Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors!

Festival Level Sponsors

Northeast Georgia Health System

Festival Level Sponsor

Troncalli Subaru

Festival Level Sponsor

Event/Venue Level Sponsors

Big Creek Distillery

MainStage Co-Sponsor

Etowah Meadery

Bear’s Den Sponsor

University of North Georgia

Contra Dance Sponsor

The Pender Family

Founding Sponsor

Adams & Logan Insurance

MainStage Co-Sponsor

Bourbon Street Grille

Auction Sponsor

Brown Haven Homes

Artist Market Sponsor


Workshop Sponsor

Give a Folk

Storytelling Sponsor

Billy Roper Folk Art

Heritage Sponsor

Artist Level Sponsors

Appalachian Contracting Services

Artist Sponsor: Gospel Jam

Hunt & Taylor

Artist Sponsor: Joe Newberry

M. Lynn Young

Artist Sponsor: Ugly Cousin

T3 Events

Artist Sponsor: Frances Mooney & Fontanna Sunset

Dahlonega Arts Alliance

Artist Sponsor: Cody Norris Show

SouthEastern Bluegrass Association

Artist Sponsor: Cup ‘o Joe

United Community Bank

Artist Sponsor: Blue Billy Grit

Support Bear on the Square with a Sponsorship

The Bear on the Square Mountain Festival brings thousands of visitors to Dahlonega the third weekend in April each year. The event not only helps preserve and promote the traditional music, crafts and lifestyle of the North Georgia and Southern Appalachian mountain region, but it also provides a tremendous boost to the local economy, giving added exposure to an area already known for being one of the region’s leading tourism destinations. It also embellishes our area’s reputation as a centerpiece for cultural activities.

To produce a festival of this scale every year requires a tremendous amount of time from volunteers and, of course, money. In addition to our loyal contingent of volunteers, we’re in need of financial support to help cover the costs of presenting the yearly festivities. Sponsorships are one of the most important sources of this funding and a critical part of accomplishing our mission of helping preserve the culture of the Southern Appalachians.

Those businesses, organizations, and individuals interested in helping present the annual Bear on the Square through the purchase of a sponsorship are encouraged to contact Richard Davidow, who heads up the festival’s Sponsor Opportunities effort, as soon as possible.

Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, Inc., which stages the festival each year, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit cultural arts organization whose mission is to preserve and celebrate the culture of the Southern Appalachians through the presentation of music, traditional craft, and folkways. Tax-deductible donations are welcomed and can be sent to: Bear on the Square, P.O. Box 1015, Dahlonega, GA 30533.