Winterfest & Chili Cook-off 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Winterfest 2017!

From ice skating and sledding, to cross-county skiing, ice hockey, Nordic skating demos, winter mini-golf and more! Come celebrate the best of what the season has to offer! Also returning, a crowd favorite our Annual Chili Contest. Here you're the judge! Sit by the fire in our great room as you sample and vote on the region's best chili! There will be an outside bonfire to warm up by, marshmallows to roast and hot cocoa for sipping. This event also gives you the opportunity to learn more about the SLA and all the conservation work that goes into protecting the Squam watershed!

This event will take place at the SLA Resource Center, 534 Route 3, Holderness. It's free and open to the public. So grab the kids and swing on by. There's something for everyone! For more information call our office at (603)-968-7336.

Volunteer for Winterfest! 

Winterfest is a really fun event to volunteer for and its a great way to connect with the Squam community. There are a number of different volunteer opportunities to sing up for Click Here and take a look.

Contact Brian Gagnon, SLA Volunteer Coordinator, to sign up!

The 2017 Chili Cook-off:

Once you work up an appetite from all of the Winterfest activities on the ice, join us inside for some generous samplings local restaurants have to offer at this year's Chili Cook-off. We encourage you to try a variety of the area's finest chili and to cast your vote for the Winterfest Choice Award! Bring your favorite mug and spoon from home! We will also have SLA mugs available for purchase. 

Here is a sneak peek of our 2017 Chili Cook-off participants: 





Thank you to all who participated! The 2017 Chili Cook-off Winner is:

Past Chili Contest Winners: 

2016 - Italian Farmhouse, Plymouth, NH

2015 - Geeklender, Holderness, NH

2014 - The Manor On Golden Pond, Holderenss, NH

2013 - Lucky Dog Tavern and Grill, Plymouth NH

2012 - The Manor On Golden Pond, Holderenss, NH

2011 - The Manor On Golden Pond, Holderenss, NH

2010 - The Manor On Golden Pond, Holderenss, NH

2009 - Golden Pond Country Store, Holderness, NH

2008 - Golden Pond Country Store, Holderness, NH

2007 - Golden Pond Country Store, Holderness, NH

2006 - Winterfest canceled due to weather.

2005 - The Manor On Golden Pond, Holderenss, NH

2004 - Yankee Trail Motel, Holderness, NH

2003 - Yankee Trail Motel, Holderness, NH

SLA Winterfest & Chili Cook-off is a family friendly event and free to the public. Please contact the Squam Lakes Association for any additional information (603) 968-7336.