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2017 Crosslake 14th Annual WinterFest

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Name: 2017 Crosslake 14th Annual WinterFest
Date: February 2, 2017 - February 4, 2017
Event Description:

The WinterFest Medallion has been found!  Keri Wooden and her children Leif(11), Kale(8), Reid(6) and Macy(3) found it at the Crosslake Historical Society near and cart and milk cans. The will enjoy a gift package valued at more than $1,500 worth of products and services donated by local merchants including  66 Marine, Barstock Liquors, Cedar Chest, Cherry Berry - Baxter, Crosslake Ace Hardware, Appliance & Laundromat, Crosslake Chamber of Commerce, Crosslake Community School, Crosslake Drug, Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion, D&D Beer Co., Judy's House of Gifts, LA Lawn Care, Lake Country Crafts & Cones, Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe,  Lakes Proud, Larson Group Real Estate, Manhattan's, Maucieri's Italian Bistro, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar, Moonlite Square & Liquor, NMN Inc./Northern Lakes Embroidery, North Country Plumbing, Northland Press, Passages of Time, Pine Peaks Restaurant, Apparel & Gifts, Reeds Market & Gas Express, Riverside Saloon & Eatery, SERVPRO of Brainerd & Park Rapids, The Crossfire, The Wharf, US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Recreation Area, Whitefish Lodge & Suites and Zorbaz-Crozzlake.
For 14 years we've been doing this gig,
find the medallion and dance the WinterFest jig!
Businesses in Crosslake donate Treasure Hunt wares,
and ignite the spark for the fireworks flares.

You'll be searching & searching till the cows come home,
only by foot you need to roam.
The fun doesn't stop when the treasure is found,
with events and activities all around town.

Bundle up the kids and bring your sleds and ice skates on Friday evening to enjoy a huge snow mountain and pond skating!  The whole family can take part in the scavenger hunt, games, roast a s'more and sip hot cocoa while enjoying a fantastic fireworks display!  Drop the kids off with a sitter and enjoy a date night in Crosslake with live music and DJ entertainment at several Crosslake establishments!  Rise and shine Saturday morning for the Firefighters pancake breakfast before taking part in the days activities including Ice Car Racing, Bocce Ball Tournament, Helicopter Rides, Radar Runs, Italian Olympics, Kids Games, shopping, food and drink specials all over town plus the 14th Annual SoupFest.

2017 WinterFest sweatshirts available at Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar, Lake Country Crafts & Cones and Lundrigans in Crosslake's Town Square!

 Buy your 2017 Limited edition Coors Light Beer Koozie for $5  and get $2.50 Coors Light bottles on Fri and Sat. Feb. 3-4, 2017 at Andy's Bar & Grill, Cedar Chest, Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion, Maucieri's Italian Bistro, Manhattan's, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar, Riverside Saloon & Eatery, The Bourbon Room, The Wharf and Zorbaz-Crozzlake.

Thurs. February 2, 2017 - 9 a.m. Find the Lost Medallion
First of three daily clues released at local merchants and online at www.crosslake.com

5 - 6 p.m. - WCCO TV's Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer
Broadcasting Live from The US Army Corps of Engineers (at the Dam)
10 p.m. - WCCO TV's Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer
broadcasting live from Moonlie Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)

Fri. February 3, 2017
9 a.m. Find the Lost Medallion - 2nd clue released

3:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Cabin Fever Carnival
Crosslake Community School (36974 CR 66)
Kids Games, Bake Walk, Food & Fun! Meet Bobber the Water Safety Dog!
WCCO's Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shafffer broadcasting live at 5 and 6 p.m.

6:30 p.m. - Meat Raffle
Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion (35112 CR 3)

7 - 9 p.m. - Celebrate WinterFest
Crosslake Community Center (14126 Daggett Pine Road)
Pond Skating, Snow Mountain, Bonfire & S'mores, Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, Crosslake Fire Trucks on display, Scavenger Hunt, Warming House, Hot Apple Cider, Music with DJ "JP". WinterFest gear including sweatshirts, beer koozies and wristbands on sale too!
9 p.m. - Fireworks display

9 p.m. - close - Live music featuring
The Bourbon Room (38136 CR 66)

10 p.m. - Music featuring DJ's JP and Chad 
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)

Sat. February 4, 2017
8 - 11:30 a.m. - Crosslake Firefighters Pancake Breakfast 
Crosslake Lutheran Church (35960 CR 66)

8 - 11 a.m. - Stonehouse Coffee Tasting
Lake Country Crafts & Cones

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

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Bingo for a Cause (CASA Herbalife Foundation for Kids)
The Crossfire (36184 CR 66)

11 a.m. - Tiki Bar & Beach Bonfire
Manhattan Beach Lodge (39051 CR 66)

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. -  Kids Games
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)

11 a.m. - Dusk - Helicopter Rides (weather permitting)
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)

12 p.m. - 14th Annual SoupFest tasting begins 
Click here for map of participating businesses

12 p.m. - Ice Car Racing on Big Pine Lake
The Cedar Chest (33350 CR 3)

12 p.m. Bocce Ball Tournament
Riverside Saloon & Eatery

12 - 3 p.m. Tasting Event
Barstock Liquors (35579 Pioneer Drive)

12 - 3 p.m. - Family Fun  
US Army Corps of Engineers Campground (35507 CR 66)
Bonfire, s'mores, coloring contest, water safety T-shirt color-ons and Bobber the Water Safety Dog

1 p.m. - Italian Outdoor Olympics
Maucieri's Italian Bistro (34650 CR 3)

1 p.m. Bar Bingo (18+)
Manhattan's (39051 CR 66)

1 - 4 p.m. - Radar Runs on the Bay
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)

1:30 p.m. - Bar Bingo
Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion (35112 CR 3)

2 p.m. - Free Meat Raffle
The Bourbon Room (38136 CR 66)
1 free ticket; ask your server how to earn more tickets

3 p.m. - Frozen T-shirt Contest
The Bourbon Room (38136 CR 66)

4 p.m. - Wine & Beer Tasting with appetizers ($10 per person)
Maucieri's Italian Bistro (34650 CR 3)

4 - 6 p.m. Salsa, Snacks & Cider sampling
Passages of Time

4 - 8 p.m. Live Music featuring Drunk N Stupid
Manhattan's (39051 CR 66)

6 p.m. - close - Live music featuring MoeDell
The Bourbon Room (38136 CR 66)

8 - 12 p.m. - DJ Music
The Wharf (12986 CR 16)

10 p.m. - Music featuring DJ's JP and Chad
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar

Judges Choice 
1st Place: Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion Post#500

2nd Place: (tie) Judy's House of Gifts and Manhattan's
3rd Place: Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar

Peoples Choice Amateur
1st Place: US Army Corps of Engineers
2nd Place: Barstock Liquors
3rd Place: Judy's House of Gifts

Peoples Choice Culinary:
1st Place: Manhattan's

2nd Place: Riverside Saloon & Eatery
3rd Place: Zorbaz - Crozzlake

Need Lodging?  Check out these preferred lodging partners.

The Brainerd Lakes Chamber extends a sincere thanks to the
2017 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 - Barstock Liquors, Pat Netko - Lake Country Crafts & Cones, Becky Peterson - Whitefish Lodge & Suites, Bonnie Mudek and Terry McNaughton- Riverside Saloon & Eatery, Corrine Hodapp and Jason Hauser - US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground, Cindy Myogeto and Cindy Nelson - Crosslake Chamber of Commerce

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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Event Sponsors:



  • Andy's Bar & Grill and Wine & Spirits
  • Barstock Liquors
  • Boyd Lodge
  • Crosslake Ace Hardware & Appliance
  • Crosslake Sheet Metal, Inc.
  • Crosswoods Development
  • Frandsen Bank and Trust - Crosslake
  • Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar
  • NMN, Inc./Northern Lakes Embroidery
  • Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association
  • Reed's Market and Gas Express
  • Riverside Saloon & Eatery


  • 66 Marine North
  • Action Entertainment
  • Birch Lake Counseling
  • Breen and Person - Crosslake Office
  • Cherry Berry
  • Crosslake Drug Store
  • Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
  • Dairy Queen - Crosslake
  • Grand Champion Meats - Crosslake
  • Holiday Station Store - Crosslake
  • Moonlite Square
  • North Country Lawn Care
  • North Country Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
  • Pine Peaks Restaurant, Gifts and Apparel
  • The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery
Throughout Crosslake!
Date/Time Information:
February 2 - 4, 2017
Contact Information:
218-692-4027 Cindy Myogeto
Purchase your $5 wristband at these participating businesses and cash in on deals and discounts all over Crosslake! 
Andy's Bar & Grill, Wine & Spirits
- $5 Bloody Mary, $5 RumChata & coffee
Barstock Liqours - 10% off all wines (excludes sale items)
Cedar Chest - $3 My Fathers Root Beer Float Shots; $3- 2 Mini burgers; $3.50 - Tots or fries (Food specials Sat. only) 
CherryBerry - 20% off entire purchase
Common Goods - 25% of one regular priced item
Crosslake Ace Hardware, Appliance & Laundromat - 20% off regular priced merchandise - some exclusions apply - see store for details
Crosslake Coffee - Free mini Scone
Crosslake Drug - 40% off total purchase from the gift department
Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion - $2.50 Coors Light bottle
Crosslake Veterinary Hospital - free leash
Dairy Queen - Crosslake - Buy One/Get One any size Blizzard
Holiday - Crosslake - Free 12oz. coffee or cappuccino
Itasca Leathergoods - Free shipping & waived surcharges on custom orders
Judy's House of Gifts - 20% off total purchase of regular priced items
Lake Country Crafts & Cones - free small Stone House fresh brew coffee
Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe - 30% off all Life is Good clothing (Thurs. - Sat.)
Lundrigan's - 20% off Minnetonka Moccasins
Manhattan's - $2 WinterFest shots; $3 Summit and much more
Maucieri's Italian Bistro - $1 Hot Chocolate; $3 Hot Cocoa Drinks; $7 2-topping flatbreads
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar - $3 Corona or Corona Light bottles; $3 Blue Moon taps; $4 Captain Cocktails; $3 off 12" or 14" pizzas; $2 off appetizers (Sat. only)
Moonlite Liquor - 17% off 750ml or larger wine not already discounted (Sat. only)
Moonlite Square - .05 off per gallon of gas
Passages of Time - 40% off 1 regular priced clothing item
Pine Peaks Gifts & Apparel - 25% off one regular priced item
Pine Peaks Restaurant - free beverage with meal purchase
Riverside Saloon & Eatery - $5 Tito's Cocktails (Sat. only)
The Bourbon Room - $3 Jagermeister shots
The Crossfire - free protein snack bar with meal purchase
The Wharf - $1 shots; $3 Absolute cocktails; $1 off breakfast; $10 Ten-Way Wings; $7.95 Walleye Fingers & fries
Whitefish Automotive - $5 off Oil Change (good through February 28, 2017)
Whitefish Lodge & Suites - $2 swim pass
Zorbaz- Crozzlake - $3 Coors Light taps; 20% off all clothing

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