When: Every October, the 4th Saturday
Where: Rolling Fork, Mississippi
More Information: www.greatdeltabearaffair.org
The Great Delta Bear Affair was first observed in 2002 on the 100th anniversary of President Theodore Roosevelt’s famous bear hunt in Sharkey County, Mississippi. The Bear Hunt led to the creation of the Teddy Bear. Since that time it has become an annual event embraced by the community and filled with great entertainment.
Continuous musical acts, a tour of nearby archaeological sites, seminars, a world champion chainsaw wood carver, arts and crafts vendors, magician, children’s games, food vendors, Teddy Roosevelt and Holt Collier impersonators, a color run, and fireworks display highlight this first class festival held on the courthouse square in Rolling Fork.
Join us for the Great Delta Bear Affair in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, for a fun day filled with activities for the entire family.
Watch a short documentary film on The Great Delta Bear Affair (by Rex Jones). Read about the story of the Teddy Bear.
NAMED A TOP 20 EVENT BY THE SOUTHEAST TOURISM SOCIETY