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 Mountain Moonshine Festival
Made Easy


Moonshine Run

Moonshine Run Info and Contact

Moonshine Run Rhonda Evans* 678-858-7103 – departs from Bearden Funeral Home at 10 am as a group, return on their own. Check in begins at 9:00 am. For the cars returning to town THAT HAVE MIRROR TAGS and wish to park in Moonshine Hauling Display Car (Farmers Market) area or the Pre-Registered Car Show area, please direct them to enter on Allen St. via Perimeter Rd. Those that do not have Pre-Registered Car Show mirror tags will need to enter on Allen St. and pay the fee to enter the car show.

Moonshine Hauling

Moonshine Hauling Display Car Info and Contact

Moonshine Hauling Display Cars  – Rhonda Evans* 678-858-7103– must pre register to receive a GOLD mirror tag with a numbered space.  Enter on Allen St. via Perimeter Rd. These cars are Display cars and will not be judged. They will park at the Farmers Market and are asked to make a donation to KARE for Kids. Also please bring some type of paper/mat to place underneath the cars parked on concrete, under the building, to protect from oil stains etc.

Race Cars

Race Cars and Parade Info and Contact

Race Cars and all parade participants - Michael Garrett* 678-410-2875 – must pre register to receive a RED mirror tag. Participants must report to Bearden’s Funeral home  in the back parking lot via Hwy 53 by 8 am on Saturday morning. Only parade participants can park haulers at Bearden’s. Race Cars must be in parade and stay parked in festival area until close of festival at 5:00 pm on Sunday. Or they can choose to become a car show participant or car exhibit participant.

Show cars

Show Cars Info and Contact

Show Cars - Rhonda Evans* 678-858-7103 or Amanda Anderson 678-283-6902 – All show cars MUST enter via Allen Street. No other traffic should be routed to Allen St to limit activity as much as possible. Pre-registered cars will have a colored (colors change each day) mirror tag for general show parking (first available) or Silver mirror tag for Premium Reserved Parking in front of City Hall marked area. Any cars  that are not pre-registered can enter and pay CASH ONLY as they come in on Allen St. Show cars will EXIT beside Bojangles to Main Street.

Car haulers

Car Haulers Info

Car Haulers – Enter on Hwy 9N at Hightower Academy entrance.

Venders General

Venders General Info and Contact

Vendors-General – KARE Office 706-216-5273, All vendors will be notified via email in advance of when to check-in. Please pay special attention to these instructions. 

Entertainers Info and Contact


Entertainers Shirley Hawkins - Entertainers Only are allowed to enter through
barricades nearest the stage they are performing on half hour prior to their scheduled time slot and must load up and exit immediately following their performance to allow space for other entertainers. The entertainers have been provided instructions on when and where to report. Please see map for stage location(s).

Public parking and traffic

Public Parking and Traffic Control Info and Contact

Public parking and traffic control – Tom French* 404-861-1656



Electricity – Jerry Dempsey* 404-427-5924

RV Parking

RV Parking

RV Parking – KARE office 706-216-5273.  Located off Memory Lane behind Ruby’s Recipes.

KARE Booth

KARE Booth/Merchandise Sales Info and Contact

KARE booth/merchandise sales – Michelle Hawkins* 770-654-1442. Located near gas pumps at City Complex building, near Distillery entrance.


General Notes and Directions

GENERAL PARKING: Stay on Hwy 53E or on Hwy 9 and follow signs. Addresses for parking lots will be posted soon.
SHOW CARS: Enter on Allen Street.
From GA 400 -

1) Hwy 53W appx 6 miles. Turn right onto Perimeter Rd for .5 miles then left onto Allen Street. 

2) Take a less travelled road Hwy. 136 W from GA 400 for 6 miles then turn left onto Hwy 9N for 1.4 miles. Turn left onto Perimeter Rd then right for .4 miles then right onto Allen St just past the Elementary School.
From Cumming - Take Hwy 9S, prior to entering Dawsonville turn right onto Perimeter Rd. for .5 miles and cross over Hwy 53 at traffic light. Travel .5 miles and turn left onto Allen Street.

From Ellijay – GA 53E directly to old courthouse and take first right onto Hwy 9S for .9 miles. Turn left onto Perimeter, stay on Perimeter for .5 miles and cross over Hwy 53 at traffic light and travel .5 miles. Turn left onto Allen Street. OR Take Hwy 52 to Hwy 136. Travel about 10 miles to 4-way stop, turn right onto Hwy 9N for 1.4 miles
then turn left onto Perimeter then left onto Allen St.


Rhonda Evans* – President, KARE for Kids 678-858-7103
Kris Rowan* - Vice-President, KARE for Kids 678-776-8759
Michael Garrett* - Treasurer, KARE for Kids 678-410-2875
Shirley Hawkins* - Secretary, KARE for Kids 678-983-6650
Tiffany Buchan* – Director, KARE for Kids 678-897-1395

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