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Community Spotlight: Winterfest 2015

Winterfest 2015 featured turkey bowling, curling, and the Brrrmidji Polar Plunge!

Bemidji Winterfest Preview

The Bemidji Winterfest may only be in its infancy, but that and cold temperatures haven’t stopped anyone from enjoying a day on the ice. What started 6 years ago as a simple pond hockey tournament has morphed in to a sight to see on Lake Bemidji. And with nicer weather this...
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In-Focus: The Culture of Curling Returns to Lake Bemidji

  It’s curling at its core. The iconic winter sport returns to Lake Bemidji for the first time in 82-years for the 2014 “Winterfest on Lake Bemidji.” Back in 1932, the original Winterfest on Lake Bemidji introduced the small city to its two most famous...
Posted On 07 Feb 2014
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Northwoods Adventure: Ice Car Racing at Crosslake’s Winterfest 2014

  Drivers as young as 9-years-old built their own cars to race in this year’s Ice Car Racing competition at Crosslake’s Winterfest. These tough-skinned drivers drove on both studded and rubber wheels to race for a win, but each type of car had to have its own strategy.
Posted On 04 Feb 2014
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“Winterfest” Returns to Bemidji

  Bemidji is bringing a bit of the past to present. Officials announced the return of “Winterfest,” a tradition that began in the early 1930s. The winter festival was known for bringing Paul Bunyan and curling to the city. Bemidji organizations will combine...
Posted On 16 Dec 2013
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