Apr03

The True Story of That "Bear on the Square."

Written by // Chris Worick Categories // Festivals & Events, History & Heritage

The True Story of That

For the past twenty years, Dahlonega's annual "Bear on the Square" Mountain Music Festival has continued to attract more featured events and visitors every year.  As the town prepares to celebrate its 21st Bear on the Square weekend, here's the story behind its origins.

Mar29

Brides! Mark your Calendar for the “I Do” in Dahlonega Wedding Expo

Written by // Brianna Lawson Categories // Trip Ideas, Festivals & Events, Misc

Brides! Mark your Calendar for the “I Do” in Dahlonega Wedding Expo

Planning a wedding is a special time in a woman’s life as she prepares to say “I Do” to the love of her life, best friend, and partner in crime. Researching wedding venues, photographers, florists, and more can take so much time and energy, especially when you don’t know who you’re meeting until you get there to see their work and get a vibe for whether or not their personality fits your wedding style.

Mar20

Calling all Book Lovers!

Written by // David Zunker Categories // Festivals & Events

Calling all Book Lovers!

This might be urban legend, although it comes from a good friend, whom I trust. But that friend has a wacky sense of humor, so you never know. She claims that Rita Mae Brown, renowned and prolific writer of popular fiction, and noted horse person, has an employee managing her stables – whose name is … wait for it … Page Turner.

Mar15

Celebrate Like the Irish: Spend St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Dahlonega!

Written by // Brianna Lawson Categories // Arts & Live Music, Trip Ideas, Festivals & Events, Sip & Dine

Celebrate Like the Irish: Spend St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Dahlonega!

How will you be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday this year, so make weekend plans to celebrate in downtown Dahlonega. There are a few celebrations happening here in town, so be sure to participate in them all!

Mar09

Women's History Month: Women Who Broke the Mold & Panned for Gold

Written by // Chris Worick Categories // History & Heritage

Women's History Month: Women Who Broke the Mold & Panned for Gold

The traditional image of a gold miner that comes to mind is that of a grizzled old man in shabby clothes, squatting on the side of a creek with dirt swirling in his pan searching for that elusive nugget. And that wouldn't be entirely untrue. However, gold mania has been known to affect people from all walks of life as evidenced by the numerous gold rushes of the 19th century.

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