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 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 Winter Sport On-Mountain 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, snowmobiles, 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 Winterfest Kick-off Party

Friday, Jan 24 at Sunrise Resort & Event Center

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

Monster Outdoor Expo

Friday 4pm – 9pm
Saturday 10am – 3pm
Sunrise Resort Event Center & Bear Lake State Park Marina

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 ūüėČ

Vendor information & registration here

Monster 5K Run/Walk

Saturday 7am
Bear Lake Motor Lodge

Details coming!

Monster Cisco Disco Tournament

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

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 around 2pm.  Kid category and adult category both have great prizes. No cost to enter the contest.
Tournament Rules.  Learn more.

Monster Chili Cook-off

Saturday, Jan 25
Judging at 12:30 pm 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 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 Cardboard Boat Regatta

Saturday 11am – 1pm
Bear Lake State Park Marina

The race is on!

Vendor information & registration here

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 6pm
Sunrise Resort and Event Center – Sunrise Hall

Local restaurant specialties. $5 adults, kids under 5 are free.

Monster After-Party & Awards Ceremony

Saturday 7pm
Sunrise Resort and Event Center – Sunrise Hall

7pm – Award ceremony for Cisco Disco Tournament, Chili Cook-off, Regatta, Plunge, and Poker Run.

8pm to 10pm – Music and dancing

Dusk – fireworks

Monster Pancake Breakfast

Sunday 8am – 11am
Cody’s Gastro Garage

All you can eat pancake breakfast.

Get information as it becomes available…




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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”