Boyne Area Chamber
28 South Lake St. (Map)
Boyne City, MI 49712
Ph: (231) 582-6222
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Boyne City Winterfest

Winterfest fun planned in Boyne City
on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

winterfest_newlogoNearly everything in the family-friendly Winterfest is free. Here is the tentative schedule based on last year's festival. Please check back for updated details: 

All day - INDOOR SIDEWALK SALES at many downtown merchants.

All day - SNOW SCULPTURE CONTEST - Sunset Park, west end of Water Street. Call 231-459-4007 to register. Snow Sculpture info and rules.

All day - Great sledding, ice skating and cross-country skiing at Avalanche Preserve Recreation Area, end of Wilson Street. Warming house has restrooms and free loaner skates and sleds.

12 and 1:30 p.m. - Fat Bike the North races on the groomed trails at The Hill Nature Preserve on West Clute Road. Beginner Class race at noon, Sport and Expert Classes race from 1:30 to 3:30. After Party at Boyne City Lanes starts at 5 p.m. Facebook page.

1 to 3 p.m. - KIDS' GAMES at Old City park, including Frozen Fish Toss, Frozen Turkey Bowling. Complimentary hot chocolate and doughnuts from Glen's Market. Old City Park, corner of Park and River Streets.

1 to 3 p.m. - HORSE-DRAWN SLEIGH RIDES at Old City Park, $1 per person.

chili trophy3 p.m. - CHILI COOK-OFF - Bring one gallon of chili in a crock pot to Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors, 231 Water St. Tasting starts at 3 p.m. Prizes for Judges Choice and People's Choice. Call Libby at 231-582-6554 to register. In 2014, 13 restaurants entered: Barrel Back, BCHS Culinary, Boyne Mountain, Boyne River Inn, Cafe Sante, Frog Hollow, Lake Street Market, Morel's Bistro (2 entries), Parkside Grill & Treats, Porter Creek Fish House, Red Mesa Grill, Thick N'Juicy. Winner gets a traveling trophy, pictured at right.

4 to 7 p.m. - WINE TASTING - Stop by the Wine Emporium, 123 Water Street,  for a complimentary taste of three seasonal offerings, conversation and snacks.

5 p.m. - SNOW SCULPTURE CONTEST winners announced in Sunset Park. Rules and information.

5 to 6 p.m. - STAR GAZING with Bryan Shumaker of the Northern Michigan Astronomy Club (cloud cover permitting), in Sunset Park.

8 p.m. CONCERT (tentative) at Freshwater Art Gallery, 217 S. Lake St. Tickets: 231-582-2588.

8 p.m. - LIVE MUSIC at Cafe Sante, One Water Street.

 Downtown merchants offered Winterfest shopping specials at the 2014 festival: (check back for 2015 specials)

  • In celebration of Boyne City Winterfest, stop by the Grain Train Neighborhood Market at 104 S. Park St., from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, and receive 10% off your total purchases. Come in, warm up, enjoy some tasty samples and pick up those items on your shopping list.
  • Country Now & Then / Up The Lazy River is having an inventory reduction sale with up to 60% off on select items throughout the store.
  • Boyne Trading Co. - 30% off storewide on Friday and Saturday for Winterfest.
  • Farmers Market - Children will learn about animals in winter and will make bird feeders to take home and help the birds through winter.
  • Local Flavor - John Deckinga will be signing his book, "The Road to Cocoyoc," after a reading and Q & A starting at 1 p.m. The store will also feature 25% off holiday, non-book merchandise.
  • Northern Eagle/Logo Pros offers 35% all retail garments this weekend.
  • Cindi Franco's Cool Stuff - Half off sale continues. White-out sale - mention Chamber newsletter post and save an additional 15% on linens.
  • Red Mesa Grill offers 25% off all merchandise sales - glasses, t-shirts, caps.
  • Other stores will also be having specials and sales.