Lake Chelan Winterfest 2019

12/17/2018 | by Sage Vacation Rentals | Vacation Rentals

Winterfest is almost upon us! It seems like every year this event grows more and more, which is fabulous. January 18th – 27th will be jam-packed with family-friendly fun; and as always, alcoholic beverage events that makes this weekend that much more exciting for adults!

So you may be wondering…what is Winterfest? Winterfest is a two-week festival in honor of winter held in Chelan and Manson, Washington bordering the gorgeous Lake Chelan. This event is a great reminder that there is so much fun to be had in the Lake Chelan Valley ALL YEAR LONG!

It’s important to keep in mind that because the festival is so popular, tickets usually sell out well in advance! As a matter of fact, as I’m typing this up, I found out that the first weekend’s all-access passes have been sold out, as well as the Bubble Bar Sparkling Wine Brunch. It’s crucial you act fast if you want to an all-access pass for the 2nd weekend! Here’s the link to purchase your tickets. The 2nd weekend package includes Brewer & Distillers Night Ticket, VIP Alefest Ticket, & Battle of the Bloody Mary Ticket!

Here’s everything you need to know to plan for Winterfest 2019:

Let’s start with your Winterfest Button… 

The Winterfest Button gives you access to the Kids Activities, Apple Bin Train Rides and a crazy amount of offers (discounts too!) from all the local shops and wineries in the area! Buy yours here.

Here are all the offers included with your Button: 

  • Main Street Gallery:  20% Off all Clothing 
  • Rootwood Cider:  $1 off your first 10oz glass pour 
  • Swim World: 20% off Home Décor, Apparel and Gifts 
  • SAGE Vacation Rental: 10% Any New Vacation Rental Booking 
  • Lake Chelan Coffee Company: $10 per pound when you order 2 or more pounds 
  • The Meat Shop: 1 Pound of Marinated Chicken with $35.00 purchase 
  • Willow: 20% Off storewide 
  • Rocky Pond Winery: 10% off Bottle Purchase 
  • Riverwalk Inn: Free coffee or tea (free refills) with purchase of a breakfast entrée 
  • Chelan Craft Cider: Buy one bottle of Cider and get a second one half off 
  • POSH: 20% off all clothing, scarves and jewelry 
  • LC Brewery: 20% off 
  • Troy’s Pizza: 20% off any large pizza. Limit 1 per. Button 
  • Tildio: Free tasting and 10% off a bottle purchase. 
  • Westside Pizza: Buy 1 pizza and get 1 free equal or lesser value 
  • Chelan Vape & Smoke: 10% off of all items 
  • Whaley’s: 30% off Women’s & Men’s Lake Chelan apparel 
  • Lake Chelan Sports: 20% off your purchase of $100.00 or more with a Winterfest button 
  • Spirals: 10% off all silk, leaf & salt LAMPS and / or 10% off your favorite pieces of JEWELRY 
  • Shirt Shop: 20% off purchase 
  • Deepwater Inn: 10% off a guests total stay by using the promo code STAYLOCAL 
  • Blue Moon: Up to 60% off 
  • 3 Wild Sheep: 20% storewide 
  • Radiance Winery: ½ Price Tasting Fees and 20% Off Bottle Sales 
  • Culinary Apple: 10% discount on most items in-store
  • AC Checker: 20% off all AC Checker taxi rides during the entire event 
  • Alta Cellars: 2 for 1 tastings, and 20% off bottle/merchandise purchases 
  • Skagit Cellars: 25% off all bottle purchases 
  • Woven Threads: 20% off all Flannel Fabrics 
  • Green Dot Chelan: Buy a whole signature sub and receive a free drink and chip. 
  • Four Lakes Winery: 10% off of all purchases and two for one tasting. 
  • YogaChelan: $5.00 off drop in any regularly scheduled class for this discount 
  • Vin du Lac: Free S’more Kit per button to use at our outdoor firepit at the winery 
  • Howard’s on the River: Desert for free with a purchased meal of equal value 
  • Hard Row to Hoe: 20% off cider growler refills. 
  • My Buddies Place: 15% off food purchases 
  • Sunset Bar & Grill: 10% off food and drinks 
  • Fielding Hills: 10% off any 2 bottle purchase during the 2 weekends of Winterfest 
  • Lake Chelan Winery: 25% off select wine 
  • Wapato Point Cellars: 25% off select wine, 50% off all gift shop items 

Weekend 1: January 18-20

Let’s move on to the breakdown of what’s going on both weekends! (*indicates a family activities)

Friday, January 18 
*3PM – 7PM: Horse Carriage Rides 
*3PM – 7PM: Snowflake Lane (Kids Activities) 
5PM – 9PM: Wine Tent Open 
5PM – 10PM: Ice Bar Open 
*5PM – 7PM: Ice Slide 
5PM – 6:30PM: Live Music in The Ice Bar 
6PM – 8PM: Soupfest 
7PM – 10PM: DJ Indica at The Ice Bar 
9:30PM – 11PM: Comedy @ Campbells with Gabriel Rutledge – Buy Tickets 

Saturday, January 19 
*10AM4PM: Ice Carving Competition 
12PM6PM: Wine Tent Open 
12PM6PM: Grand Wine Walk Open 
12PM10PM: Ice Bar Open 
*12PM6PM: Ice Slide 
*12PM6PM: Horse Carriage Rides 
*12PM6PM: Snowflake Lane (Kids Activities) 
3PM3:45PM: Live Music In The Ice Bar 
4PM4:45PM: Kevin Jones Band In The Ice Bar 
*4PM6PM: Ice Carving Voting 
5PM6PM: Aaron Crawford In The Ice Bar 
6PM8PM: Snowga – Register Now
*6PM: Grand Processional 
*6:30PM: Polar Bear Splash & Beach Bonfire 
*6:45PM: Fireworks 
7PM10PM: Radio 80 In The Ice Bar 
9:30PM11PM: Comedy @ Campbells with Gabriel Rutledge – Buy Tickets

Sunday, January 20 
11AM – 1PM: Bubble Bar 

Wow! What a fun-filled weekend that makes you crave more, luckily, they planned another weekend since it couldn’t be contained to just one! Next up, Weekend 2! 

Weekend 2: January 25-27

(* indicates family activities)

Friday, January 25 
5PM – 10PM: Local Brewers & Distillers Night 
*5PM – 8PM: Apple Bin Train Rides 
7PM – 8PM: Live Music 
8:30PM – 9:30PM: Live Music

Saturday, January 26 
10:30 AM: Snowga – Register Now
*2PM – 3PM: Jason Sims Comedy & Magic Show 
3PM – 10PM: Alefest 
*3PM – 6PM: Apple Bin Train Rides 
3PM – 3:45PM: Live Music 
4:30PM – 5:30PM: Live Music 
*6:30PM: Lighting of Ice Tower 
7PM – 10PM: Live Music

Sunday, January 27 
10AM – 12PM: Battle of the Bloody Mary 
10AM: Winter Snowshoe Run – Register Today!

As you can see, there are a lot of festivities and activities packed into 2 weekends. You can’t miss out on all the fun to be had! Give the gift of Winterfest this year, and take a trip on down to the Chelan Valley.

Sage Vacation Rentals is here to help you find the perfect vacation rental in Chelan, from couples to a family/group as large as 14 members. Maybe you want to stay at Wapato Point and use all their amenities while still enjoying the Winterfest fun! Whatever you decide, enjoy a 10% discount on any new reservation for Winterfest 2019!

*All images are taken from Lake Chelan Winterfest Facebook page*

*All information taken from Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce website*

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