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  

3pm                             Register by 3pm for Classic 5K Run at Skinny Raven in Anchorage or at the Chamber

                                      office in Eagle River 

7pm                             Bear Paw Royal Pageant @ Chugiak High School             

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

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

                          Chepo's Classic Car Show on Business Blvd.

Saturday, July 15

10:30am        Bear Paw Classic 5K @ Autozone

11am                Bear Paw Festival Grand Parade 

1pm                 Bicycle Safety Rodeo  @ Mainstage, Sponsored by Fred Meyer & State Farm 

1:15pm            Slippery Salmon Olympics  by MTA @ Mainstage

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

3pm                Northrim Presents Bear Paw's Got Talent

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

5pm                Human Foosball Competition

Ongoing Events During Bear Paw Festival

                         Entertainment Mainstage @ Mat Valley Fed Credit Un 

                         Carrs Benefit BBQ near the 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

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

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

1pm                 Motorcycle Show @ Business Blvd.

1pm                 Running with the Bears @ Mainstage with First National Bank Alaska

1:15pm            Carrs Ice Cream Eating Contest @ Mainstage

1:30pm           IBEW 1547 & Alaska Salmon Alliance ~Alaska Salmon Cookoff Begins  

4:30pm         Rotary I-Did-a-Duck Race & Winners - Mainstage10:30-5:30pm - Blood Bank Alaska @ Transit

Ongoing Events During Bear Paw Festival 

Mainstage Entertainment @ Mat Valley Fed Credit Un

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

Saturday July 15th

10:30 am Don Russell “The Magic Guy”

1pm  SLIPPERY SALMON OLYMPICS

2:45pm  Register for Talent Show

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

5pm Human Foosball Competition

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 of the Bears - 300 Yard Fun Run

1:15pm                 Carrs Ice Cream Contest

1:30pm               Chopped Salmon Throwdown

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