Mountain Moonshine Festival
October 27-29, 2023
56th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival
That's right - 56 years and running! One of the longest running festivals in the U.S. The Mountain Moonshine Festival reflects the history of moonshining back in the prohibition era in connection with the formation of NASCAR racing. Dawson County moonshining history is rich and is the Official Birthplace of Stockcar Racing. The Georgia Racing Museum is housed in our City Municipal Complex as well as the Dawsonville Distillery. The Festival is KARE's largest fundraiser and all proceeds go toward the purchase of clothes, school supplies, medical needs and Christmas gifts for needy children in Dawson County.