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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Road Trip to The 43rd Mountain Moonshine Festival



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Dawsonville, GA

"Let me tell the story, I can tell it all
About the mountain boy who ran illegal alcohol
His daddy made the whiskey, son, he drove the load
When his engine roared, they called the highway Thunder Road."
( lyrics from The Ballard of Thunder Road).

43rd Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival at At the intersection of Hwy 53 and Hwy 9 in Dawsonville, GA is this weekend up in Dawsonville GA.
Today the weather was perfect for this annual event and at this time of year you can see all the leave changing to fall colors.
This event is expecting 100,000 vistors this weekend.
Hundreds of old cars are on display and plenty of food and entertainment.
The Mountain Moonshine Festival runs through 5 PM Sunday.

From: http://www.dawson.org

The Moonshine Festival explores Dawson County's history during the prohibition era when liquor was illegal and the Great Depression of the 1930's when running moonshine through the foothills of the Northeast Georgia Mountains was a way of life. Thousands of tourists flock to the birthplace of NASCAR racing to hear about storied legends, Lloyd Seay, Roy Hall, Raymond Parks, and Gober Sosebee. These men loved the thrill of being chased through the ridges of Northeast Georgia Mountains. Bring the family and visit an old Moonshine still; listen to stories from both "Trippers" and Revenuers. On Sat., the 23th, crafts, food and entertainment will begin at 8:00 a.m. on the square in Dawsonville. The parade will begin at 9:00 a.m. See a huge car show lining the streets, including vintage racecars and their drivers. Sunday October 24th – Activities continue with music, dancers, kid’s games and rides, exhibits, crafts, food and cars, cars and more cars! Fun for the entire family.

Free Admission


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