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Finally! A festival where smells rule! There’s hardly any smell better than lavender – although maybe chocolate, coffee or barbecue finishes in a tie for second. And lavender will be front and center at the third annual Red Oak Farm Lavender Festival on June 10. Just imagine fresh cut fresh lavender bundles, live music, food, beekeeping, live artists painting in the fields, live lavender plants for sale, homemade soaps, craft lavender halos and wands, and even lavender ice cream! Entry to the farm on festival day is free, however there is a fee for certain activities, including: Cut your own bundle: Tickets are $5.00 per bundle of 25 stems; and craft a lavender halo or lavender wand: Tickets are $5.00 per halo or wand. This is a rain or shine event, so come prepared!
Here are only some of the things you may enjoy at the festival:
Cut fresh lavender bundles, Live music & Food, Hand Spinners, Beekeeping, Live Artist Painting in the Fields, Live Lavender Plants For Sale, Homemade Soaps, Craft Lavender Halos & Wands, Lavender Ice Cream, Honey and Lemonade available, Various Vendors, Come Out To Paint, Draw or Relax and Much More!
This is a rain or shine event, so come prepared!
Entry to the farm on festival day is FREE. However, there is a fee for certain activities, below are those details:
Cut Your Own Bundle: tickets are $5.00 per bundle of 25 stems – purchase the day of the festival at any activity table.
Craft a Lavender Halo or Lavender Wand: tickets are $5.00 per halo or wand – purchase the day of the festival at any activity table.
* Live music by the Faires Musicians – 11-3 pm.
* Popular French Food Truck will be here, as well as other food vendors.
* Lavender Ice Cream made by the Cleveland Mountain Creamery – $4.00 per cone.
No reservations needed!
Lavender informational talk (not a class): free – 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm – meet at back field by gazebo.
Beekeeping informational talk (not a class): free – 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm – meet near bee hives at these times
Candle Making by well known candler, Steve Young: free – 11:30 & 3:30 – see tent in the front of shop.
Parking will be $5 per car, cash only! Parking will be in the field just north to the farm (closer to Old Dahlonega Hwy.), there will be signs to point the directions to the parking area. Handicapped parking will be available on the farm. Handicapped parking MUST have a handicap permit hung clearly in the windshield. Handicapped parking is also $5 cash only! *NOTE* Parking is at your own risk and owners of land property or event owners do not take responsibility for any loss or damage to your property. This is a working farm, we will try to accommodate accessibility, however we will no be able to change the current state of the farm due to terrain and the elements. You are visiting at your own risk in accordance to the agritourism/agricultural laws of the state of Georgia.
ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING allowed on the side of the road or you will be towed! This is for your safety & the safety of others. Parking is only permitted in authorized areas only.
Note: we DO NOT allow any pets to the farm at any time, please do not bring your pet(s) to the festival. This is to honor people with allergies and really be too hot for the animals.
*If the field becomes too crowded we may need to close the fields till count of people reduces. So be prepared to return later in the day. This is a first come first serve event. we should have enough lavender, but cannot guarantee this, based on Mother Nature and attendance.
Hotels: We are currently working with some local hotels in Dahlonega and Dawsonville! If you need accommodations, please email
Beth Pass at BonVoyageBeth@gmail.com!
RV or camping: Unfortunately we do no have any information on this, please check with the Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce for more information. We do not offer tent camping on the farm.
Dahlonega’s 21h annual celebration of Southern Appalachian music, art and folklore will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23 in 2017. Set in a picturesque town in the North Georgia foothills, the festival is a well-attended event which takes place in and around the town’s Historic Public Square.
On Friday, April 21, the participants in the weekend-long jamming around the square will begin arriving, and that evening’s featured event will be the Live and Silent Country Auction with dinner and music. On Saturday and Sunday, there will be free admission, MainStage performances by local, regional, and national musicians. The emphasis will be on bluegrass and old-time music from this region.
Other Saturday and Sunday events include a juried Artists Marketplace featuring traditional mountain crafts, storytelling, a Gospel Jam, free music workshops and demonstrations, an old-time mountain dance, John C. Campbell dance team performances, and an Acoustic Open Mic event and food.
Few towns are as inherently patriotic as Dahlonega, with visual reminders of America’s heritage at almost every turn, including the main thoroughfares into and out of downtown Dahlonega, with its distinctive commemorative crosses with attached American flags. The program to recognize those who served in America’s armed forces with flags and crosses has been a part of Dahlonega for decades – but for every new generation, the recognition is sobering. Few American towns go to the trouble of honoring their fallen heroes so publicly and by name – and by the conflict in which they served. Be on the lookout throughout Dahlonega from now until after the 4th of July – it’s hard to miss.
June 2017 marks the 16th Annual GEORGIA WINE COUNTRY FESTIVAL presented at Three Sisters Vineyards and held every Saturday and Sunday in June. Live Entertainment, BBQ, Food Trucks, Georgia Micro Brews, A Wine Garden featuring all of Three Sisters wines and Guest Georgia Wineries each weekend. Soak in the sights, sounds and tastes of the Heart of Georgia Wine Country. June 3-4, 10-11,17-18, 24-25, 2017 (11-5 on Saturdays and 1230-5 on Sundays)
Mountain Top Rodeo — June 16th & 17th, 2017
This will be our 28th Anniversary of hosting great Rodeo action at the R-Ranch in the Mountains.
Mark your calendars and plan on being with us. We are only 8 miles north of Dahlonega at R-Ranch in the Mountains.
NEW THIS YEAR: We are adding live music Friday and Saturday nights prior to the rodeo and during Half-time!!