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
Friday, December 11, 2009 (All day) – Sunday, December 13, 2009 (All day)
The Winegrowers Association of Georgia will hold its first Winter Wine Highway Weekend. This is a great time to visit the mountains and take a break form all the holiday hustle and bustle. Plan to spend a couple of days in the mountains and do your Holiday Shopping at the Wineries, or at our many Affiliate members while staying at Cedar House Inn and Yurts.
Purchase your “Passport” to tastings at our nine participating wineries, and Resigister for a drawing for one of many prizes. Collect an Ornament from each of the wineries as a souvenir.
Fee: $20 per person
The Winter Wine Highway hours will be:
Friday December 11th 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday December 12th 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Sunday December 13th 12:30 PM- 5:00 PM
Since our inn is located in the North Georgia wine country our guests have the opportunity of tasting many different types of wine produced in the area. All the wines are bottled or packaged in the traditional glass wine bottle that we recycle at the recycling center or use for our wine bottle trees.
Today I saw an article that mentioned a California winery that is using one liter plastic (PET #1) bottles to help the environment. The wine is called Fog Mountain. The wine is also organic.
The advantages of the plastic wine bottle:
• 33% more wine – two extra glasses – than a standard 750ml bottle
• 60% smaller carbon footprint
• Less energy to produce, ship and recycle
• 100% recyclable since the plastic is a number 1.
• 7 recycled Fog Mountain wine bottles can produce 1 extra-large t-shirt
• lightweight & shatterproof, no broken glass
• Perfect for picnics, barbecues, camping and life-on-the-go
Maybe one day we will see wineries in our area use plastic.
For more information visit wine.