Fourth Annual Alpenfrost Brings Hundreds of People to Gaylord

It’s becoming an annual tradition in the alpine village of Gaylord.

And Saturday, hundreds flocked to the Alpenfest in downtown.

More than a dozen events and rides drew winter activity lovers under the pavilion in Gaylord for the fourth annual “Alpenfrost.”

A winter version of the popular summer “Alpenfest.”

From ice skating to a horse-drawn carriage, to a pine tree tossing competition, there were entertainment options for young and old.

As one organizer told us, it’s an event that helps bring the community together, and it just keeps on growing.

“Over the years, we’ve grown quite a bit. This is our fourth year and we’ve had the most people ever this year, and we’ve gotten a really positive response,” said Annette Kowatch, Alpenfrost board member. 

Plans are already in the works to make the fifth “Alpenfrost” the best yet, with the possibility of a fireworks show.