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Dahlonega, Georgia
Southern Gateway to the Appalachian Trail


2018 Program

 

 
General Festival Activities

Dahlonega Square and Hancock Park

Friday, September 7

5:00 pm

6:30 pm
9:30 pm
  Beer Tent opens
Streets close, booth setup begins

First Friday Concert in the Park featuring Ugly Cousin
Beer Tent Closes

Saturday, September 8

8:00 am
8:45
9:00 am

10:00 am

5:00 pm

6:00 pm
7:00 pm
9:00 pm
10:30 pm
  ConnectAbility 10K and 5K runs start - Fundraiser for ConnectAbility
Jake Mountain Service Project at Jake Mountain Trailhead - REI, NGSORBA, and CTHA
Booths open
ConnectAbility Fun Run
- Fundraiser for ConnectAbility
Beer Tent opens
Climbing Wall opens

Booths close
Climbing Wall closes

Brew Davis concert in Hancock Park
Threadbare Skivvies concert in Hancock Park
REI Film Festival in Hancock Park
Beer Tent closes

Sunday, September 9

9:30 am
11 am
12:30 pm
4:00 pm
6:00 pm
  Mountain Bike ride with Zombie Camels at Jake Mountain
Booths Open
Beer Tent opens
Booths close
Beer Tent closes

Speakers

Hancock Park Pavillion Main Stage

Saturday, September 8
11:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
2:00 pm

3:00 pm
4:00 pm
5:00 pm
  "The Art of the Bear Hang" - REI Staff (meet at REI tents in the park)
"Wilderness First Aid Series: Soft Tissue Injuries in the Wilderness" - Mark DeJong and Michelle Pugh
Thru Hiker Panel - Thru Hikers
"The Pursuit of Endurance" - Jennifer Pharr-Davis
"The Art of the Bear Hang" - REI Staff (meet at REI tents in the park)
"What's in Your Pack?" - Michelle Pugh
"Survival Tricks of the Trail" - Mark Warren
"Women's Backpacking " - REI Staff

Sunday, September 9
10:00 am
11:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
4:00 pm
  "Lighweight Backpacking Basics" - REI Staff
"An Adventure in the Theater of the Mind" - ORee Crittenden
Thru Hiker Panel - Thru Hikers
"What's in Your Pack?" - Michelle Pugh
"The Pursuit of Endurance" - Jennifer Pharr-Davis
"Plants of the Cherokee" - Mark Warren
"Wilderness First Aid Series: Medical Kit Mentality" - Mark DeJong and Michelle Pugh


Other Activities

Thursday, September 6

  Appalachian Trail and Outdoor Trivia - 8:00 pm - Shenanigans Irish Pub          Outdoor related door prizes!

Saturday, September 8
  ConnectAbility 10K and 5K runs start- 9:00 am - Fundraiser for ConnectAbility
Jake Mountain Service Project at Jake Mountain Trailhead- 8:45 am - 12:00 pm - Join REI, NGSORBA, and CTHA for trail maintenance at Jake Mountain
ConnectAbility Fun Run- 9:00 am - Fundraiser for ConnectAbility

Appalachian Outfitters 2018 CANOE & KAYAK SALE!! - Great Deals on Boats and Gear from our Rental Fleet!
On your own - Canoe, Kayak, or Inner Tube with Appalachian Outfitters
REI Co-op Kayak and Paddleboard Demos - Lake Zwerner, check by the REI booth for details
REI Co-op Pump Track Experience - South side of Square, check by the REI booth for details
Climbing Wall 10:00 am - 5:00 pm - South side of Square, check by the REI booth for details
Running Shoe and Sock Demo 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Lake Zwerner Trail
REI Appalachian Trail Experience - North Park Street
Outside World Kayak Demos - Lake Zwerner
On your own - Hike on the historic Appalachian Trail at Woody Gap. Two hikes. Map at Trail Fest Booth.

Sunday, September 9
 
Mountain Bike Ride - Bull and Jake Mountain Trails, lead by Zombie Camels
On your own - Canoe, Kayak, or Inner Tube with Appalachian Outfitters
REI Co-op Kayak and Paddleboard Demos - Lake Zwerner, check by the REI booth for details
REI Co-op Pump Track Experience - South side of Square, check by the REI booth for details
Running Shoe and Sock Demo 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Lake Zwerner Trail
REI Appalachian Trail Experience - North Park Street
Outside World Kayak Demos - Lake Zwerner
On your own - Hike on the historic Appalachian Trail at Woody Gap. Two hikes. Map at Trail Fest Booth.


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Updated on September 1, 2018
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