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Bearzaar 2021  was a success!

(Check back here later for news of Bearzaar 2022.)

Always the Saturday before Thanksgiving.


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THANK YOU  Kathy Thompson ! ! !


Bearzaar 2020 & 2021 (of November - always the Saturday before Thanksgiving) were hard won successes, as organizer Kathy Thompson (of Remax Reality) navigated the difficulties of producing this event during the pandemic restrictions. And Ms Thompson has successfully produced 20 years of Bearzaar at OHS for our greater community.


Kathy Thompson is passing the hand-crafted candy cane painted baton to a new manager, and we at OHS and the community at large want to thank her immensely.


OHS, the hundreds of vendors over the years, and the greater community extend our heartfelt thanks to Kathy Thompson for two decades of great organization and incredible care she has take to make our annual Bearzaaar a success. For so many Bearzaar marks the start of the holiday season in Olympia, Tumwater and Lacey.


Kathy Thompson,  THANK YOU ! ! !



You will BEARly believe all the handmade crafts & antiques available at the Annual Olympia High School BEARzaar this year. Hunt for that special gift at over 170 vendors.


Always the Saturday before Thanksgiving.


Admission and parking are free from11:00-4:00 but for $5 you can enter at 8:15 during the Early Bear Special or $1 from 9:00-11:00.

Check out the Raffle Hall where there is a sample of what each vendor is selling. Tickets are 2 for $1 and with over 170 vendors, there will be many choices. If your winning ticket is chosen, you will be emailed the next morning and can even pick up your prize that day!


So don't hibernate on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. You probably won't leave BEARhanded.


This event is a fundraiser for the OHS Associated Student Body (ASB).



Contact info:

Crystal Pate


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Olympia High School
1302 North Street, Olympia, WA 98501
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