We are pleased to announce the 16th Annual Bears Picnic Family Reunion will be held again at Blain Picnic Grounds in Blain, PA. It is a gorgeous shaded campground along Sherman Creek with swimming holes and a playground.

In addition to great music, our event offers craft and food vendors, Children’s Activities, games, a Community Art Project, and music until early morning.

We are really excited to announce that Railroad Earth will be headlining Saturday, August 7!  

Featuring:

-Railroad Earth

-Melvin Seals & JGB featuring John Kadlecik

-Moon Hooch

-Owl & Crow (JP & Pappy of Cabinet)

-Blind Owl Band

-Willie Jack & the Northern Light

-Dogs in a Pile

-Moonlicker

-Mysterytrain

-Kind Bud

-Joe Cirotti Trio

-Seldom Said No

            and many more!

Gates open at 12:00 Noon on Friday 

(No public admittance prior to noon)

This is a rain or shine event.

Music starts at 4:00 p.m.

Many changes have been made to protect staff and patrons

during the COVID crisis.  We have added

an additional field for parking so everyone has

plenty of room to spread out. 

The concert field has been expanded to accommodate

two outdoor stages and room to practice social distancing.

Ample porta-johns, wash stations, and sanitizer are provided, 

as well as staff to keep them clean.

Everyone entering must:

  • Sign a waiver (online ticket purchase is your electronic signature)

  • Practice social distancing (in effect at that time). 

  • Masks are not mandatory;  however, Be respectful of each others space and wishes. If everyone practices good hygiene and does their part, together we can make this a positive experience for everyone.

Tickets:

Tickets for the VIP Family Experience are limited and includes VIP select camping, credentials, a poster signed by the artist,  and a gift..

An RV Pass is required for over-sized vehicles, pop-ups, and travel trailers, in addition to the ticket purchase.

Children 13 and under are free but must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian at all times. Parents of children found unattended will be asked to leave and escorted off the property without refund.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to attend the event.

 

*Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled or postponed due to Covid or a PA state of emergency. 

Advance Ticket Prices:

     VIP - $150 (available online only)

     General Admission - $100

Tickets will be available at the gate at gate price.

CAMPING:

After you are processed in, our parking staff will lead you to a spot where you will be able to setup next to your vehicle.

If you want to stay near your family/friends please make arrangements to meet before arriving. 

Bring your essentials. Above ground grills and fire pits are allowed, but are contingent upon any local fire hazard warnings.

VENUE:

Blain Picnic Grounds ~ Picnic Grove Road in Blain Pa. 17006

Please be respectful of the land. Be kind. Be Peaceful. Be happy. Be respectful of children and everyone around you. Please pick up your trash, recycle and help us preserve and keep the grounds clean.

Illicit drugs, weapons, glass bottles are Prohibited. Illegal, Immoral or dangerous behavior will not be tolerated, and you will be escorted off the property without reimbursement.

ACTIVITIES:

• Children’s Activity Area

• Playground Onsite

• Community Art Project - for everyone to make their mark. One canvas will be provided for Children, and one for Adults.  The finished projects will be raffled off.

• Food & Craft Vendors 

 

• Swimming Holes Onsite

 

*Motorbikes are not permitted inside venue during the event.
 

*PETS - READ CAREFULLY*

Please leave your pets with a caretaker. If you do not have that option, you must purchase a pet permit.

PERMITS ARE LIMITED AND AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY.

*These rules will be strictly enforced; violators will be removed from venue.

Pets must have current rabies tags on their collar.

All pets must be on a leash at and secured by its owner at all times.,AND kept a safe distance from other dogs and children.

Pets are NOT permitted in concert field or vending areas..

Feces must be picked up and disposed of properly.

VENDING:

All craft and food vendors must be preapproved:

Please email "Vending Request" to bpevending@gmail.com for consideration. Include photos and description of merchandise, as well as a link to your online presence.

No unauthorized vending – if you’re not a registered vendor you may not sell or distribute anything on the festival grounds. Unauthorized vendors will be removed without ticket refund.

Any questions, call our hotline between 12:00 noon and 10:00 p.m. EST at 570-898-5525.

Follow us on our new website www.bearspicnicevents.com, or on the Facebook and/or Twitter as ‘abearspicnic’ for updates.