Chestatee Artists presents the 3rd Dahlonega Arts & Wine Festival
Sixty or more carefully selected artists and crafters will provide creative products for purchase during the two-day event. Come and see a variety of handmade items and artwork around the downtown square from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday and on Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Wine enthusiasts can wander over to the Wine Garden and purchase tickets for tasting a variety of wines. The tickets include a festival glass for $30. Wine by the glass is available for $8 and you can also purchase your favorite wine “by the bottle.” Wine tasting on Saturday begins at 11 am and on Sunday at 12:30 pm. Several wineries participating are Montaluce Winery, Habersham Vineyard & Winery, Kaya Winery, Etowah Meadery, and more.
On the Hancock Park Pavilion, amazing jazz performers will entertain festival goers sitting in the Wine Garden or near the stage in their own lawn chairs. Musical groups will feature great jazz, blues, salsa and many other genres to keep your feet tapping. Performers from the region and Atlanta will rock the festival with groups like Little Big Band Atlanta, led by the multi-talents of Rick Harris. Brookwood Split was a hit in past festivals, as well as Tommie Macon and the Gentle Men of Jazz and Insonnia, Curtis Jones’ trio. These free performances begin at noon each day and continue during festival hours.
Visit our Dahlonega Arts & Wine Festival Facebook page to see more event details. We will post information on the wineries in our Wine Garden, on jazz performers, and on local business sponsors. In late March, you can also see works by our selected artists and crafters. Artists wishing to apply for the festival can obtain an application at www.chestateeartists.org. Artists’ application deadline is March 8.
There is plenty to see and do in our area, so stay for the weekend in one of Dahlonega’s unique accommodations. Check them out at www.dahlonega.org. On May 18, 19, or 20, you may also want to get tickets for the historic Holly Theater’s production of “Company,” a musical comedy with Tony Award winning music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
After a day of festival activities you can relax and taste the culinary arts of one of Dahlonega’s many fine restaurants in the heart of the North Georgia Mountains. Free parking is available in The University of North Georgia Parking Deck with easy access to the downtown square. A variety of parking lots are also available from streets off the square. See www.dahlonegadda.org/parking