Bear Festival Wrapup - 2017

Release Date: Apr 24 2017

Well!!!  What a great Saturday we had. We picked, grinned and sang, dawn to dusk. Sunday was a cold, windy, rainy day. 

The Mainstage performers were fabulous. The Marketplace artists lined the square with handcrafted treasures, some even demonstrated how they were made. Luthiers Row featuried the most beautiful handmade musical instruments. Our new Moonlight Jam was enthusiastically welcomed. The Sunday Gospel Jam was wonderful.  After a short break to rest up, let's do it again next year!!!

About Our Festival

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Event Will Take Place Rain or Shine

Dahlonega's 21h annual celebration of Southern Appalachian music, art and folklore will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23 in 2017. Set in a picturesque town in the North Georgia foothills, the festival is a well-attended event which takes place in and around the town's Historic Public Square. 


2012 Festival CD


Release Date: Apr 20 2013

The Bear on the Square Mountain Festival has produced its first CD, which features some of our performers. The CD was introduced at the 16th annual Bear on the Square Festival and will continue to be on sale this year.

2017 Bear on the Square Sponsors