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Black Bear Festival in Plymouth, NC

No matter what you think about bears, when someone says, “I saw a bear,” you listen. If you want to see a bear, then you must attend the Black Bear Festival in Plymouth, NC May 31 and June 1, 2024

Photo of black bear in eastern NC

Bears in North Carolina are usually black with a cinnamon color muzzle

Increasingly, we are beginning to see bears here in eastern North Carolina. They are mostly in the mountains and coastal regions – bears love our coastal Pocosin habitat.

In one of the articles I read, eastern North Carolina was said to have the highest Black Bear population of all the states. A 500-pound bear is not at all uncommon and bear biologist, Colleen Olfenbuttel, confirmed that they are seeing “an increased frequency of 700+ pound bears.”

Baby Black bears can be seen in eastern North Carrolina

Bears come in all sizes – remember Mama isn’t far away

When I was a child we had two gardens: one near the house and one early garden down near the woods. Every year, we saw bear tracks in the early garden. My mother told me that they were moving from the Pocosin (upland swamp) to another habitat. In the fall, the tracks went back the other way.

The small Inner Banks town of Plymouth, NC (located on the way to the Outer Banks) has a Black Bear Festival every June. In June the farmers harvest the winter wheat and the bears come out to forage. Bears also like acorns, frogs, fruit, fish, peanuts, seeds and even small mammals. I love that this bear is so trendy eating the dandelions!

Black bear eating dandelines photo

This Black Bear is so trendy in his diet of dandelions

Have you seen a bear? If you want to see one, then be sure to pop in at the North Carolina Black Bear Festival in Plymouth, NC, May 31 and June 1, 2024.

There will be skydiving bears, biplane rides, pontoon boat rides, Bandits flight formation team, classic air show and more. https://www.ncbearfest.com/ActivitySchedule.aspx

Information for the festival tours can be found on the festival website and you

The festival promises “relentless food” and great music – something for everyone. Don’t wait too late to book your place and pontoon rides and flight rides!

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North Carolina Black Bear Festival
Plymouth, NC
May 31 & June 1, 2024
Telephone: 252-799-9099
Washington County Travel & Tourism or http://www.ncbearfest.com/festival-activities-saturday.html


20 miles east of BIG MILL B&B
124 miles east of Raleigh, NC
94 miles south of Norfolk, VA
48 miles east of Greenville, NC

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