Calendar of Events

January 2012

February 2012

    • Thursday Nights: Montpelier Women’s Volleyball League sponsored by Montpelier Parks & Recreation.
    • Friday Nights: Montpelier Co-Ed Volleyball League sponsored by Montpelier Parks & Recreation.
    • 3rd – 4th: Annual Snowmobile Hillclimb, RMSHA sanctioned, near Geneva, ID, for more info call (208) 847-0067.
    • 17th – 18th: 6th Annual Bear Lake Chocolate & Craft Festival, Chocolate Concession Fair, Sponsored by the Bear Lake Rendezvous Chamber of Commerce. 801-544-5366 Vendor Application and Information.
    • 18th: Snowman Festival. Bring your families to Wells C. Stock park. Snowman contest with prizes! Chili cook off & chili for the public. Chili prizes donated from Broulims. Ice Climbing $25 per person. Snow slide competition with cash prizes! Questions Jeana Hansen 208-317-4952 or Mark Johnson 208-237-3357 or 208-406-1628.
    • 18th: Annual Hospital Auxiliary Snowball Dance “Spring Time in The Rockies”, Bear Lake Middle School in Montpelier Idaho from 7:30 pm to midnight, door prizes. For more info contact Bear Lake Memorial Hospital at (208) 847-1630.

March 2012

    • 18th: Marden and Jessie Phelps will hold a fund raiser for schools in Tanzania at 7:00 P.M., at the California-Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier. The show will feature pictures and stories about three separate safaris in East and Southern Africa. Many places will be highlighted including Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls among others. The second half of the program will feature the animals and birds of Africa. Tickets can be obtained through the The
      Oregon/California Trail Center
      website. Contact Marden at mphelps@dcdi.net for more information.
    • Thursday Nights: Montpelier Women’s Volleyball League sponsored by Montpelier Parks & Recreation.
    • TBA: Bear Lake Middle School Youth Baseball & Softball League registration meeting at 7:00 PM. For boys & girls ages 5 & up.

April 2012

    • 6th – 7th: Snowmobile Hill Climbs – RMSHA Sanctioned at Beaver Mountain Ski Resort. 13 miles from Garden City, UT. For more info call (866) 652-4323.
    • TBA: Easter Egg Hunt at 4 pm. at Garden City Park in Garden City, Utah.
    • TBA: Montpelier Parks & Recreation Easter Egg Hunt 10 am – 2 pm at Adams Park in Montpelier.
    • TBA: Seniors Health Fair, 8 AM – Noon at the Bear Lake Senior Citizen’s Center in Montpelier. For more information, contact Bear Lake Memorial Hospital at (208) 847-1630. (Seniors Age 60 and older)

May 2012

June 2012

July 2012

    • Clover Creek Farmer’s Market Saturdays
      9 am – Noon Memorial Day – Sept. 26, 2009 Montpelier
      City Park (East of Oregon Trail Center) Montpelier,
      ID 208-847-5723
    • TBA: Fresh Air Cinema at Bear Lake, 435-94-MOVIE (946-6843). Garden City, UT.
    • TBA: Cache Valley Cruise In, Bear Lake and Garden City Park, 2:30 – 6pm.
    • Monthly: Quilt Show at the The Oregon/California Trail Center in Montpelier. 866-847-3800
    • Saturdays: Farmers Craft Market at Wells C. Stock Park next to the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier
      9am -1 pm. Vendors needed. 208-847-0301
    • TBA: Bear Lake West Golf Course / Scramble, 8 AM and 1 PM, (208) 945-2744.
    • TBA: Woodruff Rodeo at 5 p.m. 435-793-4395
    • TBA: Paris 4th of July Celebration, Chuckwagon Breakfast 6:00 a.m., Pageant at Paris Tabernacle 11:00 a.m., Parade (Let Freedom Ring) 1:00 p.m., Youth Rodeo 2:00 p.m. Paris Rodeo Grounds. 208-945-2507
    • TBA:Woodruff Celebration, Parade 9:00 a.m., Dutch oven dinner at 11:00 a.m., Rodeo 2:00 p.m. 435-793-4395
    • TBA: Montpelier Idaho 4th of July Celebration, Lions Club Chuckwagon Breakfast 6am-11am, Evening Fireworks on “M” Hill after sunset, Montpelier, Idaho.
    • TBA:The 33rd Annual KVSI Fun Run. Call 208-847-1450 for more information.
    • TBA:Bear Lake Cowboy Gathering and Butch Cassidy Reennactment Shoot Out – Poets, Musicians & Horse Parade. Bring your horses, buggies & wagons to join the fun! FREE Admission! Reed and Rae Crane Building at the Bear Lake County Fair Grounds in Montpelier, ID. 208-847-3930
    • TBA: Twin Creeks Celebration in Georgetown. All day celebration, fun in the park, evening street dance, games for kids, entertainment. 208-847-2120
    • TBA:Annual Bear Lake All Star Baseball Tournament in Montpelier. Email
    • TBA:Bear Lake Car Show, at Wells C. Stock Park in Montpelier ID, for more info call Bob Biggs at (208) 847-0757.
    • TBA:Wasatch Back Band & Free Outdoor Dance at 7:30 at Stock Park in Montpelier. 866-847-3800.
    • TBA:Bear Lake County Annual Salmon BBQ – 11:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. at St. Charles City Park. Email for tickets and to get on Fish List or call 208-221-6893 for reservations.
    • TBA: History & Lore of Logan Canyon–Live! at Guinavah-Malibu Campground Amphitheater.7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    • TBA:Annual Girls’ Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament, Montpelier. Email

August 2012

    • Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Labor Day: Fresh Air Cinema at Bear Lake, 435-94-MOVIE (946-6843). Garden City, UT.
    • 1st – Aug 28th: Smithsonian “Journey through Time” exhibit at The Oregon/California Trail Center in Montpelier. Hands on historical exhibits and workshops open to the public.
    • Monthly: Quilt Show at the The Oregon/California Trail Center in Montpelier. 866-847-3800
    • Saturdays: Farmers Craft Market at Wells C. Stock Park next to the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier 9am -1 pm. Vendors needed. 208-847-0301
    • 2nd – 4th: Bear Lake Raspberry Days Festival in Garden City, Utah. Parade, fireworks, craft fair, golf tournament, dance and much more!
    • 3rd – 4th: Laketown Rodeo, Laketown, Utah, for more info call (435) 757-0921 or (435) 881-1411
    • TBA: Raspberry Days Scramble at Bear Lake West. 8 am and 1 pm. 208-945-2744
    • TBA: Bear Lake County Fair – Rodeo, carnival, Concert, Demolition Derby, Parade. 208-847-0344
    • TBA: Rich County Demolition Derby at 7 p.m. at the Laketown, UT Rodeo Arena. 435-946-8536
    • TBA: The Texaco Country Showdown at the Bear Lake County Fair.
    • TBA: Rich County 4-H Show in Randolph, UT at 9 am. (435) 793-2435
    • TBA: Historical Note Butch Cassidy robbed the Bank of Montpelier at 3:13 pm on August 13, 1896.
    • TBA: Mountain Tropic Tri, Bear Lake State Park, Garden City, Ut.
    • TBA: Rich County Fair – Rich County Jr. Rodeo 17th, fireworks and dance – Randolph, UT View Full Schedule of Events (435) 881-4534
    • TBA: Old Ephraim’s Day At Ephraim’s Grave in Logan Canyon at 7:00 p.m.
    • TBA: Bear Lake Valley Health Care Foundation Annual Golf “Fore” Health Golf Tournament at the Montpelier Golf Course, for more information, contact Bear Lake Memorial Hospital or Craig at (208) 847-1630.
    • TBA: Bear Lake Parade of Homes. Homes on display, sponsored by the Bear Lake Home Builders Association, for more info call 801-725-8941.
    • 25th: Bear Lake Brawl Triathlon, a Gold Medal Racing event, Sprint and Olympic distances. (801) 335-4940.
    • TBA: 12-hours of Bear Lake, Mountain Bike Relays. 800-756-0795
    • TBA: Annual Bear Lake All-Niter Men’s Softball Tournament at Alllinger Park in Montpelier Email
    • TBA: Annual Bear Lake All-Niter Co-Ed Softball Tournament. Email

September 2012

    • Monthly: Quilt Show at the The Oregon/California Trail Center in Montpelier. 866-847-3800
    • Saturdays: Farmers Craft Market at Wells C. Stock Park next to the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier 9am -1 pm. Vendors needed. 208-847-0301
    • 8th: 8th Half Iron 70.0 Race (801) 335-4940.
    • 29th – 30th: Paris-RouBear – A perfect transition race from the road bike to cyclocross season. An 80-mile journey through the Bear Lake Valley via numerous paved, dirt and back roads. Follow the Saturday ‘road’ race with a Sunday cyclocross race in Montpelier. 801-599-9268
    • TBA:Bear Lake Golf Scramble at Bear Lake West Golf Course. 9:00 AM & 2PM, (208) 945-2744.
    • 7th – 8th: Bear Lake Outdoor Heritage Days in Garden City, Utah. Event Flyer. Fishing, Parade, Petting Zoo, Games, Pancake Breakfast, Dutch Over Cookout, Concerts, Storytelling, Gun Raffle and Concealed Firearms Permit Class. See Flyer! Print our Vendor ApplicationGun Raffle Flyer
    • 7th – 8th: Bear Lake Outdoor Heritage Days 5K Walk Run in Garden City. Entry Form
    • TBA: LOTOJA – Logan to Jackson Bicycle Race – (801) 546-0090, (801) 546-0090, or call the Greater Bear Lake Valley Chamber of Commerce at (208) 847-0067.
    • TBA: Ireland Bank & First Idaho Title Presents The Annual Golfing “Fore” Families 18 Hole Charity Golf
    • Tournament at the Montpelier Golf Course. Montpelier, ID 208-847-1981
    • TBA: Bear Lake Memorial Hospital Annual Community Health Fair, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon (all ages welcome). (208) 847-1630.
    • TBA: Montpelier Mayor’s Marriage Celebration Week Couples Golf Tournament. at the Montpelier Golf Course. $25/ person. Tournament to be played “Chapman Style” (man/woman rotates hits). Please call Ted Slivinski at 208-847-1981 to register by Friday at 3PM. See our flyer.
    • TBA: Mayor’s Marriage Week by the Montpelier Parks n Rec. Date Night, Not So Newly Wed Game, Couples Golf Tournament.
    • TBA: Bear Lake High School Alumni Basketball Tournament, sponsored by the The Montpelier Parks & Recreation, & Enough is Enough Drug Coalition, the event will also have the following individual events: 3 Point Shootout and Lightning Contest, for rules & details contact Brandon Carlsen (208) 390-2900 or (208) 945-2234 or Shane Johnson (208) 847-3102.

October 2012

    • Monthly: Quilt Show at the The Oregon/California Trail Center in Montpelier. 866-847-3800
    • 5th: Brake for Breakfast – Sponsored by The Health Cooperative (THC) and Bear Lake Memorial Hospital. Thirteen hospitals, all members of The Hospital Cooperative, and Health West Clinics have joined forces to raise breast cancer awareness. Held from 7am to 10 am at the Bear Lake Memorial Hospital Nursing Home Portico on 5th Street.
    • 15th: “We’re Grateful!” Banquet at the Bear Lake Memorial Hospital at (208) 847-1630.
    • 22nd: Halloween Costume Party at Bear Country Village in Garden City, Utah. See Flyer.
    • 29th: “The Haunted History and Lore of Logan Canyon.” at 7:30 pm. Celebrate Halloween with Stokes Nature Center! Daniel Bishop, the Storyteller, is back again, this time interpreting the Lore of Logan Canyon. Ever wondered about the witch of the wind caves or what really happened at St. Anne’s Retreat, or is there something big hiding in the blue waters of Bear Lake? These stories and more will be told at this spooky event. Beware: this program’s content may be scary and may not be suitable for young children.
    • 29th: Annual Montpelier Parks & Rec Halloween Festival. Pumpkin Walk, Costume Contest, Trunk or Treat, Chili and Hot Chocolate, Cotton Candy and Popcorn, Cake Walk, Halloween Pictures at Bear Lake County Fair Grounds. Saturday from Noon to 4 pm.

November 2012

    • Thanksgiving in Bear Lake, bring your family for a great time of year, call 1-800-448-BEAR for activities and services.
    • 25th – 26th: Holiday Craft Fair at the Oregon Trail Center, in Montpelier, Idaho. Nov. 26, Noon – 7PM. Nov. 27th, 9 AM – 4PM. 208-847-3800.
    • 26th: Paris Craft Fair, Paris Elementary School, 10am – 3 pm, for more info call 208-945-2630 or 208-766-3443.

December 2012

    • Christmas in Bear Lake, bring your family for a great time of year, call 1-800-448-BEAR for activities and services.
    • 2nd: Rich Legends and Melodies in the Rich High School Auditorium at 6:30pm. An old time remembrance of cowboy stories, life in Rich County, funny happenings, and music. 435-730-6559