2018 Crosslake 15th Annual WinterFest

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Name: 2018 Crosslake 15th Annual WinterFest
Date: February 1, 2018 - February 4, 2018
Event Description:
The Medallion has been found!  Siri Simons and Kevin Krueger of Minneapolis found the Lost Medallion at dike #15 located on CR 16 at West Shore Drive!  Congratulations!
Clue #1:
Folks up north are ready to cheer
celebrating Winterfest?s 15th year.
No closed roads, no traffic jams
enjoy soup, sledding, fireworks and bands.
Clue #2
Don't be stumped on where to look
not one of these clues is by the book.
After you've thrown a football through a tire
let's all gather for S'mores by the fire.

Clue #3
No need to pick up sticks
guards standing post are 26.
Be sure to be careful where you park
holding back water will be your mark.
Clue #4
It's ideal to drive to the west
A stop for T would give you rest
Once you find the US Army Corps dike
You'll need to take a really quick hike.


1st Place - Manhattan's
2nd Place - Riverside Saloon & Eatery
3rd Place - The Wharf
1st Place - Manhattan's
2nd Place - Riverside Saloon & Eatery
3rd Place - Zorbaz
1st Place- Barstock Liquors
2nd Place - Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway & US Army Corps of Engineers
3rd Place - Lillie Pearo - Ameriprise and Roggenkamp Tax & Accounting

It's all happening in Crosslake on Feb. 1-4.  We'll certainly be embracing Minnesota Football, but we're also offering a ton of old fashioned winter fun for the entire family!   Rise and shine Saturday morning for the Firefighters pancake breakfast before taking part in the days activities including Cross Country Skiing, Bocce Ball Tournament, Helicopter Rides, Radar Runs, Bar Bingo, Italian Olympics, Kids Games, shopping, food and drink specials all over town plus the 15th Annual SoupFest. Crosslake is the place to celebrate the SuperBowl on Sunday at your favorite establishment offering great food, beverages and prizes!

2018 WinterFest sweatshirts available at Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant.

Buy your 2018 Limited edition Coors Light Beer Koozie for $5  and get $2.50 Coors Light bottles on Fri and Sat. Feb. 2-3, 2018 at Andy's Bar & Grill - Crosslake, The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery, The Cedar Chest, Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion, Manhattan's, Maucieri's Italian Bistro, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant, Riverside Saloon & Eatery, The Wharf, Zorbaz-Crozzlake

Thurs. February 1, 2018 
9 a.m. Find the Lost Medallion -
First of three daily clues released at local merchants and online at www.crosslake.com.  
Find the Lost Medallion and cash in on a prize package  valued at more than $1,700 courtesy of Chamber member businesses! 

4 - 8 p.m. Thirsty Thursday Shopping
Passages of Time (14307 Gould St)
NEW LOCATION - 3 Doors Down

6 p.m. Shake & Spa Party
The Crossfire (36184 CR 66)

Fri. February 2, 2018
9 a.m. Find the Lost Medallion - 2nd clue released

3:30 - 6:30 p.m.  Cabin Fever Carnival and Open Enrollment
Crosslake Community School (36974 CR 66)
Buy a button to play all the games $7 in advance (Moonlite Bay, Crosslake Community School or Crosslake Chamber Office) or $10 at the door
Kids Games, Bake Walk, Food & Fun! Meet Bobber the Water Safety Dog!

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) Bring your skates and sleds!
Pond Skating, Snow Mountain, Bonfire & S'mores, Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, Crosslake Fire Trucks on display, Games, 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

8 p.m. - Live music featuring Moe Dell

The Bourbon Room (38136 CR 66)

8 p.m. - Live music featuring Reed Nelson
Andy's Bar & Grill 35453 CR 3

8:30 p.m. Trivia
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar (37627 CR 66)

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

Sat. February 3, 2018
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. - Cross Country Ski 
Crosslake Commmunity Center (14126 Dggett Pine Road)
6 miles of groomed trails - bring your own equipment

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Craft & Vendor Show
Crosslake Community School - Old Fire Hall (36974 CR 66)

10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Simply Janes Painting (all ages)
Kicks on Route 66 (36066 CR 66)
Two sessions 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

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)

11 a.m. - close  Music featuring DJ Mike
Andy's Bar & Grill 35453 CR 3

12 p.m.  15th Annual SoupFest  - Click here for Map
Download the Crosslake App to vote for your favorite and win a prize package valued at $300!

12 p.m. Bocce Ball Tournament
Riverside Saloon & Eatery (35322 CR 3)

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

12 - p.m. Beer tasting
Barstock Liquors (35579 Pioneer Drive)

1 p.m. A-HOLE Tournament with cash prizes
The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery (38136 CR 66)

1 p.m.  Italian Outdoor Olympics - all NEW games
Bonfire with free Smores & Cocoa

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 - 5 p.m. Karaoke with Paul & Lisa
Riverside Salon & Eatery (35322 CR 3)

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

3 p.m.  Horse Racing
Live racing on the Big Screen TV  $1 per entry with cash payouts
The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery (38136 CR 66)

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

5 p.m. Live music featuring Two Bit Revival
The Bourbon Room (38136 CR 66)

5 - 9 p.m. Live Music featuring The Mark Peterson Band
9 - Close DJ Music

The Wharf (12986 CR 16)

7 p.m. Live music featuring Lisa Wenger and her Mean Mean Men
Maucieri's Italian Bistro (34650 CR 3)

8 - 12 p.m. Live music featuring Red Dot Garage
12 p.m. - Close  DJ Music with JP
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar

Super Bowl Action - Sunday February 4, 2018
The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery
The Cedar Chest - food & beverage specials and raffle
Crosslake - Fifty Lakes American Legion - Pancake Breakfast Special 9 a.m. - Noon
Manhattan's - 4 p.m. Meat Raffle and Super Bowl Specials
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar - food & beverage specials
Zorbaz Zuper Bowl Party - food & beverage specials and prize drawings

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
2018 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, Corrine Hodapp - US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground, Cindy Myogeto and Bill Monroe - 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:



  • 66 Marine North
  • Barstock Liquors
  • Boyd Lodge
  • Crosslake Ace Hardware, Appliance & Laundromat
  • Crosslake Sheet Metal, Inc.
  • Frandsen Bank and Trust
  • NMN, Inc./Northern Lakes Embroidery
  • Reed's Market and Gas Express
  • The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery


  • Birch Lake Counseling
  • Crosslake Communications
  • Crosslake Drug Store
  • Crosswoods Development
  • Holiday Station Store - Crosslake
  • JAG Interior Solutions, LLC
  • Lake Country Crafts and Cones
  • Moonlite Square
  • North Country Lawn Care
  • Pine Peaks Restaurant


  • 14 Lakes Craft Brewing Company
  • Andy's Bar & Grill and Wine & Spirits
  • Barstock Liquors
  • BTR Outdoors LLC
  • Crosslake Fifty Lakes American Legion and Auxiliary Post #500
  • Crosslake Veterinary Practice, PA
  • JAG Interior Solutions, LLC
  • Judy's House of Gifts
  • Knights of Columbus @ Crosslake Ace Laundromat
  • Lake Country Crafts and Cones
  • Lakes Area Gallery and Frame Shoppe
  • Lillie Pearo-Amerprise and Roggenkamp Tax & Accounting
  • Manhattan's
  • Maucieri's, Inc.
  • Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar
  • Passages of Time
  • Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association
  • Riverside Saloon & Eatery
  • The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery
  • The Cedar Chest
  • The Crossfire, LLC
  • The Wharf
  • Zorbaz on Crozz Lake
Throughout Crosslake!
Date/Time Information:
February 1-3, 2018
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! 
14 Lakes Craft Brewing Company - $1 off Select Porter and IPA pints
Andy's Bar & Grill Crosslake and Merrifield - $5 Bloody Mary's; $3 Coors Light tap
BTR Outdoors - 10% off all items
Barstock Liquors - $14.99 Coors Light 15 pack aluminum pints
The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery - $3 Frostbite Martini; $3 Fireball Shot; $5 Angus Cheeseburger - food Sat. only
The Cedar Chest - $3.50 Mini Burgers; $3.50 Fries or Tot Baskets; $3 Root Beet Float shots
Common Goods - 25% off one regular priced item
Crosslake Ace Hardware & Appliance - 20% all regular priced merchandise - exclusions apply - see store for details
Crosslake Coffee - free cookie
Crosslake Drug - Take an additional 25% off already discounted merchandise
Crosslake Veterinary Hospital - 20% off dental merchandise
The Crossfire - Free snack bar with meal purchase
Holiday Station Store - Crosslake - free 12 oz coffee or cappuccino
Judy's House of Gifts - 20% off total purchase - some exclusions apply
Kicks on Route 66 - $5 off Simply Janes Painting (Sat. 10a.m. or 1:30p.m. sessions)
Lake Country Crafts & Cones - free small Stonehouse fresh brew coffee
Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe - 20% off storewide (Feb 1-3)
Lundrigan's - 20% off Minnetonka Moccasins
Manhattan's - $2 shot; $3 tap beer (Feb. 1-4)
Maucieri's Italian Bistro - free hot cocoa for kids; $3 hot cocoa & coffee drinks; $3 Blue Moon tap; $7.95 Yankee Pot Roast; $4.95 Sloppy Joe Sliders & chips 
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar - $4 Vodka RedBull; $3 Blue Moon tap; $2 Dr. McGillicuddy shot; $2 off appetizers; $3 off pizzas
Moonlite Square - .05 off each gallon of gas
Moonlite Square Liquor - 18% off wine (Feb. 3 only)
Passages of Time - 25% off all P. Grahm Dunn wall decor 
Pine Peaks Gifts & Apparel - 25% off 1 regular priced item
Pine Peaks Restaurant - free beverage with meal purchase
Riverside Saloon & Eatery - 1/2 priced tap beer
The Wharf - $3 Blue Moon tap; $3 Absolut Cocktails, $1 shots; .50 cent wings; $3 Cheeseburger; $5.95 Fish & Chips
Whitefish Lodge & Suites - $2 swim pass (Feb. 1-4)
Zorbaz-Crozzlake - $3.50 Coors Light tap beer
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