2019 Gold Rush Days Festival Schedule

Festival Booths will open at 9:00 am and close at 5:30 pm both days.

Unless otherwise noted, the events below will take place on the Gold Rush Main Stage, located in front of the Visitors Center.
All stage competitions (with the exception of Wrist Wrestling) are absolutely free to participate in. Sign up at the Visitors Center kiosk.

Thanks to our friends at Northeast Georgia Helath System for being this year’s Main Stage Sponsor.


8:00 am Gold Rush 5K, sponsored by the Dahlonega Rotary – UNG Memorial Hall
9:00 am – Festival opens
10:00 am – Beard Growing Contest and Hog Calling
10:30 am – Nealy Webster
11:30 am – Old Time Fashion Show
12:00 pm – The Raven Welch Band
1:15 pm – Spitfire Cloggers
2:00 pm – King and Queen Coronation
2:15 pm – Chattanooga Choo Choos (Clogging)
3:00 pm – Gold Rush Parade
4:30 pm – Radford Windham and Step Back Cadillac



9:00 am – Festival opens
10:00 am – Andrew Jannakos
11:00 am – Doc Johnson’s Magic Show
11:30 am – Cross-Cut Saw Competition
12:30 pm – UNG Hawkapellas
1:00 pm – Jacob Elliot
1:30 pm – Synergy Cloggers
2:30 pm – The Dance Company GA
3:00 pm – Wrist Wrestling


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**THANK YOU ALL for your continued support of the Gold Rush Days Festival, the Dahlonega Jaycees, and this wonderful community that we proudly call home! Your support makes such a difference!**