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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.

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

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