Dahlonega, Georgia, is more than just a pretty face along the Appalachian Trail. In addition to its great personality, it's got a lot going on all year long. HemlockFest 2016 is just one example.
Can you spare three days for live music, camping, food, hiking, arts and crafts, and canoeing the first weekend in November?
HemlockFest, hosted by the Lumpkin Coalition, is an annual festival ... proceeds from the festival are used to increase public awareness of Eastern and Carolina hemlock tree problems and to provide financial support for ... efforts to save the Hemlocks.
The artist who created this year's logo, Grant Searcey, summed up the festival's essence: "HemlockFest has always inspired magic, whimsy and a sense of wonder for me ... At HemlockFest we create our own alternative reality for three days in early November ... with each other, with the music, with the art and we all focus on a common goal to give Mother Nature a little boost."
In a few years, this event is going to be huge, imho. No, it's not free. No, there are no glamorous accommodations. HemlockFest 2016 is simply a good time for good causes. Including having fun with friends you haven't met yet, November 4-6, 2016.
HemlockFest 2016, in addition to Hemlock preservation efforts, a portion of festival proceeds will be earmarked for projects to further the Georgia chapter's efforts of the American Chestnut Foundation.
Gentle people are invited to join one another at HemlockFest 2016, so the hemlocks may live.
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