Wind, rain nor cold could keep wine lovers away from Chateau Elan's 19th annual Vineyard Fest Sunday in Braselton. Though few braved the weather to stomp grapes, guests were packed liked sardines in the wine tasting room where samples were endless. Outside under a large tent, live jazz music by the League of Decency filled the chilly air as festivalgoers warmed themselves with samples of whiskey, cider and beer, as well as gourmet regional foods. The annual event drew vendors from as far as California to showcase their goods.
The sounds of mud and water squishing and children's laughter mixed with soulful tunes pouring from the music stage Saturday at the 11th annual HemlockFest at Starbridge Sanctuary in Murrayville near Dahlonega.