Dahlonega’s Old Fashioned Christmas is a wonderful month-long celebration held from November 27th through December 31st, 2015.
Come stay with us and enjoy the holiday season.
It starts with the Lighting of the Square on November 27th.
A real home-town parade officially bringing Santa to town occurs the first Saturday in December.
Many other festive holiday events continue almost daily throughout December until after New Year’s with caroling, entertainment, wine sampling and live theater Christmas events at the Holly.
For a full listing of events that start November 27th click schedule.
The Wild Game Brunch at Wolf Mountain Vineyards will happen on Sundays, November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th, 2015
Join them on Sundays in November as they celebrate cooler temperatures and feature an array of wild game meats from Broken Arrow Ranch paired with their family of estate wines. The cost is $30 per person plus tax and gratuity and wine is additional by the glass or bottle. Seating times are at 12:30 & 2:30pm. Reservations are required, so call 706-867-9862.
The Holiday Gourmet Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, December 12th, 2015 @ 7pm
Gourmet Winemaker Dinners are a special occasion at Wolf Mountain Vineyards. Their Executive Chef creates a four course culinary masterpiece for your enjoyment. Each course will be paired with one of Wolf Mountain’s Award Winning wines. The winemakers will discuss the different characteristics that each of the wines possess and how they relate to the paired course.
$65 per person, plus service charge & tax, 4 course seated dinner with wine pairings,
Reservations Required, call 706-867-9862
Stay with us at Cedar House Inn and attend one of these events.
We are the closest inn (1.5 miles) from Wolf Mountain.
Come stay with us and enjoy a Leisurely Weekend of Wine Tasting at Dahlonega’s Wine Trail Weekend August 22-23.
This special event weekend will begin Saturday, August 22nd from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm and continue Sunday, August 23rd from 12:30 pm until 5:00 pm.
Wine Trail event passports are $30 per person including a Souvenir Glass (for the first 1,200 people). The passport is good for the weekend of August 22 & 23 for one visit to each of the five wineries. Ticket stubs in the passport are redeemable at each winery for free tastings.
Participating wineries include Three Sisters, Montaluce, Cavender Creek, Wolf Mountain and Frogtown.The local tasting rooms in downtown Dahlonega will also offering discounts and specials for passport holders.
Passports are available, and wine trail patrons are encouraged to begin the event, at the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Visitors Center located on the historic square in downtown Dahlonega.
If you do not wish to drive to the wineries we suggest you contact Mama’s Taxi at (706) 482-8539 or Crown Mountain Limo at (706) 867-0747.
To reserve passports online or to receive more information visit http://www.dahlonega.org
Dahlonega has always been known for the natural beauty of its surrounding mountains and waterfalls and more recently for its wineries. The picturesque historic downtown square is known for its music, shops, and restaurants.
Dahlonega is also becoming known for its art.
This coming weekend, Saturday May 9th, artists will be working around the historic square during the 5th Annual Art Trail. They will be providing a variety of demonstrations from 11 am-4 pm. The trail can be started anywhere in the downtown area since the artists will be “ringing” all sides of the square. Painters, jewelers and fine crafters will be represented. Some downtown merchants will also be hosting artists in front of their stores. The event is being sponsored by Chestatee Artists Inc – a local art organization.
Artists scheduled to be on hand to provide demonstrations of their work include: oil painters, Wanda Smith, Carole Kennedy, Denise Roberson and Joyce Fox; watercolor artist, Oscar Rayneri; mixed media, Bart Prato; acrylic painter, AJ Wolff; Leather crafts, Tom Slavicek; chainsaw carver, Carl Pirone; folk art wind chimes, Pattie Pirone; jewelry, Paul & Florence Roberts; and stained glass, Letty Rayneri.
At Cedar House Inn we’re just a mile and a half away from Wolf Mountain Winery. Many of our Saturday night guests go to a winery brunch after checking out Sunday morning.
Below you’ll find the monthly brunch themes for the year. Seatings are 12:30pm and 2:30pm. Cost is $30 per person, plus tax and gratuity and wine is additional by the glass or bottle.
April – Celebration Of Napa Cuisine & Bluegrass Brunch
May – White Wine, Sparkling Wine & Seafood Festival
June – Tribute To Tuscany Brunch
July – Tribute To BBQ Of The South With Live Blues
August – Artisan Cheese & Southern Regional Cuisine
September – Country French Cuisine With Live Jazz
October – Harvest Celebration With Live Bluegrass
November – Wild Game and Red Wine Brunch
December – Holiday Comfort Food
These events sell out quickly so if you are interested we encourage you to make reservations soon by calling 706-867-9862.
The 2015 pilgrimage marks the 46th year of the annual celebration of Georgia’s rich assortment of native flora, some of the most diverse in the nation. During the three-day event, botanists both amateur and professional will fan out in several “field trips” from Dahlonega to explore a variety of mountain habitats — from stream banks crowded with mountain laurel and rhododendron to blue-shrouded vistas of high altitude granite outcrops.
Most of the habitats are north of Dahlonega within the 750,000-acre Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia’s largest public land preserve. A few are at altitudes nearly 4,000 feet.
Some field trips will be to destinations with familiar names — Woody Gap, Lake Winfield Scott and Jarrard Gap, Sosebee Cove and Dawson Forest. Others will be to lesser-known spots, such as a hike to the beautiful Raven Cliff Falls.
In addition to enjoying some of Georgia’s most breathtaking natural scenery, participants expect to see a profusion of blooming wildflowers that are botanical highlights of the central mountains during early May — pink lady’s slipper; small and large yellow lady’s slipper; several mid-season trillium species, including the painted trillium; nodding mandarin; May-apple and wood betony.
The pilgrimage’s Friday and Saturday evening events include a social with book signings and a talk about the geology and natural communities of the Dahlonega region.
The Georgia Botanical Society sponsors a wildflower pilgrimage every spring to a different and interesting part of the state. Last year’s event was headquartered in Waycross and focused on the Okefenokee Swamp. “The Pilgrimage is one of Georgia Botanical Society’s most popular offerings,” said Heather Brasell, Vice President and coordinator of this year‘s pilgrimage event.
Come stay with us and attend a free film festival.
The SouthEastern Film Festival is coming to the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega from April 10-12 2015.
This will be a weekend of independent film!
There is no cost for admission and you will have the opportunity to screen 80 films from all over the world.
The films will be screened at the Hoag Auditorium on the UNG campus.
For more information visit http://southeasternfilm.com/ or their Facebook page listed on their website.