2020 Crosslake 17th Annual WinterFest

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

It's all happening in Crosslake on Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2020 with tons of old fashioned winter fun for the entire family!   Rise and shine Saturday morning 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. 

2020 Limited edition 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, Manhattan's, Maucieri's Italian Bistro, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant, Riverside Saloon & Eatery, The Wharf, Zorbaz-Crozzlake

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

4 - 6 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, Crosslake Fire Trucks on display, Games, Warming House, Hot Apple Cider, Music with DJ "JP". WinterFest gear including sweatshirts, beer koozies and wristbands on sale too!
9 p.m.  Fireworks display

8 p.m.  Trivia 

Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant (37627 CR 66)

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

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

8 - 11 a.m.  Stonehouse Coffee Tasting
Lake Country Crafts & Cones

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

9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Craft & Vendor Show
Crosslake Community School (35808 CR 66)
email ly679@brainerd.net for participation information

11 a.m.  Tiki Bar & Beach Bonfire
Manhattan Beach Lodge (39051 CR 66)

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Kids 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! 
Trophies given for Peoples Culinary Choice, Peoples Amateur Choice and Overall Judges Choice (as chosen by representatives from the Ideal Sno Pros) 
Download the Crosslake App to vote for your Peoples Choice favorites and you could win a prize package valued at $300 courtesy of Whitefish Properties, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar and Lake Country Crafts & Cones.
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)
Bonfire, s'mores, Coloring Contest, water safety T-shirt color-ons

12 - 3 p.m. Beer Tasting featuring Lagunitas Brewing 
Barstock Liquors (35579 Pioneer Drive)

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

1 p.m.  Italian Outdoor Olympics 
Maucieri's Italian Bistro (34650 CR 3)

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

1 - 4 p.m.  Radar Runs and Spinning Ice Carousel on the Bay
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. Bar Bingo
Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion (35112 CR 3)

3 p.m. Electronic Horse Racing on the Big Screen (cash payouts)
The Bourbon Room (38136 CR 66)

3 - 7 p.m. All Day Bonfire and Live Music 
The Wharf (12956 CR 16)

3:30 - 6:30 p.m. Live Music 
Manhattan's (39051 CR 66)

4 - 8 p.m. Live Music 
The Cedar Chest (33350 CR 3)

7 p.m. Live Music 
Maucieri's Italian Bistro (34650 CR 3)

7 - 9 p.m.  Live Music 
14 Lakes Craft Brewing (36846 CR 66)

8 p.m. - 12 a.m.  DJ Music
Andy's Bar & Grill (35453 CR 3)

8 p.m. - Close  DJ Music
The Wharf (12956 CR 16)

9 p.m. Live Music 
The Bourbon Room (38136 CR 66)

10 p.m. - 2 a.m.  DJ's JP & Dana
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar

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 - Barstock Liquors, Pat Netko - Lake Country Crafts & Cones, Corrine Hodapp - US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground, Cindy Myogeto and Bill Monroe - 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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  • Sno Barons Snowmobile Club
Throughout Crosslake!
Date/Time Information:
Jan. 30 through Feb. 1, 2020
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. Jan 31 and Sat. Feb 1 unless otherwise noted)
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