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Bear on the Square Mountain Festival
April 16, 2016 @ 8:00 am - April 17, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Dahlonega’s 20th annual celebration of Southern Appalachian music, art and folklore will be held the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17 in 2016. A picturesque town in the North Georgia foothills, the festival is a well-attended event which takes place in and around the town’s Historic Public Square. As the third weekend in April approaches, keep an eye out for several planned special events to bring attention to the upcoming 20th year festival observance. Then on Friday, April 15, the day before the actual start of the festival, the participants in the weekend-long jamming around the square will begin arriving, and the Live and Silent Country Auction is scheduled that evening. On Saturday and Sunday, there will be free admission on-stage performances by local, regional, and national musicians in the MainStage Tent. The emphasis will be on bluegrass and old-time music from this region. Other Saturday and Sunday events include a juried Artists Marketplace featuring traditional mountain crafts, storytelling, a Gospel Jam, free music workshops and demonstrations, an old-time mountain dance, dance team performances, an Acoustic Open Mic event, Master Music Classes, children’s activities and food. For more details about the festival, including the complete lineup of performers and artists, schedules, sponsors, and updates between now and the event, visit the festival website: http://