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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.

Gold Rush Festival This Weekend in Dahlonega

17 Oct
 
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Gold Rush Days is happening this coming weekend.

We have a yurt available this weekend as well (2 night minimum).

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 to join in the fun and excitement!

It has been voted one of the Top 20 Events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Included in the two-day event are 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!

Saturday October 19th
9:00 – Festival Opens
9:00 – K.I.S.S. Club Performance (main stage)
10:15 – Old Timey Fashion Show (main stage)
10:45 – Chattanooga Choo-Choos from Tennessee Clogging Performance (main stage)
11:15 – Clogging Competition (main stage)
11:30 – Jesse Mariah Williams (main stage) [www.jessemariahwilliams.com]
12:00 – T.W. Holeman Gospel Singing Group (main stage)
1:00 – Cross Cut Saw Competition (main stage)
2:00 – King and Queen Coronation (main stage)
3:00-4:30 – Parade (street)
4:45 – Radford Windham & Step Back Cadillac (main stage)
[www.facebook.com/RadfordWindhamStepBackCadillac]
6:30-8:00 – Coal Mountain Band (main stage)
[www.reverbnation.com/CoalMountainBand]
All Day – Free Water Station, Gift Basket Drawing, Baby Comfort Area, Games for Children, Face Painting, Live Music (Country Gospel, Gospel, and Contemporary Christian Music) – sponsored by Dahlonega Baptist Church (Hancock Park)

Sunday October 20th
9:00 – Festival Opens
9:00 – AliCats Dance Studio (main stage)
10:00 – Hog Calling Competition (main stage)
10:30 – The Highbeams (main stage)
[www.highbeamsmusic.com]
11:00- Gold Panning Championships (Gold Museum Lawn, registration opens at 9:00, check with registration table for details on divisions, contests and times)
11:30 – Buck Dancing Competition (main stage)
12:00 – Destitute Way (main stage)
[www.reverbnation.com/destituteway]
1:15 – Ryan Boss (main stage)
[www.ryanbossmusic.com]
1:45 – Kayla Armstrong (main stage)
[www.kaylaleigharmstrong.com]
2:30-5:30 – Wrist Wrestling (main stage)
All Day – Free Water Station, Gift Basket Drawing, Baby Comfort Area, Games for Children, Face Painting, Live Music (Country Gospel, Gospel, and Contemporary Christian Music) – sponsored by Dahlonega Baptist Church (Hancock Park)

Sunday October 20th
Gold Panning Championships
9:00 – Registration Opens
11:00- 1st Annual Gold Rush Open
1:00 – 51st Annual World Open Gold Panning Championship
Blind Fold Event to begin immediately after award presentations
[www.consolidatedgoldmine.com]

Hemlockfest 11/4-6 Musical Line Up Announced

12 Aug

For the seventh annual HemlockFest, the Lumpkin Coalition has again assembled an array of the area’s most awesome talents. Headliners for this year’s event—which returns to Starbridge Sanctuary near Dahlonega this November 4th, 5th and 6th—include Colonel Bruce Hampton and the Pharaoh Gummitt, Saint Francis, and the Lefty Williams Band.

Sunday’s line-up will be highlighted by Steel String Session and their brand of cosmic blues rockabilly bluegrass.

Dahlonega’s own prized talents will abound this year, with Home Grown Revival, Emerald Rose, and the Pick & Bow Band returning as crowd favorites. Carly Gibson, a singer/songwriter prodigy from Lumpkin County who completed programs at the prestigious GRAMMY Camp in Los Angeles, will be a new local addition.

This year’s bill includes other first-time HemlockFest performers, including Caroline Aiken, often cited as one of the cornerstones of the Decatur folk movement; and The Reese Boyd Project, which is fronted by a 10-year-old prodigy guitarist. Insonnia, Mean Mary, BlueBilly Grit, and 710 South will also make their HemlockFest debuts. More returning HemlockFest performers include Veronika Jackson, Women of Heart, and Barry Bailey. Unifire Theatre will appear once again with their stunning fire arts show.

HemlockFest is an unparalleled musical experience in a peaceful and beautiful setting just outside of Dahlonega. This all-ages, eco-friendly event features three days of live music, primitive camping, educational exhibits, arts and crafts vendors, a kid’s nature village, rustic living demonstrations, great food, and free canoeing. Both day and weekend passes will be available, and admission is free for kids (ages 15 and under with a supervising adult ticket holder).

HemlockFest proceeds aid efforts to minimize the impact of the non-native hemlock woolly adelgid parasite, which is devastating the hemlock trees of North Georgia at an alarming rate. HemlockFest has affected the raising of more than $100,000 to support predator beetle rearing labs at area colleges and universities. This effort to introduce predator beetles, which feed on hemlock woolly adelgids and are a safe and effective biological control, may help to save our native forests and preserve our quality-of-life.

Visit the website at http://www.hemlockfest.org or call the Hemlock Hotline at (706) 867-5157 for more information about HemlockFest, the hemlock crisis, or to volunteer. The Lumpkin Coalition, sponsor of the festival, is a 100% volunteer non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization formed to facilitate projects that benefit North Georgia, Lumpkin County, its residents and visitors. The Lumpkin Coalition is dedicated to preserving quality of life for all those who share it. To this end, it supports the preservation of a clean and healthy environment, responsible living, and responsible growth.

Visit a Corn Maze

1 Oct

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Fall is in the air and a great time to visit the North Georgia mountains and Cedar House Inn. South of Dahlonega you can plan a visit to Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze which opened September 4th and is celebrating their 9th season. This years theme is Butterflies, Goats and Sunflowers. See the new Great Goat Trek area and play  “Farm Scene Investigation” whodunit game with each maze admission.

The Haunted Maze will operate every Friday and Saturday night (dusk to 10 p.m.) in October, as well as a special Sunday, Oct 10 “Haunt Night”. Regular admission prices are $9 per person for the maze. 

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is located only 40 minutes from metro Atlanta and south of Dahlonega, just two miles west from the North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall on Georgia Highway 53.  For more information, visit http://www.uncleshucks.com, or follow the progress of the maze on Facebook.
Open Labor Day (Sept 6) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fridays, 4 to 10 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
October
Sundays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Haunted Maze (dark to close) – Oct. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
November (final day is 21st)
Fridays, 4 to 10 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Corn Maze’s Near Dahlonega

10 Sep

Fall is just around the corner in the North Georgia mountains. Come stay with us and attend one of the nearby corn maze’s.

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze

Fall fun officially started Labor Day Weekend for Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch. Visit the 12-acre corn maze located in Dawsonville, Ga this fall for some southern fun. More than 40,000 visitors are expected to crisscross through the cornstalks this year.

Rates for Activities Per Person*
Corn Maze $9
Hayride (nights: includes bonfire & marshmallows!) $5
Value Combo: Corn Maze & Hayride $12
Corn Cannon (3 shots) $1
Haunted Maze (includes Corn Maze) $12
Value Combo: Haunted Maze & Hayride $15

September:

Open Labor Day, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fridays, 4 to 10 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

October:

Sundays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Haunted Maze starts at Dark, last ticket sold at 10 p.m.
Haunted Maze is only open on:
Oct. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31
Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

November 1 through 22th
Fridays, 4 to 10 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Visit http://www.uncleshucks.com for more details.

Hillbilly Cornmaze

OPEN SEPTEMBER 14 – NOVEMBER 16

GENERAL ADMISSION HOURS
Open Friday:6 – 10pm Saturday:10am – 10pm Sunday:10am- 6pm
ADMISSION $10.00

From Atlanta go North on 19/400 to
Dahlonega. At stop light (just past
McDonalds) go left on truck route
South/West US9/US52 to
Dawsonville/Elljay. 1.5 miles
on the right across from Trammel Tire

HAUNTED CORN FIELD
OPEN Friday and Saturday
9 – 12 midnight
in October

274 Radio Road
Dahlonega, Georgia
706-867-0940 Fax 706-867-0087
email: info@hillbillycornmaze.com
WWW.HILLBILLYCORNMAZE.COM

Fall at Cedar House Inn and Yurts

21 Oct

Stay with us at Cedar House Inn and Yurts and enjoy the Fall.

The leaves are changing to their vivid Fall colors and the nights are crisp and cool. The night time sky is dark black with many stars. Here at the Inn the Sourwood Trees are the most colorful. We have not hit our peak with many trees on the property still having green leaves. Farther up the mountain along the Appalachian Trail the leaves are farther along.

Also check out a Leaf Watch web site at http://gastateparks.org/leafwatch/ that has a live web cam showing the leaves near Clayton, GA. It also explains why leaves change color.

For availability check our calendar on the web site or to the right of the blog entries.

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