2023 WinterFest in Crosslake

Saturday, February 4, 2023


For 21 years we've been celebrating WinterFest in Crosslake with good old fashioned winter fun for the entire family! Three days of indoor and outdoor activities throughout Crosslake for all ages to enjoy!

Get all the WinterFest gear to immerse yourself in ALL the fun!  

  • 2023 WinterFest Sweatshirts at Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant and Lake Country Crafts & Cones.
  • Koozies and Wristbands: 
    • 2023 Coors Light Beer Koozies: Buy one for $5 at Andy's Bar & Grill, Cedar Chest, Crosslake American Legion, Maucieri's, Manhattan's, Moonlite Bay, Ox Lake Tavern, Rafferty's Pizza, Riverside Inn, The Wharf and Zorbaz-Crozzlake, and enjoy $3.50 Coors Light bottles Fri. Feb. 3rd and Sat. Feb. 4th. at all of these establishments!
    • 2023 Wristbands: wristbands available for $5 at participating business offering a deal or discount. Save hundreds of dollars on retail goods, services, food, and drinks city-wide on Friday, February 3rd and Saturday, February 4th, and help support the event!



  • 9AM // 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 courtesy of Chamber member businesses!
  • 6 - 8PM // Loons & Lakes Trivia hosted by Shannon Watters of Watters Edge KW Realty Professionals, WAPOA and the National Loon Center. Free to play.  Bring lead tackle for points toward prizes (14 Lakes Craft Brewing (36846 CR 66)
  • 8PM // Trivia (Moonlite Bay 37627 CR 66)


  • 8AM-5:30PM // 20% off Bucket Sale (Crosslake Ace Hardware 35592 Pioneer Drive)
  • 9AM // Find the Lost Medallion! 2nd clue released 
  • 3:30-6PM // Crosslake Community School Cabin Fever Carnival Kickoff 2023/2024 School Enrollment with games & food!
  • 4PM // Raffle Drawing for Vintage WinterFest sweatshirts at Common Goods (35562 CR 66) Arrive early to get your tickets!   
  • 7-9PM // Celebrate WinterFest! Outdoor family fun! (Crosslake Community Center 14126 Daggett Pine Road) Bring your sleds and skates!  Warming House open, Hot cocoa, S'mores, Bonfires, Horse-drawn Sleigh rides, DJ Music and Hot Chili provided by Moonlite Bay and served by the PAL Foundation, games and prizes courtesy of Dahlheimer Beverage, and NorthStar Fireworks at 9pm.
  • 9PM // FIREWORKS (Crosslake Community Center 14126 Daggett Pine Road)
  • 7-10PM // Live Music featuring Mike Derus (Manhattan's 39051 CR 66)
  • 10PM-Close // Dance with DJ's JP and Dana (Moonlite Bay 37627 CR 66)


  • 8-11:30AM // Crosslake Firefighters Pancake Breakfast (Crosslake Lutheran Church 35960 CR 3)
  • 8AM-5:30PM // 20% off Bucket Sale (Crosslake Ace Hardware 35592 Pioneer Drive)
  • 9AM // Find the Lost Medallion - 3rd and final clue released 
  • 9AM-5PM // Plinko - win prizes and deals (Key Wellness 35752 Allen Ave)
  • 10AM-2PM // Brunch at 10, Bingo reservations till 10:45, Bingo begins at 11am (Manhattan's 39051 CR66)
  • 10AM-2PM // Open House & Tours (Northern MN Railroad Trackers 36184 CR 66) 
  • 10AM-3PM // WinterFest Craft & Vendor Fair (The Gathering 34212 CR 3)
  • 10AM-5PM // Rock Decorating Contest - all supplies provided - winners announced Sunday online and displayed in the new Crosslake Town Square landscaping (Squirrelly Mama 14295 Gould Street)
  • 10AM-5PM // Snowman Building Contest - participants will each get a section of snow to create their sculpture - winners announced at 5 pm. (Crosslake Town Square 35770 Allen Ave)
  • 11AM // Manhattan's Bingo - SOLD OUT
  • 11AM-1PM // Kids WinterFest Tote Decorating (Moonlite Bay 37627 CR 66)
  • 12PM // SOUPFEST! Soup samples served at participating business throughout Crosslake.  Download the Crosslake App and vote for your favorite soup by 3PM.
  • 12-2PM // Italian Olympics (Maucieri's 36450 CR 3)
  • 12-3PM // Bonfire & Smores', Hot Chocolate, Color a T-shirt and Coloring Contest  (US Army Corps of Engineers/Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway 35507 CR 66)
  • 1-4PM // Radar Runs on the Bay (Moonlite Bay 37627 CR 66)
  • 2-9PM // Live music featuring Shane Martin 2-5pm and Emily Hammer 6-9pm (Manhattan's 39051 CR 66)
  • 3-6PM // Live music featuring Mike Miller (14 Lakes Brewing Co 36846 CR 66)
  • 4:30-6PM // Surf & Turf Raffle (Andy's Bar & Grill 35453 CR 3) 
  • 6 - 9PM // Live music featuring Lisa Wenger (Maucieri's 36450 CR 3)
  • 7-10PM // Live music featuring Mark & Brent (Cedar Chest 33350 CR 3)
  • 8PM // DJ music and bonfire (The Wharf 12986 CR 16)
  • 10PM-Close // Dance with DJ's JP and Dana (Moonlite Bay 37627 CR 66)

WinterFest Committee
The Crosslake Chamber extends a sincere thanks to the 2023 WinterFest Chairperson Jessica Eide, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar, and Committee Members: Dawn Maucieri, Maucieri's Italian Bistro; Heather Jones, The Log Church; 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; Marlene Mingo, Crosslake Chamber Volunteer; Jackie Wipper, Squirrelly Mama; Tim Valencia-Louden, Patriot Lakes Nutrition; TJ Gaumann, Crosslake Park & Rec Director and Cindy Myogeto, Crosslake Chamber.

2022 SoupFest Winners!

Judges Choice

  • 1st Place – Cedar Chest
  • 2nd Place – Maucieri’s Italian Bistro
  • 3rd Place – Golden Horizons Assisted Living and Memory Care Center

Peoples Choice Culinary

  • 1st Place - Andy’s Bar & Grill 
  • 2nd Place – Cedar Chest
  • 3rd Place – Zorbaz on Crozzlake

Peoples Choice Amateur

  • 1st Place – US Army Corps/Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway
  • 2nd Place – 14 Lakes Craft Brewing
  • 3rd Place – TIE – Subway and Whitefish at the Lakes Senior Living

Congratulations to our 2022 winners: Bryan Smith, Dan Linder, Rose Hoffman, Aaron Devine for locating the Lost Medallion after just 2 clues at the intersection of Rt 66 and Daggett Pine Road.  


Buy your 2023 Coors Light Koozie ($5) to enjoy $3.50 Coors Light bottles at Andy's Bar & Grill, Cedar Chest, Crosslake American Legion, Maucieri's, Manhattan's, Moonlite Bay, Ox Lake Tavern, Rafferty's Pizza, Riverside Inn, The Wharf and Zorbaz Crozzlake on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3-4, 2023.

Buy your 2023 WinterFest Wristband ($5) to help support the event, and save hundreds of dollars at merchants Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3-4, 2023.  Wristbands available for purchase at the Crosslake Chamber of Commerce and the following Chamber member businesses.


66 MARINE NORTH - $500 off any Whitefish Ice House by Glacier; Boat Show discounts on Sylvan Pontoons and Tige Surf Boats

ABOVE AND BEYOND HOMES - 15% off (up to $500) vacation rental booking from www.stayonthechain.com; Complimentary professional photography package with new vacation rental listing

ANDY'S BAR & GRILL - $4 BBQ Pulled pork sandwich

BARSTOCK LIQUORS - Coors Light and Coors Banquet 24pk 12oz cans $19.99

CEDAR CHEST - $4 Root Beer Float shot; $5 Coney Island Dog w/chips

COMMON GOODS - $5 off a $30 or more purchase

CROSSLAKE ACE HARDWARE - 20% off regular priced items - (some exclusions/see store for details)

CROSSLAKE COFFEE - $1 off any beverage

CROSSLAKE DRUG - 30% off gift items

CROSSLAKE TOWN SQUARE - Free hot chocolate during snowman building contest for participants & viewers

CROSSLAKE VACATIONS & RENTALS - Save 10% on 2023 daily pontoon rental booked during WinterFest

HOLIDAY STATION STORE - free 12 oz coffee or cappuccino or small fountain drink

JUST JILLYS SALON - Free eyebrow wax with any service booked in February

LAKE COUNTRY CRAFTS & CONES - Free 12 oz cup fresh brewed Stone House coffee

LARRY'S LAKE RENTALS - Free towable with 2023 fishing or pontoon boat rental booked in February

MANHATTAN'S - $10 Loaded Bloody Mary; $3 WinterFest Shot; $5 WinterFest Cocktail

MOONLITE BAY FAMILY RESTAURANT & BAR - $5 White Claw; $6 Vodka Red Bull; $2 off any appetizer; $3 off any 12' or 14' pizza

NATIONAL LOON CENTE- Free "Color the Loons" coloring book with every purchase


NORTHERN TREE & LANDSCAPING - $250 off any purchase of $1,000+

PATRIOT LAKES NUTRITION - $2 off any Mega Tea + Boba

PINE PEAKS GIFTS - 25% off one regular priced item

RAFFERTYS PIZZA - CROSSLAKE - Free appetizer with purchase of large pizza

RIVERSIDE INN - $3.50 Coors Light tap; $5 Pulled pork sandwich

SIMPLY RUSTIC FLORAL DESIGN - $5 off a $50+ purchase of fresh flowers or live plants

SQUIRRELLY MAMA - Spin prize wheel with any $20+ purchase

THE WHARF - $4 rails, $3.50 domestic tap

ZORBAZ - free chips & salza with purchase of large pizza


Crosslake, MN 56442
Event Contact
Cindy Myogeto
(218) 692-4027
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