Mackinaw City's Winterfest Celebration

January 19-20, 2018

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Come celebrate winter in Mackinaw City during this year's 20th annual Winterfest. Enjoy amateur snow carving, outhouse races, sleigh rides, poker walk, chili cook-off, indoor ice skating, euchre tournament, and many more fun winter activities including games for kids, tweens and adults beginning at 12:30pm at the Mackinaw City marina open space.

Weather permitting, snow sculpting competition will begin on Thursday and continue through Saturday. Judging and awards for the sculptors will be Saturday at 1:30pm and cash prizes are sponsored by the Mackinaw Area Visitor's Bureau.
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The activities take place in and around Mackinaw City and are within site of the Mackinac Bridge. A highlight Saturday at 2pm on the Shepler's Lot, located on Huron Avenue and Central Avenue: Outhouse races. This novelty event starts with the parade of outhouses which proves to be colorful and entertaining. Prizes vary, but "Best of Show" will be awarded to the best outhouse design, d├ęcor and team theme.

The Chili Cook Off competition at Mama Mia's Pizzeria is from 11am-1pm on Saturday. Come early, taste and vote for your favorite recipe. Tasting and people's choice awards require a Winterfest Button. Rules and entry forms are available from the Chamber of Commerce.

Mancino's Euchre Tournament from 1-3pm has a $10 entry fee with a Winterfest button. Action takes place at 717 S Nicolet St. at the restaurant. Registration is 11am-12pm.
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Other events include: Snow sculpting, art exhibit, poker walk, sleigh rides, and fishing tournament.

Most of activities are free with a $3 Winterfest button/pin. Buttons can be purchased for $3.00 each or 4 for $10 at the Chamber of Commerce Office, various businesses around town and at each event site during the festival until they are all gone.

For more information:
Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce
300 D East Central
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
231-436-5574
www.mackinawchamber.com

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