Events / Winterfest 2017

St. Peter Winterfest takes place annually in late January and early February and is coordinated by the St. Peter Area Chamber of Commerce.

Watch for updates to come for Winterfest 2018!

Winterfest in 2017 was January 27 to February 12 and included several community events.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (will be updated as events are finalized).

Fri., January 27      Winterfest Opening Ceremony Party (free and open to all ages)
                                 - 5:01 p.m. in Levee Park/St. Peter Area Chamber of Commerce
                                 - Free hot chocolate and s'mores making
                                 - Reading of first Medallion clue at 5:31 p.m.
                                 - Free Medallion Medals to the first 100 participants
                                 - Mini-Medallion Hunt; prizes awarded 
                                 - Levee Luminary Loppet (Bring skis. Ski among luminaries)
                                 - Medallion hunting in Levee Park
Fri., January 27         Medallion Hunt Starts
                                    - First clue will be posted on this website at 6:01 p.m. Jan. 27
                                    - Prize for finding the medallion is $1,000 in Chamber Bucks
                                    - Special thanks to the St. Peter Tourism & Visitors Bureau for sponsoring
 Sat., January 28       Rock-Paper-Scissors Contest at Patrick's
                                    - 7 p.m.
                                    - Sign up on the spot
                                    - All prizes in Patrick's gift certificates
                                    - First place $50, second $25, third $15, fourth the shaft
Sat., January 28       Poker Walk
                                   - Signup 12:30 p.m. at Red Men 
                                   - Ends 4 p.m. at Patrick's
                                   - Contact John Mayer at 931-9051
Sat., January 28        Band -- New Primitives at Patrick's
                                     - Music starts around 9 p.m. 
Sat., January 28        Hairy Legs Contest at Patrick's
                                    - 10:30 p.m.
                                    - All contestants must be women or dressed like women
                                    - All prizes in Patrick's gift certificates
                                    - First place $50, second $25, third $15, fourth the shaft
Sun., January 29      Snowshoeing at Traverse des Sioux
                                 with Minneopa Area Naturalist Scott Kudelka
                                  - 1 p.m.
                                  - Limited number of snowshoes available for rent
                                    at Treaty Site History Center. Call or email for pricing
                                    and availability. Register by 1/25 by calling
                                    934-2160 or emailing
                                  - Time to be announced
Thur., Feb. 2            Documentary Film Series at Treaty Site History Center
                                  - 7 p.m.
                                  - The Story of Winter: Minnesota's
                                     Most Iconic Season
                                  - Free admissioni
                                  - Film is 48 minutes
                                  - Doors open at 6:40 p.m. 
Sat., February 4        North American Tap Beer Invitational at Patrick's
                                    - All day
                                    - Vote for your favorite tap beer
Sat., February 4        Chili Feed, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church
                                    - $7 for adults/$5 for students (same price in advance or at the door)                 
Sat., February 4       Polar Plunge, 1 p.m., Hallett's Pond
                                   - Fundraiser for Minnesota Special Olympics
                                   - For more information, see
Sat., February 4        Banjo Hour - Lehto & Wright   10 p.m.         
Sun., February 5       Lions Club Winterfest Dad's Belgian Waffle Feed  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,
                                    - St. Peter Community Center -- Senior Center
Tue., February 7        Atomic Egg Drop at Patrick's
                                     - Pick up kits early at Patrick's
                                     - Trivia starts at 7 p.m.; eggs drop at around 9 p.m.      
Sat., February 11     Napa Auto Parts Winter-Slam 2 p.m. at Nicollet County Fairgrounds
                                   - Winter demolition derby
                                      Tickets available only at the gate

                                   - See more at

Sat., February 11    Teddy Bear Toss at Gustavus men's hockey game vs. Bethel

                                   - 7 p.m., donate a new Teddy Bear for free admission  


Throughout Winterfest and for the whole winter season

Ice skating at Veterans Park is free 

Shoeshoes can be rented at the recreation office or at the Treaty Site History Center