Lumpkin Coalition’s 4th Annual HemlockFest will include three days of music, food, natural crafts vendors, and rustic living demonstrations. The natural craft vendors will include jewelry makers, wood sculptors, metal sculptors, blacksmiths, silversmiths, Native American crafters, painters in a variety of mediums, photographers, henna body artists, and face painting artists. Primitive camping will be available, but, space is very limited.
The music at the festival will be provided by 23 bands including folk, bluegrass, newgrass, blues, classic oldies, and Celtic rock.
When: November 7th, 8th, & 9th, 2008
Where: Starbridge ( Off of Hwy 52E between Dahlonega and Cleveland)
Why: All donations/proceeds from the festival will go toward advancing the hemlocks’ defense against the woolly adelgid.
The eastern and Carolina hemlock trees are dying due to a spreading infestation of the hemlock woolly adelgid, an aphid-like insect native to Asia. Hemlock stands are among the only old growth forests in the east and are of great importance to wildlife, water quality, economy, and basic quality of life.
Cost: Friday – $15 per person, Saturday – $25 per person, and Sunday – $15 per person. Or, purchase a weekend ticket for $50 per person. Students with valid ID and seniors will receive a $5 discount. Children 15 years old and under with an adult are free.
For More Information: LumpkinCoalition.Org
326 Starbridge Rd.
Murrayville, GA 30564