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Winter Fest

Mark your calendars as we welcome you to join us in kicking-off our winter season in celebration!

The Deer River Chamber WinterFest, sponsored by Paul Bunyan Communications, is a collaborative community event with many businesses and organizations working to bring our community together as we approach our winter season.

9:00 – 1:00 Northern Star Market Place “Sip-N-Shop” event

10:00 – 7:00 Maggie’s Thrift & Gift will offer hot cider and cinnamon donuts to customers during the day and smore’s kits from 5:00-7:00.

Cinderella’s Closet will be open until 8:00 pm.

10:00 – 3:00 at King Elementary School
– Craft & Artisan Fair
– Visits with Santa
– ‘Festival of Trees’ silent auction
– Soup Luncheon
– Itasca County Sheriff’s “Fill the Boat” toy drive
– Cookie Decorating from 11:00 – 1:00

4:45 Christmas Tree Lighting at “The Big Fish”

5:00 – 8:00 Downtown (one-way street)
– Hay rides
– Santa’s Workshop
– Medallion Hunt by Lions Club
– Visits with Santa
– Itasca County Sheriff’s “Fill the Boat” toy drive
– Roasting Marshmallows, Hot Cocoa and Beverages, Carolers
– Daylily Gifts Pop-Up Shop at Forward Health Foundation
– Youth, Teen and Adult Activities
– Chili cook-off and holiday beverages at the Vet’s Club

If you or your business would like to be involved, or your holiday event for that day publicized, reach out to the chamber at:

For more information, or to be involved in the Craft & Artisan Fair, contact Linda Reed at 218-259-5616 or register through

To be involved in the Deer River Community Carolers for event caroling (all community invited to participate), contact Lisa Buchanen at:

To be involved in “Festival of Trees” silent auction, contact Shelby Box at:

To learn more about the chili cook-off at the Vet’s Club, contact Sheila Maki at 218-355-8307.


Dec 02 2023


9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Deer River, MN