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The Bear Lake Monster Winterfest is Bear Lake’s biggest annual winter event. The next time this family friendly event is being held is on January 27-29, 2023. Most activities take place in the Utah Bear Lake State Park Marina and Sunrise Resort & Event Center. The state parks entrance fee at the Marina will be waived for those attending the event, with a hope that you’ll donate to The Family Place non-profit for which the event is fundraising. The event is put on by the Bear Lake Rendezvous Chamber of Commerce, Bear Lake Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, Garden City Fire District, and Bear Lake State Park.

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: We recommend all who attend to follow current local health department guidelines. For more information visit the Bear River Health Department website.


Monster Winter Sports & Trails Day

Friday 9am – 3pm
Logan Canyon Sinks Area

This FREE event provides an opportunity to try winter sports. There will be fat-tire bikes, snowshoes, snowmobiles, and tubes (for the kids). Free hot cocoa & treats. Free shuttle from the Sunrise Resort to the Logan Canyon Sinks area.

Sign up here for priority participation, or just show up for first come, first serve.

Monster Taste of Bear Lake

Friday 5pm – 9pm
Sunrise Resort and Event Center – Sunrise Hall

Local restaurant specialties. $3/ticket – no minimum, no maximum.

Monster Winterfest Social

Friday 4pm – 9pm
Sunrise Resort & Event Center

Free family-friendly fun! Activities for children of all ages. Pre-registration available for 5k, Monster Plunge, Cardboard Boat Regatta.

NEW THIS YEAR! – Cisco Disco Dance & Cisco Fish Tasting
Dance on the Sunrise Resort Patio under the lights, stars, & disco ball. Also get some Cisco fishing education, and try a fried Cisco. Learn more.


Monster Cisco Disco & Tournament

6am-noon – Fish must be caught between these times
7am-9am – Cisco Disco Free Breakfast & Dipnets to borrow
11am-noon – Fish must be entered at the marina at this time

Dip net for Cisco fish on the east side of Bear Lake at dawn then enter your BIGGEST little Cisco fish in the tournament. Kid category and adult category both have great prizes. No cost to enter the contest!
Tournament Rules.  Learn more.

Monster 5K Run/Walk

8:30-9:30am – Packet pickup
10am – Race Begins
State Park Marina

Register in advance: Adults $25, Children $15. Costume contest. Learn more.

Monster Chili Cook-off

Saturday 9am – 12:30pm
State Park Marina

9am – Check-in
12:30pm – Judging followed by public sampling

Judges will determine who has the best chili. Great prizes will be given to winners at the Awards Ceremony.  Cook registration is $5. Learn more.

Monster Cardboard Boat Regatta

11am-Noon – Check-in your vessel; Get wave assignment; Under 16 year old only grouped together in one wave
12:15pm – Competition begins
Bear Lake State Park Marina

Build your boat at home and bring it. Check the rules but then be creative as you can. The race is on! Learn more.

This event will be live streamed on Facebook!

Winterfest Village Market

Saturday 10am – 5pm
Bear Lake State Park Marina – Under The Tent

Craft fair, food trucks, & more! Vendor Info & Signup

Monster Plunge

11am – 1pm – Check-in
1:45pm – Costume parade & Judging then plunging
Bear Lake State Park Marina

“Go jump in a lake!” and help raise funds for The Family Place charity located in Garden City.

Costumes highly encouraged as there will be various prizes for groups and individuals. $35 per jumper includes an event hoodie for pre-plunge online registration.

IMPORTANT: Registration cut off is Noon on the Saturday of the Event; there will be no late registration! Learn more.

This event will be live streamed on Facebook!

Monster Awards Ceremony

Bear Lake State Park Marina – Under The Tent

4pm – Award ceremony for Cisco Disco Tournament, Chili Cook-off, Cardboard Regatta, Plunge, and 5K.

This event will be live streamed on Facebook!

Monster Raffle

Saturday, Various Times & 2:30pm
Bear Lake State Park Marina

Every vehicle entering the marina will get a raffle ticket. Must be present to win.


Cody’s Sweet Cream Pancake Breakfast

Sunday 8am – 11am
Cody’s Gastro Garage in Garden City

For the Grand Finale, join us Sunday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. for Cody’s Sweet Cream Pancake Breakfast! All you can eat pancakes with 2 eggs and 2 strips of bacon at Cody’s Gastro Garage in Garden City for $5 for kids, $10 for adults!

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“Monster” Sponsor

2022 Bear Lake Monster Winterfest presented by

Bear Lake Memorial Hospital
164 S 5th Steet
Montpelier, ID 83254
(208) 847-1630
“The most caring hospital on earth”

Proceeds Benefit:

The Family Place is located in Logan and services Garden City.

Presented by

“The Laker” Level Sponsors

“Cutthroat” Level Sponsors