Over $5000 in prizes!

January 24-27, 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 24-27, 2020. Most activities take place in the Utah Bear Lake State Park Marina. 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 Common Ground charity that the event is fundraising for. 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 Winterfest Kick-off Party

Friday, Jan 24 at Sunrise Resort & Event Center

Free family-friendly fun! Games for ALL ages, children’s movie, karaoke, hot chocolate bar, donuts, auction, & indoor expo. Learn more.

Monster Cisco Disco

Saturday, Jan 25 – Best time is at sunrise

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.  Learn more.

Monster Cisco Tournament

Saturday, Jan 25
Fish must be entered at the marina between 11am-noon

Bring your BIGGEST little Cisco fish to the Utah State Park Marina. Winners announced around 2pm.  Kid category and adult category both have great prizes. No cost to enter the contest.
Tournament Rules

Monster Chili Cook-off

Saturday, Jan 25
Judging at 1pm followed by public sampling

Judges will determine who has the best chili. Great prizes will then follow (including a grill & dutch oven.)  Cook registration is $5.  Spectator taste-testing available at 1:30 (after judging). Learn more.

Monster Raffle

Great door prizes just for coming!

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

Raffle at the following times:


Monster Plunge

Saturday, Jan 25
Costume parade for judging at 1:45pm and plunge after

“Go jump in a lake!” and help raise funds for the Common Ground Outdoor Adventures (CGOA) organization based in Logan, UT. CGOA provides “life-enhancing outdoor recreational opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities.”

Costumes highly encouraged as there will be various prizes for groups and individuals. $30 per jumper includes an event sweater for pre-plunge online registration.  Day of event registration is $35 between 11-1:30pm. Early registration is encouraged if you want to get a sweater that is your size. Learn more.

Monster Winter Sports Demo

Logan Canyon Sinks Area
Friday 9am – 3pm

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

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

Monster Outdoor Expo

Saturday 10am – 3pm
Bear Lake State Park Marina

A wide variety of products available.
Vendor information & registration here

Monster Indoor Expo

Friday 4pm – 9pm
Saturday 9am – 6pm
Sunrise Resort Event Center

Vendors call 435-946-2197 for information and to sign up.

Free ice skating at the Sunrise Resort (weather permitting). Some skates available to use, or bring your own. Hand holding encouraged for skater stability and human bonding 😉

Get information as it becomes available…

Event Interests

Monster Sponsors

2019 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”