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« on: September 03, 2008, 07:23:47 PM »

Hemlockfest 2008 will be held at Starbridge (just one hour north of Atlanta near the historic town of Dahlonega) on November 7, 8 & 9. 

FireDance as well as Music from such genres as singer songwriter, folk, blue/newgrass, blues, classic oldies, Celtic rock, and jam band will be performed.  Experts on the hemlock issue will be available to answer questions.  Many fun family and child activities will take place, arts and craft vendors will be present and food, drink, t-shirts, and other festival merchandise will be available for purchase. 

The survival of hemlock trees is being threatened by the woolly adelgid, an aphid like insect introduced from Asia and now spreading through the north Georgia forests.  This benefit will raise funds and awareness to help save these magnificent trees that define southern Appalachia.  100% of donations/proceeds from the festival will go toward advancing the hemlocks defense against the woolly adelgid. 

Tickets for the three day two night (primitive camping option only no car camping) festival range in price from free (for those ages 15 and under) to $15 for Friday, $25 for Saturday, $15 for Sunday or $50 for the whole weekend (includes camping). Special student and senior (65+) rates (with ID) are $5 off any chosen ticket. 

Donations and/or ticket purchase (100% tax deductible) may be made in the forms of check or money order and made out to -Lumpkin Coalition- and mailed to 3865 Dawsonville Hwy, Dahlonega Ga. 30533, or by credit card through a pay-pal service at the following website:

For directions or further information please visit our website at  or e-mail us at:  You may also call: Forest Hilyer at 706-265-5282.
The Lumpkin Coalition is a 100% volunteer nonprofit 501c3 charitable organization that formed in 2005 to address issues concerning North Georgia, Lumpkin County, its residents and visitors. We are dedicated to preserving quality of life for all those who share it. To this end we support the preservation of a clean and healthy environment, responsible living, and responsible growth.


Rich Reaves
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