• "Great American Main Street Award® Winner"
    - National Main Street Center, Inc. 2016
  • "The South's Best Small Towns 2017"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2017
  • "4th Best Summer Weekend Escape"
    - USA Today Travel 2014

  • "4th Best Underground Attraction"
    - USA Today 2016 - Consolidated Gold Mine
  • "Best Wine Town Runner Up, Southern Dream Towns"
    - Garden & Gun Magazine 2012
  • "10th Best Historic Small Town"
    - USA Today 2016
  • "10th Best Course You Can Play in Georgia - Achasta"
    - Golfweek Magazine
  • "Dahlonega: Small-town Escape"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2012
  • "Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia"
    - Georgia's State Senate Resolution 2015

  • "National Main Street City"
    - National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • "Official Appalachian Trail Community"
    - Appalachian Trail Conservancy 2010
  • "Georgia's Premier Sports Cycling Community"
    - Georgia General Assembly Resolution 2005
  • "Site of First Major U.S. Gold Rush"
    - Thousands of Miners, 1829-1849

Bear on the Square Mountain Festival

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Name: Bear on the Square Mountain Festival
Date: April 26, 2019 - April 28, 2019
Trip Builder: View Trip
Event Description:

The 23rd annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival returns to Dahlonega’s historic public square on Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28, 2019. Pre-festival events, including musicians starting to jam on the square and the Live and Silent Country Auction, are Friday, April 26. 

Bear on the Square is an authentic Appalachian Heritage Festival spotlighting bluegrass and old-time music, a juried Artists Market Place featuring traditional mountain crafts, storytelling, free music workshops and demonstrations, local wine and beer, a Sunday Gospel Jam, children’s activities, dancing, and more.
Festival highlights include: 

-Friday Night Auction - live and silent! Items include Folk Art, Vintage Bear items, original art, gift certificates from Spas, Wineries, Restaurants, etc and lots more!! $5.00 admission includes food from Shenanigans and Bourbon Street Grille, wine and an auction paddle!

-FREE concerts in the MainStage Tent featuring top-notch bands and performers playing Bluegrass and Old-Time Music. T-shirts for sale in the tent all weekend!

-Moonlight Jam Saturday night led by Jeff Mosier

Event Media:
Dahlonega's Historic Square
Date/Time Information:
From April 26 at 5 p.m. until April 28 at 5 p.m. 
Contact Information:
Lara Lowman, Publicity
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