Literary & Science Festival
Kicking off the year is the Dahlonega Literary & Science Festival in March. Regional as well as local authors will be on hand to discuss some of their latest books and hold book signings. Workshops and forums for aspiring writers will be sponsored around town by the Lumpkin Literacy Coalition.
If books aren't your forte, then you might be interested in the Dahlonega Science Festival. Hosted by the University of North Georgia (UNG) and local business partners, the Dahlonega Science Festival is a kid-friendly, hands-on program which will feature a variety of subjects and guest speakers. Locations for the programs will take place around the downtown area.
If you're interested in history, the Lumpkin County Historical Society will have the 1884 Old Jail Museum open on the Saturday of the Literary Festival. Here visitors can see how prisoners lived in this unusually designed jail which served Lumpkin County from 1884 - 1964. Photos, displays and artifacts within the museum reflect various aspects of life in Lumpkin County during the 19th and early 20th century. The Old Jail Museum is located at 75 Enota Street, a three-minute walk from the Public Square.
So what are you waiting for? Head to Dahlonega for a fun education-filled weekend!