2021 Crosslake 18th Annual WinterFest

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







The above SoupFest Voting button will go live promptly at 12 PM on Saturday, February 6th, 2021. The voting period will end at 3 PM. Vote here for your People's Choice favorite soup!


It's all happening in Crosslake Feb. 4 - 6, 2021 with good 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.  Enjoy activities at the Crosslake Community Center including ice skating, sledding,  and a fabulous drive-by fireworks display!  Rise and shine Saturday morning, Feb. 6 for a full day of activities including Kite Flying, Ice skating, shopping, food and drink specials all over town and of course SOUPFEST tasting begins at noon!   (All events subject to change)
2021 WINTERFEST SWEATSHIRTS and FACEMASK BUFFS

  • ON SALE NOW 
    • ​2021 WinterFest Sweatshirts - all new design!  Available at Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bay and Lake Country Crafts & Cones
    • 2021 WinterFest Facemask Buffs  - Available at Chamber member locations city-wide, will save you hundreds of dollars on retails goods, services, food, drinks and of course Coors Light Beer over the WinterFest weekend!  


ALL EVENTS LISTED ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
THURSDAY  Feb. 4, 2021 

Celebrate WinterFest! OUTDOOR FAMILY FUN!
Crosslake Community Center (14126 Daggett Pine Road) is open all day!  
Ice Rink and Pond Skating, Snow Mountain Sledding, Cross Country Skiing.  Bundle up and bring your own Cocoa.
Snowshoe rental available 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.


Ice Rink Skating on the Bay
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)

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 $1,500 courtesy of Chamber member businesses! 

5 - 10 p.m. - Bonfire
The Wharf 12986 CR 16

FRIDAY  Feb. 5 ,2021

Ice Skating Rink on the Bay
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)

9 a.m. Find the Lost Medallion - 2nd clue released

3:30 - 6 p.m. Cabin Fever Kick off to Enrollment
Crosslake Community School (35808 CR 66)
Outdoor activities for kids - Live Music featuring Paper Covers Rock 

4 - 9 p.m. Kids Eat Free
Manhattan's - 39051 CR 66

5 - 10 p.m. Bonfire
The Wharf -12986 CR 16

Celebrate WinterFest! OUTDOOR FAMILY FUN!
Crosslake Community Center (14126 Daggett Pine Road) - open all day!  
Ice Rink and Pond Skating, Snow Mountain Sledding, Cross Country Skiing.  Bundle up and bring your own Cocoa!
Snowshoe rental available 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Evening Bonfire to keep you warm as the warming house will be closed (restrooms available)
9 p.m.  WinterFest Drive-by Fireworks! - by Flashing Thunder behind the Crosslake Community Center.


SATURDAY  Feb. 6, 2021
Go Fly a Kite!
Moonlite Bay - literally anywhere on the entire north bay of Cross Lake!
Kites are available for purchase at Crosslake Ace Hardware and Lake Country Crafts & Cones


​Ice Rink Skating on the Bay
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)

Celebrate WinterFest! OUTDOOR FAMILY FUN!
Crosslake Community Center (14126 Daggett Pine Road) open all day!  
Ice Rink and Pond Skating, Snow Mountain Sledding, Cross Country Skiing.  Bundle up and bring your own Cocoa
Snowshoe rental available 8 a.m. - 12 noon


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

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Open House & Tours
Northern MN Railroad Trackers (36184 CR 66)

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Explore the Corps Scavenger Hunt 
US Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Area (35507 CR 66)

Use your mobile phone to guide you on a scavenger hunt through out the Corps property. Trivia questions, photo ops and tons of fun!  GO it alone, or operate as a team to complete missions and earn prizes!  
All ages welcome!

11 a.m. - 10 p.m.  WinterFest at Manhattan's (39051 CR 66)
Dress in your best Nordic gear for a chance to win a $250 gift card
Live patio music featuring Andy Fischer at 12PM and Shane Martin at 4PM
Enjoy the Tiki Bar, Patio and Beach Bonfire

12p.m. Outdoor Family Fun Activities at the Campgrounds
US Army Corps of Engineers (35507 CR 66)
Bonfire, Water Safety Swag and Paul Bunyan take home activities during SoupFest
Pick up your coloring contest form - for all ages- and win a new life jacket!

12 p.m. SOUPFEST
Soup samples served at 15 business throughout Crosslake
Download the Crosslake App and vote for your favorite soup by 3 p.m.

12:30  Outdoor Italian Olympics
Maucieri's Italian Bistro (34650 CR 3)


5 - 8 p.m. Live Music featuring Mike Derus
The Bourbon Room - 38136 CR 66

Find Outdoor Bon fires at your favorite Crosslake Establishments

Lodging?
 Check out these preferred lodging partners.
The WinterFest event activities organized by the Crosslake Chamber of Commerce are in compliance with MN State Executive order 21.01 with COVID-19 safety protocols as per WinterFest Preparedness Plan.

The Brainerd Lakes Chamber extends a sincere thanks to the
2021 WinterFest Chairperson Jessica Eide - Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar and Committee Members:  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 - Simply Rustic Floral Design, Pam Cunningham - UR Country Doc, Tim & Beth Schalow- NMN Inc./Northern Lakes Embroidery and Cindy Myogeto - Crosslake Chamber of Commerce



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.

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Contact Information:
218-692-4027 Cindy Myogeto
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