Over $5000 in prizes!

January 24-26, 2020

What is going on???

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 24-26, 2020. 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.

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 Marina and Sunrise Resort to the Logan Canyon Sinks area.

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

Monster Winterfest Social

Friday 4pm – 10pm
Sunrise Resort & Event Center

Free family-friendly fun! Games for ALL ages, children’s movie, trivia, karaoke, hot chocolate bar, donuts, & auction. Packet pickup for 5K available during the Party. Learn more.

Monster Outdoor Expo

Friday 4pm – 10pm (Sunrise Resort Only)
Saturday 10am – 3pm
Sunrise Resort Event Center & Bear Lake State Park Marina

Vendors call 435-602-9055 for information and to sign up.

Vendor information & registration here

Monster 5K Run/Walk

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

Register in advance: Adults $25, Kids $15, or Family of four is $55 . Costume contest. Learn more.

Monster Cisco Disco Tournament

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. Traditionally “Cisco Beach” is the best place to go. State Park entrance fee applies but is well worth it. You’ll also need to have a Utah fishing license.

Bring your BIGGEST little Cisco fish to the Utah State Park Marina. Winners announced at the Awards Ceremony.  Kid category and adult category both have great prizes. No cost to enter the contest.
Tournament Rules.  Learn more.

Monster Chili Cook-off

9am – 11:30am – 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 Plunge

11am – 1pm – Check-in
1:45pm – Costume parade & Judging and plunge after
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. $30 per jumper includes an event hoodie for pre-plunge online registration.  Day of event registration is $35 between 11-1:00pm. Early registration is encouraged if you want to get a hoodie that is your size. Learn more.

Monster Cardboard Boat Regatta

11am-Noon – Check-in your vessel
Noon – Competition begins
Bear Lake State Park Marina

Build your boat at home and bring it, or build Friday night at the Sunrise Resort. The race is on! Learn more.

Monster Raffle

Saturday, Noon & 1:30pm
Bear Lake State Park Marina

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

Monster Taste of Bear Lake

Saturday 5pm
Sunrise Resort and Event Center – Sunrise Hall

Local restaurant specialties. $8 adults, $4 kids (2 & under free)

Monster After Party & Awards Ceremony

Saturday 6pm -10pm
Sunrise Resort and Event Center – Sunrise Hall

6pm – Award ceremony for Cisco Disco Tournament, Chili Cook-off, Regatta, Plunge, and 5K.

7pm to 10pm – Music and dancing.

Dusk – Fireworks.

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, $8 for adults!

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“Monster” Sponsor

2020 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:

Presented by

“The Laker” Level Sponsors

“Cutthroat” Level Sponsors

“Cisco” Level Sponsors