View Mobile Site
  • Bookmark and Share

Moonshine run kicks festival into gear

New event for 2009

POSTED: October 21, 2009 4:00 a.m.

The 42nd Annual Dawsonville Mountain Moonshine Festival kicks off with a “Thunder Road Moonshine Run,” a caravan consisting of about 52 moonshine-era vintage cars dating from the 1930s to the 1960s.

  

On Friday, the caravan will travel from Dawsonville to Hillside Orchard Farms in Wiley, arriving at their destination around 10:30 a.m.

  

Jim Mitchum, who co-starred with his dad, actor Robert Mitchum, in the movie Thunder Road, will be in attendance.

  

Jim Mitchum will also serve as the Grand Marsahl of the 42nd Annual Dawsonville Mountain Moonshine Festival to take place in downtown Dawsonville Oct. 24 and 25.

  

Upon arrival at Hillside Orchard Farms, the Moonshine Run participants will be treated to several moonshine related activities, including viewing a replica moonshine still constructed in a natural setting.

  

There will also be a lectures on the history of moonshining as it once existed in the Southern Appalachian area of the United States.

  

Additional activities at Hillside Orchard Farms will include gem mining, a corn maze and other fall farm day events.

  

A barbecue lunch will be served at $8 per plate.  

  

For more information, call (770) 536-0101.

COMMENTS

  • Bookmark and Share

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

FEATURED PHOTOS

Burt signs to Bears
Hunter Burt's family and co...
Dawson boys’ basketball fal...
Jeremiah Crumley sets up on...
Lady Tigers slay the Lions
Kati Brady brings the ball ...
Duluth man proposes to Daws...
Kevin Wieting proposed to h...
‘I felt like I should take it’
Cindy Brookshire and Luke E...
Plane crashes in Dawson County
A single-engine plane crash...
KKK sign removed from Dahlo...
“I came out to stand with t...
Commissioners discuss in-ho...
Lynn Frey, the county’s new...
Callas signs with the Golde...
Kenzie Callas’ coaches and ...
Tigers qualify for state to...
Corey Hammond adds 2 points...
 

Please wait ...