Stay at the Mountain Top Lodge and begin your day with one of our fabulous breakfasts!

Let us assist you with local maps and information about these 2019 North Georgia festivals and events:



GA Wine Highway Weekend

March weekend(s):  Mar. 22nd & Mar. 31st (2019)

Discover the award-winning wines and the hospitality at our wineries, B&Bs, restaurants, and shops!


Literary Festival & Writers Conference

March Weekend: 1-2 (2019)

Celebrate books, authors, literacy, storytelling and literary performance art.


Bear on the Square

April Weekend:  27 – 28 (2019)

The annual Bear on the Square, blue grass music fills the historic public square. A juried artist’s marketplace features traditional mountain art and crafts. Children’s activities and food make it the perfect family outing.


US Army Mountain Ranger Open House

April Weekend:  April 27th (2019)

The Army’s finest display the skills and training of the American Ranger. Equipment featured include helicopters, night vision devices, weapons, and parachutes. (family-oriented)


Mountain Art & Wine Festival

May Weekend: 18 – 19 (2019)

Over 70 jury-selected artists working all mediums sell and create their art throughout the historic square.


June Weekends:  see wineries for events (2019)


North Georgia Chamber Music Festival

June – TBA

This event will feature world-class musicians in an intimate setting at North Georgia College & State University.


Mountain Top Rodeo at R-Ranch

June  Weekend: 15 – 16 (2019)

A world class event on the Rodeo circuit has non-stop competitive action, hilarious antics and a fun-filled midway!


Fourth of July Celebration

July 4, 2017 Thursday

Family-style events include a 5k/10k race, a parade, traditional foods and the largest fireworks show in the region!


Dahlonega Trail Fest

September Weekend:  6 – 7 (2019)

Celebrate Dahlonega’s designation as an AT Trail Community and its position as the southern AT gateway.

Six Gap Century & The Gap Fifty Races

September weekend: 20 – 22 (2019)

Georgia’s premier cycling venue hosts races travelling many of the roads and mountain climbs as the elite Tour de Georgia.


Gold Rush Days

October Weekend: 18 – 20 (2019)

Thousands see fall colors peaking and celebrate Dahlonega’s 1828 discovery of gold. Over 300 art and craft exhibitors make this weekend fun and exciting!


Hemlock Festival

November Weekend: 1 – 2 (2019)

This music festival increases public awareness and raises funds to help save the eastern and Carolina hemlock trees.


Old Fashioned Christmas

Nov. 24 – Dec. 25, 2018

A month-long celebration set in a Currier & Ives setting complete with Santa’s arrival, caroling and live theater Christmas events.



Other Dahlonega Festivals & Events

Southern Cross Race @ Montaluce – March 2, 2019



Surrounding Communities (2018) Festivals:



Festival Name



Spring Arts & Crafts


Blue Ridge

Arts in the Park



Scottish Festival & Highland Games



Mountain Fair



Green Bean festival

Sept. – Oct





Apple Festival



Mountain Moonshine Festival

This is our second trip and this time we brought friends. Wow. Everything was great and was even better than our first trip.


Our family enjoyed the old fashioned game room in the main lodge (scrabble and other board games, puzzles etc), the friendly service, and cooked breakfasts.


Thank you so much for the great experience and a safe, comfortable, clean B and B.

-Sherry T