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  1. Glen Lake Winterfest 2020

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    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 for the weather! 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 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 are free.

    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 for the weather and enjoy this long-time tradition with neighbors. drinks, music and chili! 

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

     

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

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

    Sponsors

    This is community event generously organized and funded by: 

    Art’s Tavern

    Boonedocks Glen Arbor

    The Sportsman Shop

     

    2017 Glen Lake Winterfest results and photo gallery

    RESULTS

    Thanks to ALL who participated! What A Fun Day! We appreciate your delicious efforts. The 2020 Winterfest Chili Cook-Off bragging rights go to the following: 

     
    1. Crystal River Outfitters
    2. Plevas
    3. Jeff Rose Stout
    4. Shipwreck Café
    5. Boonedocks
     

    Perch Fishing Contest results: 

    1st place – Sam Shimek – 14″
    2nd place – Robbie Dezelski – 13 5/8″
    3rd place – Nick Rice – 13 5/8″
    4th place – Matt Rice – 13 5/8″
     

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

  2. 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.

  3. Anchor Days

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    Sponsored By Empire Area Community Center (EACC), A Michigan Registered 501 (C) 3 Public Charity.

    Friday, July 17th

    Anchor Day Movies – Fun, Fairs, & Tragedy at Empire & Anchor Recovery

    Where: Empire Town Hall

    Sponsored By: Empire Museum

    Time:  7:00 pm

    Saturday, July 18th

    Fishing Contest (Children & Adults)

    Where:  All Local Inland Lakes

    Sponsored By:  Empire Outdoors / Soni Aylsworth 231-326-5433

    Time:  6:00 A.M. till 12:00 Noon

    Species:  Legal Fish Only

    Anchor Day Run

    Where:  Empire Beach Park Pavilion

    Sponsored By:  Darby Trapp

    Time:  8:45 A.M. Registration, 9:00 A.M. Race

    Anchor Day Parade

    Where:  Front Street

    Sponsored By:  EACC / Questions Call Gerry Shiffman 231-326-2509

    Time:  2:30 P.M.

    Line Up:  2:00 @ Apple Barn

    Lions Club BBQ Chicken Dinner

    Where: Town Hall

    Sponsored By:  Empire Lions

    Time: 2:00 – 8:00 pm

    Street Dance with live music by “Streaker”

    Where:  Union Street Between Front & Alley Beside Town Hall

    Sponsored By:  Empire Area Community Center (EACC)

    Time:  7:00 – 11 pm

    *Donation will be accepted to pay the band*

  4. 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.


     

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  5. 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

  6. 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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