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Celebrate Dahlonega’s rich Southern Appalachian culture at the Bear on the Square Festival April 17 through 19. This charming town sixty miles north of Atlanta annually hosts a lively weekend full of bluegrass music, mountain crafts, and folksy gatherings.
Silent Country Auction: The festival kicks off 4/17 from 5:30pm-10pm at the MainStage Tent near Hancock Park.
- Preview handmade crafts that reflect Southern Appalachian culture.
Dance Exhibitions: 4/18 at 11am and 2pm at the Dahlonega Visitors Center
- Enjoy Appalachian-style dances performed by a talented lineup of dance teams from Campbell Folk School in full costume.
Old-Time and Bluegrass Jams: 4/18 and 4/19 throughout the day and night on the city square
- Jam to the tunes of bluegrass and old-time musicians all throughout the weekend.
Story Telling: 4/18 at 5pm at the Gold Miners Tent
- The Southern Appalachian art of storytelling lives on! Let storyteller Adam Booth entertain you with tall tales filled with riddles and history.
Don’t cut your stay short! Spend the night within walking distance of the festival.
The Smith House: Known for its Southern hospitality and family-style meals, this inn is located one block from downtown.
The Hall House Hotel: Rich with history, this hotel is the second-oldest building on Dahlonega’s square and the only lodging located directly on the square.
The Dahlonega Square Villas: For more spacious accommodations, check out these villas, located 50 steps from the Dahlonega square.