"Take a Ride on the Country Side"
Jul 09, 5:00 PM – Jul 11, 5:00 PM
Beerbower Park,
McCleary, WA 98557, USA

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.

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What’s Happening

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*

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Now Accepting Parade & Grand Marshall Applications!

Now Accepting Vendor Applications



McCleary Bear Festival Program

Don’t Miss Out


Grand Parade

Grab a chair and wave at all the floats, bands, and parade participants.

Bear Stew

This is one case where too many chefs don’t spoil the stew, for it takes about 40+ people to handle the cooking chores to make the stew just right.

Kidz Zone

Tons of activities geared directly to kids including: a petting zoo, face painting, balloon animals, pony rides, etc.

Music in the Park

Hang out by the stage for great music, comedy, and other entertainers.

Softball Tournament

Gather up your friends or co-workers and join in on the softball tournament. Show us your stuff!

Car Show

Browse through the beautiful collection of antique and restored classic cars.

Soap Box Derby

Can you beat the other box cars? Winners get your very own trophy.

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.


True Support

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.

Sponsorship Application

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Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel

Papa Bear Sponsor


Our Community Credit Union

Papa Bear Sponsor

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Vaughan Chopper Pumps

Papa Bear Sponsor


Hansen Metalworks

Parade Float Sponsor

Your Company Name Here

Your logo here


Contact Us

PO Box 408
100 South 3rd Street
McCleary, WA 98557

(360) 470-1344

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PO Box 408
100 South 3rd Street
McCleary, WA 98557



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