Dahlonega's Bear on the Square Mountain Festival

The 16th Annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival in Dahlonega, GA, promises to be the best ever ... especially for "po' folk" like us. This year's Mountain Festival begins Friday evening, April 20th and runs through Sunday afternoon, April 22nd.

For the first time, admission to the MainStage concert tent in Hancock Park will be free.

In the past, only limited MainStage events were free to the public, but this year two days of music will be shared on the stage at no charge to festival goers. We're grateful for this decision to make hard times a little easier to endure with good music in one of America's coolest towns.

Weekends of music and art aren't uncommon in this town nestled in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, but nothing compares to the Bear on the Square extravaganza.

The Mountain Festival starts Friday with jamming on Dahlonega's Historic Public Square. Master Class Workshops will be held in the afternoon, followed by a memorable Country Auction Friday night.

The juried artist's marketplace known as the Mountain Marketplace will feature traditional mountain crafts around the square. In addition to the outstanding music on the square and music workshops, there's a Saturday evening old-time Mountain Dance, and a Sunday morning Gospel Jam.

You cannot officially say you love Georgia's mountains without attending the Bear on the Square Mountain Festival in Dahlonega. It's in the rules.

Bring your fiddle. Bring your friends. Bring your hopes for a good time -- and money to support local artists -- and join us at Bear on the Square.

Click Here for Bear on the Square's Website

Tags: Attractions, Events, Tourism, and Appalachian Trail

About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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