Today as I retrieved this handbag from the back corner of my closet, I remembered my annual trip north to see the fall colors peaking.
It is a pretty little Coach look-a-like that was purchased in a cute little boutique in Dahlonega, Georgia. Sadly, I can’t remember the name of the boutique. Happily I do remember the trip to Dahlonega, Georgia on our trek through the mountains along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We enjoy this trip every year and Dahlonega is often a town that we visit. What is captivating about this town is the Gold Rush Days event.
Gold Rush Days are always held the third full weekend in October. It is a Festival when thousands come and celebrate Dahlonega’s 1828 discovery of gold. There are over 300 art and craft exhibitors and food vendors gathering around the Public Square and Historic District in support of this annual event. The Festival includes a Parade, a Festival King and Queen, and a Festival Grand Marshal.
It is a fun day of site seeing, people watching, and, of course, shopping.
The boutique had moved when I revisited, but there remain plenty of shops and places to dine in Dahlonega’s Historic Downtown Square. The Dress Up boutique has a locations in Dahlonega and is another worthwhile shop to visit while at Gold Rush Days.
This year Gold Rush Days will take place on October 21, 2017 – October 22, 2017 in Dahloneha’s Historic Downtown Square. Maybe we’ll see you there.