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Virginia Black Bear Festival

Black Bears, Blue Ridge,
Big Adventures

              save the date!  June 5th, 2025

10 AM - 4 PM 

Downtown Stanardsville, VA

Welcome!

The Virginia Black Bear Festival is a Community Event Celebrating Nature and Mountain Outdoors in Greene County,  Shenandoah National Park and

the Appalachian Trail.

The event is held on the first Saturday of June, National Black Bear Day, in beautiful downtown Stanardsville, VA. 

Our festival is a one day event that includes live entertainment, fun interactive activities, educational presentations, delicious food, and more!

A Free event for the whole family

that combines...

  • outdoor sports & adventure activities

  • nature and wildlife adventures organizations

  • Beard contest, porridge eating & BEAR hands arm wrestling competitions

  • live music, drum circle, face painting, professional story telling

  • food trucks & bear-themed food

  • and so much more!

Image by Aaron Burden

It's an event the whole family will love!

we can bear-ly wait!

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