Welcome to BearBustXXVI
Welcome to the home of Bear Bust XXVI! Join us October 20-23, 2016 for the largest, and longest running, bear event in Central Florida!
Thank you so much for an amazing bear bust!
See you October 19-22, 2017 for Bear bust XXVII!
We're the longest running bear event
and we can't wait to show you why
Bear Bust is held at the Parliament House and we strive to be your one stop destination for furry fun! Located on 10 acres, the Parliament House offers everything you will need for an amazing vacation. From the amazing outdoor pool to the delicious food in the restaurant and, of course, 5 bars on property, we've got it all! Pool parties, karaoke, a huge vendor fair, concerts and of course, BEARS OF ALL SIZES AND COLORS! Be sure to check out our Event Rundown and our Facebook event for in depth details on what we have in store for you this year!
Every year we strive to bring you some of the best in entertainment from the LGBT and Bear Community and this year will be no different! Whether it's our drag queen hostesses, our DJs from across the U.S., or our entertainers from across the music and acting worlds, you can expect to be entertained throughout Bear Bust Weekend. Check out our lineup of entertainers by visiting our Entertainers page.
This year's entertainment lineup includes Glenn Stewart, Jay Arseno, Lady Bunny, the cast of Where the Bears Are as well as the U.S. debut of London singer-songwriter Paul Middleton!
Purchase your tickets for the US debut of Paul Middleton when you register for your Run Pass or click the banner to the left to visit our Eventbrite Ticket page!
One of the best things about our event taking place in Orlando is that it is still sunny and warm in October! Because of that, we center our midday activities around our pool! Make sure to bring your favorite swim suit and LET'S GET SOAKING WET!
Our vendor fair is open all night for your shopping pleasure! Check out vendors from all over the U.S. and find great new products to take home to show your friends!
Every year we bring you some of the best LGBT/bear community singers and songwriters to add an extra layer of fun to your Bear Bust experience.
Hosting our event at the Parliament House offers you the unique ability to make Bear Bust your one stop shop vacation! Our host resort sits on 10 acres of land which is home to a 112 room hotel, 5 bars, a restaurant, a fantastic pool and much, much more!
Staying at the Parliament House is not only convenient, but it is also the most cost effective way to enjoy all of the activities that our event has to offer because every room reservation gives you two run passes! Once you have completed your room reservation (online or by phone) you'll receive a discount code which you will use when you visit our online registration site. Once you've registered, you'll be ready to take part in this year's Bear Bust!
You don't need to stay at the Parliament House to enjoy all that Bear Bust has to offer! We know that Florida (and Orlando in particular) is a great place to visit on your holiday and you may have a hotel or resort that you enjoy staying at while you're in town, so we've made it easy for you to take part as well! Visit our online registration page and to purchase a full run pass or, new for this year, our Saturday Day Pass! Run Passes are $75 for a weekend pass or $35 for a Saturday pass!
In order to guarantee your shirt size, please be sure to register for your run pass by September 19th!
If you have been to bear runs before then you are no stranger to run passes, however, if this is your first time you may be a little confused so we're here to offer some insight. Run passes serve two purposes.
The first is to provide you, the participant, with some great information, memorabilia, and goodies during your time at our event. This often includes your commemorative shirt and dog tag as well as discounts and goodies from sponsors and vendors, but can also include event specific activities such as free drinks, club entry and a complimentary photo from our photo booth. The second purpose for run passes is to provide outstanding entertainment for all of our participants during the event. Running a bear event is not cheap, and one way for us to be able to afford our entertainment is through run pass sales. We don't make a ton of money from each run pass, but the more people that come to enjoy our event that purchase a pass, the easier it is to make this event the best it possibly can be!
If you are staying at our host hotel, the Parliament House, and have received your confirmation code, you will be contacted by Pat with the codes you will use to redeem your complimentary run passes. He receives room updates every few days so it may take a few to get you the codes, but if you'd like to reach out to him you can send him an email with your confirmation code and he will respond with your codes! Please do not purchase a run pass if you are planning on reserving a room as it will charge you for the run pass.
Check back here as we reveal what items will be included in our run pass package this year or head to our online registration page to purchase yours now!
Want to help make Bear Bust XXVI run like clockwork? Well then sign up to be a volunteer! You can get the deails and find the form HERE!
Think you have what it takes to win the title of Mr. Perky Butt or Mr. Bear Bust 2017? Well then check out all the details and fill out the Contest Form and get ready to take on the other contestants!
Every year we host a HUGE outdoor vendor fair with some of the best in LGBT (and LGBT friendly) vendors from around the U.S. and we are always looking for more vendors to join the fun! If you have a product or service that you'd like to display during our event, download the application (click the button below) and email/fax it over today! The vendor fee for this years event is $25 for a single 10'x10' space and $50 for a double 20'x10' space. The vendor fee is due by October 12th and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Orlando Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence!