MainStage Musicians for 20th Bear Festival Have Past Ties

Release Date: Nov 18 2015

It is altogether appropriate that the bands and individual musicians lined up thus far to perform at the 20th Annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival already have a connection to Dahlonega, having previously performed at the festival and/or another local venue.

20 Bears

Release Date: Aug 20 2015

20th Year of Bear Festival Observed In 2016  -  Special Events Being Planned

Bear on the Square will present its 20th Annual Festival in 2016. That's right, twenty years of great bluegrass, old time, and authentic Appalachian arts and crafts. 

As the third weekend in April draws nearer, keep an eye out for lots of planned special events, galas, contests, and other fun over the next few months.

Bear on the Square Mountain Festival

Bear on the Square Mountain Festival

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Dahlonega, a picturesque town in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, is the place to be April  16-17, 2016. Scheduled for that weekend is the 20th annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, a highly entertaining and lively weekend of music and art held in and around the town's Historic Public Square.

Pre-festival events will occur on Friday, with the beginning of jamming on the Historic Public Square and the Live Country Auction that night. 

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.

2015 Bear on the Square Sponsors