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WinterFest Arts Tour

17feb10:00 am5:00 pmWinterFest Arts Tour

Event Details

The dates and times at all four locations are Saturday, February 17 from 10:00 a.m. until
5:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 18 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (President’s Day Weekend),
so there is no rush to see everything in one day.
At each location, local and regional artists will display, sell and demonstrate their skills
and bring to life new and exciting pieces. Visitors may purchase raffle tickets to win artwork
contributed by participating artists. Food service or vendors are present at some sites.
There is no charge for WinterFest at each venue, but a multipart ticket may be
purchased to enter to win one of three Grand Prizes valued at $250 each and above. One ticket
is $10 or a book of five tickets for $40. To be eligible to win, the ticket must be stamped at
three locations. Tickets may be purchased online or during the event.

The Hardman Farm Historic Site is a unique stop on the WinterFest Arts Tour. The
nineteenth century Italianate mansion will be open, with no admission, and period dressed
docents will be available to share the story of the farm.
Experience a mixture of heritage, art, and fine craft at the Alpine Winter Festival at the
Helen Arts & Heritage Center, which is located in downtown Helen. ​The Center's heritage
museum presents the "Story of Helen". Over 50 artists are represented in the galleries.
The Fireside Arts and Craft Show at Unicoi State Park and Lodge is in its 49th year and
some of the artisans who have attended the show since its inception 49 years ago still
participate. Additionally, the Park is open for adventure and exploration.
The 30-plus artists at the Sautee Nacoochee Art Festival come from Georgia, the
Carolinas, Florida, Tennessee and Alabama. They are juried, ensuring the best original local and
regional artwork. Over 250 artists are represented in the Center’s gallery shops.
A number of other opportunities to explore are also available at the Sautee Nacoochee
Center. The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia will be open and welcoming visitors for
free. The Heritage Site slave cabin and blacksmith shop will be open and staffed. Hands-on
activities will be offered in the Native Peace Garden.
Selected as one of their Top Twenty Events by the Southeastern Tourism Association in
2018, WinterFest Arts Tour continues to be an event that draws visitors from near and far.
Free parking is available at Hardman Farm, the Sautee Nacoochee Center and at Unicoi
State Park with limited free parking at the Helen Arts & Heritage Center.
Information about and tickets for the WinterFest Arts Tour are available at
www.WinterFestArtsTour.com or by calling 706-878-3300.

While a fundraiser designed to support the educational efforts of the Sautee Nacoochee
Center, WinterFest is an important economic driver for Northeast Georgia during an otherwise
quiet time of year. The event is coordinated by the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association,
a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and funded in part by the White County Commission and the Sautee
Nacoochee Corporate Partners Program.


February 17, 2024 10:00 am - 5:00 pm(GMT-04:00)


283 Highway 255 North

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