WE’RE SORRY. THE 2021 EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Please see events from past Winterfest festivals below!
The Winterfest parade will begin at noon on North and South Broadway and will include floats, fire trucks, marching bands, and the Winterfest mascot Lake Effect Louie, and the outgoing and new Miss Winterfest courts.
IN THE DEPOT STREET LOT:
CHILI COOK OFF
Located in the Depot Street Parking Lot, the annual Winterfest Chili Cook Off is a chance for residents and restaurant owners and even groups to represent their best pots of chili! There are trophies and prizes in three categories: Private entry, commercial entry, and People’s Choice. The Chili Cook Off, sponsored by the Geneva-On-The-Lake Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, starts at noon.
All chili samples are FREE while they last!
Take a magical ride through historic Downtown Geneva with the Whispery Pines Percherons Carriage Rides & Logging horses! All rides are FREE. Sponsored by the Ashtabula County Convention and Visitors Bureau
HOT CHOCOLATE BAR
Sponsored by The Lakehouse Inn and Winery at Geneva-on-the-Lake, the Winterfest Hot Chocolate Bar is a great way to warm up! The Hot Chocolate Bar is located at the Depot Street Lot next to the Chili Cook Off.
ICED COFFEE AND FREE SNOW CONES
Provided by Leece’s Treats! Treats start at 12:30!
VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE SHOW
Take a walk through snowmobile history in the Depot Street Lot at the NEW vintage snowmobile show!
AT THE GENEVA COMMUNITY CENTER:
Big LEGO Build Off is back! Located at the Geneva Recreation Center, the LEGO Build Off is FUN and FREE and we provide all the LEGO’s! Kids can play as long as they like. Open from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
MEET ANNA AND ELSA
Disney Princesses Anna & Elsa will be at the Geneva Recreation Center for hugs and pictures from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers from Geneva Parents for School Safety will offer FREE mini manicures for kids ages 12 and under.
JUNGLE TERRY AND FRIENDS
Always a wild time, kids and adults alike will get to learn about Jungle Terry’s animal pals. From snakes to turtles to birds to more snuggly creatures, it’s hard not to smile at Terry’s stories and invitations to interact with his animal friends. The show is free at 3 p.m.
Show off your cookie decorating skills with the Geneva Giant Eagle Cookie Decorating Station at the Geneva Community Center. Make your cookie creation! All supplies are provided, and this activity is FREE for kids while supplies last!
AT THE GENEVA RECREATION CENTER:
BOUNCE IT OUT
Burn off that cabin fever at our epic bounce house event. Big Dog Bounce is bringing their BIGGEST bounce houses and obstacle courses to the Geneva Recreation Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Ages 12 and under.
AT LUISA’S MEXICAN GRILL:
ASHTABULA COUNTY CVB ICE BAR
Expanded in 2020! The Ashtabula County Conventions and Visitors Bureau presents the Ice Bar at Luisa’s Mexican Grill! Sample local wines at Geneva’s ONLY bar made entirely of ICE! Featuring wines made by Kent State, Grand River Cellars, Ferrante and Lakehouse Winery.
AT GENEVA FIRE DEPARTMENT:
FIRE DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES
Munch on Dunkin Donuts Munchkins and hot chocolate at the Geneva Fire Department and take a firehouse tour, see the fire trucks, and listen to music by the Geneva High School Jazz Band.
AT GENEVA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH:
The fun kicks off on Saturday at with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at the United Methodist Church on South Broadway from 9 a.m. until noon. THIS BREAKFAST IS FREE!
Warm up with the Disney movie FROZEN at the Geneva United Methodist Church! The movie starts at noon and is open for people to come in and get warm! Snacks, coffee and hot chocolate are FREE!
AT ROTARY PAVILION:
KENT STATE ICE CARVING
Kent State University Hospitality Management students will turn ice into art at Rotary Pavilion from noon to 4 p.m. Watch the ice and snow fly as they create amazing sculptures right before your eyes.
FREE HOT CHOCOLATE
Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate donated by the Kiwanis Club of Geneva!
AT THE GENEVA FOE:
EAGLES RUMMAGE SALE
Search for treasures at the Fraternal Order of Eagles indoor rummage sale at the FOE Hall on West Main Street. Fifteen tables are available for rent. Each table costs $10. For more information or to rent a space, call 466-4225. The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free. Shoppers can enjoy free hot chocolate and coffee as they browse.
AT THE GENEVA VFW:
Mangia, Mangia! The Geneva Veterans of Foreign Wars post on Depot Street will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door.
AT PARK STREET CHRISTIAN CHURCH:
FREE RIGATONI LUNCH
NEW in 2020! Park Street Christian Church, located on Park Street, will provide a free community rigatoni lunch from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
AT EARTH’S NATURAL TREASURES TOO:
FREE FOOD, PRIZE BASKETS & MORE
Free music by Cat Lily, free food and prize baskets from 11 am to 7 pm at Earth’s Natural Treasures Too in Downtown Geneva!