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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 22-24, 2021. 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: Masks will be required at all events per CDC and Bear River Health Department guidelines. Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the venues. Plunging will be done in staggered groups. If you are sick we invite you to stay home.

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 Winterfest Social

Friday 4pm – 10pm
Sunrise Resort & Event Center

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

Monster Taste of Bear Lake

Friday 5pm – 7pm
Sunrise Resort and Event Center – Sunrise Hall

Local restaurant specialties. $10 adults = 4 tickets, $5 children = 2 tickets (2 & under free)

Monster 5K Run/Walk

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

Register in advance: Adults $30, Children $20, or Family of four is $60. Costume contest. Learn more.

Monster Outdoor Booths

Saturday 10am – 3pm
Bear Lake State Park Marina – Under The Tent

“Buy local, Eat Local”

Monster Cisco Disco & Tournament

Saturday
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. 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. Cisco fish must be caught between 6am and noon on January 23, 2021. 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

Saturday
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 Cardboard Boat Regatta

Saturday
11am-Noon – Check-in your vessel
12:15pm – First Wave of Competition
12:30pm – Second Wave of Competition
Bear Lake State Park Marina

Build your boat at home and bring it. Check the rules but then be creative as you can.

This event will be live streamed on Facebook!

The race is on! Learn more.

Monster Plunge

Saturday
11am – 1pm – Check-in
1:15pm – 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. Early registration is encouraged if you want to get a hoodie that is your size. Day of event registration is $35 between 11am-noon.

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

UPDATE: Winterfest hoodies are sold out!

This event will be live streamed on Facebook!

Plunging will be staggered to maintain Physical Distancing. Learn more.

Monster Raffle

Saturday, 12:30pm & 1:30pm
Bear Lake State Park Marina

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

Monster Awards Ceremony & Fireworks

Saturday
Sunrise Resort and Event Center – Sunrise Hall
SPONSOR: Bear Lake Memorial Hospital

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

Dusk – Fireworks; after fireworks please go visit our local restaurants for dinner

This event will be live streamed on Facebook!

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

2021 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