Glen Arbor Winterfest ~ Saturday, Feb 16th

The 13th Annual Glen Arbor Winterfest takes place on Saturday, February 16, 2013.

The festivities start bright and early at 7am with 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 to participate.

Next door on the deck at Boonedocks, things heat up with the Chili Cookoff, on the corner of M-22 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. Last year Boonedocks and Anderson’s IGA took top honors in their categories; all event-goers choose the winners, so taste carefully! 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 Scholarship Fund. This is a family friendly event, and although there’s plenty of hot chili and crackling fire pits, 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.

To register for the Perch Fishing Contest, visit the Sportsman Shop. You can also download fishing & chili cookoff entry forms from the Glen Arbor Winterfest website. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter (@VisitGlenArbor) for info, photos and updates leading up to and on the day of the event. Contact GL Chamber Marketing Director Molly Connolly at or by calling 231-680-0623. Here’s a video from a couple of years ago to enjoy as well!