NE Georgia Mountain Town Hosts March Literary Fest

Readers, writers and book fans of all kinds will be heading to the northeast Georgia Mountains for the annual Dahlonega Literary Fest, March 1-2, 2019. This celebration of books and the written word spans a wide range of genres and draws an enthusiastic crowd for the two-day event. Now in its 16th year, the Dahlonega Literary Festival is held in the historic downtown and offers individual presentations, panel discussions, workshops, a Festival Book Store, book signings ad more—all of which are free to attend. As of this writing, there are 15 featured authors expected and a special honoree guest, Rebecca … Continue reading

Winter Arts Fest Coming To Northeast Georgia Mountains

Four venues. 145 artists. And a setting that is straight out of a landscape painting. This is what you’ll find when you come to the Winterfest Arts & Coach Tour in the Helen, Georgia, area, February 16-17, 2019. This mountain region has long been known as a haven for artists, and their talents will be on full display for this fest, which is a compilation of four shows at four different venues—Unicoi State Park & Lodge, Helen Arts & Heritage Center, Hardman Farms Historic Site and Sautee Nacoochee Center (SNC). Visitors can park at either Unicoi State Park or the … Continue reading

Celebrate Mardi Gras Bavarian-Style In Helen, Georgia

Mention Mardi Gras and most folks envision a pre-Lenten party in New Orleans or Rio de Janeiro, with brightly colored costumes and strings of beads. But in the mountains of Northeast Georgia, the celebration takes on a decidedly Bavarian touch as Helen celebrates its 50th Fashing celebration, February 16, 2019. Fashing is what Mardi Gras season is called in Germany, and traditionally it begins on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 minutes after 11:00 a.m. The festivals occur mostly in the Rhineland area and go back to a time when leaders ruled with iron fists. Fashing celebrations … Continue reading

Sweetheart Package At North Georgia Mountain Inn

Whether you want to treat your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day—or just because—this is the perfect way to do it: a getaway to Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn & Spa. Nestled in the mountains just outside of Helen, Georgia, Lucille’s is a setting made for lovers, with rooms that are cozy without being fussy, and extras that are designed to pamper. Call now for Valentine’s Day (rooms are going fast!), or plan a getaway for another weekend this winter and take advantage of our Winter Romance Package, available for one or two days. You’ll enjoy an early check-in at 1:00 p.m.—we’ll have a … Continue reading