Saturday - November 9th, 2019

The United States Army Rangers (consolidated association effort) are Sponsoring a Charity Fundraising event on Saturday November 9, 2019, called The Veterans Appreciation Day Festival. The event begins with a 5K and 10K Charity Run (Run for Rangers) at 0800 hrs beginning in Hancock Park, Dahlonega, GA. Registration will be $30. You may register to run below.

This will be followed by a Parade in downtown Dahlonega at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019, followed by a Country Music Festival in Hancock Park in Downtown Dahlonega. Kids play area, food, beverage, and merchandise tents will surround the park. There are 7 musicians scheduled and the event runs from 1100 to 1800 hrs. A weather contingency venue will be planned in the event of rain.

5k & 10k Run for Rangers

The course for this Charity Run is a combination of Road and Trail, and will have some difficult terrain to challenge the participants. The two courses will be combined in the beginning and then split off. Both courses will begin downtown in Hancock Park and will finish near the Park.

5k Run - $25 ($25 early registration)
10k Run - $30 ($30 early registration)

*Day of event registration will also be available beginning at 7 a.m. in Hancock Park, Downtown Dahlonega, GA. Same day registration cost will increase by 20%. Race day packet pick-up will begin at 7 a.m. Routes will be clearly marked. Pre-registration strongly requested for planning purposes. Registration fee refundable less $10 for T-shirt (will be mailed to you) with cancellation within 72 hours prior to event. Registration fee fully refundable with cancellation within 7 days prior to event. Walk-up registrants will not be guaranteed a T-shirt for the event.

5k Route View: click here

10k Route View: click here


Activity Time Add'l Info
Registration 7am - 8am
Run for Rangers 8am - 10am
Veterans Day Parade 9am
Music Festival 11am - 6pm

Music Festival

11:00am - p:00pm
Hancock Park, Dahlonga

Join us for a Day of Music in the Park. Popular local and area country and western performers will perform all day. The weather in early November is beautiful in the mountains, and the Fall colors should still be beautiful. Donations of $10 are asked to enter the park. All Veterans are free. Local restaurants and merchants will be open and the Park is in the center of Historic Dahlonega, just off the square. Enjoy music, children’s play area, food and beverage (beer and wine available), and downtown Dahlonega.

Food Tents

11:00am - 5:00pm

Hancock Park, Dahlonga

Local, regional, and national vendors will have food tents set-up in and around the Park. Veterans eat FREE.

Beverage Tents

11:00am - 5:00pm

Hancock Park, Dahlonga

Area and local vendors will have beverage sales in the Park. Alcohol is limited to the Park confines. Beer and wine available along with water, soda, and specialty products.

Vendor Tents

11:00am - 5:00pm

Hancock Park, Dahlonga

  • Lawn Games
  • Ballons
  • G4
  • 5TH RTB
  • NineLine
  • Black Rifle Coffee
  • Dawsonville Gun
  • ZB merchandise