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Winterfest is packed with things to do and see this Saturday at Yankee Springs State Park with activities for everyone of any age or athletic ability. The family friendly event, set to go, snow or no snow, features familiar favorites of the past and some new events that likely will become old favorites.


Kids and adult games, a Gun Lake Idol contest, magic show, bean bag toss, petting zoo, disc golf challenge, horse drawn wagon rides, chili cook off, raffle drawing and the ever popular Polar Dip are set along with many other attractions for Saturday, Feb. 16.


Stop by for the pancake breakfast hosted by firefighters at Gun Lake Community Church at 8 a.m. before the 9:45 a.m. Opening Ceremonies and flag raising by the Forgotten Eagles and the Gun Lake Tribe at 10 a.m. at the State Park.


Be sure to get a schedule to see what’s happening in the lead-up to Saturday:

*Tuesday, Feb.12 at 6 p.m., Justin Star Legacy vs. Andru at 5 Lakes Brewing, and at 8 p.m. at Red Sports Bar & Grill.

*Wednesday, Feb. 13, Gun Lake Idol semi-finals at Gun Lake Casino Stage 131.

*Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. a Euchre tournament at the Wayland VFW Hall.


The Yankee Springs Recreation Area is at 2104 South Briggs Road, Middleville. There is free parking. For more on Winterfest, go to


Photo: Kaelyn Steenwyk, 12, created the winning logo for Winterfest 2019.







































































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