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Moonlight & Moonshine

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215 Clisby Austin Rd
Tunnel Hill, GA 30755


Moonlight & Moonshine website

On October nights in Northwest Georgia, when the leaves have changed and the weather’s crisp, you feel the history that fills the valleys of the Appalachian foothills. We’ve partnered with the Dalton Distillery and the Tunnel Hill Heritage Center Museum to bring you an evening of history and mystery when history will come to life!

Moonlight & Moonshine is held on the grounds of the Tunnel Hill Heritage Center located at  215 Clisby Austin Rd, Tunnel Hill, GA 30755. On-site parking will be available. 

Cost: $32.00 (Non-Refundable)

Moonlight & Moonshine is an event is for ages 21+ and not open for not open to anyone under the age of 21.

This event is RAIN OR SHINE!

NWGA BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival

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Edwards Park
3508 Cleveland Hwy
Dalton, GA 30721


NWGA BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival website

Prater’s Mill

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5845 GA-2
Dalton, GA 30721

(706) 694-6455

Prater’s Mill website

The Prater’s Mill Country Fair, begun by volunteers in 1971 to raise funds to restore the dilapidated 1855 grist mill and surrounding buildings, has grown into a legendary celebration of Appalachian traditions.  This is an invitation-only show where nearly 200 talented artists and craftsmen must hand-make their items out of only natural materials.  We boast the best Southern food this side of Heaven, most prepared by local groups. 

Prater’s Mill Historic Site is now owned by the people of Whitfield County but continues to be operated and maintained by the Prater’s Mill Foundation.  As a non-profit volunteer group, the foundation relies heavily on the revenue from the annual Country Fair.  This is our primary fundraising event.  All donations and proceeds from the fair go back into site maintenance and day to day operations.  The mission of the foundation is to protect, preserve and present the heritage of the Prater’s Mill Site for future generations. For more information call 706-694-MILL.

Battle of Tunnel Hill Reenactment

Tunnell Hill Hertitage Center
215 Clisby Austin Rd
Tunnell Hill, GA


Battle of Tunnel Hill Reenactment website

Visitors will enjoy a weekend of Civil War reenactments, tours of the Historic Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel, Tunnel Museum, "Meadowlawn," the 1850 Clisby Austin House - headquarters of General William T. Sherman, as well as various food vendors and period sutler tents. Interact with the reactors, visit their camps, and then find your spot to watch the battle unfold.

Hamilton House

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701 Chattanooga Avenue
Dalton, GA 30720

(706) 278-0217

Hamilton House website

Historical redbrick house museum constructed in circa 1840.

Open by appointment only. Please call (706) 278-0217 to schedule a tour.

Dug Gap Battle Park

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W. Dug Gap Battle Rd.
Dalton, GA 30720

(800) 331-3258

Dug Gap Battle Park website

Located on Dug Gap Mountain, the Battle Park offers a magnificient view of Whitfield County and a glimpse into Civil War history of our area. Breastworks built by Civil War soldiers during the Atlanta Campaign. Open during daylight hours.

Confederate Cemetery

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W Emery St
Dalton, GA 30720

(706) 270-9960

Confederate Cemetery website

The Confederate Cemetery is the site of 421 Confederate and 4 unknown Union soldiers. A Memorial Wall listing the names of the deceased stands in their honor.

Creative Arts Guild

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520 W Waugh St
Dalton, GA 30720


Creative Arts Guild website

The mission of the Creative Arts Guild is to cultivate and sustain the arts in Dalton, Georgia and its surrounding counties.