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Glen Lake Winterfest 2019

February 16, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

$10 – $20

Join us for the annual Glen Lake Winterfest, 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.

DOWNLOAD: Fishing Contest Entry Form.PDF


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! 

DOWNLOAD: 2019 Chili Cook-off Entry Form.PDF

2017 Glen Lake Winterfest results and photo gallery

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

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.



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This is community event generously organized and funded by: 

Art’s Tavern

Boonedocks Glen Arbor

The Sportsman Shop



Thank you to all who participated. We appreciate your delicious efforts! It was another great event. The voters have spoken and the 2019 Winterfest Chili Cook-Off bragging rights go to the following: 
1. Pleva’s Meats
2. Boonedocks
3. Art’s Tavern Glen Arbor
4. Anderson’s Glen Arbor Market
5. Bear Paw
Perch Fishing Contest results: 
1st Place: Matt Rice with a 13.75″ 
2nd place tied: Nick Rice with 13.5″ catch
2nd place tied: Bill Bailey with a catch of 13.5″
3rd place to Tera Novak with a 13.25″ catch


February 16, 2019
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
$10 – $20
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5858 Manitou Vw
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States


Art’s Tavern
(231) 334-3754
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