Dahlonega, Georgia
Southern Gateway to the Appalachian Trail


2017 Program

 

 
Schedule

Hancock Park

Friday September 8

5:00 pm
6:30 pm-8:30 pm
  Silent Auction and Beer, Wine, and Cider Garden Opens
Music - Gopher Broke Free pizza while it lasts

Saturday September 9
9:00 am
10:00 am
10:00 am
11:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
4:00 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
7:45 pm
  Booths open
Beer, Wine, and Cider Garden Opens
Connectibility Run at the Pavillion
Connectibility Run at the Pavillion
Music- Lulu & Etowah
My 1951 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike - Gene Espy, author
Thru Hiker Panel - Thru Hikers
What's In Your Pack? - Michelle Pugh, author
Cherokee Medicines from the Sidewalks of Dahlonega - Mark Warren, author
Booths close
Music - Threadbare Skivvies
Films - REI Adventure Mini-Film Festival

Sunday September 10
10:00 am
11:00 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
4:00
  Booths open
Music- Lulu & Etowah
Cherokee Medicines from the Sidewalks of Dahlonega - Mark Warren, author
Beer, Wine, and Cider Garden Opens
An Adventure in the Theater of the Mind - Oree Crittenden
Thru Hiker Panel - Thru Hikers
The Trail is Full of Surprises - Gary Sizer, Author
Booths close

Workshops

Saturday September 9

Community House and REI Outdoor Classroom

12:00 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
3:00 pm
  Thru Hiking Basics (REI OC) - REI Staff
The Hemlocks Are Crying for Your Help (CH) - Donna Shearer, Save Georgia Hemlocks
Wilderness Survival: Packing Your Brain (REI OC) - Byron Kerns, Survival Expert
What's Going On on the AT? (CH) - Joe Boone, Georgia Appalachian Trail Club
Women's Backpacking Basics (REI OC) - REI Staff
How Outdoor Enthusiasts Aid in Stopping the Spread of Invasive Species and Preserving Our Native Environment (CH) - Justin Ellis, UNG Ecological Protection Lab

Sunday September 10

Community House and REI Outdoor Classroom

12:00 pm
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
  Camp Cooking Basics for Backpackers (REI OC) - REI Staff
How Outdoor Enthusiasts Aid in Stopping the Spread of Invasive Species and Preserving Our Native Environment(CH) - Justin Ellis, UNG Ecological Protection Lab
What's Going On on the AT?(CH) - Joe Boone, Georgia Appalachian Trail Club
Lightweight Backpacking Basics (REI OC) - REI Staff
The Hemlocks Are Crying for Your Help (CH) - Donna Shearer, Save Georgia Hemlocks

Other Activities

Thursday September 7

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

Saturday Saturday 9
8:00 am
8:45-12:00
9:00 am
All day
All day
All day
12:00-3:00
All day
All day
ConnectAbility 5k and 10k Run - Hancock Park
Service Project at Jake Mountain Trail - Join REI and CTHA for trail maintenance at Jake Mountain
Appalachian Outfitters 2016 CANOE & KAYAK SALE!! - Great Deals on Boats and Gear from our Rental Fleet!
REI Co-op Kayak and Paddleboard Demos - Lake Zwerner, check by the REI booth for details
REI Co-op Pump Track Experience - Hancock Park, check by the REI booth for details
Climbing Wall - South side of Square, check by the REI booth for details
Running Shoe Demo - Lake Zwerner Trail
On your own - Canoe, Kayak, or Inner Tube with Appalachian Outfitters
On your own - Hike on the historic Appalachian Trail at Woody Gap. Two hikes. Map at Trail Fest Booth.

Sunday September 10

All day
All day
All day
12:00-3:00
All day
All day
 
REI Co-op Kayak and Paddleboard Demos - Lake Zwerner, check by the REI booth for details
REI Co-op Pump Track Experience - Hancock Park, check by the REI booth for details
Climbing Wall - South side of Square, check by the REI booth for details
Running Shoe Demo - Lake Zwerner Trail
On your own - Canoe, Kayak, or Inner Tube with Appalachian Outfitters
On your own - Hike on the historic Appalachian Trail at Woody Gap. Two hikes. Map at TF Booth.


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Updated on September 7, 2017
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