published Thursday, September 26th, 2013

'Motorcycles, Moonshine & Music' in Dalton — Sept. 27-29

Bill and Josh, two of the stars of "Moonshiners" on The Discovery Channel, will appear Saturday in Dalton, Ga.
Bill and Josh, two of the stars of "Moonshiners" on The Discovery Channel, will appear Saturday in Dalton, Ga.

Mountain Creek Harley-Davidson in Dalton, Ga., is planning a three-day celebration of "Motorcycles, Moonshine & Music."

Scheduled over the weekend are four bands, two modern-day moonshiners and an inventor credited with helping to change the way riders felt about their motorcycles.

The Drag Specialties tractor-trailer will be on-site all weekend, along with the rig from Hawg Halters Inc. A tent sale of used motorcycles will be going on all three days. All events are free.

Here's how the schedule unfolds.

Friday, Sept. 27: An open house to show off the latest bikes leads off the celebration. Visitors can check out the 2014 models and take them for a test ride. A Bike Night gathering concludes the day, with the Don Ray Band performing at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 28: Featured from noon to 6 p.m. will be Bill and Josh from The Discovery Channel's "Moonshiners." They'll be signing autographs and selling T-shirts. No word on whether Josh's dog, Cutie Pie, will be making the trip as well.

Also making appearances will be Jesse Jurrens of Legend Air Suspensions. Jurrens' vision of adding air-spring technology to a Harley-Davidson Softail revolutionized the industry. Hot Bike magazine named Legend Air Suspension the Most Innovative Product of 1998, and a new design in 2000 won the V-Twin Excellence Award for Best New Product.

A custom bike show will award cash prizes for the top three finishers in three classes: Metric, Pro Street and Bagger. An overall People's Choice winner takes home $500 cash.

Set to perform are Reluctant Saints at 1 p.m., Skinny Molly at 3 p.m. and Thunderfoot at 5 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 29: The tent sale continues from noon to 5 p.m.

Mountain Creek is at 1001 Market St., in Dalton. For more information, call 706-370-7433 or visit

about Lisa Denton...

Lisa Denton is deputy features editor and content editor of Current. She previously was a lifestyle, entertainment and region reporter/pod leader for The Chattanooga Times, which she joined in 1983. Lisa is from Sale Creek and holds an associate’s degree in journalism from Chattanooga State Community College. Contact Lisa at 423-757-6281 or

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