2020 Crosslake 17th Annual WinterFest

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Name: 2020 Crosslake 17th Annual WinterFest
Date: January 30, 2020 - February 1, 2020
Event Description:

The 2020 Lost WinterFest Medallion was located under the PAL Foundation bench on Manhattan Point Blvd and Hilltop Drive (near Summit Ave) at 11 a.m. following the release of the third clue.  Congratulations Robb Reed, Cruz and Karen Megazzini who will enjoy a prize basket of merchandise, gifts and services valued at more than $2,800 compliments of Crosslake Chamber member businesses!

2020 WinterFest SoupFest Winners
Judges Choice:
1st Place: Advantage Seamless Gutters - Chilly Philly
2nd Place: UR Country Doc - Sweet Gnocchi Onion
3rd Place: The Bourbon Room - Sausage Tortellini
Peoples Choice Culinary:
1st Place: Andy's Bar & Grill - Buffalo Chicken Chowder
2nd Place: The Wharf - Hungarian Mushroom
3rd Place: Zorbaz - Chicken Parmesan
Peoples Choice Amateur:
1st Place - Barstock Liquors - Loaded Baked Potato
2nd Place: Advantage Seamless Gutters - Chilly Philly
3rd Place: US Army Corps of Engineers - Not Your Mamas Chicken Soup

It's all happening in Crosslake on Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2020 with tons of old fashioned winter fun for the entire family!   It all begins Thurs., Jan. 30th as the first of three daily clues is released to guide you and your friends or family to the Hidden WinterFest Medallion!  Find it and cash in on a prize basket valued at hundreds courtesy of Crosslake Chamber Member businesses.  On Jan. 31, our Friday evening is time for outdoor activities at the Crosslake Community Center including iceskating, sledding, horse drawn sleigh rides and a fabulous fireworks display!  Rise and shine Saturday morning, Feb. 1 for the Firefighters pancake breakfast before taking part in the day's activities including a Spinning Ice Carousel, Bocce Ball Tournament, Pond Hockey Tournament, Helicopter Rides, Radar Runs, Bar Bingo, Italian Olympics, Kids Games, shopping, food and drink specials all over town plus the 17th Annual SoupFest. 


  • ON SALE NOW at Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar, Lake Country Crafts & Cone and Lundrigans in Town Square
    • ​2020 WinterFest Sweatshirts - all new design!  
    • 2020 WinterFest Hats - all new design!  Thick, warm and patched!  
  • ON SALE NOW at participating establishments
    • 2020 Coors Light Beer Koozie for $5 - will get you $3 Coors Light bottles on Fri Jan. 31 and Sat. Feb. 1 at Andy's Bar & Grill - Crosslake, The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery, The Cedar Chest, Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion Post #500, Manhattan's, Maucieri's Italian Bistro, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar, Riverside Saloon & Eatery, The Wharf and Zorbaz-Crozzlake
    • 2020 ​WinterFest Wristbands   - Available at every location listed and will save you hundreds of dollars on retails goods, services, food and drink on over WinterFest weekend!  

THURSDAY  Jan. 30, 2020 
9 a.m. Find the Lost Medallion -
First of three daily clues released at local merchants, on the Crosslake App and here!  
Find the Lost Medallion and cash in on a prize package valued at more than $1,000 courtesy of Chamber member businesses! 

FRIDAY  Jan 31,2020
9 a.m. Find the Lost Medallion - 2nd clue released

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.  Cabin Fever Carnival and Open Enrollment
Crosslake Community School (35808 CR 66)
Kids Games, Bake Walk, Food & Fun!  Meet Bobber the Water Safety Dog!

6:30 p.m.  Meat Raffle
Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion (35112 CR 3)

7 - 9 p.m.  Celebrate WinterFest!
Crosslake Community Center (14126 Daggett Pine Road) Bring your skates and sleds!
Ice Rink Skating, Snow Mountain, Bonfire & S'mores, Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides with Action Entertainment, Crosslake Fire Trucks on display, Games, Warming House, Hot Apple Cider, Free Chili compliments of Crosslake Lutheran Church, and Music with DJ "JP". WinterFest gear including sweatshirts, beer koozies and wristbands on sale too!
9 p.m.  WinterFest Fireworks! - by Flashing Thunder behind the Crosslake Community Center.

7 p.m. - 1 a.m. Music by DJ Mike

Andy's Bar & Grill (35453 CR 3)

8 p.m.  Trivia 
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant (37627 CR 66)

10:30 p.m. - 2 a.m.   Music by DJ's JP & Dana 
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)

SATURDAY  Feb.1, 2020

8 - 11 a.m.  Stonehouse Coffee Tasting
Lake Country Crafts & Cones (36084 CR 66)

8 - 11:30 a.m.  Crosslake Firefighters Pancake Breakfast 
Crosslake Lutheran Church (35960 CR 66)

9 a.m.  Find the Lost Medallion - 3rd and final clue released

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Craft & Vendor Show
Crosslake Community School (35808 CR 66)
email ly679@brainerd.net for participation information

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tiki Bar, Beach Bonfire and Taco & Nacho Bar

Manhattan Beach Lodge (39051 CR 66)

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Kids Craft/Games
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)

11 a.m. - Dusk   Helicopter Rides (weather permitting)
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)

12 p.m.  17th ANNUAL SOUPFEST COMPETITION BEGINS (until soup is gone)
Visit participating businesses offering soup samples and vote for your favorite! (MAP)
Trophies given for Peoples Culinary Choice, Peoples Amateur Choice and Overall Judges Choice
Download the Crosslake App to vote for your Peoples Choice favorites! .
12 p.m. Bocce Ball Tournament - all ages welcome
Riverside Saloon & Eatery (35322 CR 3)

12 - 3 p.m.  Family Fun  
US Army Corps of Engineers Campground (35507 CR 66)
Family fun with kids games, bonfire, s'mores and water safety t-shirts

12 - 4 p.m. Live Music featuring Andy Fischer
Manhattan Beach Lodge (39051 CR 66)

12 - 5 p.m. 1st Annual Pond Hockey Classic 
Crosslake Community Center Ice Rink (14126 Daggett Pine Road)
email commctrevents@gmail.com for team registration info

12:30 p.m.  Italian Olympics 
Maucieri's Italian Bistro (34650 CR 3)
Multiple bar games for prizes.

1 p.m.  Bingo (18+)
Manhattan's (39051 CR 66)

1 - 4 p.m.  Sno Barons Radar Runs and Spinning Ice Carousel on the Bay
(weather permitting)
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)

1 - 5 p.m. Karaoke with Paul & Lisa
Riverside Salon & Eatery (35322 CR 3)

1:30 p.m. Bingo
Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion (35112 CR 3)

2 p.m. $500 Mega Meat Raffle
Final package valued at more than $100
The Bourbon Room (38136 CR 66)

2 - 6 p.m. Live Music featuring Dylan Raph & Mark Johnson
The Cedar Chest (33350 CR 3)

4:30 p.m. - Seafood Raffle
Andy's Bar & Grill (35453 CR 3)

5 p.m. - Live Music featuring MoDell
The Bourbon Room (38136 CR 66)

7 p.m. - 1 a.m. Music by DJ Mike
Andy's Bar & Grill (35453 CR 3)

8 p.m. All day bonfire and Music by DJ Blackhouse 
The Wharf (12956 CR 16)

10 p.m. - 2 a.m.   Music by DJ's JP & Dana 
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)

Need Lodging?  Check out these preferred lodging partners.

The Brainerd Lakes Chamber extends a sincere thanks to the
2020 WinterFest Chairperson Jessica Eide - Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar and Committee Members: Tim & Beth Schalow - NMN Inc. and Northern Lakes Embroidery, Dawn Maucieri - Maucieri's Italian Bistro, Heather Jones - The Log Church (EFC), Pat Netko - Lake Country Crafts & Cones, Corrine Hodapp - US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground, Melissa Krueger - Hubbard Radio, Pam Cunningham - UR Country Doc, Becky Peterson - Whitefish Properties, and Cindy Myogeto and Polly Colip Schoen - Crosslake Chamber of Commerce

2019 WinterFest SoupFest Winners:
Judges Choice:

1st Place - Advantage Seamless Gutters
2nd Place - Zorbaz - Crozzlake
3rd Place - UR Country Doc

Peoples Choice Amateur:
1st Place - US Army Corps of Engineers
2nd Place - Advantage Seamless Gutters
3rd Place - Moonlite Square

Peoples Choice Culinary:
1st Place - Zorbaz - Crozzlake
2nd Place - Andy's Bar & Grill, WIne & Spirits
3rd Place - Manhattan's 

Bundle up the family and bring them to Crosslake for our 11th Annual WinerFest Celebration!
Begin your weekend on Thursday and locate the WinterFest Medallion for a prize package worth hundreds!
Enjoy many good ol'fashoned family friendly activities on Friday and Saturday!Businesses Click these links for Sponsorship opportunities and Participation opprotunities.

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Event Sponsors:

Blizzard Sponsor

Jack Frost Sponsor

Frostbite Sponsors

  • 66 Marine North
  • Barstock Liquors
  • Boyd Lodge
  • Crosslake Sheet Metal, Inc.
  • Crosslake Veterinary Practice, PA
  • Lakes Area Title Services LLC
  • NMN, Inc.
  • Pine Peaks Wedding & Event Center
  • Reed's Market and Gas Express
  • RiverWood Bank - Crosslake
  • The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery
  • The Clover Dash 5K and Kids Race
  • Waste Partners, Inc.
  • Wes Hanson Builders, Inc
  • West Shore Marketing
  • Whitefish Chain Yacht Club

Snowflake Sponsors

  • Advantage Seamless Gutters - Crosslake
  • Crosslake Ace Hardware
  • Kelli Engstrom Photography
  • Lake Country Crafts and Cones
  • Maucieri's, Inc.
  • Moonlite Square
  • Northland Press
  • Pine Peaks Gifts
  • Subway - Crosslake
  • The Wharf
  • UR Country Doc

Radar Run Sponsor

  • Sno Barons Snowmobile Club
Throughout Crosslake!
Contact Information:
218-692-4027 Cindy Myogeto

Purchase your $5 wristband at any of these participating businesses and cash in on deals and discounts all over Crosslake! (Valid Fri. Jan 31 and Sat. Feb 1 unless otherwise noted)

14 Lakes Craft Brewing Co. - $1 off any pint.
Andy's Bar & Grill - Wine & Spirits - $4 Whiteclaws, $7.95 two chili dogs with chips.
Barstock Liquors - $17.99 Coors Light 24-pack of 12 oz cans.
Clover Dash 5K & Kids' Race - Save $5 with code Winterfest  at 
CloverDash.ItsYourRace.com for the Crosslake St. Patrick's Run on March 14, 2020. (valid thru 2/15/2020)
Common Goods - $5 off a $25 or greater purchase.
Country Works - 29-cent color copies for month of February.
Crosslake Ace Hardware & Appliance - 20% off bucket sale - details in store.
Crosslake Coffee - 10% off any beverage.
Crosslake Drug - 25% off all items in the gift department.

Holiday Station Store Crosslake - Free 12 oz. coffee or cappuccino.
Honeyed Boutique - Free Honeystick Pillow Pack.
JAG Interior Solutions - 10% off any purchase through March 30, 2020.
Judy's House of Gifts - 20% off total purchase of regular-priced items.
Kelli Engstrom Photography - Two free 8x10" photos with purchase of any photo session - must be used in February 2020.
Kicks on Route 66 - 20% off "Art Crosslake" and "319" accessories & decor.
Lake Country Crafts & Cones - Free 12 oz. fresh brew StoneHouse coffee.
Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe - 20% off total sale store-wide (excludes framing and sale items).
Maucieri's Italian Bistro - Half-off flatbreads or wings.
Manhattan's Beach Lodge - $2 Manhattan's shots, $3 tap beers.
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar - $4 Vodka Redbull, $3 Bacardi cocktails, $3.50 Whiteclaws, $2 off appetizers, $3 off pizzas.
Moonlite Square Gas - 5 cents/gallon of gas.
Moonlite Square Liquor - 20% off regular-priced wine.
Pine Peaks Gifts - 25% off full price item of your choice.
Reed's Market - 24-pack Niagra water bottles for $1.99 (limit 2).
Riverside - Half-price tap beers.
Subway-Crosslake - Buy-one-get-one 6" sandwich with purchase of a 21 oz. drink.
The Bourbon Room - $3 Jagermeister shots, $3 sloppy joes (food Sat. only).
The Cedar Chest - $3 fireball shots, $3 Jagermeister shots,
$3.50 Whiteclaws, $5 mini-burgers w/ fries, $5 mini-corn dogs.
The Wharf - $4 rail drinks, $3 bartender choice tap beer, $4 wine, $5 cheeseburger basket, $6 fried shrimp basket.
Treasured Haven UpNorth - $5 off purchases over $30, plus additional in-store specials.
Zorbaz in Crozzlake - $3 Coors Light tap, $10 one-topping medium pizzas.

Purchase your 2020 Limited Edition Bottle Koozie and enjoy Coors Light bottles Fri and Sat. for just $3 each.  Koozies are $5 each and available at these Crosslake establishments:

Andy's Bar & Grill - Crosslake  - The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery - The Cedar Chest - Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion - Manhattan's Beach Lodge  - Maucieri's Italian Bistro - Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar - Riverside Saloon & Eatery  - The Wharf  - Zorbaz-Crozz Lake

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