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2013 Crosslake 10th Annual WinterFest

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Name: 2013 Crosslake 10th Annual WinterFest
Date: January 31, 2013 - February 2, 2013
Event Description:
 Bundle up the family and bring them to Crosslake for our 10th annual WinterFest celebration! Click here for Chamber preferred lodging options. $3 SoupMugs for Saturday's SoupFest will be available for purchase on Friday so you can take advantage of $2 Coors Light tap beer at participating establishments, and a $5 wristband will get your deals and discounts from participating merchants all over Crosslake! It's going to be an awesome WinterFest weekend in Crosslake!

Get your limited-edition 2013 Crosslake WinterFest sweatshirt on sale now at Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant, Lundrigan's in Town Square or Maucieri's Italian Bistro.


Culinary - Riverside Inn
Amateur - US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground

More than 250 votes were cast in this years SoupFest!  Thank you to all the participants and voters!

Crosslake locals Jill Gibbs, Crystal Schmidt and China Held found the WinterFest medallion near the entrance to the Crosslake Lutheran Church outdoor worship site on Daggett Pine Road Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. after just two clues!

These lucky ladies will cash in on a prize package with more than $1,000 from these local merchants!  66 Marine North, Andy's Liquor, Bar & Restaurant, BlackRidgeBANK, Crosslake Community School, Crosslake Drug, Goodwill, Crosslake/Fifty Lakes American Legion, Holiday Station Store, Itasca Leathergoods, Judy's House of Gifts, Lake Country Crafts & Cones, Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe, Manhattan's, Maucieri's Italian Bistro, Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant, Moonlite Square, Pine Peaks Gifts, Riverside Inn, Seaberg Motorsports, Simonson Lumber, Whitefish Lodge & Suites, Zorbaz and more!

Clue #1

It’s the 10th Anniversary of Crosslake’s WinterFest
And we’re celebrating the season at its best!
Activities, events and deals all around
Look high and low until the medallion is found. 

Clue #2
Fireworks will light the sky on Friday night

As the campfire warms you with its blazing light.
North of the bridge, but not to the Moon, the sunrise you might see
Family fun can be seen from this place where you want to be!  

Kids Coloring Contest under way! Pick up your coloring contest entry at Crosslake businesses or Click Here. Return your finished entry to the US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground before Saturday, Feb. 2 at 12 noon for judging.

Friday, February 1, 2013
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Cabin Fever Carnival - Crosslake Community Center
4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Celebrate WinterFest - Crosslake Community Center           
  • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
  • Bonfire with s'mores
  • Warming house open with coffee and cocoa
  • DJ "JP" of PremierPartyEntertainment.com
  • Outdoor Movies
  • Snow Mountain
  • Pond Skating
  • Meet "Bobber" The Water Safety Dog
  • Crosslake Fire Department Fire Truck display
  • Fireworks by Zambelli Pyrotechnics
        *************** FIREWORKS DISPLAY AT 8 PM ***************

6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Meat Raffle & Food Specials
Crosslake/Fifty Lakes American Legion
8 p.m. - Live Music featuring "Hailee & Jim"
The Wharf
8 p.m. Live Comedy - " Peter Hefty & Friends"
Pine Peaks Retreat & Event Center
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with Maucieri's food bufffet
8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Trivia Contest
10 p.m. - Close DJ "JP" of PremierPartyEntertainment.com
                                           Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant

Saturday, February 2, 2013
7:30 a.m. - noon Crosslake Firefighters Pancake Breakfast 
Crosslake Lutheran Church

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Trivia Contest
Andy's Liquor, Bar & Restaurant (winners posted at 5 p.m.)
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Anniversary Party
Crosslake Goodwill - Refreshments, Gift Certificate drawing
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 2nd Annual Vendor Extravaganza 
Pine Peaks Retreat & Event Center
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Rally
                                        Maucieri's Italian Bistro
11 a.m. - dusk Helicopter Rides (weather permitting)
                                        Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tiki Reunion Party
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Kids Games (indoor)
                                        Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant
12 p.m. until gone 10th Annual SoupFest    (Map) 
*offering $2 Coors Light Tap Beer with SoupMug 

                                    Andy's Bar, Liquor & Restaurant
        *Crosslake/Fifty Lakes American Legion
dar Chest
        Golden Horizons Assisted Living at Lundrigan's in Town Square
        Judy's House of Gifts
        Home Interior Supply
        Lake Country Crafts & Cones
        *Manhattan's - 2012 Culinary Golden Ladle Winner
        *Maucieri's Italian Bistro
        *Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant
                                                 Moonlite Square
        Prairie Bay Grill & Catering at Barstock Liquors
        Riverside Inn
        *The Wharf
                                                   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground

12 p.m. till gone Bake & Craft Sale
Crosslake/Fifty Lakes American Legion
12 p.m. Bocce Ball Tournament sign up
Riverside Inn
12 - 3 p.m. "Rock the Box"
The Wharf
12 - 3 p.m. Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides
Pine Peaks Retreat & Event Center

12 - 3 p.m. Ice Car Races
Cedar Chest
12 - 3 p.m. Snowman Building Contest, "Bobber" The Water Safety Dog coloring contest voting (Click here for entry - Winner announced at 3 pm), bonfire, smores, hot cocoa & meet Paul Bunyan! 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Campground)
1 p.m. Italian Olympics sign up
                                        Maucieri's Italian Bistro
1 - 4 p.m. Snowmobile Radar Runs
                                        Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant
2 p.m. Bar Bingo & Pizza
Crosslake/Fifty Lakes American Legion
5 - 9 p.m. Live Music featuring "Haliee & Jim"
The Wharf
8 p.m. Live Comedy - " Peter Hefty & Friends"
Pine Peaks Retreat & Event Center
Doors open at 6:30 with Maucieri's food buffet
9 p.m. - midnight Live Music - "Six to Midnight" 
Manhattan's (no cover)
9 p.m. - Close DJ Music
The Wharf
10 p.m. - Close DJ "JP" of PremierPartyEntertainment.com 
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant

Wristband Specials - specials good Feb. 1 & 2 unless otherwise noted
Andy's Liquor, Bar & Restaurant - $2 Coors Light 16oz.at the bar, $7.63 bucket of jello shots, $5 bottled wine, $16 Caribbean premix (all limited qty)
                          Barstock Liquor - 10% off unless already discounted or on sale
Cedar Chest - $2 Dr. McGillicuddy shots, Mini-burgers 2 for $3
Crosslake Drug - 50% off one item in the gift section
Goodwill-Crosslake - 50% off one item under $50
Crosslake Veterinary Practice - 50% off one oral health care product (Feb. 1-28)
Holiday Station Store - Crosslake - free 12 oz. coffee, hot cocoa or cappuccino
                                        Itasca Leathergoods - (2) leather coasters with each pair of moccasins purchased
Lake Country Crafts & Cones - free small coffee with purchase of any breakfast sandwich (Jan. 31 - Feb. 3)
Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe - 30% off one item
Manhattan's - $2 shots, $4 WinterFest cocktail
                                        Maucieri's Italian Bistro - $2 Hot Dog or Pizza slice, $5 Porketta sandwich, $1 Cocoa, $3 cocoa/ pepermint schnapps
                                        Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant Moonlite Square - $3.50 Vodka/Redbulls, $3 Captain Morgan Cocktails, $2 off apps, $3 off pizza(Sat. till 10p.m.) $2 Coors Light bottle (Sat. 10 p.m. - Close)
                                        Moonlite Square - free 12 oz coffee or hot cocoa
                                        Moonlite Square Liquor - 35% off select wines
Pine Peaks Apparel - 10% off purchase
Pine Peaks Restaurant - free beverage with meal purchase
Riverside Inn - 1/2 price appetizers (Sat.)
The Wharf - $2 domestic taps, $2 rail drinks, $1 jello shots
                                Zorbaz - $3 Bloody Mary's or $10 Macho Nachos

 The Brainerd Lakes Chamber extends a sincere thanks to the
2013 WinterFest Chairperson Jessica Eide - Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant and Committee Members: Dawn Maucieri - Maucieri's Italian Bistro, Heather Jones - North Country Lawn Care and Barstock Liquors, Pat Netko - Lake Country Crafts & Cones, Kelli Engstrom - Kelli Engstrom Photography, Bill & Debby Floerchinger - Northern Lakes Embroidery and Deb Griffith - US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground 

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Event Sponsors:



  • Crosslake Sheet Metal, Inc.
  • Frandsen Bank and Trust - Crosslake
  • JAG Interior Solutions, LLC
  • Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant and Bar
  • Pine Peaks Lodge and Suites
  • Pine Peaks Retreat and Event Center
  • Whitefish Lodge & Suites


  • Crosslake Veterinary Practice, LLC
  • Reed's Market and Gas Express
  • Sather Concrete Products, Inc.
  • The Cedar Chest
  • The Great Furniture Gallery
  • Whitefish Automotive


  • Appert's Foodservice
  • City of Crosslake
  • Echo Publishing and Printing
  • Kelli Engstrom Photography
  • Lake Country Crafts and Cones
  • Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe
  • Northland Press
  • Premier Party Entertainment
  • Viking Coca-Cola
  • WJJY 106.7 FM/Cool 103.5/B93.3/107.5 PowerLoon
Throughout Crosslake!
Date/Time Information:
January 31 through February 2, 2013
Contact Information:
218-692-4027 Cindy Myogeto
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