Posted by admin on 05 Dec 2011 at 12:00 am | Tagged as: Uncategorized
The Annual Kentucky Black Bear Festival is not only for bear watchers or people who love wildlife. It is also a cultural event full of crafts, storytelling, dancing, and music. Most of the festival’s activities are located in Kingdom Come State Park, while other activities are held in Isaac Memorial Park. People can visit the two venues to enjoy the cultural activities, and also, fishing, a car and truck show, archery, rides, educational exhibits, and delicious food.
Lovers of regional crafts will love the exhibits of local artist and craftsman. Vendors setup displays of traditional mountain artistry made of wood, or, sewing, paintings, and photography. At a past festival, children were able to express their creativity by painting a giant wildlife mural. Storytelling is another popular event at the festival. Storytellers tell tales from the Revolutionary War and folktales popular to the region. Local dancers from the academy display there talents with regional dances. And, in the evening, music by local bands fill the air.
The yearly festival is a local favorite for people of all ages. Adults love the event for the fishing. And, children love the festival for its rides, and of course, a possible Black Bear sighting.