The Sampler is coming the Sampler is coming! That’s right, the Downtown Dalton Spring Sampler returns on April 26th from 5:30 to 8:30 PM and it is going to be the best one ever! The Downtown Dalton Development Authority has put together an amazing line-up that is sure to satisfy the pallet. If you have never been to the Downtown Dalton Sampler, there are many reasons why you should definitely attend this year. Especially if you like local flavor foods, craft beer and moonshine.

Dalton Georgia TastingsFirst, the Downtown Dalton Sampler is on a Thursday this year and makes for a great date night with your significant other or a great hang out night with your friends. $30 is the cost of the Sampler this year and for that small price, you get a lot! From lunch and dinner options, to craft beer, moonshine and sweets, $30 is sure to fill you and your traveling sampler partner(s) to the brim. You and your partner(s) will whisk around downtown, bouncing from one great downtown location to the next sampling some of the best food and drink in Northwest Georgia. You will also get to meet many of the people behind the scenes of the downtown dining and shopping establishments as they serve you some of their favorite and most popular options.

Next, the Downtown Dalton Samper highlights some of the best food and shopping options in ALL of Dalton. The Sampler displays that great local flavor that is attractive these days. More and more people are opting to visit local restaurants and shops instead of the big box brand locations. This could be because local flavor options are usually homemade, fresh or organic compared to the frozen entrees that many brand locations serve up. Attending the Downtown Dalton Sampler will let you taste that local flavor that is unique to Dalton. Dalton is a very diverse city and that diversity shows in our local dining and shopping establishments. The Sampler allows downtown area businesses to show off so to speak, and let potential customers taste for themselves how much better the local flavor really is.

Local flavor is always better, but another reason to attend the Sampler is because there will be plenty of adult beverages downtown and with Dalton being only one of twelve cities in the nation with an open container law the Sampler just got a whole lot better. You can literally grab a sample dish and adult beverage and walk to another location while drinking that beverage. No longer do you have to go inside, sit down, and drink your adult beverage and then head on to the next location. Now, you can grab it and go, so long as that adult beverage is in a plastic, clear cup. Downtown serves up some of the best adult beverage options, from Craft Beer to Whiskey and everything in between. Downtown is fast becoming the go to place to have a good time. The Sampler gives everyone a chance to see why.

Dalton Georgia Convention and Visitors Bureau Trolley

Lastly, the Downtown Dalton Trolley, sponsored by the Dalton Visitors Bureau, will be out making its normal rounds during the Sampler. The Trolley typically runs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 5:00 PM until Mid-night. So, come on over to Dalton, grab a hotel room, and let the FREE trolley get you from your hotel room down to the Sampler and back again. It’s a stress free, responsible good time! 

Yep, the Downtown Dalton Spring Sampler is just a few weeks away. So, mark your calendars for April 26th and make it a point to try something new, especially if you have not done the Sampler before. Tickets are $30 and you can purchase those tickets at the Dalton Freight Depot located at 305 S. Depot Street in downtown, or online at

This year’s lineup includes:

Baja Coop – Fish tacos, wings, beer and more.
Buckin Burrito – Tex Mex.
Cherokee Brewing & Pizza Co. – Brick oven pizza, wings and craft beer.
Conductors Bar and Grill – Tavern food and beer.
Crescent City Tavern – Tavern food and beer.
Cyra’s Simple Goodness – Delicious, healthy recipes created from the best ingredients.
Dalton Brewing Co. – Dalton Local craft beer.
Dalton Distillery – Dalton local bourbon, moonshine and whiskey.
Hamilton’s Food and Spirits Pizzeria – Brick oven pizza, burgers, beer and more.
Love Empanadas – Sweet and Savory empanadas, smoothie’s and salads.
Mama Wilson’s Homemade Cookies and Cakes – Cookies and cakes.
Oakwood Café – Dalton local meat and three café.
Planet of the Grapes Wine Bar – Wine and beer.
Raspberry Row – Gifts, Wine and hors d’oeuvres.
The Sweet Spot – Dalton local Froyo.
Town Square Café – Coffee, sandwiches, smoothies and more.