We are  a volunteer organization comprised of dedicated men and women who live and/or work in Lumpkin County. With a strong focus on servant leadership, we strive to uphold the values of our community and to develop leaders of integrity and high moral character.  Our goal is to make a positive impact in the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County area through: various outreach and philanthropy projects, small business support, the preservation of local history and the promotion of Dahlonega tourism. The Gold Rush Days Festival is our only fundraising event of the year. We raise money to support our causes by selling vendor spaces, t-shirts, parade entries and direct donations. 100 Percent of our profits are used to support the needs of Lumpkin County residents.


Every year, our group elects a King and Queen of Gold Rush Days. Kings and Queens are nominated by community members, friends and family. They must be over 60 years of age. To be a King or Queen of Gold Rush is a great honor. They are the pillars of the community. They are the folks to look up to. The men and women who give back to the community, the ones who support our town, the ones who set the example for others to follow.
To be a King and Queen of Gold Rush is to be a shining example of service to humanity.
To see a list of past years’ Kings and Queens, click the link below.

Mailing Address:
Gold Rush Days Festival
PO Box 494
Dahlonega, GA 30533