Gold Rush Days are held the third weekend in October, when thousands come to see fall colors peaking and celebrate Dahlonega's 1828 discovery of gold. More than 300 art and craft exhibitors gather around the Public Square and Historic District in support of this annual event, and it is estimated that a crowd of over 200,000 visit over the weekend to join in the fun and excitement. It has been voted one of the Top 20 Events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Included in the two-day event are a parade, children's activities, a fashion show, gold panning contest, wheelbarrow race, King and Queen Coronation, hog calling, buck dancing contest, gospel singing and other live entertainment, wrist wrestling, and last but not least, delicious food.
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 12:00AM - 8:00PM
Admission & Fees
Concessions, Free Parking, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms
Family-friendly, Free Admission
Suitable for Ages
Antique, Craft & Hobby, Entertainment, Fairs & Festivals, Family Friendly