Bear Festival

Registration 2017

Forest Folk – the Fourth Bear Festival in Ilomantsi between 24 and 26 August 2017

The theme of the fourth Bear Festival is the Forest folk. The 2017 Bear Festival will feature two Bear Sculpting World Championship competitions.

The Bear Sculpting World Championships will be held on Thursday and Friday, 24 and 25 August 2017.

Registration for competition is open between 1 March and 24 May 2017.


The World Championships Speed sculpting competition will be held on Saturday, 26 August 2017

Registration for competition is open from 1 March 2017.

A maximum of 30 sculptors will be entered in the competition in the order of the receipt of applications.

If there are places left, sculptors can enter the competition at the Bear Festival competition office on the day of the competition, Saturday, 26 August 2017 from 8-10am.

Here`s the registration form:  REGISTRATION FORM 2017


Speed sculpting competition 2015