Event Details

TBRU Highlights

 

Texas Bear Round-Up is an annual Bear Run hosted by the Dallas Bears and held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Featuring a multitude of events at the hotel all weekend long, as well as optional upgrades/off-site excursions to add on, this event caters specifically to bears, cubs, chubs, and their admirers.   TBRU is produced by a staff comprised solely of volunteers. The Dallas Bears are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The proceeds from TBRU are distributed to three local 501(c)(3) charities. It's a "party with a purpose."

Download the official TBRU 26 event schedule here.

 

Check our YAPP for event times and locations and up to the minute changes. You can download your digital schedule here.

 

Registration

On-Site Registration opens Thursday, March 24 at 12:00 pm CST.

What’s included in your Run Pass:
-         Nightly hospitality room, featuring a full open bar and house DJ
-         Videogame room
-         Movie screening room
-         Puppy Play Room (Co-Sponsored by DFW Kennel Club)
-         Daily “Friends of Bill W.” support meetings
-         Daily shuttles to/from the Gayborhood
-         Access to the 18,000+ sqft Vendor Market, featuring vendors from all over the world
-         Daily socials/mixers
-         Plenty of eye candy at our infamous Naughty Bear Bingo
-         Saturday evening Family Dinner
-         Sunday Afternoon Farewell BBQ Lunch
-         Mr. TBRU Contest & Underwear Auction
-         Various game shows/daytime entertainment
-         Optional excursions offered throughout the weekend

 

Hospitality

TBRU is famous for its Texas-sized Hospitality Suite. Join us nightly in the 21,000 square foot Marsalis Hall B for hospitality done right, Texas style. We’ll have complimentary drinks waiting for you served up by the friendliest staff. We will have a house DJ each night, places to sit and socialize, and plenty of space to mix and mingle as you meet up with old friends and make some new ones along the way. And don’t forget all the men!

 

First Timers (& Friends) Meet & Greet

Designed to help first time TBRU guests feel welcome and meet some new guys and get you started off on the right foot. Whether this is your first TBRU experience or not, everyone is invited to join in on the fun. There will be some ice breaker games and plenty of laughs.

 

Kick-Off Party & Costume Contest

Join the Dallas Bears as we officially kick-off TBRU 26. A brief welcome from our Moderator will proceed the on-stage Costume Contest with fabulous prizes. Use a "Venetian Masquerade" for your costume inspiration. Following the Kick-Off Party, the ballroom turns into our famous Hospitality Suite.

 

Mr. TBRU Contest

During our Family Dinner cheer on your favorite Bears, Cubs and Admirers in this fast-paced (one hour) contest as they compete to win the title in their category. One overall winner will also earn the title of Mr. TBRU. Are you interested in entering the contest? Read the contest details here .

 

Connections Lounge

Want a place to hang out that is a little less busy than the Hospitality Suite? Prefer to hang out somewhere that is alcohol-free? Then our Connections Lounge is for you! Here you’ll find a small selection of coffee via a Keurig machine, water, board games and card games.

 

Video Game Room

Setup with video and computer games, this the place for all you gamers to come hang out and meet fellow TBRU gamers.

 

Deaf Bears (& Friends) Socials

The Dallas Bears has a growing number of members who are deaf or hard of hearing. They will be hosting several social opportunities throughout the weekend as a time for all of the deaf and hard of hearing bears and friends who use ASL (American Sign Language) to gather.

 

 

Friends of Bill W

We support our Bear Family in Recovery. Join us for our daily meetings.


Raffle

Raffle tickets will be sold during the weekend and the winning tickets will be drawn Saturday night and posted by 10:00 pm outside the Hospitality Suite. Featuring a variety of prizes including electronics, beverages, videos, gift baskets, artwork, gift cards, run passes and more. The proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets go to our three beneficiaries.

Bear Yoga

Ever been curious to try yoga, but too scared to join a random studio? Join Chris Gonzalez (World Cub ‘19/‘20) for Bear Yoga!

Chris has 8+ years of yoga instruction under his belt and is ready to help you realize that yoga is for EVERY BODY! Leading you through a series of stretches and relaxation exercises, Chris will help to modify poses that typically seem out of reach and help you start to get more in tune with your body’s aches and pains, while showing you how to alleviate some of it! 

Bears of Color Reception

Join the Dallas Bears president as he hosts a special reception for our Bears of Color. Black Lives matter to the Dallas Bears and this annual reception is in your honor. We invite all of our black bears and family to join us for this smaller reception in your honor. Snacks and drinks will be served. See the schedule for time and location.

Asian Bear Reception

Join the Dallas Bears president as he hosts a special reception for our Asian bear family. We invite all of our Aisin bears and family to join us for this annual event - a smaller reception in your honor. Snacks and drinks will be served. See the schedule for time and location.

Osos Latino Reception

Join the Dallas Bears president as he hosts a special reception for our Latino bear family. We invite all of our Latin bears and family to join us for this smaller reception in your honor. Snacks and drinks will be served. See the schedule for time and location.


 

Food Events
TBRU Family Dinner

Join us Saturday night in the Reunion Ballroom for our annual TBRU Family Dinner.  Good food & good friends.

 

TBRU Texas BBQ

It just wouldn’t be right for you to visit Texas and not have some good ‘ole Texas BBQ! Join us Sunday at 12:00 pm for the “best BBQ in the world” at the closing ceremony. At the end of the closing ceremony, be the first to hear the theme and see the artwork for TBRU 27 (the best-kept secret in town – as only two people know the results). Our President bids farewell to our guests and gives thanks to the TBRU Planning Team, We also toast to the Future of TBRU and pray for the sanity of next year’s planning team.

 

Games
Naughty Bear Bingo

It’s bingo with an entertaining and naughty twist - a fusion of strip poker and bingo. The shy and timid should not attend. This is for all you naughty and adventurous attendees. Laughter, fun, nudity and prizes will abound.

 

Puppy Play Room

Pups and Handlers are welcome to this safe play space. Bring your pup gear and get ready to play with other pups.

 

Other Fun
“Church” at the Hidden Door

Sunday after the BBQ lunch, isn’t your mamma’s church! Join hundreds of Bears and lots of adult beverages for “church” Dallas-style on the patio of the Hidden Door. It’s a tradition that you just can’t miss!