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Time for some Shine
Mountain Festival celebrates bootleggers
Moonshine Festival Foldout Front Page
Be sure to pick up a copy of today's Dawson County News for a special pullout section on the 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival, plus expanded previews, schedules and more.
Dawsonville's unique and storied past will come alive this weekend when thousands converge on downtown for the 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival. "If we have weather anything like we're seeing now, we're going to have a great weekend for the festival," said Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan. An estimated 100,000 visitors are expected this weekend, with many pulling into the town as early as Friday morning to be a part of a Moonshine Run through the north Georgia mountains, where moonshiners of yesteryear made their living and supported their families making the illicit spirit.