Articles tagged with: festival


Springtime in the Mountains

Written by // David Zunker Categories // Trip Ideas

Springtime in the Mountains

It's crossover time -- the vernal equinox -- when days are finally longer than nights in the North Georgia Mountains. That means this is the perfect time to be viewing 50-mile scenic vistas through trees not quite leafed out, and visiting wineries whose vineyard managers are hoping that "bud break" is not too soon.


The Delight of Dahlonega

Written by // Maggie Garred Categories // Trip Ideas

The Delight of Dahlonega

The first thing I noticed as I drove into the town square was the magnificent North Georgia Mountains. I found Dahlonega, the small town nestled in these mountains, to be delightful at every turn. As I explored Dahlonega, it proved itself to be jovial, festive, and full of activity. I had assumed there would be a town square with nice places to eat, but I soon dismissed my expectations as I stumbled upon art galleries, wine tastings, and so much more.


It's Christmas Time in Dahlonega

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

It's Christmas Time in Dahlonega

Christmas, and the entire holiday season, in Dahlonega and Lumpkin County is magical, and national media is noticing. A recent article in Southern Living Magazine – the same Southern Living that called Dahlonega the “Napa of the South” for its burgeoning wine industry, including wineries, wine tasting rooms, and a new Zac Brown-branded distillery – recommended Dahlonega as a Christmas destination not to be missed.


Dahlonega Festival Celebrates the Appalachian Trail and Non-Motorized Recreation

Written by // Tom Lamb Categories // Festivals & Events

Dahlonega Festival Celebrates the Appalachian Trail and Non-Motorized Recreation

Fall is fast approaching and if you enjoy hiking, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, horseback trail riding, or any type of non-motorized recreation, there’s a festival designed just for you!


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.

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