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2014 WinterFest XII Calendar of Events

January 30 - February 9, 2014

WinterFest takes place yearly during the first two weeks in February.  WinterFest serves to promote wintertime activities for all ages while raising awareness and funds for area nonprofit organizations.  There is a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities happening in the Rochester area so all can enjoy the Cabin Fever Days of February! 

Please contact individual organizations with questions or to register for events.  Click on the day to get more information about the events on the day.

2014 WinterFest XII Poster

Thursday, 1/30

  • Deuces Wild! Dueling Pianos

Friday, 1/31

  • Wild West Winter Hoedown

Saturday, 2/1

  • Warm-up to the Polar Bear Plunge
  • Ground Hog's Day Celebration
  • Winter Blizzard Ride
  • WinterFest at the History Center: Sleigh Rides and Bonfire
  • Frozen Goose 10K Timed Run, 5K Fun Run/Walk
  • Free Family Day Snow Globes
  • Hearts & Diamonds Spectacular

Sunday, 2/2

  • Festival of Birds
  • Rochester Better Chance Gospel Music Concert

Thursday, 2/6

  • SocialICE
  • Friends' WinterFest Book Sale
  • Bacon Fest

Friday, 2/7

  • Hiawathaland Figure Skating Competition
  • Friends' WinterFest Book Sale
  • Channel One Mile of Mac & Cheese
  • Polar Bear (Super) Plunge
  • SocialICE
  • Ski by Candlelight

Saturday, 2/8

  • SnoBall Softball Tournament
  • Hiawathaland Figure Skating Competition
  • Families Friends & Flapjacks
  • Youth Ice Fishing Contest
  • Friends' WinterFest Book Sale
  • Channel One Mile of Mac & Cheese
  • Polar Bear Plunge
  • SocialICE
  • Murder Mystery @ Plummer House

Sunday, 2/9

  • SnoBall Softball Tournament
  • Hiawathaland Figure Skating Competition
  • Lace Up Against Breast Cancer
  • Channel One Mile of Mac & Cheese
  • Cardboard Sled Race
  • Friends' WinterFest Book Sale



2014 Committee Chairs

Chair Laurie Marreel  
Phone: 507-285-5272
Email or Email

Vice-Chair Kevin Torgerson
Phone: 507-273-5224
Email