Friends of Bear

Bear on the Square is looking for some new Friends. All those who love our festival and come back year after year are invited to help us bring great free music, free workshops, and a free festival for two days in April. Please consider donating at one of these levels or the amount of your choosing. Thank you so much for your support!

  • Gold Patron: $250
  • Silver Patron: $100
  • Bear Jammer: $50
  • Baby Bear: $25

Make your tax-deductible donation now!

You can also mail your check with name, mailing and email addresses, and phone number to: Friends of Bear, P.O. Box 1015, Dahlonega, GA 30533. If you have a question, please email The Bear on the Square Mountain Festival Inc. is a 501C(3) corporation, with the purpose of preserving and showcasing the authentic culture of the Georgia mountains and the Southern Appalachian region.

To support this celebration of Southern Appalachian music, traditional craft and folkways, we encourage you to become a member of Friends of the Bear. And because Bear on the Square is a non-profit organization — with all proceeds going back into presenting the yearly festival and supporting efforts to maintain awareness of our regional culture — all of the donation is tax deductible.

It costs a significant amount to stage a major event like Bear on the Square, including providing facilities, paying the featured performers, printing promotional materials, etc. The majority of the work and expenses depend on a large group of volunteers, our treasured group of sponsors, and you! Thank you!

2022 Friends of Bear

as of April 18, 2022

Renee Conaway
Lara Lowman and Bard Wrisley
Suzanne Marie Wiley


Lee Leonard