21st Annual Squam Lakes Winterfest

Squam Lakes Winterfest 2018

Saturday, February 17th- 12-3pm

We are hosting our 21st Annual Winterfest on Saturday, February 17th from noon to 3pm. Be a part of one of the most fun winter events around Squam Lake all while supporting a good cause! Winterfest celebrates the beauty and wonders of winter on Squam Lake and offers many free outdoor family activities such as ice skating, pond hockey, cross country skiing, sledding, mini golf in Piper Cove, bonfire, winter sports demos, amazing raffle prizes, and loads of fun—this event is not to be missed!

Come celebrate the best of what the season has to offer! Also returning this year is the Annual Chili Contest. Sample and vote on the region's best chili donated by local restaurants. The SLA will have custom SLA reusable chili bowls, spoons, and mugs for purchase for this competition. New this year is our Squam Ranger Trail Mix Cookie Competition from various recipes created by friends in our community.

Winterfest is a special event that supports the important mission-focused work of the Squam Lakes Association in conservation, education, watershed wellness and low-impact access to the most beautiful lake and trails in New Hampshire. Bring your sled, skates, skis, and appetite. Play in the snow, warm up with hot cocoa by the bonfire, and retreat indoors to treat your taste buds by sampling chili from area restaurants during the SLA's Annual Chili Contest. Please join us in keeping our Squam Lakes protected and preserved, and celebrate winter with our Squam community! 

The SLA would like to thank our generous sponsors for this event: The Cottage Place on Squam Lake, Annalee Dolls, Meredith Village Savings Bank, and Waterville Valley Ski Resort. Thank you also to our Chili Cook-off Competitors: Six Burner Bistro, Walter's Basin, Golden Pond Country Store, Italian Farmhouse, the Common Man in Ashland, the Manor on Golden Pond, and Sunshine & Pa's Cafe. This event will take place at the SLA Resource Center, 534 Route 3 in Holderness. It's free and open to the public. Winterfest is also a great way to connect with the Squam community. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, or would like more information, please contact the SLA at (603) 968-7336 x11. So grab the kids and swing on by. There's something for everyone!

Please click here for additional Winterfest details!