Bear Festival Wrapup

Release Date: Apr 19 2015

Whoooee!!!  What a great weekend we had. We picked, grinned and sang, dawn to dusk. The weather was wonderful. 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. After a short break to rest up, let's do it again next year!!!

21th Annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival: April 22-23, 2017 with the Live and Silent Country Auction on Friday, April 21. This is the fourth weekend

About Our Festival

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Event Will Take Place Rain or Shine

Dahlonega's 20th annual celebration of Southern Appalachian music, art and folklore will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17 in 2016. 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. As the third weekend in April approaches, keep an eye out for special event announcements to bring attention to the 20th annual festival observance.

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.

2016 Bear on the Square Sponsors