Contests and Games

Festival Games – wanna play ball scarecrow?

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

Join in on the fun

Prizes for the best costume(s) during our Friday evening kickoff meat and greet party. Dust off your tin suit and braid those pig tails boys.

Best Decorated Campsite

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