Georgia car enthusiasts, mark your calendars. The 56th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival and Car Show will take place Oct. 27 through Oct. 29.
Held at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame and Dawsonville City Hall’s Main Street Park, the festival stands as one of the largest car shows in the eastern U.S. The event has much more to offer, however. From live music to arts and crafts, Dawsonville’s yearly vintage car extravaganza has something for everyone.
“The Moonshine Festival has as part of it’s festivities one of the largest car shows in the Eastern US,” Blue Ridge’s tourism website reported. “The car show is located at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame (starting on Friday) and the festival spreads throughout historic downtown Dawsonville’s welcoming hometown streets. While leisurely walking through hundreds of vintage cars you can hear the sounds of live music that brings back shades of the past.
“With classic vehicles of all kinds, you will see 50′s cars, race cars, hot rods, dune buggies, vintage trucks, V8 muscle cars, Ford model Ts and model As just to name a few. Dawsonville is notorious for it passion of the cars that ran moonshine up and down Hwy 9.”
According to the tourism site, moonshiners with fast cars once ran moonshine up and down Dawsonville’s Highway 9, leading to the city’s incredible passion for vintage vehicles.
The festival will feature over 300 vendors, activities for children and three different stages with live entertainment. The Moonshine Run will begin Friday, Oct. 27, from the Bearden Funeral Home at 10 a.m. The festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
“Meet many legendary race car drivers,” the tourism website proclaims. “See Vintage Race Cars and more Authentic Moonshine-Hauling cars than you’ll ever see gathered in one place anywhere in the US!”