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Published 01.07.2024

Bear Festival 8.-10.8.2024

Welcome to Ilomantsi!

Bear Festival Carving Events 2024: Team Sculpting Competition and Company Bear Sculpting

Thursday, August 8, 2024 11:00 AM: Bear Festival Opening Ceremony, Ilomantsi Market Square. Introduction of the 2024 chainsaw sculptors and the traditional chainsaw fanfare.

12:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Team Sculpting Competition Day 1 at Bear Forest

The theme of the Team Carving Competition is "Let's Play," aiming to create sculptures that captivate children's interest, with the bear featured as at least one element.

Friday, August 9, 2024 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Team Sculpting Competition Day 2 at Bear Forest

Saturday, August 10, 2024 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM: ILO!COMPANY Bear Sculpting Day in Ilomantsi Center. This day is made possible through the support of businesses sponsoring the Bear Festival.

4:00 PM: Team Carving Competition Awards Ceremony at Ilomantsi Market Square