Festival Booths will open at 9:00am and close at 5:30pm both days.
Unless otherwise noted, the events below will take place on the Gold Rush Main Stage, located in front of the Visitors Center.
All stage competitions (with the exception of Wrist Wrestling) are absolutely free to participate in. Sign up at the Visitors Center kiosk.
Thanks to our friends at Gold Rush Jeeps for being this year’s Main Stage Sponsor.
8:00 – Gold Rush 5K, sponsored by the Dahlonega Rotary – UNG Memorial Hall
10:00 – Beard Growing Contest and Hog Calling Contest
10:30 –Gold Country Squares (square dancing)
11:00 – Doc Johnson’s Magic Show
11:30 – Old Time Fashion Show
12:00 –T.W. Holeman Music Group (Southern Gospel)
1:15 – Liars Contest (short stories/tall tales)
1:30 – Doc Johnson’s Magic Show
2:00 – King & Queen Coronation
2:15 – Chattanooga Choo Choos (Clogging)
4:45 – 6:00 –Radford Windham & Step Back Cadillac
11:30 – Cross-Cut Saw Competition
1:30 – Synergy Cloggers Performance (National Champions)
2:30 – Wrist Wrestling Competition
Gold Panning Championships
(located on the Gold Museum Lawn)
9:00 – Registration Opens
11:00- 4th Annual Gold Rush Open
The 54th Annual World Open Gold Panning Championship will start following intermission.
*Details at registration*
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**THANK YOU ALL for your continued support of the Gold Rush Days Festival, the Dahlonega Jaycees, and this wonderful community that we proudly call home! Your support makes such a difference!**