The 14th Annual Winter Fest is returning to Phillips this weekend with dozens of events both Saturday and Sunday.
Winter Fest is Saturday, Jan. 25 11 a.m. to 9 p.m and Sunday, Jan. 26 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Radar Runs at Birch Island Resort on Wilson Flowage for snowmobiles, ATVs, and lawn mowers; all entries are eligible for cash prizes. 1 p.m. - Tug of War and Barrel Toss; 6 p.m. - Candlelight Walk, Ski or Snowshoe on Lake Duroy to Squaw Island and back, plus at 7 p.m. the snowmobile parade will leave Birch Island for Lake Duroy with Fireworks to follow on the lake.
Sunday - Ice Fishing Contest on the Phillips Chain of Lakes (Duroy, Elk, Long & Wilson) from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-Register at the Phillips Area Chamber, Ross's Sport Shop, Bader's Store, Elk River Custom Rods or Harbor View. Registration on tournament day begins at 6 a.m. at Harbor View. Entry fee is $10 for adults; cash prizes for largest walleye, northern & panfish will be awarded at Harbor View at 5 p.m. or as soon as scores are tallied. The Children's Division entry fee is $5 and special prizes will be awarded. The Winter Fest raffle drawing will take place following the fishing tournament awards.
Locations and contact information:
Birch Island Resort, Bar & Grill, N8221 E. Wilson Flowage Road, Phillips, 715-339-3151
Harbor View Pub & Eatery, 1094 N. Lake Ave./ Hwy. 13, Phillips, 715-339-2626
715-339-4100 / 888-408-4800 (Phillips Area Chamber)
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