2017 Bear Paw Festival

 Wednesday, July 12

12pm - 1pm                 Bear Paw Awards Luncheon @ Eagle River Ale House

6pm-8:30pm            Handyman Relay Race  & XtraTuf Competition @Chepos

                                      Alaskan Sourdough Truck Contest @ ReMAX of Eagle River Parking Lot

All Week                      Eagle River Camera Club presented Bear Paw Photography Contest @ Jitters

Thursday, July 13

2pm - 9pm                Golden Wheel Carnival @ ER Commons  

3pm                             Registration for Classic 5K Run @ Skinny Raven, Anchorage 

6pm                             1st Annual Suburban Challenge sponsored by HealthWise Care Center & Physical Therapy

7pm                             Bear Paw Royal Pageant @ Chugiak High School                                     

Ongoing Events & Booths During Bear Paw Festival

                                     Entertainment Mainstage @ Mat Valley Fed Credit Un   

                                     Golden Wheel Carnival @ ER Commons

                                     Vendors & Concessions @ Valley River Center

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

                                     Blood Bank Alaska @ Transit

                                     Carrs Benefit BBQ near the Mainstage

Friday, July 14         

Teddy Bear Picnic @ ER Commons

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

11am                            Teddy Bear Parade Registration 

12pm                           Lunch Box Derby

1pm                             Odor Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest

New Event for 2017!

2pm                            1st Annual Custom Builder LEGO Competition sponsored by CER-Women in Business  @ Eagle                                                 River Town Hall Center, Room 170

6pm - 9pm               Classic Car Show sponsored by Chepos @ Business Blvd

Saturday, July 15

10:30am                    Bear Paw Classic 5K @ Autozone

11am                            Bear Paw Festival Grand Parade sponsored by CER Chamber of Commerce

1pm                             Bicycle Safety Rodeo  sponsored by Fred Meyer & State Farm Insurance @Mainstage 

1:15pm                        Slippery Salmon Olympics  sponsored by MTA @ Mainstage

2:45pm                      Registration Opens for Bear Paw's Got Talent @ Mainstage

3pm                            Bear Paw's Got Talent sponsored by Northrim Bank @Mainstage

4pm                            Rodeo Alaska Champions Tour - Grand Entry @ 6pm

5pm                            Human Foosball Competition sponsored by Three Bears of Alaska @ Mainstage

Final day for public to vote on Bear Paw/Eagle River Camer Club Photography Exhibit for Festival Favorite @ Jitters

Ongoing Events During Bear Paw Festival

                         Entertainment Mainstage @ Mat Valley Fed Credit Un 

                         Carrs Benefit BBQ @ Mainstage

                         Vendors & Concessions @ Valley River Center

                         CER Senior Center Treat, Health & Outreach  @  Transit

                         Blood Bank Alaska @ Transit

                         Golden Wheel Carnival @ Eagle River Commons

                         Horse Drawn Carriage Rides @ Business Blvd.

Sunday, July 16

9:00am                     Alaska Powerlifting Event              

11:30am                      Eagle River Camera Club Announces "Festival Favorite" Photography Award @Jitters 

11:30am                      VCA Dog & Owner Look-a-Like Contest @Mainstage

12pm                            Rodeo Alaska Champions Tour - Grand Entry @ 2pm

12:30pm                     Candice's Dance Studio Performance

1pm                              Motorcycle Show sponsored by GEICO @ Business Blvd.

1pm                              Running with the Bears sponsored by 1st National Bank Alaska  @ Mainstage 

1:15pm                         Carrs Ice Cream Eating Contest @ Mainstage

1:30pm                       Chopped Salmon Throwdown Cooking Competition sponsored by  IBEW 1547, Alaska Salmon                                                Alliance, Comset Fisheries & Tilgen's Seafood @ Mainstage  

4:30pm                      Rotary I-Did-a-Duck Race sponsored by Eagle River Area Rotary Club @ Mainstage

Ongoing Events During Bear Paw Festival 

  Mainstage Entertainment @ Mat Valley Fed Credit Un

  Blood Bank Alaska @ Transit

 Golden Wheel Carnival @ ER Commons

  Bear Paw Photo Contest Winner's Display @Jitters

  Carrs Benefit BBQ @ Mainstage

  Vendors on Business Blvd & Regency Drive

  CER Senior Center Treats, Health & Outreach @ Transit

  Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, Bus Blvd.

 MATANUSKA VALLEY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION PRESENTS MAINSTAGE ENTERTAINMENT

Friday July 14th

6pm                                 Classic Car Show sponsored by Chepos

Saturday July 15th

10:30am                        Don Russell “The Magic Guy”

1pm                                  Slippery Salmon Olympics sponsored by MTC

2:45pm                           Register for Bear Paw's Got Talent

3pm                                 Bear Paw's Got Talent sponsored by Northrim Bank

5pm                                 Human Foosball Competition sponsored by Three Bears of Alaska

Sunday July 16th

11:30am                          VCA Dog & Owner Look-a-Like Contest

12:30 pm                        Alaska Rodeo @ Lion's Park Gates open 2pm 

1pm                                  Running with the Bears - 300 Yard Fun Run

1pm                                  Motorcycle Show sponsored by GEICO

1:15pm                             Carrs Ice Cream Contest

1:30pm                            Chopped Salmon Throwdown sponsored by IBEW 1547, AK Salmon Alliance, Comset Fisheries                                                 & Tilgners Seafoods

4:30pm                          Eagle River Area Rotary Presents Idida-duck Rubber Ducky Race