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Hiawassee GA - The Rhododendron Festival at Georgia Mtn Fairgrounds

Hamilton Gardens Rhododendron Festival

Rhododendron Festival

April 12-May 12, 2024
Open 7 days a week!
Monday through Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sundays 12pm to 4pm

During peak bloom time we will be celebrating our beautiful native flowers with a Rhododendron Festival.

Free Admission to the Festival!
Tour Hamilton Gardens: $6 per person
Cart Tours are $10 each

Spend a day in the most beautiful part of North Georgia - Hiawassee and the stunning Hamilton Gardens. This magical botanical garden is filled with native wildflowers like trilliums, shooting stars, and trout lilies, and more than 1,500 rhododendrons and native azaleas making it the largest collection in the Southeast!

During peak bloom time we will be celebrating our beautiful native flowers with a Rhododendron Festival! The Festival is held in our Courtyard and it will be open 7 days a week for FREE!

Daily Special Features include:
Plant Sales
Garden Tours
Featured artwork for sale
Art Exhibit on Saturdays 11 - 4
Seminars and Classes on Sundays

Our Courtyard will be open to the public for brunch and lunch in the garden! Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am to 4pm, April 12th through May 12th.

Award winning food trucks, gourmet dessert and coffee vendors, unique and organic homemade ice cream as well as artistic and delectable charcuterie boards.

Wine and Mimosa Bar opens at noon Saturdays and Sundays
(sponsored by Crane Creek and Hightower Creek Wineries)

Musical performances each Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 3pm on the Courtyard Stage

May 9th -11th - Top of Georgia Plein Air Festival
Top of Georgia is a 3 day painting event with $2,000 + in prize money. The public is invited to observe the artists as they work in their chosen mediums. Multiple drawings, a gallery of the artists' work and wet paint sale will be held at the Hamilton Gardens Pavilion.

Free Admission to the Public

If you are an artist interested in participating email

May 06, 2024

Cost: See above for Fees



Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
1311 Music Hall Road
Hiawassee , GA 30546

Venue Page Weather Google Map and Directions

Website: Click to Visit
Contact: Hilda Thomason

Phone: 706-896-4191
Website: Click to Visit

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