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  1. 2018 Glen Lake Winter Fest + Chili Cook-Off

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    Join us for the annual Glen Lake Winterfest on Saturday, February 17, 2018! 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 catchesAll 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.

    DOWNLOAD: Fishing Contest Entry Form (PDF coming soon)

     

    Chili Cook-off

    The Chili Cookoff, kicks off at Noon 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 2016 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!

    All proceeds from this event go directly to the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce’s 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.

    DOWNLOAD: 2017 Chili Cook off entry form/rules (PDF coming soon)

     

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    RSVP, stay updated and Invite your friends and family via our Event on Facebook.

  2. 2017 Glen Lake Winterfest Results

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    After a few years of this event taking place in some of the worst winter storms to date, everyone who attended this year enjoyed Spring-like weather with temperatures in the 50’s, sunshine and blue skies. Because of the snow and cold we had prior to this President’s Day weekend, the Glen Lake were still safe enough to ice fish on. 

    Chili Cook-Off winners

    #1 – Boonedocks

    #2 – Pleva’s Meat 

    #3 – Market 22 

    #4 – Shipwreck Café

    #5 – Anderson’s

    The Fishing Contest

    #1 – Nick Rice

    #2 – Clay McNit

    #3 – Hannah Nowicki

    #4 – A Three Way Tie: Leif Sporck, Tim Egeler, Matt Rice

    Congratulations To All The Winners! Thanks To ALL Who Participated!

    Event made possible by:

    Art’s Tavern, Boonedocks, The Sportsman Shop and the Glen Lake Chamber

    Thank you to Dancing Frog Press for documenting the event. Photography All Rights Reserved. ® Please contact us for permission to use. 

  3. 2017 Glen Lake Winterfest

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    Join us for the Annual Glen Arbor Winterfest on Saturday, February 18, 2016! Festivities include the 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 catchesAll 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.

    DOWNLOADFishing Contest Entry Form

     

    Chili Cook-off

    The Chili Cookoff, kicks off at Noon 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 2016 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!

    All proceeds from this event go directly to the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce’s 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.

    DOWNLOAD2017 Chili Cook off entry form/rules

     

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    RSVP, stay updated and Invite your friends and family via our Event posted on Facebook.

  4. Holiday Marketplaces 2016

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    Saturday, November 26th, 2016

    Glen Arbor | Marketplace open from 10am – 4pm

    in the Glen Arbor Township Hall

    Shop 30 vendors providing locally made artisan goods at the Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace. During the market from 12-2:30pm – Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus! They will be at the Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace with some little toys and goodies! Bring the kids and your camera for some great fun and photo opportunities.

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    (If you are a vendor or artisan and have any questions, please contact Patricia at [email protected] / 847.570.4891)

    Empire | Marketplace open from 11am – 5pm

    in the Empire Township Hall

    The annual happenings are presented in tandem.

    Empire showcases nearly 20 artisan vendors including: handcrafted jewelry and tile works, delicious foods and candies, paintings and stunning photographs, designer cards, holiday ornaments and wreaths, beautiful knitwear and hand-made goods.

    There are different artisans at each market and plenty of time in the day to shop both!  

    No admission fee for any event, and open to the Public.

    Did you know?

    This Saturday is also the national #shopsmall Saturday! Presented by American Express. Enjoy the benefits of local shops and restaurants that participate!


    Related Events:

    “Better than Black Friday PJ Party” in Glen Arbor on Nov. 25th

    Tree Lighting & Caroling, plus the Holiday Market Preview Party on Friday Night, Nov. 25th

    Quick Links:

        • Find other Things to Do while you’re in Leelanau

        • Browse the area Business Directory 

    #eatlocal #shopsmall #HolidayMarket #GlenArbor #thingstodo #familyfriendly #santaclaus #kids #winter #Christmastime

  5. Tree Lighting, Caroling & Holiday Market preview Party!

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    Tree Lighting, Caroling & Holiday Market preview party

    Friday, November 25th, 2016 | 6:30pm – 8pm

    at the Glen Arbor Township Hall

    Glen Arbor’s annual Tree Lighting and Caroling, located outside in front of the Town Hall, off of M-22/Western Ave. in downtown Glen Arbor happens promptly at 6:45pm.

    The Holiday Market “Preview Party” is located inside the Town Hall immediately following the tree lighting. Mingle, shop and get first picks of all the artisan goods during the Holiday Marketplace preview party, from 7-8pm!

     


    The Holiday Market

    #eatlocal #shopsmall #HolidayMarket #GlenArbor #thingstodo #familyfriendly #Christmastime #Leelanau #winter

     

  6. PJ Party Shopping Event | Glen Arbor

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    Kick off the weekend Friday morning November 25th 2016 from 5 – 8am, with Glen Arbor’s traditional Annual PJ Party: A wonderfully stylish version of Day-After-Thanksgiving shopping. Shops and Restaurants may each hold their own hours of participation. Check with individuals for opening times.

    Wander boutique and specialty shops in your PJ’s for extra discounts on clothing, gourmet foods, household decor, Michigan/USA Made products, locally made gifts, Art, Jewelry, Toys and More!

    Bring your family and friends, grab coffee, baked goods and breakfast or lunch while in Glen Arbor that morning, too.

    Following, Friday evening is the Tree Lighting and Holiday Market Preview party at the Town Hall. Then, on Saturday #shopsmall in town and get local artisan made goods and gifts at both Empire and Glen Arbor’s Holiday Marketplaces!

    Participating shops, with special hours and deals will be open during this event:

    Becky Thatcher  |  5-7am

    Northwoods Hardware  |  5 – 8am

    Northwoods Home & Gift  | 5am 

    M22 & The Cyclery  |  5am

    Petoskey Petes  |  6 – 8am

    Cottage Book Shop  |  6:30 – 8:30am

    Art’s Tavern & T-Shirt Shop  |  5am

    Leelanau Coffee Roasters  |  5am

    The Yarn Shop

    Cherry Republic

    Rocky’s at The Homestead  |  8am – 2pm

    Bay Wear | 5am

    View, download and print PDF of Participating Merchants flyer & weekend festivities.

  7. Glen Lake Winterfest 2016

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    Join us for the Annual Glen Arbor Winterfest on Saturday, February 13, 2016! Festivities include the 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.

    DOWNLOAD: Fishing Contest Entry Form

     

    Chili Cook-off

    The Chili Cookoff, kicks off at Noon 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 2016 Chili Cook-off.

    There’s only one category: CHILI ! – however you define it!

    All proceeds from this event go directly to the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce’s 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.

    DOWNLOAD: 2016 Chili Cook off entry form/rules


    See last years Contest Results + event Photo Gallery.

  8. Roy Taghon Memorial Empire Snowmobile Drag Race

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    Roy Taghon was a Sled Head! Roy worked at Taghon’s Corner in Empire and Managed the gas station. He is greatly missed by family and friends. This annual event happens each winter in his memory.

    This event will be held at the Empire Airport on January, 30th 2016.

    Located at: 13264 S. Benzonia Trail (County Rd 677)- 4 miles East of Empire 1 mile South of M-72

    Registration will start at 8am. Race will start around 11am.

    Please look at the ISR Snow Drag Race Rules. http://www.isrracing.org/rules.cfm?aID=10007

    The Classes at this time are Stock, Improved Stock, Heavy Mod, and Open Mod.

    Contact Soni with any additional questions:
    Wayne (Soni) Aylsworth | Empire Outdoors
    231-499-4930

  9. Holiday Market 2015 – Info + Application Form

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    Held at the Glen Arbor Township Hall

    2015 Glen Arbor Holiday Market

    Friday, Nov. 27th – Set-Up | 2-7pm 

    Friday, Nov. 27th – Preview Party | Open to the Public for early shopping | 7-8pm

    Saturday, November 28 – Glen Arbor’s Holiday Market | Open 10am-4pm


    2015 Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace

    Dear Previous and New Artists/Vendors:

    The Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce will continue to hold the event for this year. As in years past, we have a limited number of booths to sell. Priority for acceptance into our Holiday Marketplace will be based on the following criteria as well as an attempt by our Committee to create a “balanced” show
    with a variety of artisans showcasing different types of gifts / work.

    Criteria will be based not only on the quality of your product, but the following as well:
    • Date application and check is received
    • Previous Participation
    • Handcrafted Products / Artwork
    • Chamber Members will receive priority consideration, but membership is not necessary

    The application is due by October, 1st 2015.

    >2015 Application | Click to view, print or download.

    If you participated in last year’s show, you do NOT NEED to send any photos of what you would be
    selling. If you are a new applicant to the Marketplace, please submit one or more photos of items you would be selling. Our 2015 Marketplace Committee will be meeting After Oct. 1st to review all
    applications and finalize our Vendor Roster. We will notify you via email or phone by Oct. 15 as to your status. Again . . . Space is limited and while we may make some adjustments to floor plan this year, we only have 26-28 spaces available.

    If you have any questions about this process please feel free to contact Betsy Webb, 2015 Holiday Market Chair, at [email protected] or call (231)334-4312. Our community is looking forward to a fun and festive event this year.

    Please see the PDF APPLICATION for Marketplace Hours and Schedule.

    Betsy Webb | Holiday Marketplace | Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce

  10. The lights are back on!

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    The hard work and sense of community around here shined enough light to get us all through the week following the storm of August 2nd.

    As of 8.7.15 evening – The power was restored in and around Glen Arbor!
    It’s a great weekend and worthy to celebrate and enjoy this “Naturally beautiful” area!
    Send a thank you to all the residents, business owners, tree/power/road crews that have come together and worked so hard all week! Maple City, Cedar and Leland got power back the day before.

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    While there was devastation, inconvenience, and loss this past week from the Storm on Sunday August 2nd – we’re all still counting our blessings to enjoy the beauty, community and solitude that our region brings. We’re staying thankful knowing that this storm is nothing compared to catastrophes that are felt around the globe.

    • Storm Stories + Area updates | Read more >

    Changes and openings are occurring DAILY – so don’t be discouraged to visit and seek recreation and solitude in our Naturally beautiful area!

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    Our love and support of the greater Glen Arbor area can be shown more than ever by shopping small!

    #glenarborstrong #shopsmall #summer #puremichigan #vacation

    The beautiful waters of Lake Michigan call you to take a hike. These TRAILS have been cleared and are NOW OPEN… Pyramid Point (all sections), Windy Moraine Trail, Bay View Trail, and Shauger Hill Trail. > Follow the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park on Facebook for updates.

    pyramid point_trails opeen after glen arbor storm

    Planning your Stay :

    If your visiting the area and plan to stay at an Inn, Bed & Breakfast, Motel, Lodge, Resort or Vacation Rental, we recommend you call/contact the company, rental, or place you’re staying at before coming into town – if you haven’t been contacted already. They’ll be able to give you more specific and relevant information as it pertains to your rental, room and visit.

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    Summer’s not over…

    …and the Seasons ahead still provide opportunity for year round getaways, northern Michigan beauty and recreation!

    > Things to do while visiting the area
    > Stay tuned and visit the listing of local events here
    > Follow us on Facebook for regular updates and posts

    Related Posts:

    • loving summer, post-storm update + resources

    • The August storm of Northwest Michigan

  11. Results: Winter Fest 2015 | Chili Cook-Off + Fishing Contest

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    A lot of people came out Glen Lake Chamber’s Annual Winter Fest event. There was very nice community support, especially with the extreme winter weather conditions…below zero wind chills, white out driving conditions, drifting, and constant snow fall. (see image gallery below…)

     

    Perch Fishing Contest Results…

    Despite the almost un-fishable winter conditions, 52 people participated in the ice-fishing contest, Raising $520 For Glen Lake. Scholarship fund. By far the worst conditions in the 18 years running the tournament.

    Ken Fosmore took 1st place with a 11 7/8 in Perch;
    Second place was Joseph, an 11 in. fish;
    Third place was Tim Egeler with a 9 7/8 incher;
    and Sam Shimek with 8 3/4 in. fish.

    Chili Cook-Off Results…

    There were 425 Attendees, with generous donations, we had over $5,000.00 in proceeds! Proceeds will given to the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Glen Lake Scholarship Fund.

    All but one Chili lasted, and the crowd gave up by about 2:45 pm.
    Randy Chamberlain, Chef/Owner of Blu in Glen Arbor, with his son Logan took first place, by popular vote, with their Black bean-chorizo Chili topped with homemade frito’s. Their First win in 10 years….very proud!
    The first time we’ve had The Homestead enter, taking 2nd place; Cherry Republic took 3rd, Anderson’s Market in Glen Arbor took 4th, and Bear Paw took 5th.

    Image Credit: Char Davis, local artist/owner of Dancing Frog Press took pictures for the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce of the scene around the Glen Lake area.


     

    #winterfest #glenarbor #chilicookoff #iceskating #perchfishingcontest #glenlake #artstavern #boonedocks #thesportsmanshop

  12. 2015 Glen Arbor Winter Fest

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    Winter Fest Follow Up:

    Contest Results + Event Photo Gallery.

    Click here.

    Join us for the Annual Glen Arbor Winter fest on Saturday, February 14, 2015! Festivities include Perch Fishing Contest + a Chili Cook-Off.


    RSVP + Invite your friends, via Facebook Event Page


    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.

    > DOWNLOAD: 2015 Perch Fishing Contest Entry Form

    Chili Cook-off

    The Chili Cookoff, kicks off at Noon on the deck at Boonedocks (on the corner of M22 and Ray Street) 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 2015 Chili Cook-off. There’s only one category: CHILI ! – however you define it!

    All proceeds from this event go directly to the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce’s 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. $5.00 for seniors, over 70, and kids, 12 and under.

    > DOWNLOAD: Winter fest 2015 | Chili Cook off form

    Email questions: [email protected]


    OPEN ALL WINTER  |  FREE Ice-skating. Open to public. Located in downtown Glen Arbor, on the outdoor community ice-rink.

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    SNOWSHOE STAMPEDED | RACE ON FEB.14th, at the Leelanau Outdoor Center!

    > EVENT INFO HERE

  13. FREE Ice Skating all Winter | Glen Arbor

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    Thanks to the efforts of a group of local businesses and committed individuals, we are excited to offer another winter with our outdoor ice-rink, located in Glen Arbor Township Park!

    Ice skating is free and open to the public as long as weather conditions allow. A great family-friendly winter activity, just remember to dress warmly!

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    Ice skate and hockey stick/puck rentals are available all season at The Cyclery in Glen Arbor, located within the Crystal River Outfitters Recreation District on M-22.

    Be sure to come visit the Glen Lake area during Valentine’s Day weekend, as the Chamber hosts their annual Glen Arbor Winter Fest.  Enjoy a weekend of winter festivities including a chili cookoff (on the deck of Boonedocks), perch fishing contest on Big and Little Glen, as well as ice skating any time!

    >Click here for more Winter Fest info.


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    Want to hit the trails?

    We have some of the best conditions this winter for Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing.

    The SBHT (from Empire to Glen Arbor – through the National Park) is groomed by Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes. They also provide up-to-date Trail info. Check out their website to subscribe to email updates, and we will also post updated info here on our blog, and in our Social Media.

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  14. Holiday Marketplaces (you DON’T want to miss!)

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    These annual community event features a variety of artisans showcasing different types of gifts/work, with an emphasis on local and handmade products/artworks. This is a great opportunity to support your local artisans and shop for yourself and for the holidays!  There’s different artisans at both markets and plenty of time in the day for you, your friends and family to drive and shop both markets!

    Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace:

    Saturday, November 29, 2014 | 10 AM to 4 PM

    in the Glen Arbor Township Hall

    Schedule of events:

    Artisans…SET-UP: Friday 3-7 PM (there will be NO quick set up this year).

    Friday Nov. 28th: After the annual Glen Arbor Tree lighting and carols, All booths will be set up and ready for holiday “business” by 7 PM, Friday evening. Products may be for sale Friday evening at the Holiday Marketplace preview party!

    Saturday Nov. 29th: Marketplace doors open at 10:00 AM and will close at 4:00 PM.

    Meet Santa & Mrs. Santa Claus!!! They will be at the Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace from 10:30 to 3:00 with some little toys and goodies! Bring the kids and your camera for some great fun and photo opps!

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    • Refreshments/ lunch by Riverfront Deli, will be for sale during the Glen Arbor Market.

    (If you are a vendor or artisan and have any questions, please contact Betsy at [email protected])

    Empire Artisans Market:

    Saturday, November 29, 2014 | 11 AM to 5 PM

    in the Empire Town Hall

    Artisan Market located in the Empire Town Hall

    • Following the Market, will be a Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Village of Empire!

  15. Northern Hardwoods: Future of our forested Landscapes

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    Leelanau: Looking Ahead

    Speaker Series: Northern Hardwoods: The Future of Our Forested Landscape

    All are welcome to attend this free event!

    The third in our four-part speaker series, this free event will feature keynote speaker, Jon Fosgitt of Compass Land Consultants. Mr. Fosgitt will give an overview of Northern Hardwoods, including a history of the landscape, forest complexity, ecosystem management, and current trends in Great Lakes forests.

    A panel discussion will follow, with local forest experts, including Kama Ross, Leelanau Conservation District Forester; Eric Ellis, Biologist and Wild Link Program Manager; and Kevin Skerl, Natural Resources Chief from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. A children’s educational program will be held during the speaker event. Light refreshments will be provided after the program.

    Visit: www.leelanauconservancy.org

  16. 2014 Glen Arbor Winterfest

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    Join us for the 14th Annual Glen Arbor Winterfest on Saturday, February 15, 2014! 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 to the Sportsman Shop at 1pm, and winners will be crowned. Entry fee for this event is $20, and all ages are welcome. 

    The Chili Cookoff kicks off at Noon on the deck at Boonedocks on the corner of M22 and Ray Street in Glen Arbor. Local businesses and proud individuals will compete to earn chili bragging rights and 1st or 2nd place awards in both traditional and non-traditional chili categories. Admission is $10 per person, which includes unlimited chili samples. All proceeds from this event go directly to the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce's 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.

    Chili Cookoff Entry Form

    Perch Fishing Contest Entry Form