“We have a lot of fun just coming up with ideas,” Chuck Steffens, vice president for the Carlton Chamber of Commerce said.
One activity was mini golf—made possible by 10 local businesses each in charge of providing a small course. Other activities included ice skating, roasting s’mores and a chili contest.
“I like the different golfing areas and the prizes that they give out too,” Chad Erickson of Carlson said. “I think they should have it year round.”
Festivities stretched throughout the day and into the night on Saturday.
“Jay Cooke State Park is having a candlelit snowshoe, ski hike throughout the park later on throughout the park and then later on the Carlton Fireman’s bingo is a really big event too where about 400 plus people come out and do bingo. It’s one of their biggest fundraisers,” Shanna Wolf, president of the Carlton Chamber of Commerce said.
The festival will concluded Saturday evening with live music at the Third Base and the VFW.
“Winter Fest has been around for quite a few years,” Wolf said. “It is kind of a joint effort between Carlton Community Education, the Chamber of Commerce and the Carlton Lions Club.”