Great Delta Bear Affair
President Teddy Roosevelt’s famous bear hunt was held in Sharkey County in 1902, resulting in the creation of the teddy bear. The Great Delta Bear Affair was set up to celebrate this historic event and was first held in 2002 to observe the 100th anniversary of that famous hunt. It has become an annual event for Rolling Fork.
The festival includes
- wildlife education
- a 5K color run
- archaeological tours
- a chainsaw woodcarving demonstration
- fantastic musical acts
- a children’s interactive educational area
- a magician
- games for children
- arts and crafts
- food vendors,
- an amazing fireworks display
- and more
Theodore Roosevelt living historian and impersonator, Case Hicks, is always featured to remind us of our festival’s origin.
The Great Delta Bear Affair also provides opportunities to educate thousands of people about the past history and current status of the endangered black bear in Mississippi.
Education Day is held for area 4th graders on the Friday before the Affair with interactive activities and educational booths set up around the square.
Deep Delta Blues & Heritage Festival
Date: Held in May annually
Location: Rolling Fork, MS
Call Rolling Fork City Hall at 662-873-2814 for more information
This family friendly event brings the community together for live music featuring blues, good food, free health screenings, and a 5k walk/run.