Mr. Central Illinois Bear 2017 to be held Sept. 22-23

PEORIA — The River City Bears will host the second Mr. Central Illinois Bear contest the weekend of Sept. 7 and 8.

The contest is open to anyone who identifies as a bear and must be at least 21 years old. You can register online or print out the entry form and mail it. The application is available on the River City Bears website.

The contest will be (like last year) a two night event. The first night will be a meet and greet at Club Diesel, Friday September 22, 2017, from 7pm to 10pm. The contest itself will be up the street at Blondies on Saturday night, September 23, 2017 from 10pm to whenever.

The winner will help grow the River City Bears network and charity causes across Illinois as well as Missouri and Iowa. He’ll also go on to compete in the Mr Illinois Bear contest in Chicago in April 2018 and Mr. Heartland Bear 2018 in St. Louis.

The judges for this year’s contest will be announced the night of the contest.

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