This year during the Festival there will be a “Snowflake Medallion Hunt.” Two medallions will be hidden around town with clues announced daily on the WELY morning show and listed online. $200 in Chamber Bucks (spendable in Ely) along with the collectible medallion to the first finder.
2 Gringos Mexican Grill will be running a special: $1 off an appetizer if you are sporting an Ely Winter Festival pin.
The Ely Folk School is hosting several interesting classes during the Festival. If you like staying indoors in the winter weather, this could be a great option! Be sure to register in advance as these classes are very popular!
Throughout the Festival: be sure to stop by the Winton Roadhouse and have a shot of schnapps that has taken a trip down the ice luge. EWF recommends butterscotch schnapps (but they’re all refreshingly fabulous).