14th Annual Bear Creek Festival Happening at Fairgrounds

Bear Creek Festival flyer

Bear Creek Festival flyer (click image to enlarge)

Join us on Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds in Summit Station for the 14th Annual Bear Creek Festival. The festival is a family-oriented event that offers visitors free and fun activities related to all things environmental, outdoors, natural, and agricultural in Schuylkill County. This event is free and the public is invited to join in all the activities going on at the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds.

This year’s festival will highlight the 60th anniversary of the Schuylkill Conservation District, the county agency behind the festival for the past 14 years. Festival participants can “Leave Your Mark on Schuylkill County” by adding their handprint to a large collage. There will also be a festival-wide treasure hunt that highlights the diverse work of the Conservation District. Everyone who completes the treasure hunt will take home a prize and be entered in the Grand Prize drawing for a $50 Cabela’s gift card.

The Bear Creek Festival offers a multitude of free activities for all ages. Folks who love the outdoors can participate in Schuylkill County Trout Unlimited annual fishing derby or shoot Hover Ball Archery sponsored by Schuylkill County Sportsmen’s Association & Sportsmen’s Advisory Board. Craft lovers can build their own bluebird house with Home Depot and paint their own flower pot to take home. South Schuylkill garden club will be there helping all to plant native plants and promote habitat for monarch butterflies. Schuylkill county Agricultural museum will be open to the public to take a look at antique farming equipment. Speaking of antique farming equipment. There will be an antique farm tractor pulls going on the track behind the Agricultural Museum. Anyone interested in live action can enjoy a demonstration by DEKKA-HAUS German Shepherds, animals from Red Creek Wildlife Center, live music by recording artist KJ, or get up-close with the Blue Mountain Livestock Club’s 4-H Petting Zoo. The 4-H livestock club will be engaging participants in the festival to make mini clover food plots in the shape of a 4-H clover. To learn about all of the free and fun activities being offered follow “Schuylkill Conservation District” on Facebook.

For more information, please contact Jenna Fehr at Schuylkill Conservation District, 570-622-3742 ext. 123 or jfehr@co.schuylkill.pa.us.

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