20 Fall Fun Ideas in the North Georgia Mountains – #15

The Mountain Life Team Blogger September 17, 2013

It may be getting chillier on the first weekend of November in the mountains, but…it is still considered fall!  Today I would like to write about my #15 idea of fall fun, The Hemlockfest which is held November 1st through 3rd at Starbridge Farm, located off Hwy 52E between Dahlonega and Cleveland.

What is a Hemlockfest, you ask?   The HemlockFest, hosted by the Lumpkin Coalition, is an annual festival held the first full weekend in November. The Festival and the proceeds from the festival are used to increase public awareness of Eastern and Carolina hemlock tree problems and to provide financial support for area colleges and universities in their efforts to save the Hemlocks.

There will be lots of musical entertainment (check out the band lineup), including fire dancing and an after-hours acoustic jam.  Can’t forget about the knife throwing and archery. Canoeing, fishing, and pond discovery on Lake Merlin.  Tons of arts and crafts demonstrations. Interactive presentations and exhibits, including live birds of prey. Medicine wheel walks, morning bird walks, plant walks, and interpretive nature walks and live snakes.  There will also be a  silver smith demo. Three days of music, story-telling, face painting, rock painting, and lots of other kid-friendly activities.

So, if you are coming to stay up in Blue Ridge or Blairsville, this is just a short distance away!  Sounds like a great time…In case you missed yesterday’s fun fall idea, check it out here.