Welcome to the 62nd McCleary Bear Festival
Celebrating together since 1959
Since 1959, the McCleary Bear Festival has been an important part of the small town of McCleary, WA. Organized by a non-profit group of volunteers this community event features a grand parade, family entertainment, a softball tournament, car show, soapbox derby, and of course our famous bear stew. The McCleary Bear Festival welcomes visitors from all over the country to enjoy the fun of an old fashioned, small town festival.
Country Bear Fun Run
Saturday, July 10th
McCleary Civic Renewal Council is sponsoring the Country Bear Fun Run at Bear Festival this year. We'd love to have you participate!
Pre-register by June 14th to guarantee we have your shirt ready for you when you check in!
Dress up and win prizes!
Complete registration form in located under forms tab at the top of page.
Bear Festival Merchandise
Complete order form available for download under forms tab.
We are excited to see our community and supporters back together for our 2021 event! Hang tight as we finalize event details, but you can count on Bear Festival on July 9th to 11th.
Stay tuned, we will be updating this page and our Facebook with final details.
*We will be following State and local COVID guidelines*
62nd McCleary Bear Festival
Bear Festival Royalty Court was proud to be on hand to announce the 2021 McCleary Bear Festival Grand Marshall! Congratulations to Charles Fattig.
Bear Stew Button
For Sale Now! $3.00 each
Purchase your 62nd Bear Festival Button from one of your McCleary Bear Festival Royalty Court Members! Buttons will also be available at the information booth Bear Festival weekend.
Monitoring in Place
We are constantly monitoring the re-opening phase assigned to Grays Harbor County with hopes that we will be able to have an in-person festival. However, the committee is also discussing backup plans for virtual celebration options.
McCleary Bear Festival Program
Don’t Miss Out
Food and Craft Vendors
Local crafters abound! Come and grab that perfect gift for that special someone or even for yourself. Support our local businesses and find your new favorite item and bite to eat.
We seek out sponsorships from companies and organizations throughout our community. Sharing our vision of building a community-inspired, creative festival, our sponsors play a crucial part in making this event a reality. If you want to join our growing list of sponsors, or learn more about who they are, contact us today.
Vaughan Chopper Pumps
Papa Bear Sponsor
Our festival would not happen without continued community support.
Kardia Inc., Elma
Art & Jody Heller
Lacey Pizza Time, Lacey
Branch Tree Services, Centralia
Bike & Barn Leathers, Elma
Chopper Hair Studio, Elma
Ladies & Gents Barber & Beauty, Elma
The Bears Den, McCleary
The Raised Bed, McCleary