Photos from Vogel State Park's Mtn Music Festival

The Wauka Mountain Boys at Vogel State Park's 2012 Mountain Music Festival (Photo: Robert Sutherland)

There's one sure way to know when it's September in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia.

Vogel State Park hosts its annual Mountain Music and Arts & Crafts Festival.

Whether you come to the festival for the unusual handmade items for sale ... the wonderful gospel, bluegrass and old-time music ... to swim or ride a paddleboat in paradise ... to win the spectacular quilt that's raffled off ... to volunteer or have a picnic ... Vogel is the perfect spot for it all.

I was among the fortunate who attended the 2012 celebration. If you couldn't be there, perhaps these photographs will assuage your disappointment.

The next time you're hiking the Appalachian Trail near Georgia's Blood Mountain, give yourself a break at Vogel State Park.

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Photographer and Nice Guy Theron Clore of Murphy, NC. (Photo by Robert Sutherland)

Magician Jim Eubanks from Andrews, NC can make a $100 bill disappear in the twinkling of an eye. (Photo: Robert Sutherland)

"May the Forest Be With You" was my favorite T-shirt from Designs by Tatiana []. -- (Photo: Robert Sutherland)

Graham White from White's Woodshop in Murphy, NC. (Photo: Robert Sutherland)

Colorful and lovely knits from Lindy's Creations. (Photo: Robert Sutherland)

Dana Minette from Bryson City, NC, enjoys her stained glass art almost as much as I do. (Photo: Robert Sutherland)

Brothers and musicians FC Collins (white hat) and Randall Collins (black hat). -- (Picture by Robert Sutherland)

Ed & Carolyn Jouret -- music lovers, cool couple & happy RV campers. (Photograph by Robert Sutherland)

I really wanted to win the raffle for this incredibly gorgeous quilt. (Photo: Robert Sutherland)

The Vogel State Park Mountain Music & Arts and Crafts Festival could not happen without the dedicated Vogel volunteers! -- (Photo: Robert Sutherland)

Bud Fitton of Blairsville has happily given more than 10,000 volunteer hours over the past 17 years. (Photo: Robert Sutherland)

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About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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