Dahlonega features the highest concentration of vineyards, wineries, and tasting rooms in the State of Georgia — it’s the perfect place to host the annual Dahlonega arts and wine festival! Set up in the historic square of downtown Dahlonega in Lumpkin County, the Dahlonega Arts & Wine Festival features high-quality arts, local crafts, and fine wines from regional wineries across North Georgia. And live jazz performances in the park add more entertainment to your experience! This springtime cultural event is great for couples, friends, and groups on vacation in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains.
Arts & Crafts
Walking around the historic downtown square in Dahlonega, you’ll find 70+ artists and crafters showcasing their one-of-a-kind creations — including handcrafted ceramics, stone jewelry, landscape paintings, carved animals, metalworks, and incredible photos. Stop at a booth to admire their handiwork and craftsmanship while sipping aromatic wine in the heart of the North Georgia Mountains.
First and foremost, the Dahlonega Arts & Wine Festival is a fundraiser — hosted by the non-profit Chestatee Artists — to benefit local school art programs. So, consider taking a piece of art home to support local kids and add to your growing collection. Can’t get enough of local craftsmanship and beautiful artwork? Pop over to check out Blue Ridge art galleries only an hour away!
Unique Finds at the Dahlonega Arts & Wine Fest
- Book art
- Custom knives
- Fiber dolls
- Glass ornaments
- Leather goods
- Mixed media
- Oil/acrylic/watercolor paintings
- Stained glass
- Wood carvings
- Yard art
Wine & Beer Garden
Sample the finest of North Georgia wines from the Dahlonega Plateau region in the Wine Garden at the Dahlonega Arts & Wine Festival this spring. Local craft beers are also available — courtesy of The Dahlonega Brewery!
Opening Hours at the Wine Garden
Sat — 11:00 a.m.
Sun — 12:30 p.m.
Wine Tasting Tickets
Purchase your wine tasting tickets — 8 tastings each — at the entrance to the Wine & Beer Garden. Wine tasters will receive a commemorative wine glass to keep as well and can share wine tastings with a spouse or friend. You can also purchase a glass of wine or go for the whole bottle!
- Wine Tasting Ticket — $25
- Glass of Wine — $10
- Bottle of Wine — varies by winery
A Taste of Participating Wineries
Here’s a look at wineries that have participated in previous years at this annual arts and wine festival in Dahlonega.
- Etowah Meadery
- Habersham Winery & Vineyards
- Kaya Vineyard & Winery
- Montaluce Winery
- Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery
Food & Live Entertainment
You can’t go to a wine event in North Georgia without finding tasty bites to eat! There will be a variety of gourmet food vendors to complement the wines at the Dahlonega Arts & Wine Fest. For added entertainment, jazz, salsa, blues, and other music groups from the area and even Atlanta will be playing on the adjacent Hancock Park Pavilion Stage. These FREE concerts begin at 1:00 p.m. and continue through festival hours each day of this exciting event!
2023 Event Details
Dates & Festival Hours
May 20-21, 2023
Sat — 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sun — 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Parking is FREE at the University of North Georgia parking deck, and there are many parking lots near the town square.
Pets & Kids
While the Dahlonega Arts & Wine Fest is open to all ages, including children, please note this event is targeted towards adults. Although service animals are allowed in every space, all other dogs or pets — on a leash at all times — are not permitted inside the wine garden.
Yes, this Dahlonega event is considered accessible as it’s in an open public space.
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