Bear Creek Festival


 Bear Creek Festival: June 6, 2021 ***CANCELLED***

The Schuylkill Conservation District is sad to announce that the 2021 Bear Creek Festival has been cancelled.  After discussion with our staff and board of directors, we do not feel that we have adequate resources to host this event in a safe, effective manner.


The Bear Creek Festival is a family-oriented event that offers visitors many fun educational activities related to our environment. This event is free and open to the public.

There are FREE events and activities for all ages! Past activities have included:

  • Build your own bluebird house with Home Depot
  • Paint a flower pot
  • Schuylkill County Trout Unlimited’s annual fishing derby
  • Animal talks given by the Red Creek Wildlife Center
  • Live music

Check out the fun & FREE activities
from past Bear Creek Festivals


Left: Try your hand at archery demonstration game. Right: T-shirts tie-dyed in rusty, orange iron oxide pigment gathered from local Abandoned Mine Drainage (AMD) water treatment systems.


Paint-a-Pot: Decorate your own unique flower pot!


Left: Build an “Edible Soil Profile” dirt pudding to learn about soil layers and have a free sweet treat. Right: Get up close and personal with live animal presentations by Red Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.


Build Your Own Birdhouse sponsored by Home Depot.


Left: Enjoy a horse and wagon ride around the beautiful Schuylkill County Fairgrounds. Right: Watch or ride in antique and kiddie tractor pulls.



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