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Dawsonville Heritage Days festivities this weekend
8. Heritage Day pic
Take a step back in time and experience life of days gone by at Dawsonvilles Heritage Days this weekend. - photo by For the Dawson Community News

Dawsonville Heritage Days schedule:

Friday

5-9 p.m. Moonshine Distillery tours, reception

5-11 p.m. Meet Moonshiner Jeff Waldroup from hit TV show "Moonshiners"

6-8 p.m. Cornhole tournament practice

8-11 p.m. Moonshine drinks served in museum alleyway

8-11 p.m. Free acoustic concert featuring Brian Randle as heard on local country radio (21 and older)

Saturday

8:30 a.m. Heritage Day car show registration ($20 per car)

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Heritage Day car show (trophies given for best in show, top Ford, top GM, top Mopar)

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Heritage Day stations open

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Moonshine Distillery tours available

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Meet Moonshiner Jeff Waldroup from hit TV show "Moonshiners"

12-4 p.m. Moonshine drinks served in museum alleyway

1-4 p.m. Georgia Corn Whiskey Cornhole Tournament (2 person teams, $10 per team)

 

Take a step back in time and experience life of days gone by at Dawsonville's Heritage Days this weekend.

Presented by the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery and held Friday and Saturday at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, the event will include demonstrations by local blacksmiths, quilters and grain millers, storytelling by volunteers with the Dawson County Library and even a cow or two for the kids to milk.

"We want everyone to know this is a community event for the community," said Cindy Elliott, marketing director for the hall of fame.

The festivities coincide with the distilleries ability to begin offering visitors the opportunity to take home a bottle of Dawsonville's signature spirits.

A new law took effect July 1 that allows distilleries to charge a fee for tours, which would serve as a means to give a souvenir bottle of their product to 21 and older visitors.

Before those wanting more than a taste of Dawsonville's legal white lightning or apple pie moonshine had to drive a half mile away and shop at the local package store.

Other Heritage Day activity stations will be available, such as wood sawing and chopping demos, local honey, handmade soaps and an active beehive, as well as face painting, a farmers market and watermelon slices.

There will also be a cornhole tournament, free acoustic concert featuring Brian Randle as heard on local country radio, moonshine distillery tours, a car show and the chance to meet Jeff Waldroup from the hit TV show "Moonshiners," who will be in town for the festivities.

 

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