Northeast Georgia Mountains / Dawsonville

50th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival

Dates : 10/27/17 - 10/29/17
Downtown Dawsonville
Downtown Dawsonville
Dawsonville, GA 30534

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The Mountain Moonshine Festival explores Dawson County's history during Prohibition and the Great Depression when running moonshine through the foothills of the Northeast Georgia mountains was a way of life.

Visit the Car Show, Cruise-In and Swap Meet held at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, formerly known as "Thunder Road USA." See the Moonshine Run on Friday, October 27. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Meet many legendary race car drivers, and see vintage race cars. We will feature more authentic moonshine-hauling cars than you'll ever see gathered in one place anywhere in the US!

See the parade of moonshine and revenue cars to kick off festivities at 9 a.m on Saturday morning. As you stroll around the square in downtown Dawsonville, you will enjoy live entertainment from various artists and a large array of vendors - something for everyone! Purchase festival souvenirs such as t-shirts, caps and refrigerator magnets.

Camper and hauler parking will be available at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in a designated area only. Please see a KARE representative for assistance. Campers, RVs, and haulers are only allowed to park in designated areas.

Help out with a very worthy cause, KARE for Kids, Inc.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Moonshine Car Registration After Sept. 15 $40

    Moonshine Car Registration Before Sept. 15 $30

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Concessions, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information


    Near Interstate Highway



    Entertainment, Fairs & Festivals, Family Friendly