In my humble opinion, the Bear on the Square Mountain Festival held last weekend in the Appalachian Trail Community of Dahlonega was the best yet.
There was more music than you could shake a banjo at, and plenty of seriously cool doodads to purchase and marvel over for years to come. Fried Oreos, "gator on a stick," fresh-squeezed lemonade, cotton candy and fudge supplemented the less frivolous fare served to diners all around the square.
Weavers, spinners, potters, a woodworker wielding a hand adz, a master leatherworker, and a blacksmith or two gave us a fascinating glimpse of what it's like to be an artist. The products on display were true Mountain Festival treasures.
If you didn't make it this year, save the weekend of April 19, 2013 for next year's Bear on the Square Mountain Festival!
We're thankful that so many friendly folks allowed us to share a few pictures with you.
People who don't take themselves too seriously are the most fun.
Sponsors, such as BB&T, help make the Mountain Festival possible.
Blacksmith Dave Custer from Columbia, KY -- CusterFamilyFarm.com.
Finally, a silver spoon worthy of my granddaughter!
A picture might be worth a thousand words, but a camera cannot capture the ingenuity of this artist.
Many thanks go to Home Depot for their help and sponsorship.
Tiger Mountain Vineyards has pet-friendly wine? Ha! Take that, California!
Tom "Carver" Zarle from Mineral Bluff, GA -- FolkCarving.com.
We'll be sure to let you know about next year's Bear on the Square.
Tags: Attractions, Events, Tourism, Appalachian Trail, and Appalachian Trail Community
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