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Dawsonville to host Farmers Market Grand Opening on Saturday
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For the first season of the market, it was able to be set up in the new "Dawsonville Farmers Market" pavilion near City Hall. - photo by Erica Jones

After several weeks of hosting farmers market events this season with much success, the Dawsonville Farmers Market will kick-off to an official start this weekend, with a grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new farmers market pavilion built by the City of Dawsonville.

According to an Amicalola Regional Farmers Market press release, the event will be held on July 18, 2020, starting at 8:15 a.m. and will host Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black. 

“The City of Dawsonville is proud to see the results of the SPLOST VI used in a way to help our citizens. The Farmers Market has been a great success since it opened in restricted mode during the COVID pandemic,” Dawsonville Mayor Mike Eason said in the release. “This structure will serve our community in many ways for years to come. The ability to have a Famers Market in a covered, lighted facility is just one of many uses that we can expect.”

In addition to the ribbon cutting with Black and Eason, citizens will have the opportunity to win items provided by local vendors to celebrate the grand opening, the release said. 

“We greatly appreciate the vision and support of the citizens of Dawsonville and Dawson County as it gives our local farmers, gardeners and crafters an opportunity to provide fresh, local foods to the community,” Amicalola Regional Agriculture Committee Chair Louise McPherson said in the release. “As well as an opportunity for folks to learn about where their food comes from.”  

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the market will continue its safety steps of serving pre-bagged produce, encouraging mask use and social distancing. 

For more information on the market visit or call the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce at (706) 265-6278.