Saturday, August 6, 2011

Live Bear Show and Festival Coming to Waverly This Coming Weekend!

(WAVERLY, NY) Waverly’s Bears on Broad Street Festival is scheduled for Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th. To facilitate the festival, Broad Street in downtown Waverly will be blocked off from Pennsylvania Ave to Waverly Street with many fun things to do both days to include self defense and karate exhibitions, great food, clowns, jugglers, dance performances, a pet parade, hayrides, a dunking booth, and live bears. The event this year even extends beyond Broad Street as Don and Carol Merrill, Zehr Estates and the Palmer House will also be giving tours, a pet friendly event is being held in Muldoon Park, and music and great food will be provided at the Waverly Methodist Church.

The live bear shows by “Rosaire’s Bears” from Sarasota Florida will occur twice each day at 1 and 5 pm. Discounted presale and reserved tickets can be purchased at SRAC during their normal business hours or online at Currently, front row reserved seats cost $11, general admission seats are $9, seniors, students and SRAC members are $7 and children under 5 get in for free. (All prices except for SRAC members will go up one dollar the day of the event.) Kids are also invited to enter the “Color a Bear” contest at SRAC for a chance to win a free ticket for themselves and one adult to a live bear show as well.

SRAC’s cofounder Deb Twigg stated, “Bears on Broad Street has grown from its first run in 2009 into a mix of great food, great fun, and of course, live bears. This year it will be two days of entertainment that you can share with your family and friends. Best of all - it is a local event, and I think that it is important for the people of the Valley to be able to have these bigger events like this in their own back yard. So come out and have some fun with us! The businesses in Waverly and the WBA have worked hard to make this a great event and our hope is that it will become a bigger and bigger annual event every year.”

SRAC is located at 345 Broad Street in downtown Waverly, for more information, call (607)565-7960 or visit

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