Monday, December 8, 2008

24th Annual Winterfest Coming February 7-8

It’s Winterfest time again! The highly anticipated annual event attracts approximately 40,000 attendees and offers a wide range of entertainment, events, food, and merchandise to appeal to people of varied ages and interests. Winterfest was created with the goal of bringing artists, artisans, and unusual vendors to Lake Havasu City to celebrate our fantastic winter weather with an event that strengthens the local economy.
Among the many kids’ activities and attractions will be pony rides, a climbing wall, mobile video games and laser tag (for kids of all ages), inflatable slide, and bungee trampoline. Havasu Idol will showcase the stars of tomorrow, with young performers from the ages of 5-18 dancing, singing, playing an instrument, or otherwise entertaining the crowds. The ever-popular Bitter Creek Outlaws are returning to recreate the gunfights of the Wild West era, with all proceeds going to the American Heart Association.
No one should go hungry at Winterfest – food offerings will range from traditional hot dogs and sodas to Jamaican barbecue and gourmet coffees.
A variety of vendors will be displaying their wares, including jewelry, ceramics, custom clothing, home décor, and body care products, just to name a few.
Winterfest Weekend positively affects the economy of Lake Havasu City, from Main Street merchants who enjoy the increased foot traffic, to local restaurants and lodging providers.
Main event sponsors are Unisource and the Lake Havasu City Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Vendor applications are now available for Winterfest – spaces sell out and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline for application is December 12. Applications may be downloaded from the Chamber of Commerce website at For more information, contact Michelle Mizuno at or call at 928-855-4115.