What is Drenched Fur?
Drenched Fur is Erie, PA's Bear Run annually held around the end of March or beginning of April and is available for Bears/Cubs, Daddy/Son, Otters/Wolfs, Chubs, Chasers and Friends!
Local organizers John and Gary in 2005 put on what is believed to be the area's first Bear event: Drenched Fur. About 80+ men went to Splash Lagoon Water Park during the daytime and about 150 men turn up at Trance Dance Club that evening for a performance by Kendall. An afternoon outing quickly grew into a successful one day event.
One of the things that has helped make Erie—and Drenched Fur—a destination for the bear community is the highlight of having an exclusive night time private event at Splash Lagoon, our local indoor water park resort.
Set in a tropical 84 degrees Polynesian atmosphere, Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park features the latest and most exciting rides in the water park industry today. Riders swirl and speed down slides, test their skills in adventure bay, get drenched by the 1,000 gallon tipping bucket, explore the interactive 5 story tiki tree house, float down the lazy river, relax in the family whirlpools and enjoy a variety of water activity areas. The Wild Waters Wave Pool is the largest indoor wave pool in the Eastern US. Everyone enjoys the 200,000 gallon wave pool with six different wave patters for hours of fun.
Adults can sip their favorite drinks in the Tiki Hut, Island Oasis Bar, or the Soggy Dollar Bar. When the surf goes out and great food is what you are hungry for, head into Laguna Grill or be tempted to stop in the Sweet Shoppe. The Surf Shop offers specialty merchandise and also local gift items. With more than an acre of water park fun, the Splash Lagoon complex is an amazing facility and has been a wonderful venue for the run all these years.
In addition to enjoying the fun wet times there, the weekend typically includes various activities which in past years have been bar night outings, day time tours, and entertainment events such as game shows, comedians, singers, and DJs. Each year the DF Committee works to make improvements and change things up slightly to prevent repeat run fatigue. Currently the run pleasantly retains an approximate 250 person capacity making it a smaller scale bear run. We like the opportunities provided to meet new and old friends and truly enjoy the time spent together.
For years Drenched Fur has been a great end of winter event weekend. So why don't you join us for The Best Little Run for Fun? We'd love to have you make a splash next year!