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Mountain Flower Fine Art & Wine Festival 5/21-5/22

9 May

Come stay with us and attend the 25th Annual Mountain Flower Fine Art and Wine Festival on Saturday May 21st and Sunday May 22nd, 2011 on the Dahlonega Public Square.  Enjoy over 70 artists of all varieties and even watch some of them as they create their art on the spot. From pottery to two-dimensional art to photography there is something for everyone.

Along with all the fine art, there will be the Garden Expo located in Hancock Park. This is produced by the Master Gardeners of Lumpkin County along with the support of MFAF. The Expo will include large plant and seed sales, as well as speakers hosting programs on a variety of garden related topics. A demonstration garden featuring native plants and wildflowers will be on display.

Also check out the Georgia Temptations Wine Garden, a sampling of the best wines in Georgia. This is a wonderful way to sample a variety of our Georgia grown and produced wines. There will be a minimal entrance fee to enter the Garden. The Garden hours are Saturday: 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. and Sunday 12:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Parking is free and located around the square and just off the square. The parking garage at North Georgia College and State University is also available for $5 per day. The Dahlonega Merchants invite you to enjoy a weekend of fine dining, shopping, art and wine!  This year’s festival is produced by the Dahlonega Merchants Association and sponsored by the Dahlonega Arts Council.

Bear on the Square Mountain Festival 4/16-17

4 Apr
The 15th annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival will be an entertaining and lively weekend of music and art held in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. Pre-festival events will take place on Friday, April 15, with the first of the  jamming sessions on Dahlonega’s Historic Public Square, as well as Master Classes in the afternoon, and the Live Country Auction that night.
 
On Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17, there will be on-stage performances by local, regional, and national musicians throughout the day in the Main Stage Tent at Hancock Park. The juried Artist Marketplace on Saturday and Sunday features traditional mountain crafts and will also have a Country Store. More jamming on the square and  music workshops on Saturday and Sunday, a Sunday morning Gospel Jam led by Glenda Pender, a Saturday evening old-time Mountain Dance and food complete the offerings.
 
For more details about the festival, including the complete lineup of performers, and updates between now and the event, visit website.

Blues Festival and Mountain Bike Race in August

6 Jul

 

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On August 21st there will be two great events for guests to consider attending. One is a Blues Festival and the other is a Mountain Bike Race.

The Blues Festival will be held at R Ranch which is located a few minutes away from Cedar House Inn. Tickets will be limited so ordering early would be recommended. Tickets are $40.00 each  and includes a full 12+ hours of great blues music beginning at 11AM which gives you plenty of time to enjoy Mary Beth’s great breakfast at the inn.  Headliners James Cotton and Johnny Winter take the stage around 9PM and you might just get the performances of a lifetime. Other talent includes the Reverb-O-Rockets, WSNB, Men in Blues, Robert Lee Coleman and Sammy Blue. For more information visit website.

The Fools Gold Mountain Bike Race is a 50 and 100 mile race and is the 7th race in the National Ultra Endurance Series. Expect lots of single-track and double-track with a fair dose of gravel road grunts. There are a couple of longer sustained climbs, but the rollers will probably be the ones to get you. The 100 miler race starts at 7am and the 50 miler starts at 7:15am. For more information on entry fees and the course route visit website.

Attend Two Wine Festivals June 5th- 6th

13 May

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Come stay with us and enjoy two wine festivals on the same weekend.
 
The Georgia Fine Wine Festival at Blackstock Winery
 Food, wine, music and art in the North Georgia mountains Saturday, June 5th. 11am – 5pm, Sunday, June 6th. 1pm – 5pm
$35 – one day ticket, $50 – two-day ticket, $15 – non-wine adult ticket
With your ticket purchase, you will receive a souvenir “passport” wine glass which will allow you to have free wine tasting’s throughout the festival grounds. The festival features nearly 50 Georgia-grown wines, over 15 dishes, great jazz headliners.
Call 706-219-2789 for more information.

Georgia Wine Country Festival at Three Sisters Winery
A Celebration of Wine, Music and Art  June 5-6, 11am-6pm. Attendees can sample fine wines from members of the Georgia Wine Council and guest wineries with wines to be poured by Boutier Winery, Chateau Elan, Crimson ‘n Scarlet, Georgia Wines,  Serenity Cellars, Yonah Mountain Vineyards, Three Sisters, Chestatee and the Walasiyi Wine Company and more. Call 706-865-9463 or see comment below  for more information.

24th Annual Mountain Flower Fine Art & Wine Festival 5/15-16

27 Apr

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Come out and enjoy over 70 artists of all varieties and even watch some of them as they create their art on the spot. From pottery to two-dimensional art to photography, there will be something for everyone.

Along with all the fine art, there will be the Garden Expo located in Hancock Park.  This is produced by the Master Gardeners of Lumpkin County along with the support of MFAF. The Expo will include large plant and seed sales, as well as speakers hosting programs on a variety of garden related topics.  A demonstration garden featuring native plants and wildflowers will be on display.

New for this year, will be the Georgia Temptations Wine Garden, a sampling of the best wines in Georgia. The Garden will be located in the Park Place Pavilion. You must be 21 or older to enter. This is a wonderful way to sample a variety of our Georgia grown and produced wines. There will be a minimal entrance fee to enter the Garden. The Garden hours are Saturday: 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. and Sunday 12:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

The Dahlonega Farmer’s Market kicks off its season this weekend in Hancock Park. Locally grown vegetables and fruits along with homemade jams and other items will be available for purchase. The Dahlonega Farmer’s Market will be open every Saturday and Tuesday mornings.

On Saturday, there will be a 5K race benefiting the Free Clinic of Dahlonega. For more information on the race and to pre-register, please visit www.active.com.

Parking is free and located around the square and just off the square. The parking garage at North Georgia College and State University is also available for $5 per day. The Dahlonega Merchants invite you to enjoy a weekend of fine dining, shopping, art and wine!

This year’s festival is produced by the Dahlonega Merchants Association and sponsored by the Dahlonega Arts Council. For more information, please visit: www.dahlonegamerchants.org.

Winefest 2010 May 1st

27 Apr

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Come stay with us and attend Winefest Saturday, May 1, 2010  from 12:00pm – 5:00pm at Habersham Winery. Cost is $15.00 per person includes a souvenir wine glass.

The festival will feature Georgia’s own award-winning wines made by members of The Winegrowers Association of Georgia.

Participating Wineries will include:

Blackstock Vineyards

Frogtown Cellars

Wolf Mountain Vineyards

Persimmon Creek Vineyards

Crane Creek Vineyards

Habersham Vineyards & Winery

Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards

Tiger Mountain Vineyards

Yonah Mountain Vineyards

•    Food selections by Nacoochee Grill & Nacoochee Village Tavern
•    Live Music
•    Wine Arts and Crafts

For more information call 706.878.9463

Bear On The Square Mountain Festival 4/16-18

8 Apr

The 14th annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival , an incredible weekend of mountain music and art held each spring in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains, will be April 16-18, 2010 in Dahlonega.

Old time and blue grass music will fill the Historic Public Square in Dahlonega, GA. Jamming goes on day and night around the square while other local, regional, and national musicians take the stage all day Saturday and Sunday.

A juried artist’s marketplace features traditional mountain art and crafts. Extensive music workshops, a Sunday morning Gospel Jam, a street dance, a live auction, children’s activities, a heritage center demonstrating mountain traditions, and of course, food, complete the offerings, making Bear on the Square the perfect outing.

Cork and Keg Festival 4/10

8 Apr

Come and stay with us and attend the Cork and Keg Festival in Helen, GA.

Tickets sales have been brisk for the upcoming beer and wine tasting in Helen on April 10 from 2-6pm. Prices are $35 April 1. This new Spring festival features tastes of craft-brewed beers from some of the nation’s best independent brewers (including Georgia’s own Sweetwater Brewing and Terrapin Beer) and award-winning wines from local Georgia vintners, as well as samples from area restaurants, all to the sounds of the Kip Dockery Trio, popular local jazz artists and veterans of the North Georgia festival circuit.

Attendees will receive a free beer-tasting glass, courtesy of Sweetwater Brewing. Wine growers of White County will be offering complementary wine-tasting glasses also. Every attendee gets one free meal ticket also. (Additional food items will be available for purchase.)

Winemakers and brewers will be on hand to enlighten festival participants on the unique aspects of each product. The event will be at the Helen Festhalle, on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. It is a short walk from shops, restaurants and all of Helen’s attractions. Admission is limited to the first 400 ticket buyers.

To purchase tickets or for more information, please call 706-878-3300 or visit http://www.snca.org.

The Cork & Keg festival is a fundraiser for the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association (SNCA), a non-profit organization committed to preserving and protecting the natural and historical resources of the area, and dedicated to nurturing creativity

Bear on the Square Festival, April 16-18

22 Jan


Book your accommodation now at Cedar House Inn for the Bear on the Square Festival. We have already booked the rooms as of this date. Yurts are still available.

2010 BEAR ON THE SQUARE FESTIVAL SCHEDULED THIRD WEEKEND IN APRIL IN DOWNTOWN DAHLONEGA

The 14th annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival will be an incredible weekend of music and art held around the Historic Public Square in Dahlonega, Ga. which is located in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains.

From April 16-18, old time and bluegrass music will fill the downtown square and nearby Hancock Park.The festival opens on Friday as the musicians for the street jams start gathering around the Historic Public Square around noon.There will be on-stage performances on Saturday and Sunday at the Main Stage Tent in Hancock Park by local, regional, and national musicians with headline acts including the Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Jesse McReynolds & the Virginia Boys, and Ginny Hawkers & Tracy Schwarz with Kari Sickenberger.

The Mountain Marketplace around the square is being sponsored this year by John C. Campbell Folk School and will include a juried artists’ market of traditional crafts, artists demonstrating their craft throughout the marketplace as well as a heritage folk life area featuring John C. Campbell Folk School artists demonstrating such crafts as blacksmithing, basketry and more.

Extensive music workshops, the Sunday morning Gospel Jam, a street dance, the Live Country Auction on Friday evening, family activities, and of course, food, complete the offerings during the festival. For more information about the festival, including event times and locations and a complete list of sponsors, visit web site.

Local & Regional Musicians Perform to Save Endangered Trees

7 Oct

The Fifth Annual Hemlockfest Music Festival will be held November 6-8 at
Starbridge Retreat near Dahlonega, Ga. Popular musical acts from around the region will entertain at this year’s benefit held to combat parasites which are killing the native hemlock trees of the Blueridge Mountains.

This year’s Hemlockfest promises to be a treat for music fans around the North Georgia region. Twenty bands from Georgia, North Carolina, and as far away as West Virginia will be performing over the course of three days at the beautiful Starbridge Retreat just east of Dahlonega, Georgia.

Friday night’s entertainment features 6 area bands, with Atlanta’s Soulhound, Mudcat, and the Dot Line Projekt highlighting the lineup.

Saturday’s all day music lineup will include bluegrass, blues, rock and funk from 9 bands including West Virginia’s David Lafleur, performing roots music on a variety of traditional instruments, and local folk and bluegrass acts The Family Honor and Gold Rush. Headlining the diverse lineup on Saturday night this year are Col. Bruce Hampton and the Quark Alliance, who will bring their unique blend of rock, rhythm and blues, and jazz to the stage. “As a GA band we’re proud to be a part of this each year in as beautiful setting as anywhere in Georgia,” Col. Bruce says. Audience members will be mesmerized by the unique fire dancing of Unifire Dance Theater, a perennial festival favorite.

Sunday will feature Athens group The Solstice Sisters as well as Dahlonega’s own Celtic folk/rock band Emerald Rose as part of a varied morning to afternoon lineup.

Hemlockfest is a family-friendly three-day musical celebration held on a scenic 50-acre private resort in the foothills of the Appalachians. Visitors can come for a day, or camp out for the weekend, and enjoy unique food and beverages, demonstrations of traditional handicrafts and skills, and dozens of booths containing art and interesting merchandise from Georgia and all over the world as well as opportunities all weekend to learn more about the natural world of the Blueridge Mountains.

All proceeds from the event are used to help save the hemlock trees of the Southern Appalachian Mountains from the woolly adelgid parasite, which is rapidly infesting the region. Anyone interested learning more can visit the website of the Lumpkin Coalition, which organizes the festival, at http://www.lumpkincoalition.org/HemlockFest.htm. See the festival website for more information.

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