Mr. Illinois Bear Contest 2017, April 21

CHICAGO — It’s time for the Mr. Illinois Bear Contest!

Deadline to compete is April 14th. Email the application to

Titles Awarded:
Mr. Illinois Bear
Mr. Illinois Cub
Mr. Illinois Bear Hunter

Weekend Schedule:

Meet and Greet: Friday April 21st
Jackhammer @ 9pm

Contest: Saturday April 22nd
Leather Archives and Museum
With After party at Touché

Victory BBQ: Sunday April 23rd
Jackhammer @ 12pm

The judges for this year are:

  • Raymond Smith- Mr. North American Bear 2016
  • Gerald Cernak- Mr. Illinois Leather 2017
  • Slade Travis- Mr. Fetish Jackhammer 2017
  • Miguel Torres- Mr. Chicago Leather 2014
  • AJ Perdew- Mr. North American Bear 2017

The winners will go on to represent Illinois at the North American Bear Contest in Lexington, Ky. In February 2018.

Facebook event page:

Mr Illinois Bear Contest

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