Celebrate winter in Historic Cedarburg at the
February 16, 8am-9pm and February 17, 8am-4pm
Historic Cedarburg celebrates National Lampoon Vacation as the theme of the 45th Annual Winter Festival.
Visitors can hop aboard the tractor-drawn hay wagon to view the spectacular ice carving contest entries along Washington Avenue. 300-pound blocks of ice are transformed into glistening pieces of frozen art.
Outdoor fun includes camel rides and petting zoo, egg hunts, sledding, ice skating or watching an old-fashioned dog pull.
Saturday at 9am, catch the Cedarburg Lions IceBurg Open. On Sunday, a dodgeball tournament at the Community Center, W63 N641 Washington Ave., features team competition and a brat grill.
Two chili contests heat up the scene Saturday at the Cedarburg Community Center, W63 N641 Washington Ave. During the Individual Chili Contest, audience members can win free raffle prizes. Those attending can buy a restaurant chili sampler platter and vote for their favorite entries (11am-4pm).
The Grand Parade at 1pm Saturday includes themed bed racing teams as well as other fun participants. The parade heads down Washington Avenue to Riveredge Drive for the start of the Costumed Bed Racing Competition at 1:30pm.
The fun continues with
the following events sponsored by Festivals of Cedarburg, Inc.,
All about the “Art on the Avenue” arts and crafts shows, live music, great food and of course, everything strawberry.
Wine & Harvest Festival
Highlights include a farmer’s market, “Art on the Avenue,” Cedar Creek Winery’s award-winning wines, Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off, Giant Pumpkin Regatta, grape stomping and more.
Celebrates the heritage of Cedarburg’s founding fathers. Crowds gather for authentic German foods, bands, dancers and contests.
Next are the Barrel Races on Ice at 2pm. After the barrel races, the pond opens to family skating.
At the Cool Notes Musical Talent Competition Saturday from 1:30-5pm at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, vocalists and instrumentalists compete for cash prizes and an appearance on the Strawberry or Wine & Harvest Festival main stage.
Grown-up fun is on tap Saturday evening from 7-9pm at Cool Brew & Tunes, a beer and food tasting featuring live music. The event is at the Cedarburg Community Center and includes craft beers tasting, appetizers from local restaurants, a raffle and live music.
Sunday morning, enjoy the Pancake Breakfast at the Community Center, 8-11:30am. At 10:30am, the “under 7 set” ventures outdoors to hunt for treats. Also on Sunday, top dogs compete in the Dog Weight Pull Competition from 10am-4pm.
Throughout the weekend, merchants feature special sales, live music and family activities.
The Shops of Cedar Creek Settlement feature live music on Saturday and Sunday, with Cedar Creek Winery offering complimentary sampling and the Settlement’s boutique shops welcoming browsers. On the way out, enjoy a stop at the Anvil Pub & Grille’s outdoor bar and chili bar.
Visit cedarburgfestivals.org to register for the festival’s competitions.