UPDATE (as of 2/15/23): First time in over 20 years the annual perch tournament is canceled due to open water on Big and Little Glen Lake. You can still join the community on the decks of Boonedocks for the Chili Cookoff from Noon-3pm on Saturday!
Winterfest, the anticipated, fun mid-winter event takes place annually, the Saturday of President’s Day weekend. The event includes a perch fishing contest followed by chili cook off on the deck of Boonedocks restaurant in Glen Arbor on Saturday, February 18th, 2023 from Noon-3pm.
Winners will be crowned as the event wraps up around 3pm. Proceeds from this event are given out on senior scholarship night at Glen Lake School, to deserving students to help defray college tuition. This is a family friendly event, just be sure to dress for the weather.
Admission to the chili cook-off is $10 per person, which includes unlimited chili samples. $5 for kids ages 6-12 and seniors 70+, kids under 6 enter for free.
The Sportsman Shop hosts the annual Perch Fishing Contest as either a spectator or participant. Sign up will take place at the Sportsman Shop in Glen Arbor, MI from 6-7:30am. Ice fishing takes place on the Glen Lakes all morning. Bring your catches back to weigh in at the Sportsman Shop promptly by 1pm. Entry fee for the Perch tournament is $20. ($10 goes to chili cook-off and $10 to tournament. 100% pay out.) Call Bob at 231-883-5638 for more info.
Enter your Chili! Please send an email to [email protected] or call Stephanie at Boonedocks (231) 218-0009 if you would like to participate by serving Chili in the Cook-Off. 8 gallons of Chili are required by each business, organization or family in order to serve at the event.