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Catch the Spirit of Appalachia festival in Helen, GA

Georgia’s Spirit of Appalachia Food, Wine & Art Festival is back again in Helen, GA

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Hardman Farm site

The grounds of Hardman Farm in Sautee Nacoochee / Helen, GA will be set for a celebration of food, wine and music on Saturday, September 15 for the Sprit of Appalachia.

Festival goers will taste dishes made from Georgia products by Georgia chefs, sample Georgia’s finest wines and craft beers and shop the booths of Georgia artists selling all types of creations.

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Hosts are dressed in costume for the Spirit of Appalachia

Here’s what you can expect to find at the Spirit of Appalachia in Helen, GA:

  • Celebrity chefs will present culinary demonstrations on the half-hour, making dishes using ingredients of participating food and farm producers.
  • Wines of participating wineries will be recommended for each dish. Georgia wines will be available for tasting and for sale at the festival. Craft beers from Georgia breweries will be available for tasting and sale.
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Unique crafts are available at the Spirit of Appalachia festival

  • Georgia artists and craftsmen working in all forms will show and sell their work.
  • Music: It will be a Georgia grown soundtrack at the Spirit of Appalachia festival with Tommy Townsend, the Steve Bryson Band, Heidi Holton, and John Emil live on stage throughout the day.
  • History: Soak up Georgia history by stepping into the cool halls of the Hardman House, which will be open for touring.

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Wineries at the Spirit of Appalachia in Helen, GA

Habersham Winery
Sweet Acre Farms Winery
CeNita Vineyards
Serenity Cellars
Sylvan Valley Cellars
Noble Wine Cellar
Cartecay Vineyards
Yonah Mountain Vineyards
Currahee Vineyards & Winery

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Locally grown foods can be found at the Spirit of Appalachia festival

Where: Hardman Farm Historic Site, 143 Ga-17, Sautee Nacoochee, Ga. 30571
When: September 15, 10 AM – 5 PM
Admission: Admission to the festival is free. Parking for the festival is $10 per car.
Tickets will be sold on site for food, wine and beer tasting. Click here for more info.

Looking to make a weekend of it? The farm to table dinner happens the night before the Spirit of Appalachia. It was amazing! Tickets are $75 per person.

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Farm to table dinner at Hardman Farm on the eve of Spirit of Appalachia

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