Posted: Thursday, August 23rd 2012 at 10:06am
Musical line-up announced for this year's HemlockFest in Dahlonega
By Ken Stanford Staff
DAHLONEGA - The musical line-up has been announced for the HemlockFest’s eighth year of education and entertainment to save Georgia’s disappearing hemlock trees.
HemlockFest features three days of live music, primitive camping, educational exhibits, arts and crafts vendors, a kid's nature village, rustic living demonstrations, great food, and free canoeing. Both day and weekend passes are available, and admission is free for kids (ages 15 and under with a supervising adult ticketholder). Discount tickets are available online now through September 15. (Check the link below for more information on the musicians scheduled to appear this year and other information about HemlockFest.)
HemlockFest proceeds aid efforts to minimize the impact of the non-native hemlock woolly adelgid parasite, which is devastating the hemlock trees of North Georgia. HemlockFest has helped raise more than $100,000 through the years to support predator beetle rearing labs at area colleges and universities. The beetles feed on hemlock woolly adelgids and are a "safe and effective biological control," according to event organizers.
Visit the website at www.hemlockfest.org or call the Hemlock Hotline at (706) 867-5157 for more information about HemlockFest, the hemlock crisis, or to volunteer.
The Lumpkin Coalition is a 100% volunteer non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization formed to facilitate projects that benefit North Georgia, Lumpkin County, its residents and visitors. The Lumpkin Coalition is dedicated to preserving quality of life for all those who share it.
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