VicBears BearFest 2013


Melbourne's MidSumma GLBTi Festival is on again, and VicBears is holding its annual BearFest, from 13th Jan to 3rd Feb 2013.

BearFest is open to all men, VicBears members and their mates, bears and cubs and any man who admires them!

This fortnight of furry fun starts off with MidSumma Carnival day by the Yarra River at Birrarung Marr from 12pm on Sun Jan 13th.

Come on down to the VicBears tent and say a big WOOF, we'd love to meet you. If you are already a VicBears member, it's the perfect chance to update your membership.

If you haven't joined before, you can become a new member and immediately take advantage of the special offers that VicBears members enjoy.

Then it's time to warm up those vocal cords, grab the mic, choose your favourite song and belt out a tune!

Bearaoke is from 8pm Sat 26th Jan 2013 at The Laird Hotel, and is a guaranteed packed night of fun with cubs and bears getting up and having a go!

Or you can just sit back and enjoy your favourite song, and give them a big round of applause.

Hosted by Sydney's very own Shane-o Bear! Prizes courtesy of VicBears sponsor, Mannhaus.

Our Lazy Summer Lunch is on Sun 27th Jan at 1pm. Venue to be advised soon (no longer Hofbrahaus as previously advised).

Keep an eye out on Facebook to join the event…

VicBears legendary UnderBear gets underway from 7.30pm Sun 27th Jan 2013 at The Laird Hotel. Hey, it's mid summer! Time to strip down to your favourite jocks or boxers and dance the night away, or enjoy a balmy evening outdoors in the garden with your fellow cubs and bears.

UnderBear Tix are only $15 for current 2013 members, $25 for non members and are available online from:

or on Facebook:

UnderBear Tix sell fast, and we strongly recommend you pre-purchase online to avoid disappointment. Limited tix may be available at the door, depending on venue capacity.

BearSoup (includes a BBQ lunch) wraps up the long weekend from 1pm Mon 28th Jan. Come and get ya fur wet! Wet on Wellington has a refreshing 25m lap pool with room for plenty of cubs, bears, pool toys and games.

Or if you prefer to heat things up, jump in the spa, sauna or steam room, or catch some sun on the private deck, or take a cruise in the extensive upstairs areas.

Pride March wraps up MidSumma on Sun 3rd Feb. VicBears will be marching, so come along and show your support. We'd love to see you there.

The Laird Hotel will also be hosting MidSumma Mooning, the notorious night of butts, spotlights and microphones! It's a night you just can't miss. Fri 25th Jan 2013, from 8 pm. Competition from 9pm.

Don't forget, current 2013 VicBears members enjoy 15% off at the bar at The Laird Hotel, and if your looking for something hot to strip down to for UnderBear, our sponsors Mannhaus offer a 10% discount to VicBears members.

You can join online at:

We look forward to seeing you all and hope you enjoy BearFest 2013.


The VicBears Committee.

Laird Hotel Men only VCAT A201/2010.


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