• Location: Georgia Racing Hall of Fame
  • 415 Hwy 53
  • Dawsonville, Georgia 30534
  • Phone: 706-216-5273

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53rd Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival

The Moonshine Festival has as part of it’s festivities one of the largest car shows in the Eastern US. The car show is located at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame (starting on Friday) and the festival spreads throughout historic downtown Dawsonville’s welcoming hometown  streets.  While leisurely walking through hundreds of vintage cars you can hear the sounds of live music that brings back shades of the past.  With classic vehicles of all kinds, you will see 50’s cars, race cars, hot rods, dune buggies, vintage trucks, V8 muscle cars, Ford model Ts and model As just to name a few. Dawsonville is notorious for it passion of the cars that ran moonshine up and down Hwy 9.

See the parade of moonshine and revenue cars to kick off festivities at 9:00 Saturday morning. 

300+ Vendors – something for everyone

Arts and Crafts

Kid's Activities

Three stages with live entertainment around the square in downtown Dawsonville

Car Show and Cruise-In held at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Formerly known as 
"Thunder Road USA"

Moonshine Run on Friday, October 23rd, leaving Bearden Funeral Home at approximately 10:00 AM on Friday, registration to begin at 9:00 AM.

Meet many legendary race car drivers. See Vintage Race Cars and more Authentic Moonshine-Hauling cars than you’ll ever see gathered in one place anywhere in the US!

Help out with a very worthy cause, KARE for Kids, Inc.

Friday 8 am to 5 pm

Saturday 8 am to 5 pm

Sunday 8 am to 3 pm

We kindly ask that you leave your pet at home. Our streets are paved and there is no location for pets to go to the bathroom. We thank you for your cooperation. 

(Service Dogs are Welcome)


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