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Bear Paw Festival 2017

Visit all of our Corporate Partners, Friends of the Festival and Volunteer Teams for the 2017 Bear Paw Festival. Below are just a few of our Premier Corporate Partners who make this family friendly event possible!

 

Thank You To All Of Our Amazing Partners

  • First National 2
  • Anchorage Muni
  • MTA
  • MEA (2)
  • Enstar
  • Eklutna Inc 1
  • Conoco
  • BP (1)
  • AK REGIONAL 2
  • MAT SU FCU
  • IBEW

Bear Paw Event Schedule Click the arrows to see daily events

2017 Bear Paw Festival

    • 12pm – 1pm  Bear Paw Awards Luncheon, Eagle River Ale House
    • 6pm-8:30pm – Handyman Relay Race & Xtratuf Competition @ Chepos
    • 2pm – 9pm – Golden Wheel Carnival, ER Commons  
    • 7pm – Bear Paw Pageant  Chugiak HS 
    • 11am-2pm – Teddy Bear Picnic, @ ER Commons
    • 11am – Teddy Bear Parade Registration Begins
    • 12 Noon – Lunch Box Derby;
    • 1PM – Odor Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest

    Food, Fun, Games Courtesy of Picnic Sponsors:  Alaska Regional Hospital, Carrs & VFW Post 9785 

    Ongoing – CER Senior Center Treats, Health, & Outreach  @Transit Center

    • Ongoing – Entertainment Mainstage Mat Valley Federal Credit Union   
    • 11am-10pm – Golden Wheel Carnival, ER Commons
    • Noon- 10pm – Vendors & Concessions @ Valley River Center
    • Opening – Vendors on Business Blvd. & Regency Drive
    • 2pm – 5pm – Blood Bank Alaska @ Transit
    • 6pm – 9pm – Carrs Benefit BBQ, Mainstage
    • 6pm – 9pm – Chepo’s Brings Your: Classic Car Show on Business Blvd.
    • Ongoing – Carrs Benefit BBQ, Mainstage
    • Ongoing – Entertainment, MainstageMat Valley Fed Credit Un 
    • Ongoing – Vendors & Concessions @ Valley River Center
    • Ongoing –  Vendors on Business Blvd & Regency Drive
    • 10am – 6pm – CER Senior Center Treat, Health & Outreach  @  Transit
    • 10:30am – 5K Bear Paw Classic, Start at Autozone  
    • 10:30am – 5:30pm – Blood Bank Alaska @ Transit
    • 11am – Bear Paw Festival presents the Grand Parade
    • 11am – 10pm – Golden Wheel Carnival, ER Commons
    • Noon – 5pm Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, Business Blvd.
    • 1 – 4pm – Fred Meyer & State Farm’s Bicycle Safety Rodeo  @ Mainstage
    • 1:15pm -Slippery Salmon Olympics  by MTA @ Mainstage
    • 2:45pm – Mainstage
    • 3:30 – 5:30 – Northrim Presents Bear Paw’s Got Talent
    • 4:00pm – 6:00pm Human Foosball Competition
    • 4pm – Gates open with action beginning at 6pm – Rodeo Alaska Champions Tour – Grand Entry @ 6pm
    • Ongoing – Bear Paw Photo Contest Winner’s Display @Jitters
    • Ongoing – Carrs Benefit BBQ, Mainstage
    • Ongoing – Chain Saw Carving Demos @ Town Square
    • Ongoing – Mainstage Entertainment Mat Valley Fed Credit Un
    • Ongoing – Vendors & Concessions@ Valley River Center
    • Ongoing –  Vendors on Business Blvd & Regency Drive
    • 10:30am – IBEW 1547 & Alaska Salmon Alliance ~Alaska Salmon Cookoff Begins  
    • 10:30-5:30pm – Blood Bank Alaska @ Transit
    • 11:30am – VCA Dog & Owner Look-a-Like Contest Mainstage
    • Noon – 8pm – Golden Wheel Carnival, ER Commons
    • Noon – 5pm CER Senior Center Treats, Health & Outreach @ Transit
    • Noon – Gates open with action beginning at 2 pm – Rodeo Alaska Champions Tour – Grand Entry @ 2pm
    • Noon – 4pm – Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, Bus Blvd.
    • 1:00-4:00 pm – Motorcycle Show – Business Blvd.
    • 1:00pm – Running with the Bears @ Mainstage with First National Bank Alaska
    • 2:30pm – Carrs Ice Cream Eating Contest, Mainstage
    • 2:30pm – Flower Power Sale on Business Blvd.
    • 4:00pm – IBEW 1547 & Alaska Salmon Alliance Alaska Salmon Cookoff  Results
    • 4:30pm – Rotary I-Did-a-Duck Race & Winners – Mainstage

Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union Presents Main Stage Entertainment

    • 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Classic Car Show
    • 10:30 am Don Russell, “The Magic Guy”
    • 1pm  SLIPPERY SALMON OLYMPICS
    • 3:30pm  Bear Paw’s Got Talent sponsored by Northrim Bank
    • 4:00pm – 6:00pm Human Foosball Competition
    • 11:30 am VCA Dog & Owner Look-a-Like Contest
    • 12:30 pm 
    • 1:00 pm Running of the Bears – 300 Yard Fun Run
    • 1:30pm Chopped Salmon Throwdown
    • 3pm Carrs Ice Cream Eating Contest
    • 4pm I-DID-A-DUCK Rubber Ducky Race
 

Bear Paw Awards 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

12:00 PM – 1 PM

Eagle River Ale House

11901 Old Glenn Hwy, – Eagle River, Alaska 99577

Bear Paw Event Descriptions

Entry Forms Click on the PDF icon to download