Dear Octobearfest Supporter and friend of the Front Range Bears,
For 21 years, Octobearfest has been Denver’s only bear centered weekend and one of our annual events, and we have taken great pride to presenting it to the community. However, this year, due to the lack of sponsorship, volunteers and advance registration, we felt we could not present to you the event that would live up to past years, and one that we would be proud of. After much discussion, the Front Range Bears Board of Directors and the OBF Chairmen have voted to cancel Octobearfest 2016. Our decision was not an easy one to make.
For those supporters who have already registered for the event, we are preparing a full refund check to be mail to you. Our goal is to have them in the mail by Friday. If you have not received your check by, Friday, July 22nd, please email chairman@octobearfest.
For those who have made hotel reservations at the Ramada Inn, we gave notice to the hotel last week to release the room block, however, it is your responsibility to cancel your reservation with the hotel directly. Please call them at 303-831-7700 to cancel your reservation. The hotel has confirmed that they will honor the group rate for anyone who wishes to keep their room reservations.
For those who have made airline reservations, we are sorry for the cancellation, and hope you will be able to either cancel or change your reservation. We realize this can create a burden for some of you, and we are very sorry for that.
Many of you are probably wondering about the future of Octobearfest. The Board of Directors is wondering the same thing, and is in discussion with our membership to see if we can continue this event. As soon as a decision can be made, we will inform you. If you have any suggestions for the Board and the Committee, please feel free to let us know at the email addresses below.
Again, we are sorry to deliver such bad news to you today. We hope you will understand the position we are in, and what prompt us to make this decision. We ask that you continue to support Front Range Bears with their other events.
Please feel free to address any comments to Chairman@octobearfest.org
OBF 2016 Committee &
Board of Directors
Front Range Bears