The primary fundraiser for the annual festival, this is one of the Dahlonega area's most anticipated occasions, as enthusiastic participants crowd into the MainStage Tent to enter bids on auction items, which have included the work of North Georgia folk artist Billy Roper, work from other local and juried artists taking part in the Bear Festival's Artists Marketplace, and items contributed by businesses, organizations and artists and other individuals from this area.
5 pm - Silent and live auction items can be viewed and food and drink will be served. Silent auction ends at 7 pm.
5:30 pm - The featured band, with legendary musicians Curtis Jones and Matt Mundy, will begin performing.
7:15 pm - The live auction begins.
Admission is $5 and covers the cost of a bidding paddle, dinner and wine.