May 03 - 05 2019


5:00 PM - 1:00 PM



Meet In The Middle 2019

!!!!***Please help us plan for the amount of attendees by pre-registering at the Eventbrite link in this event listing. All pre-registrations will receive an extra gift as a thank you.***!!!!

****Registration Closed****


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Attention bears, cubs, otters, daddies and admirers of the like!

Meet in the Middle is back for its seventh consecutive year in Columbia, Missouri.

This year join the Column Bears – Columbia, Kansas City Bear Mafia – Kansas City, Show Me Bears – St. Louis, and Ozark Bears – Springfield as we throw the biggest bear party in Central Missouri in 2019! We’ve also branched out and invited Big O! Bears – Omaha, Capital Bears Group – Central Iowa Bear Group – Des Moines, Northwest Arkansas Bears, River City Bears – Peoria and more!

Each person is responsible for his own food, door covers, alcohol, room costs, outings and other incidentals.

This year we return to the Super 8 Columbia East and reservations will be done via phone. (If they say the room block is full, please message a Column Bears Admin and we will arrange for more rooms in the room block.) We’ve managed to get even lower rates than last year for the rooms!

Hotel Information:

Super 8 Columbia East
5700 Freedom Drive
Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 474-8307

Holiday Inn East
915 Port Way, Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 474-4444
Group Reservation Code: MIM
You must call the hotel, put a credit/debit card on file ($0 charged until check-in) and mention Group Code: MIM to receive the special contract rates.
***Room Block Reservations Must Be Made Prior to 04/02/2019 and do not include breakfast at this hotel.***
Nightly Rates:
Double Queen Standard Room – $109.00
King Standard Room – $109.00
Double Queen Suite Room – $124.00
***This is a family-oriented hotel and you will need to behave respectfully as we do not have the entire hotel to ourselves. The pool party will be hosted at the Super 8 East. Please see schedule for location of events.***

***Weekend Schedule***

Friday May 3rd, 2019

5:00pm – 8:00pm: Cocktail Hour / Dinner Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
7:00pm – 9:00pm: Free HIV Testing provided by Spectrum Health Care – Missouri @ Yin Yang Night Club
9:30pm – 11:30pm: Bearlesque @ Yin Yang Night Club Featuring Missouri Talent as well as adult entertainers: Luis Vega & Dean Gauge
11:30pm – 1:15am: GlowParty @ Yin Yang Night Club with Clothing Check provided by City of Fountains Sisters, ShotBears by the Column Bears.

Saturday May 4th, 2019

10:30am – 12:00pm: Brunch MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company
12:00pm – 4:00pm: Outings (Two options: “The Fast And The FURiest” or “The Art Of Drinking (starts at 1pm)”)
3:00pm – 6:00pm: Pool Party @ Super 8 East
6:30pm – 8:30pm: Dinner Provided by Pitt of the Arch and Column Pub and served by Prime Timers Mid Missouri.
9:00pm: Bearaoke – Games – Raffle – 50/50 Raffle -ShotBears provided by the Column Bears and Clothing Check provided by the Fourth City Sisters

(Raffle item pickup details to be announced at Arch & Column Pub)

Sunday May 5th, 2019

10:00am – 1:00pm: Brunch @ The Heidleberg (Reservation is under Meet In The Middle)


**The hotel has agreed to let the pool stay open late each night. While this is not an official Meet In The Middle organized event, it is a treat that you may use to relax after a busy day.**


Location Information
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
205 E Nifong Blvd Suite 200
Columbia, MO 65203

Yin Yang Night Club
128 E Nifong Blvd Suite E
Columbia, MO 65203

MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company
1007 E Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201

DogMaster Distillery – (The Art Of Drinking)
210 St James St
Columbia, MO 65201

Midway Golf & Games – (The Fast and the FURiest)
5500 W Van Horn Tavern Rd
Columbia, MO 65203

Arch and Column Pub
1301 Business Loop 70 E
Columbia, MO 65201

The Heidelberg
410 S 9th St
Columbia, MO 65201

Super 8 Columbia East
5700 Freedom Drive
Columbia, MO 65202

Holiday Inn Columbia-East
915 Port Way
Columbia, MO 65201


The event is finished.