The Phillips Area Chamber of Commerce (PACC) has announced the schedule for the 2021 WinterFest celebration. Despite the COVID-19 virus, this year’s event includes a full line-up of outdoor activities for the whole family, making this a safe and fun way to enjoy the winter!
The Phillips Flurry Snowshoe 5k and 10k Race/Run/Walk is going virtual for 2021 in addition to an opportunity for complete your race on the Phillips School Forest trails and be entered into a special drawing. Registrations open on January 1 and run through January 23rd. More information is available at www.phillipsflurry.com.
The Price County Tavern League will again sponsor it’s popular WinterFest Tavern League Tour on January 6th through 24th. Tour Price County’s Tavern League members, make a purchase, receive a stamp, and enter to win cash prizes totaling $1,100! Prize drawings will be held at noon January 24th at Club 13 as part of the Chaparral’s Snowmobile Club’s breakfast.
WinterFest’s Shop Local event will be held on January 18th through the 24th. Visit participating businesses and enter your name for one of several baskets filled with goodies and valued at over $100.
The Candlelight Walk in Concrete Park returns this year on Friday, January 22nd. This popular event offers a beautiful ½ mile walk through the park from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The WinterFest Ice Fishing Contest begins at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 23rd. Anglers can fish on Duroy Lake, Elk Lake, Long Lake and Wilson Lake until 4:00 p.m. Cash prizes for largest fish and other drawings will be presented virtually this year.
The area’s snowmobile clubs will gather Saturday night at Birch Island Resort for the annual Snowmobile Parade through the Phillips Chain of Lakes. The parade ends at Elk Lake Park where a bonfire will be on hand to warm up everyone.
The WinterFest finale will be the spectacular fireworks over Duroy Lake, an amazing site that thrills everyone.
More information is available on the PACC website, www.phillipswisconsin.net or call the PACC at 715-339-4100. The PACC wishes to thank our many sponsors and volunteers who are making this event possible. This year’s WinterFest offers something for everyone throughout January, so let’s have some winter fun!