The Dallas Bears’ Texas Bear Round-Up began circa 1995 with a hand full of Dallas Bears members coordinating their first event. The event was attended mostly by the Bear community in Texas. A small event with lots of Fun, Fur and Frolic. Each year TBRU has grown in numbers and in purpose. Once a small friendly bear, TBRU has grown into a large Bear family reunion and fundraiser.
TBRU 7 began our robust growth period. The Dallas Bears have continuously evolved TBRU – going from a chair person organized event to a co-chair system and now to a large team effort lead by a moderator. In the last 4 years TBRU attendance has grown by 200 people each year. In 2012 at TBRU 17 we hosted over 1,700 registrants.
TBRU is a party with a purpose. Our international Bear family comes together in Dallas every third weekend in March. It has commonly been called a Big Bear Reunion – a time we see our Bear friends from all over the world. It is always fun to see some many familiar faces and to meet new ones. TBRU feeds our souls, but it also does a lot of good work in the community. Each year the Dallas Bears take the proceeds from TBRU and donates them to local charities. The members of the Dallas Bears, and friends, work diligently all year long to produce a fun event and to raise as much money as possible for our charities. In 2012 at TBRU 17 we gave $58,000 to local charities.
We hope that you will consider coming to Texas Bear Round Up. With almost 2,000 fellow Bear community members, Food, Entertainment, Tasty Refreshing Beverages, Games, Contest, our Infamous Hospitality Suite and much, much more you are destined to have a wonderful time.