FOX 47, January 28, 2016
If you’re tired of being cooped up this winter, Rochester’s 14th annual WinterFest officially kicked off Thursday.
The event organizers met at the Canadian Honker Events at Apache to explain and promote their events Thursday. A proclamation declaring the start of WinterFest was also read.
- This year, there will be 26 winter activities over the 18 day celebration.
- Last year over seven thousand people participated and $350-thousand was raised for local organizations.
- This year, the goal is $500-thousand.
- BaconFest, the youth ice fishing contest, and the polar plunge are making a comeback.
- There will be some new events too like a concert by the Okeedokee Brothers Band and a pioneer life demonstration.
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