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.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Boyne City Farmers Market features Winterfest Frozen Features - Market Chili to taste and take home, along with other produce, meats and baked goods. In the Red Barn next to the Boyne District Library on S. Park Street.

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. - 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.