Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: When is this thing happening?

A: Big Bear ROMP 2020 weekend is going to be Thursday, August 20 through Sunday, August 23, 2020.  COVID is a concern all of us have, however at this time the weekend is still moving forward.

Q: How do I get to Big Bear?

A: For your convenience we’ll include simple directions at the bottom of the Ride & Stay page. Be sure to print these out, they’ll bring you right to the host hotel!

Q: How do I find Pass Registration and the events once I get there?

A: That’s easy! Event registration is in the hotel lobby, opposite the front desk. We’ll have a list of locations and addresses for each event. And don’t sweat it if you have a late arrival – you can register at any of the events, too.

Q: Where’s more info on events?

A: See the PLAY page. Events/Venues are subject to change without notice.

Q: What is the weather like?

A: Big Bear sees 300+ days of sunshine each year, usually with little or no clouds. You’ll also be just above 5,000 feet where the sun is much stronger than back in Kansas. Be sure to bring hats and sunscreen – and be sure to use them! Casual resort wear is just fine – shorts, short-sleeve shirts, flip flops, etc. Also, due to the elevation, 1 drink = 2. Fun, huh? That means you’ll get beer goggles much faster than usual, hon. During the weekend, and before and after events where you’re consuming alcohol, be sure to drink plenty of water. It’s easy to get dehydrated, and that’s the most common way to miss out on the ROMPing around. ; )

Q: Who should attend?

A: Everyone! While the majority of fellas are part of the bear community, we encourage cubs, otters and other men who are 21+ to join in the fun. We’re all about inclusion and celebrating diversity.

Q: Do I need a ROMP Weekend Pass to attend?

A: It’s highly encouraged! A ROMP Weekend Pass is required to attend all official events, both at the host hotel and at off-site venues. You’re also able to wait until day-of to purchase event-specific tickets – if any are left. When you check in at the ROMP Registration table at the host hotel you’ll be provided with your weekend pass. You’ll present your pass at each event and be provided with an event-specific wristband. Wristbands will be required to enter all official events.

Q: Is there just one pass option?

A: Big Bear ROMP offers different pass options. Passes must be purchased in advance online.

Q: Will passes be available at the door?

A: No. Passes may only be purchased online. If event-specific tickets are available you may purchase them at the door. Purchase your ROMP Weekend Pass as early as possible so that you don’t miss the fun!

Q: What about Big Bear ROMP pre-comers (early arrivers)?

A: Head up a bit early and mingle (especially the shy ones) and enjoy the pre-comers Party on Thursday starting at 6pm on the back patio at Murray’s Saloon (672 Cottage Lane)! It will also allow you more time to become acclimated to the elevation, and to explore the village and all Big Bear has to offer long before the official events start.

Q: Is this a clothing-optional event?

A: Big Bear Lake is nestled in the San Bernardino National Forest, which is primarily federal land – so no public nudity is legal. But what you do behind closed doors…

Q: What if I need to cancel?

A: We’ll be very sad, because you’ll be missing out on an amazing weekend! But life happens and we understand. Cancellations are subject to a $55 processing fee. There will be no cancellations after May 1. Should Big Bear ROMP 2020 Weekend cancel due to COVID reasons your weekend pass would be valid for 2021, and automatically upgraded to VIP.

Q: I’m interested in volunteering – How do I?

A: Thank you for your interest in volunteering! We can’t put on a world-class event without world-class help. After a lengthy interview process and physical fitness test we’ll assess your social skills and volunteering aptitude. Just kidding. Learn more.

Q: What’s the ROMP Vendor Marketplace?

A: If you offer a product or service that you’d like to directly reach your target audience, this is a great opportunity. From travel to apparel and more, attendees will be eager to learn all about what you have to offer. Find out more. If we have not answered your question, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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