Drawing courtesy, Jane Seabrook,New Zealand
What a wonderful weekend! The Festival opened Friday with the Live Country Auction. Then, bluegrass jams, oldtime fiddle jams, workshops, and this year's free Mainstage concerts opened on Saturday.
Click here for a beautiful video from Mark Callender
And here for another from 'PrettyCreative'
After a cold start on Saturday, we had perfect weather and the Marketplace handmade crafts were marvelous. The John C. Campbell Folk School's craft demonstrations and Morris dancers enthralled big crowds. The Sunday Gospel jam packed the tent as it does each year, and the day ended with the Neel Pender Project Band. On the Square we sang, fiddled and picked ten hours each day. Y’all come back next year for more of the same.
Thanks to all of our Friends of Bear for this year. Click here for the list of Friends.
Thanks to all of our volunteers. Click here for the list of volunteers.
Thanks to Chuck Robertson and his student helpers from University of North Georgia.
Click here for the 2013 Festival Managers
Dahlonega Nugget Thank You
Acknowledgements & Bear Hugs!
SOUND: Paul Lee and Jay Rodgers, Mainstage; Dave Moser, Pavilion Tent
EMCEES: Mel Hawkins, Richard Davidow, Ann Whitley, Glenda Pender
FESTIVAL CO-SPONSORS: Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce & Convention and Visitors Bureau
AND A SPECIAL THANKS TO: City of Dahlonega; Lumpkin County; Tim Thomas, CPA; the Conner estate; The Dahlonega Nugget, and The Dahlonega Downtown Development Authority.
First Aid Tent Staff: Stephanie Corn, M.D., Maggie Payne, PNPT
T-shirt & Poster Designs: Peter Nevins
THANKS TO OUR COMMUNITY SPONSORS: The Crimson Moon Café, Grant Searcey Gallery & Mindy Yoga, Spectrum—NGCSU Art Club, City Electric Supply, and the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Department.
Bear on the Square Mountain Festival Executive Committee
Glenda Pender, President --- Jim White, Chaiman --- Ben Wallace, Treasurer
Margo Booth -- Richard Davidow -- Sherry Moser