20th Annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival
Dahlonega's 20th annual celebration of Southern Appalachian music, art and folklore is 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 several planned special events to bring attention to the upcoming 20th year festival observance. On Friday, April 15, the participants in the weekend-long jamming around the square will begin arriving, and that evening's featured event will be the Live and Silent Country Auction with dinner and music. On Saturday and Sunday, there will be free admission, MainStage performances by local, regional, and national musicians. The emphasis will be on bluegrass and old-time music from this region. Other Saturday and Sunday events include a juried Artists Marketplace featuring traditional mountain crafts, storytelling, a Gospel Jam, free music workshops and demonstrations, an old-time mountain dance, John C. Campbell dance team performances, an Acoustic Open Mic event, Master Music Classes and food. For updates about the festival, including the complete lineup of performers and artists, schedules, sponsors, and updates between now and the event, visit the event website.
Date & Time
Weekly on Sunday
Apr 16, 2016 through Apr 17, 2016