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FESTIVAL ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

MAY 31, 2019

JUNE 1, 2019

JUNE 2, 2019
SATURDAY, June 1, 2019
 
National
Black Bear Day Celebration
11 AM
Feyer Ford Music Stage
 


  Refuge
Black Bear Tours

Registration is now Closed
Check for cancellations at the
Roanoke River Lighthouse
during Bearfest

Bus pick-up location:
Roanoke River Lighthouse & Maritime Museum
124 West Water Street,
Downtown Plymouth, NC 27962.
(Parking lot entrance off W. Main St.-See Map
Online Registration Will Be Closed
Sunday May 26 @ 5:00 PM

*For tour information, go by the NC Bear Fest Information Booth during Festival Hours.
 
Neil Jernigan Professional Photographer
5:00 AM - 8:30 AM Tour
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tour
$50 per person (12 person limit per tour)

Join Neil as he takes you to the Pungo National Wildlife Refuge to learn about photographing bears in the wild.

To Register call 252-793-6627 or email: info@bearfest.com

Departs behind Maritime Museum - West Main St Entrance: 35°51'54.9"N 76°45'09.4"W
(Plymouth Baptist Church Van)

After Friday, 3 PM you must sign up and make your payment in person at the Roanoke River Lighthouse
 
5 K Run
with the Bears
7:30 AM
The "Run With The Bears 5K" will be a tour of the historical and river districts of the Washington County seat of Plymouth.  Click here to register
  Bear Necessities
Paddle
Launch Window
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Registration Here
  Motorcycle
Poker Run
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
First Christian Church
509 E. Main St.

Baby Bear
Dress-Up Contest
Prior Registration Required
Download Registration Form Here
9:30 AM
Dress like a bear contest for ages under 2 and 2-4
Small Stage between
Feyer Ford Music Stage and the River
     
 
  Port O' Plymouth
Museum
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
302 E Water St, Plymouth
  Bear-Ology
Black Bear Museum
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
111A West Water St, Plymouth
  God's Creation
Wildlife Museum
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
111B West Water St, Plymouth
  Roanoke River Lighthouse
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Maritime Museum
Photography Exhibition
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
West Water Street
  Festival Opens
10:00 AM
302 East Main St, Festival Park
     
     
  Black Bear
Presentation by
State Biologist
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Bear-Ology Black Bear Museum
111A West Water Street
Colleen Olfenbuttel and Chris Turner will be our featured speakers at our festival. Colleen has served as the statewide Black Bear and Furbearer Biologist for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) since 2007. She is a Certified Wildlife Biologist® and has been working in the wildlife profession for 20 years.

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MakeYour Own Bear
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Bear and Company will have a stuffed animal workshop. Their furry friends are excited to be adopted by kids of all ages. You’ll experience the fun of choosing one of our lovable critters and getting your new forever friend perfectly huggable with our custom stuffer! All Bear and Company friends come with a wishing heart, t-shirt, adoption certificate, and convenient drawstring backpack. You can even accessorize your new friend with a "take me home" outfit!
 
Black Bear
Tent Theater
10 AM until
Admission $2
New this year is the airconditioned Black Bear Tent Theater where you can watch these coastal giants in their natural habitat and learn why we have the world’s largest black bears and the highest black bear densities on the planet. The film will also include a tribute to National Black Bear Day that began right here in Plymouth, NC last year.
     
  Pontoon Boat Rides
on the River
10:00 AM to Sunset
Departs Dock Behind the
Port O' Plymouth Museum
Free, But must sign up for time.
Come early. Subject to Fillup
  Fish for Fun (Free)
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Dock Behind the Port O' Plymouth
Museum parking lot
  Classic Car Show
Registration
10:00am to 11:30am
Judging at 12:30pm
Awards at 2:30pm
Dash plaques for first 40 cars registered
Awards for: Top 20 in show, Top 1st-3rd pre 2000 and Top 1st-3rd post 2000, Top 1st-3rd bikes, Best engine, Best interior, Best custom, Best paint, Best in show and the coveted Black Bear Fest, Bear’s Choice Award!
Contact: 287-8233 to Enter
  Dakota & Friends
Dinosaur Experience
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Dakota & Friends brings the dinosaurs that we love so much to all the kids who want to see them
  Shark Tooth
Fossil Dig
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Next to Port O' Plymouth Parking Lot
  Mechanical
Bear Ride
$5
10:00 AM - Until
  Airboat Rides
11:00 AM - Until
Experience the adrenalin rush of high speed
entertainment on the Roanoke River!
Airboat: $20 per person for a 10 minute Ride
on the Roanoke.
(No children’s discounts due to limited seating)
  Black Bear
Photography
Instruction
with Mark Buckler

NOON to 1:00 PM
3:00 to 4:00 PM
Bear-Ology Black Bear Museum,
111A West Water St.
Mark is a renowned photographic instructor who has been invited to teach workshops or give presentations nationwide. Mark’s highly acclaimed images have received numerous international, national, regional and local awards. He conducts photography workshops across the US each year. Mark’s highly acclaimed images have received numerous international, national, regional and local awards. His fine art prints have been featured in many exhibitions and can also be found in several galleries. Mark’s photos have appeared in dozens of magazines and other publications. He will be sharing some of his skills and knowledge about bear photography in this free seminar!
 
Motorcycle Stunt Show
11:00 AM
2:30 PM
4:30 PM
Water Street (Between Car Show and
Lighthouse Music Stage)
Rick Janesky and Brent Schwalm will be performing multiple FMC Shows jumbing over 35 feet in the air and performing tricks like you have seen on X Games.
  Lazy River
Tubing
$5
1:00 PM - Until
On dock behind Port O' PLymouth Museum
  Helicopter Rides
Time to be announced
516 East Maint St
There are only two ways to see and appreciate the natural beauty of the expansive Roanoke River Delta- by water or by air. At the NC Black Bear Festival it will be possible to get a "God's Eye View" of this natural wonder. There are over 50 miles of shore line within 5 miles of Plymouth! This is the lower part of the largest intact hardwood bottomland east of the Mississippi River. For $35 you will experience a breath taking helicopter ride over Historic Downtown Plymouth, the Roanoke River Delta and see where it flows into the Albemarle Sound.Don't miss this amazing opportunity.

“No minimum age. Maximum of 3 passengers at a time. Total weight of 3 passengers cannot exceed 600 lbs. Maximum of 300 lbs. per seat. Accept cash, credit or debit.”
 
     
  Live Music
Click the link below to download a printable
PDF of the NC Black Bear Festival Music Events
Schedule showing appearance times and stage
for each of the entertainers.

Music Events Schedule
  The Embers
Saturday from
Noon – 1:30 pm
The Embers are widely considered a musical MARVEL and have laid the groundwork for what has become known as ‘Beach Music’ in the Carolinas, Virginias, the gulf coast region of North America and every beach in between. Having been inducted into the South Carolina Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame and most recently the South Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame, The Embers are honored to carry the moniker of North Carolina’s Official Ambassadors of Music.
  Cooper Greer
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
  Sons of God
Light House Stage
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  The Patriots
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Fireworks
"Reflections on the Roanoke"
9:00 PM
Viewing from anywhere on the waterfront