Festival returns for 13th year with bear necessities
July 13, 2022
BearFest is coming out of hibernation and is planned for July 27 through July 31 throughout Wrangell.
The popular event, in its 13th year, will offer pie contests, live music, art and music workshops, symposiums, a marathon and more.
"It's a celebration of bears. That's the short of it," said Sylvia Ettefagh, chairperson for the event. "Its mission is to promote Wrangell and to promote the environment; one part of our environment - a very important part of our environment - the bears."
Not only is BearFest meant to attract visitors to Wrangell like bears to a salmon-laden creek, hungry for...