About the Festival
Unicoi Lodge, Helen Arts & Heritage Center, and Sautee Nacoochee Center are partnering together for their inaugural WinterFest Arts & Coach Tour. This festival will include 145 artists, over 2 days, in 3 locations, for 1 ticket price.
Watch live art demonstrations throughout the two-day festival as artists actively create and bring to life new and exciting pieces. Pottery, paintings, jewelry, fused glass, fiber art and more make up a variety of the artwork available in both the galleries and festival. Guests may register for drawings held throughout the weekend for opportunities to win original art and fine craft prizes, all donated by local artisans.
Hop on/Hop Off Coach Service is being offered on both days, Saturday and Sunday, connecting the three venues. Transportation will leave on the hour and half hour from all three venues and will include stops at Unicoi, Helen Arts and Heritage Center, and Sautee Nacoochee Center. Hop-On and see the sights of Unicoi State Park and Lodge, City of Helen, and Sautee Nacoochee Historic Districts. Hop-Off and experience the 145 Artists and Crafters demonstrating and selling unique art representing the North Georgia Appalachian Foothills.
There is no charge for the festival at each venue, but a multi-part ticket and wristband is needed to ride the coach to each venue. Combination transportation and raffle ticket are $10.00 each and are good for both days. When the ticket is stamped at each of the three locations, the visitor will be eligible to enter a drawing for artwork from local artists. Each venue will sell additional raffle tickets for regional artists’ prizes.
Free parking is available at Unicoi State Park and Lodge and Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center.