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Winter Fest Taking Place This Weekend


January 11, 2018

Winter Fest, the first Veterans reunion of the year in the nation, is celebrating its 32nd year January 11-14, 2018.

On Thursday, January 11, the Early Birds gathering starts at 7:00 p.m., at Tofflers, 200 5th Avenue. There will be a social time with food provided by Tofflers.

Beginning at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, January 12, there will be a Hospitality Suite on the 2nd floor of the Chalet Landhaus Inn, 801 State Road 69, where you can purchase Winter Fest t-shirts, pins and Veterans raffle calendars. The Burning of Winter Ceremony takes place at 6:30 p.m., on Railroad Street near the post office and Village parking lot. The alphorns and yodel club will be there to serenade you. At 7:00 p.m., the line up for the parade starts at the 6th Avenue intersection by the Burning of Winter Ceremony. The Ricochettes will be providing the entertainment at the New Glarus Fire Station, 212 4th Avenue, from 7:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m., for the annual dance. Food and beverages by the New Glarus Fire Department.

The Americal meeting will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018, from 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., in the 2nd floor conference room at the Chalet Landhaus Inn. The Winter Fest Auction will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Hospitality Room at the Chalet Landhaus, with the theme of “GI Jossie.” The public is welcome. The group photo will be at Ott Haus at 2:30 p.m., SHARP. The buffet banquet starts at 5:30 p.m., and immediately following dinner will be a program and Quilts of Valor presentation and a dance, with music by Badge, all at the New Glarus Hotel. At midnight, Big John and the Family Band (just off tour) will be playing around the fireplace at the Chalet Landhaus Inn. From 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., breakfast will be served at the Chalet Landhaus Inn on Sunday, January 14th.


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