A Bears Picnic......

by Jay
(Chester County, PA)

A 3-4 Day Music Festival Near Williamsport.

It features lots of bluegrass, folk & Classic Rock Music. The festival is about 10 years old now & people do come from literally 500 miles away.

It is held in a fairgrounds with camping so business's within several miles share the wealth.

Here is last years page


This years has not been announced yet, but this music appeals to people from age 70 to 17.

At any rate the festival dates will be announced soon, there are lots of pics on the site & this may help bring traffic to your site & PA in general.

Band like JGB Band, 7 Walkers & New Riders of The Purple Sage are there with slight variations year by year.

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Jul 09, 2014
2014 Info
by: Ed

A Bear's Picnic 2014

Bear's Picnic Presents, L.L.C. will host it's 9th Annual Bear's Picnic Music Festival on July 17-21 at Liberty Festival Grounds in Roaring Branch, PA, our most beautiful and private venue to date!

A Bear's Picnic is a family oriented music festival designed to offer a well rounded experience that is soothing for the soul. We provide an atmosphere comprised of traditional camping, children's activities and, of course, our own unique blend of music and fine art. For the past eight years it has attracted followers from around the world, reunited families, and reconnected friends.

The festival is shaped by past experiences of attending, working and promoting festivals nationwide. We learned from promoters and attendees what works the best and is desired the most. We pledged to focus on producing a family event in a safe and relaxing atmosphere with meaningful music.

Thus, A Bear's Picnic was born in the Summer of 2006. Since its inception we have outgrown venues such as Friendship Park, Milton, PA., Lincoln Park in Laurelton, PA., and Lycoming County Fairgrounds in Hughesville,PA., before settling into the serene and natural surrounding of Liberty Festival Grounds in Roaring Branch, PA. Recently established, this venue eliminates many restrictions imposed by previous locations. Located on a 164 acre family farm, the venue borders thousands of acres of State Game Lands.

Style of Music

The event showcases both national and local bands offering a variety of music genres including Jam,
Blues, Rock, Country, Folk, Funk, Bluegrass, Jazz, Reggae and Psychedelic Swamp Groove.


Thursday July 17th

800pm - Midnight Splintered Sunlight
Midnight - 200am Preach Freedom
200am - 400am Swift Technique

Friday July 18th

100pm - 230pm Swift Technique
230pm - 400pm Stackabones
400pm - 515pm The Kind Buds
515pm - 715pm Willie Jack & The Northern Light
745pm - 945pm New Riders of the Purple Sage
945pm - 1100pm Hot Day @ The Zoo
1100pm - 100pm Kung Fu
100am - 200am Viral Sound

Saturday July 19th

Noon - 140pm Ajamaja
200pm - 400pm Poor Man's Whiskey (performing a set of Old & InThe Way)
400pm - 500pm David Gans
500pm - 630pm Stir Fried
650pm - 850pm Melvin Seals & JGB
850pm - 950pm Still Hand String Band
950pm - 1250am New Rider's of The Purple Sage
1250am - 220am Crippled But Free
220am - 420am Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad

Sunday July 20th

Noon to 1230pm Kids Set
1230pm - 200pm Lumpy Gravy
200pm - 330pm Blind Owl Band
330pm - 500pm Juggling Suns Project
515pm - 715pm Lucid
740pm - 940pm Mark Karan's Buds
!000pm - 100am Melvin Seals and JGB
100am - 400am Still Hand String Band


Every year A Bear's Picnic attracts various artists with impromptu performances, jamming with visitors and hosting instrumental workshops. Artist signings will be held at the merchandise booth.

In addition to superb music, late night drum circles and community fires, the festival atmosphere attracts a wide variety of food, fine art, live painting and craft vendors.

Our morning Yoga workshop is a fresh way to wake up before visiting The Grateful Gallery Tour, a rock'n roll art gallery featuring works from the early 1960's to present. On display is rare originals and prints from artists such as Jerry Garcia, Micky Hart, Billy Kreutzman, Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley, John Warner and Mike Dubois.

For the young people we have the Bear Club Den, our children's activity area led by Mike Turk, a Vermont certified teacher of ten years. The activities include arts and craft projects, scavenger hunt, daily music lessons, a children parade and onstage performance on Sunday.


There is ample space for campers and R.V.'s, however it is on a first come first serve basis. Camping is permitted next to your vehicle. People wishing to camp with friends are urged to meet before arriving at the gate. Camping is free. Gates open Thursday at 4:00pm and close Monday at 10:00am. All vehicle must be gone no later than 10:00am, no exceptions.


Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There are NO exceptions.

4-Day Camping Pass (Thurs. 7/17 - Mon. 7/21)
$100.00 Advance $120.00 at Gate

3-Day Camping Pass ( Fri. 7/18 - Mon. 7/21)
$90.00 Advance $110.00 at Gate

2-Day Camping Pass (Sat. 7/19 - Mon. 7/21)
$75.00 Advance $90.00 at Gate

1-Day Camping Pass (Sun. 7/20 - Mon. 7/21)
$50 at Gate

R.V. Camping Upgrade

Children 15 & under are free with parent or guardian.

Tickets can be purchased…..

Online at www.abearspicnic.com

by calling 1-866-55-TICKETS

Or at these outlets…..

Old School Pizza
12 East 4th St, Williamsport, PA 17701

Jasmine-Aire Boutique
415 Market St., Sunbury, PA 17801

104 Bellfonte Ave., Lock Haven, PA 17745

Still have questions? Call our HOTLINE…
570-898-5525 between 10am - 10pm EST


Aug 17, 2013
A Bears Picnic Date?
by: Patricia

Hello Jay,

I was hoping you'd come back and let us know the date and time of A Bears Picnic. If you already enjoyed your event I sincerely hope it was a big success. Or if the event is still about to happen please let us know all the information when we can attend.


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