Mazeppa Winterfest


‘Mazeppa Winter-Fest - 2024’ was held last month on Saturday, February 10, 2024. Mazeppa Winter-Fest has been a successful community fundraising event for many years and continues to bring in a lot of community support to pull it all off. Several groups and businesses within the community participated in putting together a fun event for the whole family. This mid-winter gathering is put on annually for all-ages to come out and enjoy what this charming “village in the valley” has to offer while fundraising for the community as a whole. The Mazeppa Fire & Rescue Department were ready to host a sledding and skating party at Herb Vyk Field, but unfortunately due to this seasons remarkably warm temperatures caused this part of the event to be cancelled. The Mazeppa American Legion sponsored a draw for partner bean bag tournament to participate in this special event with a total of twelve teams competing this year. Family Bingo was held at Rumors Bar & Grill and sponsored by The Mazeppa Lions Club along with a silent auction and a live auction. The Silent Auction kicked off at 3:00 pm and bids were happening fast up until the last few seconds; the silent auction ran until 7:59 pm. Several great items were donated to this silent auction from many generous community members and businesses from the area. Some live auction items featured were 2 half-hogs donated by Holden Farms, several Deck-Party Packages for Mac’s Park Place of Mazeppa and Mazeppa Municipal Liquor Store, Minnesota Wild tickets, a variety of baked goods, and the ever popular ‘Mystery Bags’. A Trex Bench, made with recycled plastic, was also donated by the Mazeppa Lions Club this year. Thank you to the many volunteers for your help coordinating this fun filled community fundraising event year after year. Money raised by this event will be used to support the community with various projects throughout the year. Fun was had by all during this year’s Winter-Fest and the community is looking forward to next year’s festivities!