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5th Annual Dahlonega Wine Trail

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Name: 5th Annual Dahlonega Wine Trail
Date: August 20, 2016 – August 21, 2016
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Event Description:
Join us August 20 & 21, 2016 for the 5th Annual Dahlonega Wine Trail event in the Heart of Georgia Wine Country, home of award-winning winemakers and the official “Tasting Room Capital of Georgia”! The Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber & Visitors Bureau, along with Dahlonega’s six unique wineries, will host the Dahlonega Wine Trail weekend passport event.

The Dahlonega Wine Trail experience will begin Saturday, August 20th from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm and continue Sunday, August 21st from 12:30 pm — 5:00 pm. Wine enthusiasts can enjoy weekend-long festivities at Dahlonega’s award-winning wineries and beautiful vineyards as well as the always relaxing visit to Dahlonega and Lumpkin County’s destination amenities and attractions.

Wineries participating include:

Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery

Frogtown Cellars

Kaya Vineyard & Winery (Dahlonega’s newest winery — formerly Blackstock)

Montaluce Winery & Estates

Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery

Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery

How It Works

Dahlonega Wine Trail event passports are only $35 per person including a Souvenir Glass (for the first 1,000 people). Your passport is good for the weekend of August 20 & 21 for one visit to each winery. Ticket stubs in the passport are redeemable at each winery for four free tastings.

Many local tasting rooms in downtown Dahlonega are also offering discounts and specials for passport holders.

Passports are available and wine trail patrons begin the trail event at the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Visitors Center in downtown Dahlonega (13 South Park Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533) – come get your passport to the wine trail with maps, visitor guides, and other helpful information.

How Can I Purchase My Passport?

Pre-purchase your Passport online now! After purchasing, you must pick up your Passport at the Dahlonega Visitors Center during the following hours:

Friday, August 19, 9am – 5:30pm
Saturday, August 20, 9am – 5:30pm
Sunday, August 21,10am – 5:00pm

Special Note: Thursday Online Purchases will not be available for early pickup until Friday due to processing

No refunds. Must present photo ID to pick up. The legal drinking age in Georgia is 21.

Click here to purchase your Passport.

Transportation Options
We encourage you to use designated drivers and drink responsibly. For your convenience, here are local transportation services that are available during the Wine Trail Weekend and throughout the year.

Appalachian Transportation
(706) 864-0021

Mama’s Taxi
(706) 482-8539

Gold Rush Days

Read Full Story at the Dahlonega Jaycees website.

Gold Rush Days are always held the third full weekend in October. It is a time for thousands to come and see fall colors peaking and celebrate Dahlonega’s 1828 discovery of gold. Over 300 art and craft exhibitors and food vendors gather around the Public Square and Historic District in support of this annual event. It is estimated that a crowd of over 200,000 visit over the weekend to join in the fun and excitement!

The Gold Rush Days Festival has been voted one of the Top 20 Events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. Join us in downtown Dahlonega on October 15-16, 2016 and you will see why!

Although The Dahlonega Jaycees produce this festival each year, we can’t take credit for it’s continued success. Volunteers, Vendors, Performers and Contest Participants, Festival-Goers, Advocates, Gracious Downtown Merchants and Restaurant Folks, Officers and Emergency Service Providers, City and County Partners, Locals and Out-of-Towners…ALL OF YOU contribute to the success of this event each year.

We hope you know how grateful we truly are for each of you and the incredible impact your role in this festival has on our community, not just for one weekend in October, but all throughout the year.

On behalf of the Dahlonega Jaycees, we can say with much sincerity,


2016 Schedule of Events – Coming Soon

2016 Vendors – Coming Soon

2016 Gold Rush Days Festival Vendor Application

2016 Gold Rush Days Festival Parade Application

2016 Gold Rush Days Festival King & Queen Nomination Form – Coming Soon

2016 Gold Rush Days Festival Grand Marshal Nomination Form – Coming Soon

Athens Police: Sexual Assault Linked to Pokémon Game

By: Aungelique Proctor
POSTED:JUL 14 2016 05:43PM MST

ATHENS, Ga. – Athens-Clarke County Police said a man was sexually assaulted by a stranger while playing the Pokémon game.

Police said the assault happened Tuesday at 4:30 in the morning when the 24-year-old victim was sitting in his car in a parking lot behind a gaming store on Gaines School Road.

Police said the suspect approached the victim and started asking about the popular gaming app that is sweeping the country since it was first released July 6.

“He was approached by an unknown male. The male began asking if he was playing the game. The male reached out and touched the victim in the inner thigh and he started asking him sexual questions,” Sergeant Harrison Daniel said.

The victim said he did not call the police because the suspect had his hand in his pocket the entire time and the victim feared it was a gun.

Athens-Clarke County Police said they have a lead on the man. Anyone with information is asked to call investigators.