2021 Crosslake 18th Annual WinterFest
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. On Feb. 5, our Friday evening is time for outdoor activities at the Crosslake Community Center including ice skating, sledding, and a fabulous fireworks display! Rise and shine Saturday morning, Feb. 6 for a full day of activities including Kite Flying, Ice skating, Helicopter Rides, shopping, food and drink specials all over town and of course SOUPFEST tasting begins at noon! (All events subject to change)
2021 WINTERFEST SWEATSHIRTS - HATS - FACEMASK BUFFS
- ON SALE NOW at Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar and Lake Country Crafts & Cones
- 2021 WinterFest Sweatshirts - all new design!
- WinterFest Hats -Thick, warm and patched!
- ON SALE beginning Jan. 22, 2021 at participating establishments
ALL EVENTS LISTED ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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!
5 - 9 p.m. - Bonfire
The Wharf 12986 CR 16
FRIDAY Feb. 5 ,2021
9 a.m. Find the Lost Medallion - 2nd clue released
3:34 - 6 p.m. Cabin Fever Kick off to Enrollment
Outdoor activities for kids - Live Music by Paper Covers Rock
4 - 9 p.m. Kids Eat Free
Manhattan's - 39051 CR 66
5 - 9 p.m. Bonfire
The Wharf -12986 CR 16
Celebrate WinterFest! OUTDOOR FAMILY FUN!
Crosslake Community Center (14126 Daggett Pine Road) is open all day!
Ice Rink and Pond Skating, Snow Mountain Sledding. Bundle up and bring your own Cocoa.
7 p.m. Bonfire to keep you warm as the warming house will be closed (restrooms available)
9 p.m. WinterFest Fireworks! - by Flashing Thunder behind the Crosslake Community Center.
SATURDAY Feb. 6, 2021
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Go Fly a Kite!
Moonlite Bay - literally anywhere on the entire north bay of Cross Lake!
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)
11 a.m. - Dusk Helicopter Rides (weather permitting)
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)
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
Tiki Bar, Patio and Beach Bonfire
12 - 3 p.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
Pick up your coloring contest form - for all ages- and win a new life jacket!
12 - 3 p.m. - SOUPFEST
Sample soups at business all over Crosslake and vote for your favorite!
5 - 8 p.m. Live Music featuring Mike Derus
The Bourbon Room - 38136 CR 66
5 - 10 p.m. Bonfire
The Wharf - 12986 CR 16
Need Lodging? Check out these preferred lodging partners.
This event and participating businesses are in compliance with MN State Executive order 21.01 and Covid safety protocol.
The Brainerd Lakes Chamber extends a sincere thanks to the
2021 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 - Crosslake Chamber of Commerce
2020 WinterFest SoupFest Winners
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.