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Music festival doubles its vendors
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Beer Fest

Dawsonville celebrated its third annual music and beer festival this weekend with more than 3,000 tickets being sold and double the number of vendors over last year.

The music festival was a tremendous success in every way, Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan said. We had many new vendors for food, an increased number of arts and craft folks along with some of the best sponsors we could ask for.

Festival organizer Donovan Hyder said there were about 1,000 people attending Friday night and 3,000 tickets were sold for Saturdays festivities.

Every year it gets bigger and bigger, Hyder said. it was absolutely a success and everybody loved the last two acts: Luke Combs and Alex Hall.

Luke Combs was brought to Dawsonville by Peachtree Entertainment and Hall came from Parallel Entertainment out of Nashville.

Grogan said he was surprised how many families attended.

The thing that struck me was how many families came out early Saturday and enjoyed the music and food, he said. The children ran around and used the jumpy slides.

New this year was the addition of a cornhole tournament.

It was a very pleasant two days where groups of people sat and talked with old and new friends, Grogan said. The line up for this years festival was the best ever due to the hard work of Yolo Productions.

Festival sponsors included Yuengling, RV World, Talladaga Speedway, and Naked Juice.

Hopefully, in a couple weeks well be talking to Coca-Cola for next year, Hyder said.