BEAR FRENZY is our annual Mr. Golden State Bear contest weekend. The title winner helps us all year round by raising money at our events (selling raffle tickets and being charming) for the club and gets to represent our club at selected events, including
in San Francisco (February).
In 2009, the winner of the title
of Mr. Golden State Bear 2008-09, Barry Welch, also won the title of
International Mr. Grizzly Bear at IBR!
The Bear Frenzy always happens
on the weekend around the 3rd Saturday in August (exception was made in 2005 due
to Hairison Street Fair scheduling their event on that same weekend).
The basic schedule for the weekend is: Greet Your Meat, Pool Party & BBQ, Contest, Victory Brunch.
Our "generic" Bear Frenzy logo was designed in 2001 by Fran Frisch - thank you, Fran!
Since then, we've also used designs by Austin Ross and photographs by Kirk C.
CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON
BEAR FRENZY 18 (August 17 - 19, 2012)
PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINKS below to read about, see pictures from, and read the
event programs from the past few years. Also, see who our titleholders over the
years have been!
Bear Frenzy XVII (2011) -
Bear Frenzy XVI (2010) -
Bear Frenzy XV (2009) -
Bear Frenzy XIV (2008) -
Bear Frenzy XIII (2007) -
Bear Frenzy XII (2006, photos
only) - Bear Frenzy XI (2005) -
Bear Frenzy X (2004) -
Bear Frenzy IX (2003) -
Bear Frenzy VIII (2002) -
Bear Frenzy VII
(2001) - Bear Frenzy VI (2000) -