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Spring Festival to Benefit Appalachian Bear Rescue

Spring Festival to Benefit Appalachian Bear Rescue

The Appalachian Bear Rescue Spring Festival promises two days filled with fun, food and music.

Appalachian Bear Rescue celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year. Join the organization in celebration at the Spring Festival and enjoy local arts & crafts; great entertainment provided by the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Boogertown Gap and Appalachia Anna; and delicious food from Breads of Heaven and Smoky Mountain Snow. There will also be games, face painting and antique tractors & engines on display. Be sure to bring a lawn chair and settle in for a fun day.

The Spring Festival will be held 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Trillium Cove Shopping Village, 121 Painted Trillium Way in Townsend, Tenn. Admission is free.

There will also be the opportunity to learn about the work of Appalachian Bear Rescue and bears in general by taking a class with David Whitehead of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, curators Coy and Janet, or avid hiker and volunteer Joey Holt, who is also offering a guided hike to a bear den! A $20 class fee will be a donation to the Appalachian Bear Rescue. Space in each class is limited so register early here.

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Photo: Julius Bear by Appalachian Bear Rescue

About Candice Fitzgibbons

I am a Sevier County resident and active in my local community. I've spent more than 20 years as a graphic designer and copywriter, creating marketing materials to help small to medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations achieve their goals. I have a passion for equality, the environment and animal rights.