Black Bear Festival Activities
Festival Activities are currently being developed. Please check back often for Festival updates.
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Thursday, June 1, 2017
Miss NC Bear Fest   "Miss NC Bear Fest" Scholarship Pageant
7 PM.
First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
309 Washington St.

Open to any female North Carolina resident who is a high school senior or a rising (11th grade currently) senior and college bound. Twenty five young ladies will be selected to compete, with scholastic achievement and community service being considered.

Click here for more information and download the application
Friday, June 2, 2017
  Refuge Black Bear Tours
(registration required)
1:45 PM to 4:45 PM
6:00 to 9:00 PM
Departs across from Police Station
132 E. Water St. Plymouth
Click here for Pricing and Registration Information
  Premium Private Property Bear Tour
5:30 AM to 9:30 AM
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Safari Tour:
6:00 AM to 9:00 AM
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

(For reservations call: 252-793-6627   M-F 8 am – 5 pm EST)

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  Port O' Plymouth Museum
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
302 E Water St, Plymouth
  Bear-Ology - Black Bear Museum
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
111A West Water St, Plymouth
  God's Creation Wildlife Museum
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
111B West Water St, Plymouth
  Roanoke River Lighthouse &
Maritime Museum
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
West Water St, Plymouth
  Festival Opens
302 East Main St, Festival Park
  Lazy River Tubing
Noon - 6:00 PM
  Vendors Open
Noon - 8:00
302 East Main St, Festival Park
Live Bears on Display Live Bears on Display
Noon to 8:00 PM
$2 Admission, kids 3 & Under free
At Festival Entrance on Water St.
  Mechanical Bear Ride
Noon to 8:00PM
  Helicopter Rides
Noon to 5:00 PM
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 shoreline within 5 miles of Plymouth! This is the lower part of the largest intact hardwood bottomland east of the Mississippi River. For $20 you will experience a breathtaking 3 minute helicopter ride over Historic Downtown Plymouth, the Roanoke River Delta and see where is 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.”
  John Emil
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Feyer Ford Music Stage
    Don Cox
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Feyer Ford Music Stage
Digging for Fossils   Shark Tooth Fossil Dig
9:00 AM Until
Next to Port O' Plymouth Parking Lot
Sponsored by
Washington County Travel & Tourism
701 Washington Street, Plymouth, NC 27962
Phone: 252.793.4804 / Fax: 252.793.3261 /