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Old Fashioned Christmas
November 24 - December 24

First Night
December 31

Dahlonega Literary Festival
March 24 & 25

 
  • "Great American Main Street Award® Winner"
    - National Main Street Center, Inc. 2016
  • "The South's Best Small Towns 2017"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2017
  • "4th Best Summer Weekend Escape"
    - USA Today Travel 2014

  • "4th Best Underground Attraction"
    - USA Today 2016 - Consolidated Gold Mine
  • "Best Wine Town Runner Up, Southern Dream Towns"
    - Garden & Gun Magazine 2012
  • "10th Best Historic Small Town"
    - USA Today 2016
  • "10th Best Course You Can Play in Georgia - Achasta"
    - Golfweek Magazine
  • "Dahlonega: Small-town Escape"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2012
  • "Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia"
    - Georgia's State Senate Resolution 2015

  • "National Main Street City"
    - National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • "Official Appalachian Trail Community"
    - Appalachian Trail Conservancy 2010
  • "Georgia's Premier Sports Cycling Community"
    - Georgia General Assembly Resolution 2005
  • "Site of First Major U.S. Gold Rush"
    - Thousands of Miners, 1829-1849

Attractions

Black Mountain Forest Blueberry Farm

pickyourownblueberriesBlack Mountain Forest Farm is just North of Dahlonega, Georgia in Lumpkin County. They are in the foothills of the beautiful North Georgia mountains. Bring out the family and pick fresh blueberries from more than 200 bushes. Blueberry season is typically from June 15th through August 1st. Contact the Farm or check their website to confirm availability and farm hours. Hayrides may be available for groups or families with prior notice.

Black Mountain Forst Blueberry Farm also offers local honey from their own hives. Pure Spring honey is typically available around June 15th, and Sourwood honey is typically available around August 1st. Honey is available during u-pick hours and by appointment. Quantities are limited so shop early!

Visit www.blackmountainforest.com for more information.

Hillcrest Orchards

applepickingVisit the most popular apple orchard and farm market in the North Georgia Mountains located near Ellijay, Georgia in Gilmer County. Take a great fall day trip to Hillcrest Orchards only 1 1/2 hours from downtown Atlanta, Georgia or Chattanooga, Tennessee. Hillcrest is family owned and operated and offers loads of fun for kids, adults and seniors. Pick your fun at the annual "Apple Pickin' Jubilee" where you can pick your own apples, milk a cow, watch live pig races, visit the petting farm, take a wagon ride through the orchard, visit the Moonshine Museum and watch live bands and cloggers on the Hillcrest Stage. Visit their playground and ride the giant slide down the mountain.

Come hungry because there's more food than you can hold. Visit the bakery and ice cream parlor for homemade fried apple pies, apple cider doughnuts, apple fritters, homemade ice cream and fudge. Wash it all down with some fresh cold apple cider. They'll have the grill fired up outside in the festival area for hamburgers, hotdogs and barbecue along with Billy Bob's famous boiled peanuts, turkey legs and roasted corn.

For more information, please visit www.hillcrestorchards.net.

Holly Hill Tree Farm

cutyourownchristmastreeCreate a new tradition and come out to Holly Hill Tree Farm to choose to cut your own Christmas Tree. Holly Hill Tree Farm offers White Pine, Leyland Cypress, and Blue Spruce trees perfect for your holiday needs. Holly Hill Tree Farm is located in beautiful Dahlonega, Georgia. Please call (706) 864-8222 for hours and information.

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