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

Thursday, July 13

2pm - 9pm - Golden Wheel Carnival, ER Commons  

7pm - Bear Paw Pageant  Chugiak HS             

Friday, July 14

11am-2pm-Teddy Bear Picnic, @ ER Commons

·        11-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 Fed Credit Un   

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.

Saturday, July 15

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

Sunday, July 16

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 MAINSTAGE ENTERTAINMENT

Friday July 14th

6:00 -9:00 pm – Classic Car Show

Saturday July 15th

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

Sunday July 16th

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