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.
$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.
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.
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:
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
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.
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