Last Minute Changes: Winterfest 2022

The WinterFest committee recently announced venue changes for this year’s event. Indoor activities will now take place in the Deer Park Fire Station meeting rooms, and Perrins Field is now the location for some outdoor ones instead of the Deer Park High school.

WinterFest 2022 will still be held this weekend on January 15th, 2022, as planned. Due to staff shortages and concerns regarding the recent spike in COVID-19, Deer Park School District has decided not to host the event. Last week, Superintendent Hanson confirmed that the building would not be available. On Monday, January 10th, the fire station at 315 E Crawford was announced as the events’ new location. The location is smaller than the high school, which has led to several logistical challenges. However, many of the activities that make WinterFest so beloved will still happen;such as the Frostbite 5K and Outhouse Races. In addition, many other events have been added, like a snowflake race, snowshoe relay, cake walk, and fireworks. 

The event committee still has ongoing work, so changes could still arise even though the event is days away. Below is the schedule as of 1/10/2022. The Deer Park Gazette has a page dedicated to this event at DPGazette.com/winterfest and we will update you as soon as we receive any changes.

Winterfest Schedule

New Location Perrins Field And Deer Park Fire Station Meeting Rooms 315 E Crawford

8:00 AM

  • WinterFest Chess Tournament online page opens, the first round begins at 11 AM 

Pre Registration required: Inlandchess.org by Friday 8:00 PM

9:00 – 4:00 PM

    • Book Sale by Friends of the Deer Park Library (Deer Park Library Meeting Room)
  • Craft and Vendor Fair
  • Kiwanis Children’s Book Giveaway by Deer Park Kiwanis Club

9:45 – 10:45 AM 

  • Frostbite 5K Footrace and 1-mile Fun Run Check-In ($) by Deer Park Cross Country Team (Deer Park High School)

Pre Register at: Runsignup.com/Race/WA/DeerPark/DEERPARKWINTERFESTIVAL5KFROSTBITEFOOTRACE

10:00 AM

  • Opening Ceremony 

Presentation of the colors by Deer Park Civil Air Patrol, Mayor’s Proclamation, Honored Citizen Marilyn Reilly Recognized, Logo Design winner Brittany Knutson, Mayor’s Rock, WinterFest committee, Kiwanis, and Local Royalty Introduced

10:45 AM

  • 1 Mile Fun Run Begins by Deer Park Cross Country Team (Deer Park High School)

11:00 AM

  • Frostbite 5K Footrace Begins by Deer Park Cross Country Team (Deer Park High School)
  • Outhouse Races (Perrins Field)
  • Children’s Craft Activity hosted by Deer Park Girl Scout
  • Snowflake Races STEM activities hosted by Cloverleaf Educational Services (Perrins Field) NEW

12:00 – 2:00 PM

  • Snowshoe Relay (Perrins Field) NEW 

12:00 – 3:00 PM 

  • Cake Walk NEW 
  • Free Hot Chocolate Stand hosted by Deer Park Civil Air Patrol at Perrins Field 

5:00 PM

  • Fireworks sponsored by the City of Deer Park (Deer Park Sports Complex)

Notice: Events are subject to change or be canceled due to health regulations, weather, or unforeseen factors.

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