Around Town

For the traditional music lovers who flock to Dahlonega during Bear on the Square, The Historic Holly Theater is producing its second edition of Smoke on the Mountain, a hysterical musical tale set in the 1930's in the rural south. Traditional string instruments and gospel music are a prominent part of the production.

Dahlonega is a small town in the mountains of North Georgia with a rich Southern Appalachian heritage. The site of the nation's first major gold rush, the town continues to celebrate the role that gold played in its development.

The Dahlonega Gold Museum sits right in the middle of our Public Square. While during the festival it's a great place to jam with your friends on the lawn or rest your legs for a few minutes on one of the benches around the museum, it is actually a very interesting place on the inside too. The Georgia State Historic Site houses artifacts from Dahlonega's gold mining history.

Free Tours of Lumpkin County Historic Old Jail

The 1884 Lumpkin County Jail & Museum will be open on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. during the Bear on the Square Mountain Festival for free tours conducted by members of the Lumpkin County Historical Society. 

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