Bear On the Square Festival in Dahlonega, Georgia. Great Spring Fun!

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Bear On the Square Festival in Dahlonega, Georgia.  Great Spring Fun!

Dahlonega, Georgia is full of fun festivals, great shops and historical sites.  The Bear on the Square festival along with the Gold Rush Festival has no doubt put this little gold mining town on the map when it comes to North Georgia Events.

Legend has it that the Bear on the Square Festival originated eight years ago when a local merchant spotted a baby bear in the tree in front of Brad Walker's Pottery on the square.  The scared little bear slept in the tree that night and when quite, slipped back into the hills, but was not forgotten.  The story lives on in Dahlonega and so does the fun.  Locals here are always looking for a reason to celebrate and turned this exciting event into one of the largest bluegrass/mountain music and shopping festivals in North Georgia.

Dahlonega Georgia Bear on Square Festival

Musician Workshops -  North Georgia College and State University (NGCSU) and the SouthEastern Bluegrass Association (SEBA) - These organizations have come together to present classes hosted by accomplished bluegrass and old tyme musicians on Friday, April 15, 2011 at  1-4 pm at the NGCSU in Dahlonega, Georgia.

Traditional Live Auction-Don't miss the auction starting the festival off on  Friday night.

Music and Dancing on the Square- Listen to a huge variety of instruments in Dahlonega's traditional mountain jam session.  Be sure to bring your own and join in on the fun!

Mountain Marketplace Artists and Country Store- Enjoy browsing through the homemade art and crafts from local Dahlonega artist on Saturday and Sunday.

April is 16-17 Enjoy Bear on the Square Mountain Festival - Dahlonega's Historical Square. 


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