-HemlockFest celebrates 14th year Nov. 2-4

HemlockFest’s fourteenth year of education and entertainment to save Georgia’s disappearing hemlock trees will showcase another stellar line up of musical performers.

Some of the acts for the 2018 event—which returns to Starbridge Sanctuary near Dahlonega this November 2, 3 and 4—include Jeff Mosier Band, Ralph Rodenberry, Donna Hopkins and Diane Durrett, Frankly Scarlet, and Deep Blue Sun.  

HemlockFest is a fundraising musical experience in a peaceful and beautiful setting just outside of Dahlonega. 

This all-ages, eco-friendly event features three days of live music, primitive camping, unique and eclectic arts and crafts vendors, guided hikes and tree climbing, educational exhibits, rustic living demonstrations, a silent auction, great food, and free canoeing.  

With a focus on families, HemlockFest offers an opportunity for play in a natural setting through the Kid’s Nature Village.

Nature crafts, lantern parade, group games and creative play spaces provide a wonderful family experience.

HemlockFest provides an infant care tent for comfort and convenience in feeding and changing little ones. And children 15 and under are admitted free with a supervising adult ticketholder. 

HemlockFest proceeds aid efforts to minimize the impact of the non-native hemlock woolly adelgid parasite which is devastating the hemlock trees of North Georgia at an alarming rate. 

HemlockFest supports predator beetle rearing labs and their staffs at area colleges and universities.  This effort to introduce predator beetles, which feed on hemlock woolly adelgids and are a safe and effective biological control, may help to save our native forests and preserve our quality-of-life.

Lumpkin Coalition is a 100 percent volunteer non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization formed to facilitate projects that benefit North Georgia, Lumpkin County, its residents and visitors.

Lumpkin Coalition is dedicated to preserving quality of life for all those who share it. To this end, it strives tosupport the preservation of a clean and healthy environment, responsible living, and responsible growth. 

Both day and weekend passes are available online and at the gate.  Follow @HemlockFest on Facebook or visit the website at www.HemlockFest.org for more information about HemlockFest and the effort to save the trees.

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