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Gold Rush Days Festival

October 10, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

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 and you will see why!

2017 Gold Rush Days Festival Schedule
[Festival Booths will open at 9am and close at 6pm both days. Unless otherwise noted, the events below will take place on the Gold Rush Main Stage, located in front of the Visitors Center.]

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21st
8:00 – Gold Rush 5K, sponsored by the Dahlonega Rotary – UNG Memorial Hall
(https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Dahlonega/GoldRush5K)
9:00 – Festival Opens
9:00 – Gina Bailey Band
10:00 – Beard Growing Contest and Hog Calling Contest
10:30 –Doc Johnson’s Magic Show
11:00 – Gold Country Squares (square dancing)
11:30 – Old Time Fashion Show
11:45 –T.W. Holeman Music Group (Southern Gospel)
1:15 – Liars Contest & Storyteller Showcase
1:30 – Doc Johnson’s Magic Show
2:00 – King & Queen Coronation
2:15 – Chattanooga Choo Choos (Clogging)
3:00 – Gold Rush Parade
4:45 – Radford Windham & Step Back Cadillac

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22nd
9:00 – Festival Opens
10:00 – NGGT Winner (TBA)
10:30 – NGGT Winner (TBA)
11:00 – NGGT Winner (TBA)
11:30 – Cross Cut Saw Competition
12:30 – Hawkapellas
1:00 – Synergy Cloggers
1:30 – Crossroads Band
2:30 – Nealy Webster
3:30 – NGGT People’s choice (TBA).
4:00 – Wrist Wrestling

Details

Date:
October 10, 2017
Time:
12:00 AM