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32nd Annual BizBee

April 18th | 6:00 p.m.

Westmark Fairbanks Hotel, 813 Noble st, Fairbanks, AK

This is a team spelling bee consisting of THREE people and a cheering squad! Teams are highly encouraged to lean into the theme: costumes, company swag, table decorations, etc. A FREE $50 word-pass will be awarded to the team with the best-decorated spectator table. Bring your team or company banner, sign, poster to hang in front of your team table (maximum size 2.5 feet x 5 feet).


The event will be held at Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Convention Center, Gold Room, 813 Noble Street. Table decoration may start as early as 5:00 p.m. All teams must arrive by 6:00 p.m. for dinner and rules briefing. Instructions to participants will be given approximately at 6:45 in the Gold Room this year. Want to purchase word passes, word throw outs, round buybacks? You may do so on your registration or at the event.


Questions? Contact Lucie Magrath, (907) 456-6212,


Event Agenda

Thursday, April 18, 2024 | Westmark Fairbanks Hotel 


4:00 - 5:30 p.m. - Representatives from teams may arrive to decorate their team and supporter tables.

5:00 p.m. - Food is served!

5:30 p.m. - Going over the rules with teams


5:45 p.m. - Table decoration judges judge tables at this time. Team members are free to take a break until 6:45 p.m.


5:45 p.m. - Judges, timekeeper, scorekeepers, and team spellers will meet. We

will go over BizBee rules, ask if there are any team substitutions, and answer any questions.


Begin the Bee!

6:00 p.m. - Master of Ceremonies/Pronouncer ready to begin. MC announces which team won the table decoration contest and awards a word pass.

7:30 - 7:45 p.m. (approximately) - Intermission


7:45 p.m. - Another Round Bee-gins

8:15 p.m - Raffle Drawing 

8:30 p.m. - On with BizBee until we have a winner!

Join the Buzz and Register Your Team Today!

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