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LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Bear auction breaks record again

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The 19th edition of the Bearfootin' Bear Auction raised $102,400 for charities and the Friends of Downtown, breaking last year's total of $84,109, which was 49 percent higher than 2019.   Read Story »

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Bearfootin' Bear auction ends with celebration on Saturday

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The 2021 Bearfootin’ Bear auction is in its final days as virtual bidding ends at 6 p.m. Saturday when artists, nonprofit leaders and bear fans will celebrate the end of another public art season.   Read Story »

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Bidding opens Tuesday for Bearfootin' bears

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Bidding for the 2021 Bearfootin’ Art Walk bears will begin virtually on Tuesday and continue until 6 p.m. Oct. 16, when bidders, bear artists and nonprofits will celebrate the end of the 2021 Bearfootin' season.   Read Story »

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Bear Reveal is set for Thursday at Visitors Center

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The 19th annual Bearfootin' Art Walk will reveal this year's creative collection of bears from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 13. The event will be located at the outdoor Visitors Center Stage on 201 S. Main St.    Read Story »

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Henderson County News

LOCAL BRIEFS: Bear boosts housing, Dogwood donates ventilators, book sale, MADD

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Henderson County News

Ursa major: Virtual bear auction beats last year's $$$ total

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After several weeks of virtual bidding and a livestreamed finale, the 18th Annual Bearfootin’ Bear Auction ended Saturday with proceeds totaling $84,109 — a 49 percent increase over last year's take and a 78 percent increase over the 2018 total.     Read Story »

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Bidding is under way for the 2020 Bearfootin' Bears

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Bidding is open now for the Bearfootin’ Art Walk Auction, which ends Oct 24 after a Facebook Live salute to the 2020 stars of Main Street.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

Bearfootin' Bears make their 2020 debut in livestreamed show

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The Bearfootin' Bears class of 2020 made their debut virtually on Friday with a Facebook Live presentation hosted by downtown development director Lew Holloway.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

Bear auction brings in record haul

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Downtown Hendersonville annual Bearfootin’ Auction on Saturday raised a record $57,400 for local non-profits and the downtown program, the city announced.   Read Story »

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Rain forecast forces bear auction inside

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A forecast of rain has forced the annual Bearfootin' Bear auction to move indoors. The forecast calls for a 60% chance of rain after 1 p.m. Saturday and 80% Saturday night.   Read Story »

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Bearfootin' bear auction is Saturday

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The 17th annual Bearfootin’ Public Art Walk is nearing its grand finale, the sale of the bears.   Read Story »

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