Sunday, October 20, 2013

Gold Rush Days Festival

Hello everyone!

Thank you so much for all of your words of support while my son is away at boot camp.  I really cherished reading them all.  I'm finally feeling better and able to cope with him not being home for awhile.  Last week was TOUGH!  I am trying to stay busy while he is away, so we all went to a Fall festival this weekend.

Have you ever heard of Gold Rush Days?  It's very well known if you live in GA.  It is in the North GA mountains of Dahlonega.  That is only about 40 minutes from our house.  It was a beautiful day with lots of sunshine and comfortable temps.

Warning!  Picture overload ahead!

This town is an old gold mining town.  That's why it's named Gold Rush Days.


Here are some people panning for gold!


There were lots of booths with crafts for sale.

I thought this lavender was a good price.



Cute bird houses for sale.


Fall decorations for sale.



There was plenty to eat too!  




Here is my son on his second helping of food!  He ate a hot dog and then asked for some chicken fingers.  I had a hot dog and fries and my husband had some BBQ.


The town is full of pretty old buildings too.

Here is a restaurant with  gorgeous greenery hanging off the balcony.


And the old courthouse is now a museum.


Many people brought their dogs too. They were everywhere!  We left ours at home though.


We found this pretty memorial garden in the town too.








Overall, it was a fun day to get out of the house and get some fresh air in the mountains.

What did you do this weekend?

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

24 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

It looks like a wonderful town, and what a beautiful day!

This weekend we had an Oktoberfest dinner with friends and spent a day today working on home projects and going for a walk in the neighborhood before dinner.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

We haven't been in years. It was perfect weather today.

Little Bitty Damn Houze said...

My kind of weekend! Looked like fun!

Down to Earth Style said...

Kelly..I have been there. In 2000 we lived in Woodstock. My husband worked in Marrietta. We enjoyed driving up up to themountains and that town is so quaint. Your son - ohhhh. I am still homesick after living away for 13 years. Missing someone is a tough feeling. Glad you made it out to have fun anyway.

Babs Richman said...

We haven't been to Gold Rush Days in years. I like to go to Dahlonega, and see the little shops. I went to college there, way back when, and it's always interesting to see how things have changed. Glad you had a good time. Thinking of you now that your son has gone to boot camp. Take care.
xo Babs

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

Keeping busy is a great idea! That looks like a great festival. We had a quiet weekend with our youngest son's hockey game Friday night and lots of tidying.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love visiting towns with historic homes and beautiful parks. Looks like a fun day in the sun! It snowed here today, so your photos are a welcome sight.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Hi Kelly! Those pics are great! I can't believe how blue the sky is in them. Looks like it was a perfect day. I love this time of year with all the fall festivals, etc. going on. We spent the weekend installing new pavers on our patio, and now I'm sore all over. :)

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Looks like a fun day! The weather was beautiful...we headed to the mountains!
Have a great week...
Blessings,
Cindy

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

We just visited that area 2 weeks ago and that town was our favorite! It took us quite a time to learn how to pronounce the name. The tour of the gold museum was really worth the money too.

Linda said...

What a lovely town and it all looked so fall and festive!! Glad you are moving on and doing things. It's still hard, I'm sure. I get days where I really miss my son out in California.....

cynthia lee designs said...

Looks like it was a great show. I babysat my grandson on Saturday night while his daddy, mommy, and sister went on a haunted hayride. Then on Sunday, we went to my in-laws for my mother-in-law's birthday.
hugs,
Cindy

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love Dahlonega!...Never been to the Gold Rush Days but looks like great fun....and could not help but notice the price on the lavender...great price!...What a beautiful day for an event! Looks like you all had fun!

Ron said...

I hope you purchased some of that lavendar. Looks like a fun Fall Fest. xo

Junkchiccottage said...

Kelly,
What a great day. So happy you had great weather and got out for the day. Sweet picture of the hubby and your son. That lavender I am sure smells heavenly and what a super price. Great score.
Kris

Marissa said...

Oh my goodness Kelly! That sounds like a place I would love to visit! I would of gone broke buying everything like the lavender, the bird houses and some of that fresh squeezed lemon aid.. what fun! I am going to google it. and find out exactly where its at...

Bliss said...

Being the California girl I am, I didn't know there was gold in other hills!

Cynthia said...

This looks like a great time for all. Some cute birdhouses and the price for the lavender was great!

Cynthia

missy said...

Looks like a fun time..great way to pass the day..Glad you're feeling better..It's tough on Moms

missy said...

Looks like a fun time..great way to pass the day..Glad you're feeling better..It's tough on Moms

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Looks like a wonderful day. Glad you have found a way to keep yourself busy. One day at a time...

Olive said...

Beautiful Kelly. This is where CC goes to college. But I have not been to Gold Rush. My business partner did spend the weekend in Dahlonega and had a great time.

Anne said...

Looks like beautiful weather! What a fun event!
xx
Anne

missy said...

Looks like a fun day Kelly..Is that where the hand bags are made???