Claim your spot, pitch your tent, order food and drinks via QR code and get it delivered right to you. Enjoy the day with a place to call home!
There is no fee or registration. Just bring your tent and something to secure it.
No coolers/outside food or beverages allowed.
Help crown this year's winner of the Soup Smackdown and enjoy a "flight" of all of the contestant soups on the Sunday of WinterFest 1-3pm while supplies last.
Donations to taste and vote go to the Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry.
Lindy's Landing -
Bulldog's Grill -
Uncle D's Bar & Grille -
Uncle D's Catering -
Slyce Coal Fired Pizza -
Side Lot Brewery -
Sideout's Sports Tavern -
Bliss Wine & Gifts -
JJ Twiggs -
Sweet Melissa's Pizza & Pub -
Wauconda Winterfest 2022 Private Dome Auction is back! Place your bids for the best & most comfortable spot at Winterfest!
+ Seating for six in the Side Lot Lounge, featuring a 4 person couch, two chairs, and a cocktail table. This spot will be yours for the day.
+ Side Lot will provide 3-hours of open bar for 6 people.
+ Your own private bartender, pouring a variety of SLB Beer & craft cocktails.
We have an area at Winterfest designated for the kiddos both Saturday and Sunday 12-3pm! Bring the whole family and enjoy some winter activities and crafts courtesy of Messiah Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten and Wauconda Park District.
If you are lucky, you may even run into Marshall and Chase from the Paw Patrol in the Kid Zone at Winterfest.
From jigging to hole hopping our experts will show you everything you need to know about ice fishing on Bangs Lake. No need to invest in "Ice Fishing for Dummies"- we have you covered! Great event for the kids!
Demos are both days at 1pm and 2pm
Take a journey through downtown Wauconda on the Snowflake Selfie Trail. Start at Lindy's and head north on Main Street toward Cooks Park on the marked 2 mile path from Lindy's to Cooks Park. Many Winterfest selfie stations along the way to take the perfect winter wonderland pics.
Wauconda Park District's Beach Park is located right next door to Lindy's and will be offering open skate, Ring Around the Snowman, Hoola Hoop Contest and more.
Bring your skates and hit the ice! We have one ice rink reserved just for open skate both days of Winterfest. All ages welcome. No hockey on the open skate ice rink.
Wauconda Moose Lodge will be hosting the 2nd Annual Winterfest Meat Raffle.
Saturday @ 3pm
Sunday @ 1pm & 3pm
snow-BALL-drop 50/50 RAFFLE tickets are on sale now!
$20 per square. Choose your lucky number and purchase at the link below!
You can support Phil's Beach without leaving your couch. Winner need not be present, but you will miss out on all the fun.
Proceeds benefit the Wauconda Parks Foundation.
Full rules, more details, and 50/50 raffle purchase if you follow this link......
Get your 2022 Winterfest gear!