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Glen Lake Winterfest 2020

February 15 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

$10 – $20

Join us for the annual Glen Lake Winterfest, Presidents Day Weekend: Saturday, February 15th, 2020! Festivities include a Perch Fishing/Contest + Chili Cook-Off.

This annually anticipated, mid-winter event in Glen Arbor is a favorite to visitors and locals alike. 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.

Participants are asked to submit entry forms by Friday, February 7th. Thank you! 

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: Perch 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: Chili Cook-Off  Entry Form + Rules.pdf

2017 Glen Lake Winterfest results and photo gallery

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


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


This is community event generously organized and funded by: 

Art’s Tavern

Boonedocks Glen Arbor

The Sportsman Shop



Thank you to all who participate. We appreciate your delicious efforts! The 2020 Winterfest Chili Cook-Off bragging rights go to the following: 
Perch Fishing Contest results: 
1st Place: 
2nd place: 
3rd place:

Contact [email protected] for comments or questions. Marketing & Photography for this event by Rockwell Art & Design.