WinterFest Arts Tour / Sautee Nacoochee Art Festival

Event Date

Saturday, February 18, 2023
10:00am - 5:00pm


Dates & times for February 2023
Saturday, February 18, 2023 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, February 19, 2023 10:00am - 4:00pm


Sautee Nacoochee Center Campus
283 GA Hwy. 255 N.
Sautee Nacoochee GA 30571


  • Admission: $0.00
  • Grand Prize Ticket: $10.00
  • 5 Grand Prize Tickets: $40.00


The WinterFest Arts Tour features 175 artists and 4 locations over 2 days.
These kooky chickens are an example of the fun and fine art that is presented at the WinterFest Arts Tour.
The Sautee Nacoochee Art Festival is one of three art festivals happening WinterFest weekend.

Spend a winter weekend exploring the arts and history Northeast Georgia. The Hardman Farm Historic Site, Helen Arts & Heritage Center, Sautee Nacoochee Center and Unicoi State Park & Lodge present the 2023 WinterFest Arts Tour - 175 artists at 4 locations over 2 days.

WinterFest is an interactive, move at your own pace event that is set in the winter beauty of Northeast Georgia. The dates and times are Saturday, February 18 from 10 AM until 5 PM and Sunday, February 19 from 10 AM until 4 PM (President’s Day Weekend), so there is no rush to see everything in one day.

At each location, local and regional artists will display, sell and demonstrate their skills and bring to life new and exciting pieces. Visitors may purchase raffle tickets to win artwork contributed by participating artists. Food service or food vendors are present at some sites. Free parking is available at Hardman Farm Historic Site, the Sautee Nacoochee Center and Unicoi State Park & Lodge. Limited free parking is available at the Helen Arts & Heritage Center.

There is no charge for WinterFest at each venue, but a multipart ticket may be purchased to enter to win one of three Grand Prizes valued at $250 and above. One ticket is $10 or a book of five tickets for $40. To be eligible to win, the ticket must be stamped at three locations. Tickets may be purchased online or during the event. 

Experience a mixture art and fine craft at the Alpine Winter Festival at the Helen Arts & Heritage Center, which is located on Chattahoochee Strasse in downtown Helen. ​The Center's heritage museum presents the "Story of Helen". Over 50 artists are represented in the galleries.

The artists at the Sautee Nacoochee Art Festival come from Georgia, the Carolinas, Florida, Tennessee and Alabama. All of the 40-plus artists who participate are juried, ensuring the best original local and regional artwork. Over 250 artists are represented in the Sautee Nacoochee Center Gallery Shops. A number of other opportunities are also available at the Sautee Nacoochee Center. The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia will be open and welcoming visitors. The Heritage Site slave cabin and blacksmith shop will be open and staffed. 

The popular Fireside Arts & Crafts Festival at Unicoi State Park & Lodge is in its 47th year. Close to 75 artists, some of whom have participated since the festival's inception, will be on site. The beautiful Park also offers a variety of adventure packages and hiking trails for all levels.

As part of WinterFest, Hardman Farm Historic Site will be open for complimentary tours of the first floor of the mansion. The Visitor's Center and gift shop will be open, and some artists will be located there. Visitors can also enjoy the Hardman to Helen Trail, located just outside the Visitor's Center door.

Selected as one of their Top Twenty Events by the Southeastern Tourism Association in 2018, WinterFest continues to be an event that draws visitors from near and far.

Information about the WinterFest Arts Tour and the Grand Prize tickets is available at or by calling 706-878-3300.

Located at 283 Hwy 255 N in Sautee, the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association is a member-based organization serving White and Habersham Counties and all of northeast Georgia. Its mission is to value and nurture individual creativity, along with the historical, cultural and environmental resources of the Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys and surrounding area. For more information, visit or call 706-878-3300.

While a fundraiser designed to support the educational efforts of the Sautee Nacoochee Center, WinterFest is an important economic driver for Northeast Georgia during an otherwise quiet time of year. The event is coordinated by the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and funded in part by the White County Commission and the Sautee Nacoochee Corporate Partners Program.

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking off Site
  • Parking on Site
  • Concessions
  • Public Restrooms
  • Restaurant on Site
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • Visa
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Accessible
Parking Amenities
  • Parking Lot Parking
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