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2024 Winterfest Schedule Announced

Web posted January 16, 2024
For 22 years the Crosslake Chamber member businesses have 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: Official WinterFest Sweatshirts and Hats | Purchase at Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant and Lake Country Crafts & Cones.

Look for Koozies and Wristbands at participating businesses on January 19, 2024.

Buy one 2024 Slim Can Koozie for $5 at Andy's Bar & Grill, Cedar Chest, Maucieri's, Manhattan's, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar, Ox Lake Tavern, Rafferty's Pizza, Riverside Supper Club, The Wharf and Zorbaz-Crozzlake, and enjoy $4 Coors Light bottles and $5 White Claw cans Fri. Feb. 2 and Sat. Feb. 3 at all of these establishments!

2024 Wristbands are available for $5 at participating businesses offering a deal or discount. Save hundreds of dollars on retail goods, services, food, and drinks city-wide, and help  support the event.

(All events are subject to change)

THURSDAY, FEB. 1, 2024
9AM Find the Lost Medallion - First of three daily clues released at local merchants, on the Crosslake App, Find the Lost Medallion and cash in on a prize package courtesy of Chamber member businesses.

9AM - 5PM 20% off Boutique (some exclusions apply) @ Key Wellness

4:30 - 7:30PM Pizza, Wings & Pitchers @ Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion

6 - 8PM Loons & Lakes Trivia hosted by Shannon Watters of Watters Edge Realty, WAPOA, and the National Loon Center. Free to play. Bring lead tackle for points toward prizes @ 14 Lakes Craft Brewing

8PM Trivia @ Moonlite Bay

FRIDAY, FEB. 2, 2024
9AM Find the Lost Medallion - 2nd clue released

9AM - 5PM 20% off Boutique (some exclusions apply) @ Key Wellness

3 - 5:30PM @ Crosslake Community School Cabin Fever 2024/25 Enrollment Kickoff, Games, activities, school info, tours, snacks, and prize drawings - Free event.

5 - 8PM Live music featuring Mike Miller @ 14 Lakes Craft Brewing

5:30 - 6:30PM Meat Raffle @ Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion

6PM Live music featuring Mike Derus @ Manhattan's

6:30 - 8:30PM Celebrate WinterFest @ Crosslake Community Center - Outdoor Family Fun. Bring your sleds and skates. Fireworks at 8:30 pm. Warming House open, Hot cocoa, S'mores, Bonfires, DJ Music. Hot Chili provided by Moonlite Bay and served by the PAL Foundation, Games, and prizes courtesy of Dahlheimer Beverage

8:30PM FIREWORKS @ Crosslake Community Center 10PM - Close Dance with DJ's JP and Dana @ Moonlite Bay

SATURDAY, FEB. 3, 2024
8 - 11:30AM Crosslake Firefighters Pancake Breakfast @ Crosslake Lutheran Church

9AM Find the Lost Medallion - 3rd and final clue released

10AM-2PM Open House & Tours @ Northern MN Railroad Trackers

10AM - 3PM WinterFest Craft & Vendor Show @ The Gathering Event Center

11AM WinterFest Brunch & Bingo @ Manhattans - Register by 10:45am for Bingo

11AM - 1PM Kids WinterFest Tote Decorating @ Moonlite Bay

11AM - 3PM WinterFest Family Fun Zone @ Crosslake Town Square - Crafts, snow volcanoes, and building ice fairy gardens - Indoor and Outdoor

11 AM - 3PM Outdoor Ice Crystal Painting @ Squirrelly Mama

11AM - 3PM 20% off Boutique & Play Plinko @ Key Wellness - Win prizes and discounts (some exclusions apply)

12PM SOUPFEST
Soup samples served at participating businesses throughout Crosslake. Download the Crosslake App and vote for your favorite soup by 3pm.

12PM Live music featuring Shane Martin @ Manhattan's

12 - 2PM Italian Olympics @ Maucieri's

12 - 2PM Beer tasting @ Moonlite Square Liquor

12 - 3PM Bonfire & Smores', Color a T-shirt and Coloring Contest @ US Army Corps of Engineers/Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway

1 - 4PM Radar Runs on the Bay weather permitting @ Moonlite Bay

1:30 - 4PM Bingo @ Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion

2 - 5PM Live music featuring Mike Miller @ 14 Lakes Craft Brewing

3PM Live music featuring Shane Martin @ Manhattan's

4:30 - 6PM Surf & Turf Raffle @ Andy's Bar & Grill

7 - 10PM Live music featuring Mark Johnson & Brent Passarella @ Cedar Chest

10PM - Close Dance with DJs JP and Dana @ Moonlite Bay

The Crosslake Chamber extends a sincere thanks to the 2024 WinterFest Chairperson Jessica Eide, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar; Committee Members: Dawn Maucieri, Maucieri's Italian Bistro; Heather Jones, Pine View Daycare; 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 Schalow, NMN Inc./Northern Lakes Embroidery; Marlene Mingo, Crosslake Chamber Volunteer; Steve Spencer, Shoppe 218; Tim Valencia-Louden, Patriot Lakes Nutrition; TJ Gaumann, Crosslake Park & Rec Director; Cassidi Herrlich, Manhattan's; and Ali Beste & Cindy Myogeto, Crosslake Chamber.

2023 SoupFest Winners
Judges Choice:
1st Place - Maucieri's
2nd Place - Crosslake Coffee
3rd Place - Manhattan's

Peoples Choice Culinary:
1st Place - Andy's Bar & Grill
2nd Place - Maucieri's
3rd Place - Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion

Peoples Choice Amateur:
1st Place - Key Wellness
2nd Place - Whitefish at the Lakes Senior Living
3rd Place - US Army Corps of Engineers/Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway

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