Contests and Games

Festival Games

Each year we have the Saturday afternoon bear games following a special investigative report by Sir Ian Peasley, renowned sports journalist. Join the games, pull up your skirt and get sassy.

Prizes for all participants, with a grand prize going to the winners.  Sign up at the registration table.

Costume Contest


Prizes for the best costume(s) during our Friday evening kickoff meat and greet party. Dust off your super hero or villain leotards and tites and join in on the fun.

Best Decorated Campsite

First place goes to the campsite best decorated in the style of this year’s theme – HEROES and VILLAINS. Sites are assessed by three judges, who place ribbons next to their choices for the best decorated campsites. The judging will immediately follow the games.

Ribbons awarded Saturday afternoon.

  • 1st Place Prize: Blue Ribbon
  • 2nd Place Prize: Red Ribbon
  • 3rd Place Prize: White Ribbon

The PAW Award

The PAW Award is the audience choice award at the VT Bear Film Festival! The award goes to the best short film, chosen by our audience at this years festival. For more information, click here.