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Campground With a Cause: Huggy Bear Campground to Host 11th Annual Benefit Event

Huggy Bear Campground (Ohio) is hosting its 11th annual benefit event for the children and families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

Photo courtesy of Huggy Bear Campground

Huggy Bear’s St. Jude Benefit and Showcase of Bands started in 2012 and happens during the month of July. Over the decade, the campground has raised over $1 million—benefiting the children and families at St. Jude.

The St. Jude Benefit and Showcase of Bands is happening this weekend, July 22-23, at the campground at 9065 Ringwald Road, Middle Point. Musical performances on Friday include Colt and Crew and Kaitlyn Schmit & the Move. Saturday’s lineup includes Erastus, Al’s Mixed up Band, and Good Night Gracie.

Aside from the live entertainment, there will also be a golf cart giveaway, a $20,000 cash giveaway, a 50/50 raffle, bike, and bucket raffles, a dog show, games for kids, a craft show, food trucks, and more.

Admission is $10 for the weekend for ages 16 and older. Ages 15 and under are free.

Photo courtesy of Huggy Bear Campground

Huggy Bear Campground prides itself as a family-friendly, kid-friendly campground offering tons of recreational activities.

According to its website, Huggy Bear’s story dates back to 1997, when Mike and Lorrie Niese took a leap of faith, packed up their three kids, and bought a small 80-site campground in Middle Point–known then as Huggy Beair. 

They changed the Beair to Bear and started from the ground up. Over the years, the Nieses have made changes and improvements to the campground, including an additional 317 campsites, a second swimming pool, a concert stage, and more. 

Huggy Bear has sites with electric, water, and sewer. Campers can also stay in the newly renovated cabins with twin bunk beds, futon and queen size bed along with a microwave, refrigerator, and private full bathroom.

The fun never ends with Huggy Bear’s amenities, including swimming pools, a splash pad, a mini-golf course, a playground, and more. 

For more information, visit https://www.huggybearcampground.com/

Featured image from Huggy Bear Campground.

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February 16, 2024 2:24 pm

The 11th Annual St. Jude Benefit and Showcase of Bands at Huggy Bear Campground is a remarkable event that truly brings the community together for a great cause. The commitment of the organizers and the support from everyone involved make it particularly noteworthy. In addition to the outstanding musical performances and activities, the delightful food and interactive workshops promise an enjoyable day for all.

May 25, 2024 5:42 am
Reply to  LovingHeart12

I really enjoy how this event gathers everyone together for a good cause! 😊 It’s fantastic that they’re doing this for the 11th time. By the way, have you seen the new auction items this year? They’re super exciting!


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