Gull Lake Frozen Fore coming Feb. 25-27
Event features snow golfing, dancing ... an entire weekend of activities and fun for adults.
NISSWA — The Gull Lake Frozen Fore Winter Weekend takes place in the Brainerd Lakes Area each February. This three-day celebration of all things winter, brings together a weekend of activities and fun for adults.
Friday, night, Feb. 25 begins with the annual Frozen Flop, Frozen Fore's version of the polar plunge, which raises money for local charities. Not only does the Frozen Flop occur in the middle of Hole-in-the-Day bay, but also under a heated tent. Unlike any other flop, spectators stay warm, and floppers keep out of the wind. Following the flop, is the heated tent party. Showcasing an ice bar, food and live music, the tent party is a unique way to kick off the evening.
Saturday morning, Feb. 26 begins with a Pancake Feed on the ice to get everyone ready for the day. Following the feed, snow golf begins. Participants can jump on provided shuttles, or drive snowmobiles, and play nine holes of winter golf at nine different locations around the Gull Lake. Organizers provide the golf club and a fresh supply of tennis balls so all anyone has to do is venture around the lake and try getting a point at each location. The diversity of each “golf” hole variety keeps the day entertaining. A Digital Scavenger Hunt also takes place throughout the day so keep that phone charged up. Those who get a picture at each given location will be entered to win four free tickets to the following Frozen Fore Winter Weekend. In the evening, the Saturday night tent party kicks off again with hours of great music under the heated tent.
Finishing the Frozen Fore weekend is Sunday’s food fest. This cook-off features a variety of local restaurants showcasing their flavors in a taste competition for the best flavors in the area. Participants enter the heated tent at Hole-in-the-day Bay and take in the aromas of the Brainerd Lakes Area’s finest restaurants. Diners then vote for their favorite after sampling them all before hearing the judges announce the winner.
Proceeds of the Frozen Fore Winter Weekend event are donated to Confidence Learning Center and The Outreach Program of Brainerd Lakes. Tickets are available online or at any of the sponsoring locations.