Dahlonega TrailFest 2018

Dahlonega TrailFest is coming September 7-9, 2018.

The festival celebrates the outdoors and the Appalachian Trail which is nearby. It also celebrates Dahlonega as an AT Trail town. Come stay with us and attend the festivities.

Authors and speakers who write about the Trail or have hiked the Trail as thru hikers will be part of the program. If you enjoy hiking or outdoor activities you should consider attending. Workshops on hiking and enjoying nature are usually featured as well as vendors of outdoor gear. Major sponsors include REI and Jekyll Brewing.

Music and food are also an integral part of the festival.

For more information visit Trailfest

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Bear on the Square Festival 4/21-22, 2018

Come stay with us and attend the 22nd annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival in Dahlonega, Ga., on Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, 2018.

The festival is known for live bluegrass mountain music,  jam sessions, storytelling, live and silent auctions, and a dinner to kick things off on Friday, the 20th.

Bear on the Square has been featured in Explore Georgia’s “10 Signature Georgia Music Festivals to Experience this Spring.”

For more information about this amazing event – one of the most popular music festivals in the Southeast – visit http://www.bearonthesquare.org

Dahlonega Wine Country Festival Every Weekend in June 2016

Come stay with us and enjoy the 15th Wine Country Festival at Three Sisters Winery every weekend in June 2016. Starts Junewinecountryfest2016 4th and continues every Saturday and Sunday in June 2016.

A Wine Garden featuring different special guest Georgia Wineries each weekend from around the state along with the host.  Wine Garden tickets are $25 per date and includes wine samples and keepsake wine glass.

Atlanta’s Chef Kent Graham of Field Dog Kitchen Food Truck and North Georgia Chef Nick Alicea of Yahoola Creek Grill will have delicious Southern inspired foods available for purchase during the weekends.

Georgia wines, hard cider, and Georgia beer will also be available to purchase.

Each weekend date will feature live music of Jazz, Soul, Acoustic, and Standards from performers such as Tommy Dean and Mike Ewbank AKA Moose & Squirrel, The Mossy Creek Gypsies, Rick Harris, Ken Gregory, Tommie Macon, and Scott Ulmer.

Festival hours are every Saturday from 11-5 and Sundays from 12-5. Call 706-865-9463 or visit www.ThreeSistersVineyards.com for more information.

Festival Dates June 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26, 2016

Bear on the Square Festival 4/18-19, 2015

Come stay with us and attend Dahlonega’s award-winning Bear on the Square Mountain Festival.bearonthesquare2015

The yearly celebration of the Southern Appalachian culture, including music, art and folkways. This year’s event will be the 19th annual and will be held, rain or shine.

Bear on the Square is a lively weekend of music and art beginning with pre-festival activities, including jamming on the square and a Country Auction, on Friday, April 18, 2015.

Saturday and Sunday’s schedule includes free admission, on-stage performances by well-known bluegrass and old-time musicians; a juried Artists Marketplace featuring mountain crafts; more jamming on the square; free music workshops/demonstrations; storytelling; an Acoustic Open Mic event; Master Classes for string musicians; a Gospel Jam; an old-time mountain dance and more.

Admission is free to all festival events, including the MainStage musical performances and the Artists Marketplace. The only exception is a small registration fee for Sunday’s Master Classes.

Bear on the Square was named the SouthEastern Bluegrass Association “Music Venue of the Year” in 2014. The National Storytelling Network has awarded Bear on the Square the designation as this year’s Southeastern Regional Spotlight for Storytelling.

The festival is produced each year by Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, Inc., composed of a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving the culture of the Southern Appalachian region.

Southeastern Film Festival in Dahlonega 4/10-12, 2015

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 AprilSEFFDahlonega_FBevent 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.

Dahlonega Trail Fest 3/27-29

Come stay with us and attend the fifth annual Dahlonega Trail Fest on March 27-29, 2015 in Hancock Park and historic Downtown Dahlonega.

The event is a 3-day festival celebrating Dahlonega’s designation as an ATC Trail Community, Dahlonega’s proximity to the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, and general non-motorized recreation, including hiking, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, trail biking, horseback trail riding, trail maintenance, and other topics.

The Trail Fest will feature nationally recognized speakers, authors, thru hikers, AT record holders, workshops, music, hiking films, AT related craft vendors, manufacturer vendors and reps, and informational booths. A food court and Beer and Wine Garden will be open.

The event begins on Friday, March 27 at 3:00 pm, continue on Saturday, March 28 starting at 9:00 am, and Sunday, March 29 beginning at 9:00 am. A complete schedule will be posted on the Trail Fest website.

Hiking films will be shown on Friday and Saturday evenings.

There will be a 5k street run and a 10k road/trail run with 5k on the Reservoir Trail at Lake Zwerner. Details of the run can be seen on the Trail Fest website.

For more info, visit www.dahlonegatrailfest.org. Information will be constantly updated between now and the festival date.

HemlockFest is Coming in November 2014

HemlockFest, hosted by the Lumpkin Coalition, is an annual festival held the first full weekend in November. The Festival andHemlockFest2014_poster-672x1024 the proceeds from the festival are used to increase public awareness of Eastern and Carolina hemlock tree problems and to provide financial support for Area Colleges and Universities in their efforts to save the Hemlocks.

This is a worthwhile and entertaining event!

Hemlockfest happens November 7th,8th and 9th east of Dahlonega, Georgia at Starbridge and features many great live music events.

Shenanigans’ and Bourbon Street Grill provide great food while you listen to the live music (our son always helps with the cooking). Terrapin provides the beer (we loved the Wake and Bake they had last year).

Educational exhibits and cool art to purchase (we purchase something every year). Visit the silent auction tent with some great products (we offer a BOGO night for the inn every year).

Multi day and single day tickets are available on the website shown below.

On site festival camping is available if you purchase a 3 day pass or you can stay with us at the inn if we have something available. As of the day of this post (October 8th) we have both yurts and a room available (2 night minimum).

If you care about the environment and like live music this event should be on your list to attend. We try to make it Sunday when our guests check out.

For more information on tickets and other information about the festival and music events visit www.hemlockfest.org

Dahlonega Gold Rush Festival 10/18-10/19, 2014

Dahlonega’s popular Gold Rush Festival is happening this month when thousands come to see fall colors peaking and celebrate Dahlonega’s 1828 discovery of gold. Over 300 art and craft exhibitors gather around the Public Square and Historic District in support of this annual event, and it is estimated that a crowd of over 200,000 visit over the weekend.

The event has been voted one of the Top 20 Events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society

The two-day event includes a parade, children’s activities, a fashion show, gold panning contest, wheelbarrow race, King and Queen Coronation, hog calling, buck dancing contest, gospel singing and other live entertainment, wrist wrestling, and last but not least – some delicious food.

Lodging is difficult to find but this does make for an interesting day trip for local residents and Atlantans’. Our inn is currently full for this event but if you want to explore lodging options visit the chamber web site at  dahlonega.org and click lodging link.

Dahlonega Literary Festival 3/8-9 2014

Come Stay with us and attend the 10th Annual Dahlonega Literary Festival
 
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March 8 & 9, 2014 — The Dahlonega Literary Festival is an annual celebration of books that takes place in March at various venues around the Historic Square of Downtown Dahlonega, GA.  The festival continues to grow and become more delightful as the years go on.
 
We promise that it will interest anyone who is a lover of books and reading. All festival events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
 
Each year the Dahlonega Literary Festival presents an array of invited authors representing a variety of genres. In addition, a number of regional authors (ranging from local to other areas of the Southeast) have the opportunity to purchase a table to both interact with festival attendees and sell their books. Fans have the opportunity to hear various panel discussions from groups of authors, attend book signings, have lunch with their favorite author, and much more!
 
Past authors include Diana Gabaldon, Terry Kay, Joshilyn Jackson, Cherie Priest, Karen White, Mark Braught, Ann Hite, Kimberly Brock, and A.J. Hartley.
 
Please visit http://dahlonegaliteraryfestival.org to learn more.

Dahlonega Trail Fest 3/14-16

Dahlonega Trail Fest 3/14-16

Come stay with us and attend the 4th Annual Dahlonega Trail Fest 3 days in March 2014

March 14-16, 2014. Free event. Hancock Park, Dahlonega GA

Celebrating the Appalachian Trail, Dahlonega’s designation as an ATC Trail Community, non-motorized outdoor recreation including backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking, trail running.

Features speakers, films, workshops, vendors, information booths, equipment representatives, music, food, equipment giveaways, equipment silent auction, beer and wine garden.

www.dahlonegatrailfest.org