Bear on the Square Mountain Festival

Bear on the Square, held in and around Dahlonega's Historic Public Square, is an authentic Appalachian Festival featuring bluegrass and old-time music, a juried Artists Market Place featuring traditional mountain crafts, storytelling, free music workshops and demonstrations, dance team performances, an old-time mountain dance, an open mic event, and more.

The 21st annual festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2017. Pre-festival events, including the beginning of jamming on the square and the Live and Silent Country Auction will occur on Friday, April 21, 2017, with two full days of activities on Saturday and Sunday.

Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, Inc. which stages the yearly celebration of Southern Appalachian music, art and folklore, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit cultural arts organization.

2016 Bear on the Square Sponsors