Final Look at the Bear on the Square Festival

Dahlonega, GA, knows how to throw a party!  Their latest shindig was the Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, held over the weekend of April 20, 2012.

You might be happy to know that we do not have any pictures from the mountain dancing or wine tastings that delighted so many cheerful revellers and/or semi-rowdy carousers.

Meanwhile, back at the Bear on the Square festivities, the sights, sounds and tasty goodies were delightful.

The artwork on display made even the most roll-your-eyes-when-you-hear-the-words-“arts and crafts” grump reach for his wallet to buy a doodad that would finally make life worthwhile.

For your pleasure, we present the final dose of pictures from the 2012 Bear on the Square Mountain Festival.

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You don’t have to be a musician to join in!  Borrow a guitar and play softly.  Who will know?

You can even look cool at Bear on the Square by just sitting around with a banjo on your knee.

The Coolest Kid at Bear on the Square -- (Picture: Robert Sutherland)

Pssst! Turn around!! That's where the fried Oreos are!!


Summer Cordell from -- (Picture: Robert Sutherland)


Only the great singers wear hats. -- (Photo: Robert Sutherland)


The most handsome man at Bear on the Square. -- (Photo: Robert Sutherland)
Yup, David Little "The Shoal Creek Carver" is holding a hand adz. -- (Photo: Robert Sutherland)
Les Smith from -- (Photo: Robert Sutherland)


The artistry of Tim Frady of -- (Photo: Robert Sutherland)
Patricia Adams' photographs of local waterfalls were so real you could feel the spray. -- (Snapshot: Robert Sutherland)


Looking for the perfect home for ivory billed woodpeckers? Contact Jim & Vickie Smith of JVS Rustic Birdhouses at 706-878-8677. -- (Photo: Robert Sutherland)
The glorious weaver who didn't have a business card. (Photo: Robert Sutherland)
The unknown weaver's works wowed the crowd. (Photo: Robert Sutherland)


Have you ever seen cuter pigs? ~ -- (Photo: Robert Sutherland)


Everyone loved Maurice Cook and his profoundly simple paintings ~~ 205-823-3191. -- (Photo: Robert Sutherland)
The purse from Leather Design in Dahlonega that I almost got for Suzannah. -- (Photo: Robert Sutherland)


Can't forget the music and the musicians. -- (Photo: Robert Sutherland)
Can't forget the spinners either! -- (Photo: Robert Sutherland)


Custom guitars and kind smiles from -- (Photo: Robert Sutherland)
Coffee Break, the perfect place to relax after a hard day's shopping. -- (Photo: Robert Sutherland)

Thanks for your time.  Please let us know if you’d like more pictures from area events posted on


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Robert J. Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life in Gainesville, GA.
Robert has two adult daughters, seven practically perfect grandchildren and a zippy Kawasaki. Contact Robert at [email protected].

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