Nov. 2 - 4 • Dahlonega

HemlockFest (Photo by Cat Edge)

One of Georgia’s most underrated music festivals offers one of the most memorable event experiences across the state. Set in the gorgeous North Georgia mountains of Dahlonega, HemlockFest will once again bring together musicians, artists, fire dancers, vendors, music fans, outdoor lovers and conservationists on Nov. 2-4, 2018 to increase public awareness of Eastern and Carolina hemlock tree challenges and provide financial support for area colleges and universities in their efforts to save the hemlocks. A three-day camping pass is only $65 and includes all three days of music; individual day passes are $30 for Friday, $35 for Saturday and $15 for Sunday.


To learn more about the plight of the Eastern Hemlock, read more here about the Lumpkin Coalition, the 501(c)3 that produces HemlockFest and works diligently to bring awareness to the issues and their effect on North Georgia.

Lake Merlin provides hours of fun at HemlockFest. (Photo by Cat Edge)

The 2018 HemlockFest schedule is:

Friday, November 2
12:00 Gates open to weekend pass holders
1:00 Gates open to all
1:30 Threadbare Skivvies
2:45 Squirrelheads
4:00 Natty Lovejoys
5:15 Ralph Roddenbery
6:45 GMO’s
8:20 Jess Goggans Band
10:15 Dead Affect
12:00 Music Ends
1:00 Gates close

Fire Dancers at HemlockFest (Photo by Cat Edge)

Saturday, November 3
9:00 Gates open
10:00 Kathie Holmes
10:40 Rhonda Kay
11:30 Honeywood
12:45 Hobohemians
2:00 Atlanta Soul Power: A James Brown celebration
3:15 Papa String Band
4:30 BJ Wilbanks Band
6:00 Donna Hopkins Band
7:30 Lantern Parade –Adelgid Burning
8:00 Jeff Mosier Band
10:15 Deep Blue Sun
12:00 Music Ends
1:00 Gates close

Happy HemlockFest attendees (Photo by Cat Edge)

Sunday, November 4
9:00 Gates open
10:00 Lara Polangco Potter & Family
11:00 The Pussywillows
12:15 Virginia Daredevils
1:30 Diane Durrett and Soul Suga’
3:00 Festival Ends

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