2021 Crosslake 18th Annual WinterFest

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Name: 2021 Crosslake 18th Annual WinterFest
Date: February 4, 2021 - February 6, 2021
Event Description:

It's all happening in Crosslake Feb. 4 - 6, 2021 with tons of old fashioned winter fun for the entire family!   It all begins Thurs., Feb 4th 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 Feb. 5, our Friday evening is time for outdoor activities at the Crosslake Community Center including ice skating, sledding, horse drawn sleigh rides and a fabulous fireworks display!  Rise and shine Saturday morning, Feb. 6 for the Firefighters pancake breakfast before taking part in the day's activities including a Kite Flying Festival, 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 18th Annual SoupFest. 


  • ON SALE beginning Thurs. Nov 26 at Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar and  Lake Country Crafts & Cone 
    • ​2021 WinterFest Sweatshirts - all new design!  
    •  WinterFest Hats -Thick, warm and patched! 
  • ON SALE beginning Jan. 22, 2021 at participating establishments
    • 2021 Coors Light Beer Koozie $5 - will get you $3 Coors Light bottles on Fri Feb. 5 and Sat. Feb. 6 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
    • 2021 WinterFest Wristbands $5  - Available at locations city-wide, will save you hundreds of dollars on retails goods, services, food and drink over the WinterFest weekend!  

THURSDAY  Feb. 4, 2021 
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  Feb. 5 ,2021
9 a.m. Find the Lost Medallion - 2nd clue released

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.

SATURDAY  Feb. 6, 2021
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. - Dusk   Helicopter Rides (weather permitting)
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)

12 p.m.  18th NNUAL SOUPFEST COMPETITION BEGINS (until soup is gone)
Visit participating businesses offering soup samples and vote for your favorite!
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 - 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 - 5 p.m. 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 - 4 p.m.  Sno Barons Radar Runs and Spinning Ice Carousel on the Bay
(weather permitting)
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

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

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.

Event Media:
Throughout Crosslake!
Contact Information:
218-692-4027 Cindy Myogeto

Purchase your $5 wristband at  participating businesses and cash in on deals and discounts all over Crosslake! Valid Fri. Feb. 5 and Sat. Feb 6 


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