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Glen Lake Winterfest

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February 16
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
$10 – $20
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Art’s Tavern
‭(231) 326-5275


All Ages


Downtown Glen Arbor, MI
MI United States + Google Map

Glen Arbor, MI: The anticipated annual Glen Lake Winterfest, a community event supporting Glen Lake student scholarships, will take place Presidents Day Weekend: Saturday, February 16th, 2019! Festivities include a Perch Fishing/Contest + Chili Cook-Off.

Perch Fishing Contest: Festivities start at 7am with the beginning of the Perch Fishing Contest, with prizes for 1st through 4th place catches. All participants will bring their biggest catches from Big and Little Glen Lake to the Sportsman Shop at 1pm, and winners will then be crowned. Entry fee for this event is $20, and all ages are welcome.
Chili Cook-off

Organized by Administered by Glen Lake Schools, the Chili Cook-off, kicks off at 12 Noon, hosted at Boonedocks in Glen Arbor. Entrants will compete to earn chili bragging rights. 1st through 5th Place winners, as determined by popular vote, receive a plaque commemorating the Chili Cook-off. Get there early for a seat inside Boonedocks. Dress warm and join us out on the deck for a winter-time party! Plenty of heaters, drinks, music, family, friends and chili to keep you warm! There’s only one category: CHILI ! – however you define it!

Entry forms available for download to submit on the event website at: www.visitglenarbor.com Proceeds from this event are given to the Glen Lake Schools Scholarship Fund. This is a family friendly event, just be sure to dress warmly! If you’d like to participate, the entry fee is $25 per chili. Winners will be crowned as the event wraps up around 3pm. Admission is $10 per person, which includes unlimited chili samples. $5 Admission for Seniors, over 70, and kids, 12 and under.

RSVP, stay updated and Invite your friends and family via the event on Facebook.

This is community event generously organized and funded by: Art’s Tavern, Boonedocks Glen Arbor and The Sportsman Shop.

Photo credit to Leelanau County resident, Charlotte Davis.