Around Town

From the annual Georgia String Band Festival and Fiddlers’ Convention in Calhoun to the weekly Pickin’ Porch jams in Dahlonega, songs that were once played by Fiddlin’ John CarsonRiley Puckett and Clayton McMichen can still be heard in Georgia.

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Bear on the Square Festival Weekend, April 15 & 16

Friday night: BlueBilly Grit: (Telluride Winning Bluegrass/Americana)

The 1884 Lumpkin County Jail and Museum
The 1884 Jail was built to house those who were elected to uphold the law as well as those who broke it. Jail cells are on the second floor, and the sheriff or a deputy and his family lived on the ground floor.

Dahlonega is a small town in the mountains of North Georgia with a rich Southern Appalachian heritage. The site of the nation's first major gold rush, the town continues to celebrate the role that gold played in its development.

The Dahlonega Gold Museum sits right in the middle of our Public Square. While during the festival it's a great place to jam with your friends on the lawn or rest your legs for a few minutes on one of the benches around the museum, it is actually a very interesting place on the inside too. The Georgia State Historic Site houses artifacts from Dahlonega's gold mining history.

TOURS OF LUMPKIN COUNTY'S HISTORIC OLD JAIL

The 1884 Lumpkin County Jail & Museum will be open on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. during the Bear on the Square Mountain Festival for free tours conducted by members of the Lumpkin County Historical Society. Suggested admission is $2 per person or $5 per group.

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