Laser Light Show

We have a fun family night planned for you with Live Music by Riverbend & True Youngblood, Kids Activities, Vendors, Food Trucks & a Laser Light show! The activities will be set up down by the office area and then you head back to your cars to watch the show!


Concert on the Square

The Dixie Tornados are a group of musicians from North GA, the Canton and Jasper area. All of the members have played in bands with and around with each other thru the past 40 years or so but it was roughly in 2012 when Greg Henderson, David Shipman, Jerry Wolfgang Wofford and Eddie Gray, decided to get together and play some of the songs no one were playing anymore, the songs that they all grew up playing. They have never rehearsed a single time even though they sound like they could play the strip on Broadway Street in Nashville! From time to time different players depending on availability or other engagements, will fill in, but the core to this band is how they stay true to the songs, 70's-80's country dance music and outlaw country. Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Keith Whitley, George Strait, Hank Sr and Jr. are all played by this band. On special nights, Tim Hamilton, joins them on pedal steel when he is not travelling with a major country artist. The band is Greg Henderson on guitar and lead vocals, Jerry Wolfgang Wofford on Bass and Vocals, David Shipman on Lead Guitar and Ricky Silvers on Drums. If you love country rock music from not so long ago will love the Dixie Tornados ! Every show is different and they love it when the crowd sings along !!! The Dixie Tornados love playing for the folks in Hiawassee and have played there several times thru the years! This will be a fun evening and a tribute to classic Country songs. Bring your lawn chair, your family and friends and the family pet too (on a leash, please, and with clean up equipment.) The VFW Auxiliary will provide grilled hot dogs and chicken breast sandwiches with all the fixings as well as chips and sodas. All these are for sale at very reasonable prices. Join us August 3 from 6:30-8:00 pm on the Hiawassee Town Square. See you on the Square!

Miss Georgia Mountain Fair Pageant

Make plans to attend the Miss Georgia Mountain Beauty Pageant and support the young ladies competing to represent the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds and our community! The event is directed by Ms. Corrina Luckenbach and hosted by Mark Ward. Special performances by Stardance Studios and a surprise special guest! The Miss Georgia Mountain Fair is looking for contestants ages 17 to 24 to compete in the annual Miss Georgia Mountain Fair Pageant!


2024 Georgia Mountain Fair

Look forward to TWO GREAT WEEKENDS at the 73rd Annual Georgia Mountain Fair, held at the historic Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds this summer! Thousands of visitors from across the region have experienced the excitement and nostalgia that the event has to offer. With first class music performances, arts & crafts, fun carnival rides, unique attractions and a glimpse into North Georgia's rich history and culture, the Fair provides something for every member of the family!


Gene Watson & Bellamy Brothers

From his chart-topping soulful gospel albums to his No. 1 country standards, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America's musical landscape than Gene Watson. As a newly inducted member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2020, Watson has been thrilling audiences for 60 years. This masterful country stylist from Houston, Texas, known as “The Singer's Singer,” has more than 75 charted titles, 23 Top 10 hits, six No. 1 country singles and five No. 1 gospel hits. Watson is also a member of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and the Houston, Texas Music Hall of Fame. Fans are still transfixed whenever Watson performs classics like “Farewell Party,” “Fourteen Carat Mind” or “Love in the Hot Afternoon.” A road warrior and considered one of the finest pure-country singers of his generation, Watson offers up one of the best traditional country shows in the business.


Tommy James & The Shondells

CRYSTAL BLUE PERSUASION, CRIMSON & CLOVER, MONY MONY, I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW, SWEET CHERRY WINE, HANKY PANKY, MIRAGE, THREE TIMES IN LOVE and DRAGGIN' THE LINE are just a few of the many hits....23 gold singles, 9 platinum albums and over 100 million records sold worldwide....32 BILLBOARD HOT 100 CHART HITS...BMI lauded Tommy for his success with the presentation of a FIVE MILLION-AIR AWARD for his songs being played more than 21 million times on air. Now entering his 51st year in the music business, he continues to tour the USA!


The Inspirations, The Martins, & The Perrys

The Inspirations: Martin Cook, a former piano player for the Kingsmen and a chemistry teacher at Swain High School in Bryson City, NC, formed the Inspirations in 1964. The 1970s saw the Inspirations rise to national attention with a number of hit songs. They had the very first number one song on the Singing News chart in January of 1970 with “Jesus Is Coming Soon.” Beginning in November 1973, the group had the top song for 12 months in a row. “Touring That City” held the position through February 1974 and “When I Wake Up To Sleep No More” was the most popular song for the next seven months. “Jesus Is Mine” was also a number one song for the group in 1976. The Inspirations continued to present concerts with a traditional style and a conservative image in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Songs like “Cry For The Children” and “We Need To Thank God” resounded strongly with Christian conservatives and fans of traditional gospel music. The Inspirations returned to the top position on the Singing News chart in 2002 after a 26-year absence with “I'll Not Turn My Back On Him Now.” "I Have Not Forgotten" (April 2007) and "If You Only Knew" (November 2007) were also number one songs for the Inspirations during the 2000s. In mid-2020 after several months not touring due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Inspirations announced the older group members (Archie Watkins, Eddie Dietz, and Marlin Shubert) would remain off the road until a vaccine was developed. The younger group members (Luke Vaught, Roland Kesterson, and Wyatt Austin) resumed traveling and were joined by tenor singer Isaac Moore. Vaught began pulling double duty playing piano and singing baritone while Austin became the group's full-time bass singer. Concert promoters consequently began introducing the revamped lineup as the Young Inspirations.


American Pop featuring The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams, and The Box Tops

The Grass Roots is an American rock band that charted frequently between 1966 and 1975. It was originally the creation of Lou Adler and songwriting duo P. F. Sloan and Steve Barri. In their career, they achieved two gold albums, one gold single and charted singles a total of 21 times. Among their charting singles, they achieved Top 10 three times, Top 20 three times and Top 40 eight times. They have sold over twenty million records worldwide. Currently, band members chosen by Grill are carrying on the legacy of the group with nationwide live performances. The Buckinghams from Chicago's Holiday Ballroom to America's living room on The Ed Sullivan Show, across the USA and in the White House, The Buckinghams have stayed true to their Chicago roots. Audiences and critics have affirmed the demand for the music of The Buckinghams, proving that success is sweeter the second time around. Original founding members Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna continue to deliver a powerful replay of their hits and solid gold memories. The Box Tops Memphis style Blue Eyed Soul brought to you, featuring founding members BILL CUNNINGHAM & GARY TALLEY. You can feel that gentle southern breeze & smell the smoky barbecue as if you are walking down Beale Street to the beat of their sweet, sensuous, slightly gritty sounds.


The Oake Ridge Boys American Made Farewell Tour

The Oak Ridge Boys have sold over 41 million units worldwide and are synonymous with "America, apple pie, baseball, and country music." In addition to their awards and accolades in the country music field, the Oaks have garnered five GRAMMY® Awards nine GMA DOVE Awards, and two American Music Awards. The group was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2011 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015 and is known worldwide as one of recording history's most extraordinary musical successes. The Oak Ridge Boys have charted single after single and album after album—gold, platinum, and double-platinum, with more than 30 Top 10 hits, including No. 1 chart-toppers "Elvira,” "Bobbie Sue," "American Made," and "Y'All Come Back Saloon," among dozens more.


Concert on the Square

Georgia Traditional Artist of the Year winner and member of the Georgia Film, Music, and Digital Entertainment Advisory Board Danny Dawson deftly combines outlaw and traditional country. The former Georgia Heartbeat frontman’s influences consist of George Jones, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Alison Krauss, Patty Loveless, Tanya Tucker, Tracy Lawrence, and Charley Pride. Dawson is proud to call Pearson home and has barnstormed across the country opening for multiple acts including Waylon Jennings and Ronnie Milsap. Cut in Music City USA, No Turning Back [2019] is Dawson’s second album of all original material. Danny Dawson is one of 19 siblings raised in the south Georgia rural community of Manor. Danny's father, a railroad worker and blues picker, made a guitar out of sheetrock and gave it to Danny when Danny was less than 10 years old. Mr. Dawson taught Danny how to sing and pick the blues. One night, after Danny had turned the old tv antenna until the picture on the tv was clear, he walked back into the house and saw Charley Pride on Hee Haw. From that time on, Danny was hooked on country music and took every opportunity to be around country players. Danny became close friends with a neighbor, Pee Wee Word, who was a steel guitar player that had left Nashville to battle alcoholism. Danny visted his friend often to watch and lean as Pee Wee picked out classic steel with the ever present bottle on the table next to him. Danny soon became an accomplished picker. Melodies and lyrics began to flow and Danny developed into a prolific writer and performer. To first time listeners, his unique and strong vocals, original lyrics and melodies always result in a pleasant facial expression that says "I can't believe what I'm hearing and seeing". Although he appreciates other genres, Danny's passion is country music, pure and simple. As you listen to the ballads and upbeat songs on this album, you will recognize that Danny Dawson has the innate ability to communicate utilizing the true country medium of expression, heart to heart.


Over 3 Million records sold, 1.8 Billion global streams, and 5 GRAMMY® Nominations. Crowder's first solo album, Neon Steeple, debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, was named iTunes 2014 Christian Album of the Year, garnered multiple radio hits, two GRAMMY® nominations for “Come As You Are” and “Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains), a Grand Ole Opry debut, a Dove Award and numerous K-LOVE Fan Award Nominations. American Prodigal, his GRAMMY® nominated follow-up album, released in 2016, landing at No. 1 on the Christian & Gospel Album Chart, No. 3 on the Digital Albums Chart, No. 5 on Billboard's Top Album Sales Chart and No. 12 on the all-genre, Top 200 Billboard Chart. The song “All My Hope” brought Crowder a No. 1 radio single, in addition to two Top 10 singles prior to that from American Prodigal. His third project, I Know A Ghost, hit No.1 yet again on the Billboard Top Christian Albums Chart, while also earning his fourth GRAMMY® nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Album. Following in the footsteps of his previous releases, Crowder's fourth studio album, Milk & Honey (6.11.21), debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Top Christian/Gospel Albums Chart, bringing about a record-breaking year of music for the Texarkana-native upon its arrival. Nominated for Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year at the 2021 Dove Awards, the project's lead single-turned-smash hit, “Good God Almighty,” not only peaked at No.1 at Christian radio, but it also sat atop the Billboard Christian Songs Chart for five consecutive weeks and landed Crowder his first No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart. Continuing the success, the album's sophomore single, “In The House,” became Crowder's fourth No.1 radio single in February 2022 and the project's third single “God Really Loves Us” garnered a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song. Crowder's latest release is his first Christmas album Milk & Cookies: A Merry Crowder Christmas. With recent press highlights including GMA, Fox & Friends, Wall Street Journal, PEOPLE Magazine, SPIN, American Songwriter and many more, Crowder is in the studio preparing for his fifth studio album coming in 2024.


Hiawassee Pro Rodeo

Enjoy the best bucking horses, bulls, world class contestants from all over the United States and Canada, and the top of the line specialty acts! This is a family event that will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat with live entertainment!


Concert on the Square

Back by popular demand, Sweet Charity's Rockin' Replay ignites the stage once again performing your favorite Top 10 Classic Rock , Southern Rock, British and Country favorites from the 60's thru the 90's! David Bacon on lead guitar/vocals; Karen Bacon on bass guitar/vocals; Stephan DeBlasio on keyboard/vocals; George Vorees on saxophone, flute and harmonica...sing-along, dance or boogey in place, this is an evening you definitely don't want to miss! ROCK ON! Don't forget to bring your chair, and come early to enjoy the delicious dogs prepared by our VFW Auxiliary

Acoustic Sunsets at Hamilton Gardens – Summer Series

Acoustic Sunsets at Hamilton Gardens - A Thursday Night Concert SeriesThursday evenings from September 5th - October 3rd September 5th | September 12th | September 26th | October 3rd Food Court and Wine Bar open at 5pm Live Music Starts at 6:30pm Admission: $5 at Garden Entrance


The Park After Dark

An open walk down the gardens Main Trail to Fishing Hole Rock. The trail is lined with colorful lights and torches – bring a glass of wine or champagne from our Wine Bar with you!

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