A day of tasting everyone will enjoy! Sample from a selection of over 40 unique craft beers and hard ciders while enjoying the beautiful Lake Chelan scenery.
Alex Zerbe Pac Show
As a performer with over 15 years of professional experience, Alex Zerbe has appeared on three national television shows, performed in 14 countries and has sung in over 12,000 showers! Alex is a master of physical comedy, juggling and magic. Laughter is the best medicine – so be sure to attend this exciting comedy show!
Apple Bin Train Rides
Show us your Winterfest button and hop into an Apple Bin Train for a relaxing ride along the glistening lake in downtown Manson!
A great way to end your incredible Winterfest weekend. Come enjoy unlimited sparkling wine tastings, a scrumptious brunch and learn a little about the sparkling wine produced here in the Lake Chelan Valley.
Entering our third year, this year’s event promises to be even better! The Battle of the Bloody Mary will take place the second weekend of festivities. Sip through some of the best Bloody Mary’s in the Lake Chelan Valley and vote for your favorite!
Tsilly is our elusive Lake Chelan “monster” and he’s visiting lots of different local businesses throughout the Lake Chelan community this Winterfest. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons and enter to win a grand-prize weekend of fun in Lake Chelan. Stop by Spirals in downtown Chelan or the Entry Tents to grab your “passport” and get started!
**Stay tuned for 2018’s prizes!
Horse Carriage Rides
Show us your Winterfest Button and hop on the beautiful horse drawn sleigh for a beautiful ride along the Chelan River.
The Ice Bar is THE place to be. Serving wines from the Lake Chelan Wine Valley, ciders and craft beers plus live music on tap Friday and Saturday – you won’t want to leave! Be sure to check out the live music schedule.
Ice Block Carvings
Part of the magic of Winterfest is watching the artistic work of several incredible ice sculptors. Watch as they turn 45,000 pounds of ice into beautiful pieces of art. You can catch our ice carvers at work at these times throughout both weekends.
Ice Tower Lighting
Our team of ice carvers will be carving the Ice Tower all day down in the Manson Bay Marina. Make sure you check out their progress and then head back down at 6:30pm to watch the ice lit on fire!
The Winterfest Ice Slide is great fun! Show us your Winterfest Button and take a ride on the slide made with 12,000 pounds of ice. When you need to warm up, your Winterfest Button gets you access to one our most popular kids activities – Snowflake Lane. Head on INSIDE to the Lake Chelan United Methodist Church, where your little ones can get their face painted, make a special super hero cape and discover many other tables of crafty fun.
Get the inside experience of the exciting LOCAL beer/cider/spirits being produced in the Lake Chelan Valley and our surrounding community.
Polar Bear Splash
Not for the faint at heart, grab your towel and join us for the Grand Procession and we’ll head down to Don Morse Park for the annual Winterfest Polar Bear Splash! We’ll have the notorious beach bonfire roaring so you can warm up afterward.
Taste the soups of the Valley during Soupfest on Friday, January 12 from 6-8pm! Taking place at The Eagles in downtown Chelan, vote on your favorite three soups and help us choose the Winterfest Soupfest Champion. This is a fun event designed to warm you up and introduce you to the great restaurants of our Valley. Entrance is free with your Winterfest Button. Limited to the first 300 people.
Welcome to the Lake Chelan Wine Valley, the most naturally intoxicating wine destination in the Northwest. The glacially carved soil gives our grapes unique character. Our lake’s depths literally change the seasons here, stretching them out, drawing out late-summer sugars, long after others are off the vine. Some say our most precious resources are the world-class winemakers drawn to these conditions, turning nature’s gifts into the magic in your glass.
The Winterfest Wine Walk brings many of the local wineries together in one location – the hardest part will be choosing 10 wines from over 30 different award winning wines to taste! And don’t worry, if you can’t choose, you can always purchase a couple extra tastes.