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Black Bear Festival returns in-person next weekend

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Updated: May. 25, 2021 at 10:23 AM EDT
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PLYMOUTH, N.C. (WITN) - The North Carolina Black Bear Festival is set to return this year in-person.

The Plymouth based festival that takes place the first weekend in June every year, was forced to switch to a virtual platform last year due to the pandemic.

This year, gates will open again to visitors as the festival kicks off June 4 at 6 p.m. with live musical performances by Cooper Greer and Paige King Johnson.

The “Run with the Bears 5K” will begin at 7:30 a.m. June 5, and gates to the festival will open at 10 a.m.

Black Bear Festival 2021 activities
Black Bear Festival 2021 activities(North Carolina Black Bear Festival)

This year’s festival includes many activities including, black bear tours, a children’s bear train, motorcycle stunt shows and more.

For a full schedule of the weekend’s events, click here.

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