HemlockFest is an annual festival to increase public awareness of Eastern and Carolina hemlock tree problems to provide financial support for Area Colleges and Universities in their efforts to save the Hemlocks. If you have visited the western North Carolina mountains near Grandfather Mountain you can see that most of the Hemlock trees have been killed by the whooly adlegid. Hemlockfest proceeds are used to help save these ancient trees.
HemlockFest features 19 bands and entertainers providing almost 30 hours of great music, plus food and beverage, natural crafts vendors, interactive presentations and exhibits, and lots of activities. Terrapin Beer is one of those beverage options which we love. Prior years have had Terrapin’s Wake and Bake Stout- yummy.
This year’s festival will feature over 30 juried booths with all handmade or homegrown work made by the crafts-person who is in the booth to sell it. Buy your holiday gifts with local artists including painting, jewelry, pottery, natural skin care, batik clothing, crochet, plants, baked goods, woodworking, candles, metal working, up-cycling, fiber arts, service booths and more!
Make your plans now to stay with us and enjoy 3 days of fun and music that supports a great cause to save the Hemlock Trees.
Tickets on sale now at www.HemlockFest.org. as well as more information on the event.
Terrapin Beer Tastings
Saturday, June 12th and Friday, June 18th
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Spend the night or the weekend and join us for cheese, crackers, and a complimentary beer tasting featuring 4 oz- pours of Terrapin Brewery’s finest.
“Made with a bombardment of hops to defeat your taste buds in battle and all the black malt you can stand before walking the plank. This black IPA will make it worth going down with the ship.”
“All the complex maltiness of a great Octoberfest lager with the delicate spiciness of grandma’s fresh baked pumpkin pie”
Rye Pale Ale
“Chosen as the American Pale Ale Gold Medal winner at the 2002 Great American Beer Festival”
India Style Brown Ale
“A head on collision between a hoppy west coast Ipa and a malty English brown ale”
Must be 21 years or older to participate.
When making reservation please let us know if you would like to attend the tastings.
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