Chugiak-Eagle River Bear Paw Festival

Chugiak-Eagle River Bear Paw Festival

Mid-July
The Bear Paw Festival is a five-day community festival in the towns of Chugiak and Eagle River, near Anchorage, Alaska. Relatively new, it has established itself and achieved popularity with its Ugly Truck and Dog Contest, in which contestants compete for a combined score that rates the lack of beauty of both their vehicles and canine companions. Other events are a parade, a rodeo, arts and crafts displays, a beauty pageant, and carnival rides.
CONTACTS:
Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 770353
Eagle River, AK 99577
907-694-4702; fax: 907-694-1205
www.cer.org