Black Bear Bonanza 2024
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March 9
Starting at 9am
WHERE
Benton County Fairgrounds Auditorium
Bentonville, AR

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event_title: Black Bear Bonanza 2024

event_time_zone: America/Chicago

event_start: March 09, 2024 09:00

event_duration: 480

event_end: March 09, 2024 17:00

event_address: 7640 SW Regional Airport Blvd, Bentonville, AR 72712, United States

event_description: Join Us at the Black Bear Bonanza 2024!Presented by Vortex, Umarex, and onX 🌟 Celebrating Arkansas Black Bears:Dive into the fascinating world and history of black bears in Arkansas at our festival. Arrive early, stay late, and immerse yourself in a day filled with education, entertainment, and community! 🏠 New Venue for Learning and Fun:2024 brings an exciting addition - a dedicated auditorium equipped with state-of-the-art audio and visual support. Perfect for our educational seminars and entertainment sessions, including the live recording of the popular Bear Grease Render podcast! 🛍️ Explore the Exhibitor Pavilion:Our climate-controlled Exhibitor Pavilion showcases top brands committed to preserving public lands. Engage with conservation organizations and enjoy interactive displays and activities from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Education Division, designed for all ages. 🎟️ Early Bird Raffle:Purchase BBB event tickets by February 15 to be automatically entered for a chance to win exclusive Early Bird Raffle prizes. Winners will be drawn from a list of those who purchase event tickets by February 15 and announced during the lunch hour at the event – don’t miss it! Must be present to win.  🍴 Culinary Delights:Savor delicious food from local food trucks and enjoy refreshing beverages for adults from Ozark Beer Company. 🏕️ New Camping Options for 2024:We are excited to offer limited camping on site for 2024.11 sites with electricity (6 50/30A sites and 5 20A sites) - $65 total for Friday and Saturday nights Get Em While They Last!40 primitive tent camping sites - $30 total for Friday and Saturday nightsCampground information and rules:1 camper + 1 vehicle or 2 tents + 1 vehicle per campsite ticket.  All campsites are on unimproved grassy areas.  In the case of wet weather, campers park at their own risk.Water available at various locations on site but not at every campsite.Restrooms on site.No wood fires allowed. Propane "fire pits" are allowed. There will be one or more "community campfires" for all to enjoy that BHA volunteers will manage unless a county burn ban is in place.Campsite ticket purchase includes 2 nights camping. Check in starting 3pm Friday March 8 and check out by 11am Sunday March 10. (Camping ticket does not include event ticket.) 🌄 Morning Activities:Deer butchering demonstration by Rick SpicerLecture on ancient hunters by Dr. Devin PettigrewWild game cooking showPreliminaries for the World Famous Owl Hoot Contest 🔥 Afternoon Highlights:Update from the AGFC bear team on bear research in ArkansasLive recording of the Bear Grease Render podcast with Clay Newcomb and friendsFinals of the World Famous Owl Hoot ContestRaffle prize announcements – be present to win! Come, celebrate, learn, and enjoy a day dedicated to black bear history in Arkansas. We cant wait to see you there! 

Black Bear Bonanza 2024

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Join Us at the Black Bear Bonanza 2024!

Presented by Vortex, Umarex, and onX

 

🌟 Celebrating Arkansas' Black Bears:

Dive into the fascinating world and history of black bears in Arkansas at our festival. Arrive early, stay late, and immerse yourself in a day filled with education, entertainment, and community!

 

🏠 New Venue for Learning and Fun:

2024 brings an exciting addition - a dedicated auditorium equipped with state-of-the-art audio and visual support. Perfect for our educational seminars and entertainment sessions, including the live recording of the popular Bear Grease Render podcast!

 

🛍️ Explore the Exhibitor Pavilion:

Our climate-controlled Exhibitor Pavilion showcases top brands committed to preserving public lands. Engage with conservation organizations and enjoy interactive displays and activities from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Education Division, designed for all ages.

 

🎟️ Early Bird Raffle:

Purchase BBB event tickets by February 15 to be automatically entered for a chance to win exclusive Early Bird Raffle prizes. Winners will be drawn from a list of those who purchase event tickets by February 15 and announced during the lunch hour at the event – don’t miss it! Must be present to win. 

 

🍴 Culinary Delights:

Savor delicious food from local food trucks and enjoy refreshing beverages for adults from Ozark Beer Company.

 

🏕️ New Camping Options for 2024:

We are excited to offer limited camping on site for 2024.

11 sites with electricity (6 50/30A sites and 5 20A sites) - $65 total for Friday and Saturday nights Get 'Em While They Last!

40 primitive tent camping sites - $30 total for Friday and Saturday nights

Campground information and rules:

  • 1 camper + 1 vehicle or 2 tents + 1 vehicle per campsite ticket.  All campsites are on unimproved grassy areas.  In the case of wet weather, campers park at their own risk.
  • Water available at various locations on site but not at every campsite.
  • Restrooms on site.
  • No wood fires allowed. Propane "fire pits" are allowed. There will be one or more "community campfires" for all to enjoy that BHA volunteers will manage unless a county burn ban is in place.
  • Campsite ticket purchase includes 2 nights camping. Check in starting 3pm Friday March 8 and check out by 11am Sunday March 10. (Camping ticket does not include event ticket.)

 

🌄 Morning Activities:

  • Deer butchering demonstration by Rick Spicer
  • Lecture on ancient hunters by Dr. Devin Pettigrew
  • Wild game cooking show
  • Preliminaries for the World Famous Owl Hoot Contest

 

🔥 Afternoon Highlights:

  • Update from the AGFC bear team on bear research in Arkansas
  • Live recording of the Bear Grease Render podcast with Clay Newcomb and friends
  • Finals of the World Famous Owl Hoot Contest
  • Raffle prize announcements – be present to win!

 

Come, celebrate, learn, and enjoy a day dedicated to black bear history in Arkansas.

We can't wait to see you there!

 

WHEN
March 09, 2024 at 9:00am - 5pm
WHERE
Benton County Fairgrounds Auditorium
7640 SW Regional Airport Blvd
Bentonville, AR 72712
United States
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Will you come?

$65.00 Campsite with 20 amp electric
Campsite ticket purchase includes 2 nights camping. Check in starting 3pm Friday March 8 and check out by 11am Sunday March 10. Camping ticket does not include event ticket. See additional rules and information on BBB Event Page.
$65.00 Campsite with 50/30 amp Electric
Campsite ticket purchase includes 2 nights camping. Check in starting 3pm Friday March 8 and check out by 11am Sunday March 10. Camping ticket does not include event ticket. See additional rules and information on BBB Event Page.
$30.00 Campsite - Tent Camping
Campsite ticket purchase includes 2 nights camping. Check in starting 3pm Friday March 8 and check out by 11am Sunday March 10. Camping ticket does not include event ticket. See additional rules and information on BBB Event Page.
$10.00 General Admission
Admits one person age 13 and older. Children 12 and under free!