vineyards, Frogtown Cellars, Habersham Winery, Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards, Tiger Mountain Vineyards, Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Yonah Mountain Vineyards.

The cost is $25.00 per person which includes a Barrel tastings at each winery and a souvenir wine glass.
Purchase your “Passport Port to Barrel Tasting” at any of the participating wineries any day you begin your tour.

Friday December 2nd, 2:00PM- 5:00PM
Saturday December 3rd, 11:00AM- 5:00 PM
Sunday December 4th, 12:30PM- 5:00PM

Dahlonega’s 28th Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Events

18 Nov
Dahlonega’s 28th Annual Old Fashioned Christmas is a month-long celebration set into motion on Friday, November 18, 2011 with the Lighting of the Square. A real home-town parade officially bringing Santa to town occurs on Saturday, December 3rd. Plenty of other festive holiday events continue almost daily throughout December until after New Year’s with caroling, entertainment, wine sampling, live theater Christmas events.

Friday, November 18th Lighting of the Square Friday, November 25th – Saturday Dec 17th

Old Fashioned Christmas Trolley Tour of Downtown Runs: Fridays 7 and 8 pm and Saturdays 6, 7, and 8 pm. Tickets are for sale at the Visitors Center $5 for Adults. Ride is approx. 30 minutes

Saturday & Sunday, November 26th and 27th Visit Santa Downtown Saturday, 1pm-6pm Sunday, 1pm-5pm

Friday, December 2nd- Luminaries and Merchant’s Open House

Saturday, December 3rd- Visit Santa Downtown Saturday, 1pm-4pm, Old Fashioned Christmas Parade Saturday, 4:30pm, Lighting of Tree at Visitors Center Directly following the Parade. Kurt Thomas will have a free concert from 5:30-7:30pm in front of the Visitors Center.

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