Starting in 2016 VicBears announced Victoria’s newest rural LGBTI festival, Beartopia!

Our aim is to celebrate with our rural LGBTI community through a huge weekend of country events while directing 100% of the profits towards our nominated charity donation for the year.

In 2018, we organised a spectacular line up of events, including:

  • Nov 30 @ 6PM – Beartopia Sunset Bears
  • Dec 01 @ 12PM – Beartopia Red Ribbon Charity Luncheon
  • Dec 01 @ 8PM – Beartopia Country Bear Pride Dance
  • Dec 02 @ 1PM – Beartopia Bear-Be-Que Feast
  • Dec 02 @ 3PM – Beartopia Cider Bears
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2019 Beartopia - Official Statement from the VicBears Committee

18 September 2019 – “It is with regret that after three years of VicBears Incorporated organising and running our annual Beartopia Festival in rural Victoria, we notify our member that VicBears will not be involved in the festival this year.”

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The successful Beartopia 2018 festival contributed to our $10,000 donation to our nominated charity for the year – Transgender Victoria!

We look forward each year to continuing to build on our strong tradition of connecting with our rural LBGTI communities. We will always proudly represent the Victorian bear community and their admirers through rural LGBTI festivals and the many rural pride marches we have been involved with.

We also hope to be able to present a fantastic line up of events for VicBears Beartopia 2020! The committee are currently investigating the best fit in our calendars for a truely beartastic country festival!