"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
The 16th Annual Dahlonega Literary Festival returns with a day packed with panels, workshops, special appearances, and special events. Start out the day with "Coffee with Terry Kay," attend panels featuring an array of Featured Authors and Regional Wrters writing in various genres, hear UNG's president, Dr. Jacobs, discuss writing her children's boo, eat lunch with your favorite Featured Author, participate in writing workshops, and then top it all off with Rebecca Wells' presentation.
Please see https://literaryfestival.org/ for the full schedule. Panels and workshops are free and open to the public. Tickets are required for Lunch with the Featured Authors, and for the headliner event featuring Rebecca Wells: "Divine Daughter of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood," which will benefit the new public library in Dahlonega.
Workshops include Poetry: Write It in Verse; Memoir Writing: Writing a Legacy; Promoting Your Writing; and Screenwriting.
All events, except for Lunch with the Featured Authors, will be held at the Dahlonega Baptist Church, 234 Hawkins Street, Dahlonega. The Lunch with the Featured Authors will be catered by Shenanigans at the Dahlonega Market Place, 100 Public Square North, Dahlonega.
The Dahlonega Literary Fesitval is a program of Lumpkin Literacy.
For a full schedule, visit https://literaryfestival.org/ .