The 2023 Great Delta Bear Affair will take place in downtown Rolling Fork on October 28. Although still reeling from the March 24 F4 tornado that destroyed much of the city, the Bear Affair committee is committed to putting on a festival for the community.
Festival coordinator, Meg Cooper, stated, “the community needs this. We need to feel some sense of normalcy. We need to have some fun and hear some great live music. We need the Great Delta Bear Affair. The festival will look different this year as does its setting. We don’t know if construction will be happening in the downtown area at that time but hope it will. We aren’t sure how much electricity will be in place, so some vendors will have to bring generators, we’ll know more closer to the date.”
Sponsor requests have been sent and vendor applications should be available by August 1, both online and by mail. We will announce the schedule and musical lineup in the near future also. Now for the theme: “Bearly Here but Building Back”, and that’s just where Rolling Fork is at this point, but the future is looking bright – Rolling Fork will rise again!