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.
Stay with us on July 4, 2010 to celebrate the Fourth in Dahlonega on the historic town square. The day will be filled with fun activities – a pet show (in the past dogs, cats, pigs and chickens have been in the show), a Patriotic Ceremony on the lawn of the Gold Museum, annual reading of the US Constitution on the courthouse steps, a watermelon cutting by the Boy Scouts, an antique auto show and musicians filling the square with diverse sounds of bluegrass, folk and country music. The Independence Day Parade through the historic square will begin around 5pm and end just in time to find a spot on the nearby drill field of North Georgia College & State University to await the fireworks show.
What a great way to celebrate our nation’s birthday!
Stay with us 6/4/2010 and attend the First Friday Night Concert Series featuring the Remember When Band. They will perform favorite songs from 1940 to 1980. The concert will be held in Downtown Dahlonega’s beautiful Hancock Park. Bring lawn chairs for a great evening. Arrive early, enjoy excellent downtown shopping, and pick up your picnic from any of downtown’s popular restaurants. Members of the Remember When Band are: Laura Bartlett, Pat Sandhagen, Sally Schiff, Carey Woodall, Lyman Hammond, Tim Horne, Doug Schiff, Clyde Gaddis, and Robert Sandhagen.
The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. Dancing and socializing are encouraged. Admission is free.
Return to Cedar House Inn for a great night’s sleep and a wonderful breakfast the next morning.
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.
Downtown Dahlonega Hosts Appalachian Jam Every Saturday
Thousands Enjoy Acoustic Mountain Music in Historic Downtown
North Georgia’s mountain music pickers and singers flock to the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site every Saturday, April 24 through October 9. Listeners and musicians alike enjoy the acoustic bluegrass and old-time string music on the Public Square from 2 pm until 5 pm.
Dahlonega’s “Appalachian Jam” is produced by Dahlonega’s Downtown Development Authority and Better Hometown Program. The events are made possible with support from the Bear on the Square Mountain Festival Committee, the Georgia Appalachian Studies Center at North Georgia College & State University, and the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau. The events are hosted by the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site and are presented in cooperation with the Dahlonega Merchants Association.
For information, contact the Convention & Visitors Bureau at 706-864-3513.
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.
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
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.
THE DAHLONEGA JAZZ SOCIETY Presents “JAZZ IN THE MOUNTAINS”
MONTHLY CONCERT/JAZZ JAM. The Dahlonega Jazz Society will hold its monthly concert/jazz jam from 7 – 9 pm, October 25, 2009, in the Schott Auditorium, NGC&SU. Music students and parents are especially welcome. Music professionals, jazz buffs, and all others are encouraged to join us for an evening of good music. Musicians bring your axe and join the fun!
COMING ATTRACTIONS. The Dahlonega Jazz Society is very excited to announce that Scotty Barnhart, Internationally reknown jazz trumpet soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra will perform a Jazz Concert with the David Brothers Quartet Sunday evening, December 6th, 2009. Scotty will conduct a Jazz Master Class at 5 pm, and front the Quartet from 7 until 9 pm in the Hoag Auditorium, NGC&SU. Additional details TBA. Contact Bill Fielder, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706 348 8986 (h) 706 577 4468.