Not many things are more fun than the Bear on the Square Mountain Festival in Dahlonega, and most of them are illegal anyway.
The 18th Annual Bear on the Square lets loose on Saturday, April 26th and the cavorting doesn’t stop until late Sunday afternoon — when everybody’s too tuckered out to continue.
Bear on the Square also kicks off a new season of Jamming on the Square, when fiddlers and pickers meet to make themselves happy … while we get to tap and/or hum along with them.
Dahlonega’s Historic Public Square is one of America’s best places to visit an authentic Appalachian Festival, featuring bluegrass and old-time music, a juried Mountain Market Place, music workshops, demonstrations, an open mic event, storytelling, a street dance, children’s activities, and some of the best people watching anywhere.
I’m not paid by the word, so I’ll quit rambling and just say, “Come to the Bear on the Square Mountain Festival … and you’ll drag your friends with you every year afterward.”
Bear on the Square has heavenly music, stellar art on display, down to earth storytelling, a street dance so delightful that it would have inspired Harold Hill to sell a trombone to everyone in Dahlonega, and food so good you’ll burn your diet books and extend your credit just to have “enough.”