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Heritage Days Festival September 19,20th

10 Sep

Dahlonega, Georgia, home of the first American Gold Rush, is preparing for the 175th birthday celebration in September, 2009.

Festivities will include a farmers market, antique vendors, period costumes, event re-enactments, gold mining demonstrations, and a birthday party in Hancock Park on September 19th & 20th, 2009.

Dahlonega is home to the Dahlonega Gold Museum, which is the second most visited State Park in Georgia. In 1833, when Dahlonega was first becoming an official city in North Georgia, women were not allowed in the Courthouse, and judges were few and far between. A traveling judge would come to town twice a year, and “Court Week” would begin. Prisoners were marched from the jail to the Square, and the men who had business within the courthouse would take to their tasks, leaving the women to be occupied with purchasing vegetables, fabrics, and other goods, and to be entertained by medicine shows and visits with far away family and friends. It was a very eventful and bustling time on the Square, as people traveled from all over North Georgia to join in the festivities, and take care of business “in town.”

Heritage Days is planned to be a way for visitors and locals alike to step back in time and enjoy the entertainment and goods of the original settlers.

Festival organizers include the Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, the Dahlonega Merchants’ Association, the Dahlonega Downtown Development Authority, the Dahlonega Gold Museum, the Lumpkin County Historical Society and more.

Dahlonega 4th of July Celebrations

25 Jun

Stay with us for the 4th of July weekend and attend the festivities below:

Stay with us and celebrate the Fourth in Dahlonega on the historic town square. An amazing day of activities, concerts and events are scheduled. The day will culminate with a spectacular fireworks show over the NGCSU Drill Field.

Schedule of Events

8:30 am – 9:45 am – Pet Show in Hancock Park
9:30 am – Dahlonega Baptist Church Choir on Courthouse Lawn
10:00 am – Patriotic Ceremony on the West Lawn of the Gold Museum
10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Community Service Corner in Hancock Park
11:00 am till finish – Community Reading of the U.S. Constitution on the West Lawn of the Gold Museum
12:00 – 6:00 pm – Gold City Classic Car Club, NGCSU Lot on South Chestatee Street (Lot 16, across from the Car Wash)
1:15 – 2:00 pm – Watermelon Cutting in Hancock Park, Cub Scouts
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Appalachian Jam at the Dahlonega Gold Museum
5:00 pm – Independence Day Parade, Downtown Dahlonega
6:00 – 9:00 pm – Music & Entertainment on NGCSU Drill Field
9:15 pm / 9:30 pm – Spectacular Fireworks Display from NGCSU Campus; Hamburgers and Hot Dogs will be for sale at the NGCSU Drill Field

Enjoy Live Music & Entertainment Around the Square All Day. Two night minimum NOT required.

Georgia Wine Festival 6/6-6/7/2009 Dahlonega

7 May

Come stay with us and attend the 2nd annual Georgia Fine Wine Festival at BlackStock Vineyards and Winery.

Festival will feature the finest food, wine, music, and art found in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains.

Saturday, June 6th from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 7th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sample of over 50 premium Georgia-grown wines and a bounty of culinary offerings from the finest restaurants of the region.

Headline music by The Kip Dockery Jazz Quartet featured in 2,000 square foot covered Pavilion.

An interesting array of local artists and demonstration crafts including pottery wheels, weavers, blacksmiths, sculptors, and more

The festival will occur rain or shine. Tickets are limited. Reserve tickets today on the web site below.

For more information visit Festival.

Mountain Flower Art Festival 5/16-5/17 2009

5 May


Come stay with us and visit the Mountain Flower Art Festival which will feature juried original fine art and fine craft of regional artists.

Local and area mountain wildflowers are also a part of the festival. The Dahlonega Master Gardeners will be holding their annual plant sale, along with a wildflower display and Garden Expo with workshops.

Many fine artists and crafters will be displaying their original handcrafted art, ranging from watercolors, painters, and potters to silversmiths, photographers and weavers.

Various performing artists will playing on the square.

The festival will also include a Garden Expo at Hancock Park, including a large plant and seed sale and speakers presenting programs on various topics. Also available at the festival will be a demonstration garden of native plants, wildflower walks, and children’s activities.

The MFAF is Presented by the Dahlonega Merchants Association. Sponsored by the Dahlonega Arts Council.

For more information visit Festival.

Spring Wildflower Fest 4/11/-4/12/09

26 Mar


Stay with us and visit Amicalola Falls State Park for the Wildflower Fest 4/11-4/12/09.

Park naturalists will be leading a guided wildflower walk each day. The hike is about 2 miles and moderate in difficulty. Along the walk along the Appalachian Trail approach trail you might see Crested Dwarf Iris, Star Chickweed, Rue Anemone, Trillium, Violets and Bluebells.

A native plant specialist will have a presentation on how to use nursery grown native plants in your garden. Nursery grown stock will also be available to take home.

A new addition, The Artists’ Path, will feature 15 local artists demonstrating their skills.

For more information on this event visit Amicalola Falls Web Site.

2009 Dahlonega Celtic Music Festival

18 Mar

I posted earlier about this popular festival. Please note this video that provides even more information.

Celtic Music Festival 3/27-3/29/2009

7 Mar

“Can You Hear The Pipers Playing?”…..It’s Coming…..
Dahlonega’s 2nd Annual Celtic Music Festival!

Mark your calendar for March 27, 28 and 29, 2009!

Exciting concerts by Highland Way, Alex Beaton and Emerald Rose to name a few! Don’t miss the “Celtic Village”, located in Hancock Park, which include workshops and demonstrations, concerts and dance! Explore downtown Dahlonega and enjoy the Artists and Vendors booths, as well as sample savory and sweet culinary delights!
Tickets to Celtic Village: $7 adult admission

For more information visit
Festival Info.

Hemlock Fest 11/7-11/9

25 Sep

Come stay with us at Cedar House and Yurts and attend the HemlockFest November 7,8 and 9th to help save the Hemlock Trees. Enjoy great music, exhibits and much more.

HemlockFest is a benefit music festival to raise awareness and funds to help save the eastern and Carolina hemlock trees. Funds raised will be used for support of laboratories that rear adelgid-devouring beetles and for research and education on this issue. Three labs in Georgia are currently in need of support: one at the University of Georgia, another at Young Harris College, and the newest one at North Georgia College.

Our efforts in 2006 largely contributed to the establishment of the predator beetle-rearing lab at the University of Georgia. The Young Harris lab has done a fantastic job from a small facility and is expanding its operation. And the lab at NGCSU has already released almost 50,000 beetles into local forests.

For more information on the HemlockFest visit http://www.lumpkincoalition.org/HemlockFest.htm

Dahlonega Celtic Music Festival 3/8-3/9/2008

1 Mar

Come and stay at Cedar House Inn and Yurts in Dahlonega and attend the festival. Accomodations are filling up fast.

Visit http://www.dahlonegacelticmusicfestival.com/index.html for more information.

Dahlonega Hosts First-Ever Celtic Music Festival March 8 – 9, 2008
Traditional and well-known Irish bands such as Emerald Rose, Shamrock, and Altan (the # 2 rated band in Ireland) perform at the Historic Holly Theatre.

Dahlonega, GA – January 21, 2008 – The Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce presents the first annual Celtic Music Festival with performances at the Historic Holly Theatre. Highlights of the festival are concerts by the traditional Irish bands Altan, Highland Way, Emerald Rose and Shamrock. Festival goers will also be entertained with Celtic-themed workshops, bagpipers, storytellers and arts and crafts vendors set up throughout downtown Dahlonega and around the historic town square. To learn more about the festival, call 706-864-3711; or go to http://www.dahlonega.org; to purchase concert tickets, call 706-864-3759, or on-line at www.hollytheater.com

Accolades for these top bands include Altan as the #2 band in Ireland, Irish Echo in New York says “They’re poised for greatness and under no circumstances should they be missed in concert”. The Boston Globe says Altan is “The hottest group in the Celtic realm these days”; Highland Way,under the direction of Brian Caldwell of Glasgow, Scotland. from San Diego has received rave reviews for their blend of traditional Scottish music, both instrumental and vocal, from the San Diego and Seaside Scottish Highland Games, with their superb blend of vocals, instrumentation, and unique arrangements, Highland Way is one of the most acclaimed on the southern California circuit; North Georgia’s Emerald Rose is a four-man Celtic / American folk rock group with a strong original sound; Shamrock is the traditional Celtic band from the talented Norgaard Jones Project started with the meeting of two world class musicians, Guitar Virtuoso Curtis Jones, and Fiddle Wizard Martin Norgaard.

Adding to the fun of the festival are Celtic-themed workshops, bagpipers, storytellers and arts and crafts exhibitors displaying and selling Celtic themed items.

Dahlonega Celtic Music FestivalMarch 8 & 9, 2008Location: Historic Downtown DahlonegaHours: Saturday, 11:00am, concluding with Highland Way Concert at 8:00pm Sunday, 1:00pm, concluding with Altan Concert at 7:00pm

Bear on the Square Festival 4/20-22

4 Apr

The Bear on the Square Festival is fast approaching. A favorite festival for those who like to listen to Bluegrass Music or see mountain crafts and arts on display. One of our guests stay with us every year from North Carolina to attend the festival and participate in the gold panning competition at the Consolidated Gold Mine.

For fesitval information visit http://www.bearonthesquare.org

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