• "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

Dahlonega Literary Festival

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Name: Dahlonega Literary Festival
Date: March 1, 2019 - March 2, 2019
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Event Description:

Love books? For literature lovers, New York Times best-selling author Rebecca Wells will talk about her "Ya-Ya Sisterhood" series. The literary festival is mostly free but features three ticketed events.

Rebecca Wells will perform the "Divine Daughter of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" from 4:30-5:30 p.m. March 2 in the Dahlonega Baptist Church sanctuary. Tickets are $20, with proceeds benefiting the new Lumpkin County Public Library.

Dr. Bonita Jacobs, president of UNG, will hold a free "Children's Book Publishing from Start to Finish" workshop with Dr. B.J. Robinson, director of UNG Press, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 2 at Dahlonega Baptist Church. Jacobs published "UNG The Gold I See: The Legacy of UNG's Dahlonega Campus" in fall 2018.

Other literary events include:

  • Songwriters Café that will feature Arthur Hinds, Erick Jones, Judy Linn, Paul Pelt, and novelist Ray Atkins
  • Buffet lunch with the festival's 14 featured authors, who include Terry Kay and Phil Hudgins
  • Author panels and workshops

For a full list of literary events, view the event website linked on this page.

Dahlonega Baptist Church
234 Hawkins Street
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Date/Time Information:
March 1st from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
March 2nd from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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