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A Winter Celebration for All Ages in Beautiful Southeastern Minnesota

A Winter Celebration for All Ages in Beautiful Southeastern Minnesota

By: Thomas Schultz posted Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at resortsandlodges.com Rochester, Minnesota, is home to one leading medical treatment facilities in the world (Mayo Clinic), but it’s also a great Minnesota vacation location with something to offer every visitor. The city of over 100,000 residents has regularly graced Money Magazine’s list of the best places to […]

Winterfest Benefiting Nonprofits

KAAL ABC 6 News: January 28, 2016 Local nonprofits are benefiting from a week of fundraising. It’s the 14th annual Rochester Winterfest. Thursday was the kickoff to this year’s fundraiser. “Winterfest is a great way for so many nonprofits to come together. It’s a great way for all of us to come together and highlight […]

WinterFest kicks off, ads new events

WinterFest kicks off, ads new events

KXLT – Fox 47 Rochester MN News, Weather, Sports #rochmn 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 […]

WinterFest XIV Celebrates the Cold with Some Fun in Rochester

WinterFest XIV Celebrates the Cold with Some Fun in Rochester

KXLT – Fox 47 Rochester MN News, Weather, Sports #rochmn FOX 47’s Fox in the Morning: January 27, 2016 Sure, it’s cold outside. Yes, there’s snow on the ground. And naturally, there is a lack of sunshine. But that doesn’t mean the winter season has to be “hum-drum.” WinterFest XIV in Rochester, kicks off Thursday, January […]

Family Time: ‘Don’t be afraid of winter … embrace it’

Rochester Post-Bulletin, Wednesday, January 27, 2016 By: Lindy Lange Embrace the season at WinterFest XIV. With more than 30 events and activities, WinterFest offers something for every member of the family. “Don’t be afraid of winter. It’s going to come back every year, so embrace it, have fun with it,” said Kristina Hesby, WinterFest chairwoman. “That’s […]

Embrace the cold with WinterFest Events

Embrace the cold with WinterFest Events

Rochester Post Bulletin, Monday, January 25, 2016 By Andrew Setterholm Are you ready to plunge into Rochester WinterFest? The annual festival kicks off two weeks of local events on Thursday, leading up to the most popular mainstay, the Polar Plunge Super Plunge. WinterFest last year drew about 7,000 attendees to 24 events. Each event is […]

The Chat: Annual WinterFest offers cold comfort

Rochester Post-Bulletin, Saturday, January 23, 2016 JEN: Rochester’s big white party is coming up — and by that, of course, I mean WinterFest. I oddly love WinterFest just for the heartiness and optimism of it. “Hey, it’s minus-10 degrees out there, so let’s get BUSY!” It makes me proud to be a Minnesotan. JOY: We really […]

Winterfest: New events, returning favorites

Winterfest: New events, returning favorites

By Derek Sullivan Rochester Winterfest keeps getting bigger. For festival No. 13, organizers have added new events and brought back some favorites. The collection of events, Jan. 29 to Feb. 14 all across Rochester, helps charities and gives people a reason to get outside. “It’s just a great opportunity for people to experience winter every […]

WinterFest starts 18-day run

WinterFest starts 18-day run

By Post-Bulletin staff Rochester’s WinterFest celebration officially was launched on Tuesday at an event showcasing its 32 activities over 18 days. WinterFest will be Jan. 29 to Feb. 15. At Tuesday’s kickoff at the Rochester Art Center, Mayor Ardell Brede read a mayoral proclamation, and Sheriff Kevin Torgerson, the WinterFest chairman, also spoke. WinterFest is designed […]