WinterFest: Arts & Coach Tour 2019

Event Date

Friday, February 15, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm


Dates & times for February 2019
Friday, February 15, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm


Four locations in White County
283 Highway 255 North
Sautee Nacoochee GA 30571


  • Admission to festival sites: $0.00
  • Preview Party Friday evening: $20
  • Preview Party Pajama Party for kids: $15
  • Parking: $0.00
  • Preview Party Friday evening for SNC members: $15.00
  • Coach ticket and 1 Raffle Ticket (good for Sat. & Sun.) per person: $10.00
  • Coach ticket and 5 Raffle Tickets (good for Sat. & Sun.) per person: $40.00


WinterFest Arts & Coach Tour 2019 is an exciting weekend of 145 artists at 4 area locations over 2 days for 1 tickets!Winte
Unicoi State Park & Lodge, the Sautee Nacoochee Center, Hardman Farm Historic Site, and Helen Arts & Heritage Center are partnering to present WinterFest Arts & Coach Tour 2019. This weekend of festivals will include 145 artists, over 2 days, in 4 locations, for 1 ticket price.

Watch live art demonstrations throughout the festival as artists actively create and bring to life new and exciting pieces. Pottery, paintings, jewelry, fused glass, fiber art and more make up the variety of the artwork available for sale by artists from across the southeast. Guests may register for drawings held throughout the weekend for opportunities to win original art and fine craft prizes, all donated by local artisans.

Hop on/Hop Off Coach Service is offered on both days, Saturday and Sunday, connecting the four venues. Transportation will leave on the hour and half hour from all four venues and will include stops at Unicoi, Helen Arts & Heritage Center, Hardman Farm and Sautee Nacoochee Center. ​Hop-On and see the sights of Unicoi State Park and Lodge, City of Helen, and the Sautee Nacoochee Historic District. Hop-Off and experience the 145 artists and crafters demonstrating and selling unique art representing the North Georgia Appalachian Foothills.

There is no charge for the festival at each venue, but a multi-part ticket and wristband is needed to ride the coach to each venue. Combination transportation and raffle ticket are $10 each and are good for both days. When the ticket is stamped at each of the four locations, the visitor will be eligible to enter a drawing for artwork from local artists. Each venue ​will sell additional raffle tickets for regional artists’ prizes. Packets of five tickets, including transportation, are available for $40.

Get first dibs on the artwork and have time to chat with the artists by attending the Preview Party on Friday evening at the Sautee Nacoochee Center. Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. Tickets are just $20; $15 for members of the Sautee Nacoochee Center. A WinterFest Pajama Party will be held for children ages 4 and older at the Center for $15 per child during the Preview Party.

Tickets may be purchased at:

Free parking is available at Unicoi State Park and Lodge and Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center. ​
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Public Restrooms
  • Restaurant on Site
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Handicapped Accessible