Glen Arbor Winterfest returns Feb. 15

Photo by Raquel Jackson

From staff reports

Join friends and neighbors for the annual Glen Lake Winterfest on Presidents Day Weekend: Saturday, February 15. Festivities include a perch fishing contest and 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 School 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 3 pm. Admission is $10 per person, which includes unlimited chili samples. $5 Admission for Seniors over 70, and kids 12 and under.

Perch Fishing Contest

Festivities start at 7 am with the beginning of the Perch Fishing Contest, with prizes for first- through fourth-place catches. All participants will bring their biggest catches from Big and Little Glen Lake to the Sportsman Shop at 1 pm, and winners will then be crowned. Entry fee for this event is $20, and all ages are welcome.

Chili Cook-off

Dress warm and join us out on the deck at Boonedocks for a winter-time party. The Chili Cook-off kicks off at 12 Noon, with plenty of heaters, drinks, music, family, friends and chili to keep you warm! 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. Organized by Administered by Glen Lake Schools.

This community event is generously organized and funded by: Art’s Tavern, Boonedocks Glen Arbor and The Sportsman Shop