Cedarburg Winter Festival offers cure for cabin fever
The festival features loads of cold-weather and inside activities, many of them free. There's something for everyone, with camel rides, a chili contest, sledding, barrel racing and an ice-carving contest.
adventures start early
Chilly fun kicks off at 8am with the BMO Harris Bank Ice Sculpture Contest, as talented sculptors mold ordinary blocks of ice into stunning works of art.
The 32nd Annual Lion's Iceburg Golf Open, 9am-3pm, is in Cedar Creek Park. Golfers can register at the American Legion Hall, W57N481 Hilbert Ave., for $40 per person (includes lunch). From 10am-4pm (weather permitting), there is sledding at Stephen Fischer Park and family skating on Mill Pond.
Jo-Don Farms' camel rides and a petting zoo are offered 10am-4pm in the Community Center parking lot. At the Community Center, W63N641 Washington Ave., get creative with the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts' Make 'N' Take Crafts, 10am-4pm, while a Coffee, Cocoa and Sweet Bar serves up hot beverages and tasty treats. Meanwhile, the Community Center's Upstairs Marketplace sells artisan-made items.
1920s cocktails, swing music, appetizers, Roaring '20s attire, and a raffle set the mood at the Cool Brew Speak Easy, Cedarburg Cultural Center.
Tickets, $15/person, $20/couple, are available online or at the Community Center, 10am-4pm. At the door, tickets are $20/person, $25/couple.
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From 11am-3pm., foodies get a chance to sample chili made by local restaurants and vote for their favorites at the Community Center's Festival Food Booth.
The Winter Festival Grand Parade and the Parade of Beds march down Washington Avenue at 1pm, with Costumed Bed Races at Mill Pond, 1:30-2 pm (prizes for best costumes and fastest racers). Barrel races start at 2pm at Mill Pond.
Sunday brings more great times
Begin the day with the all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, starting at 8am at the Community Center, $6/adults, $4/ages 4-10, and free/3 and under. Proceeds benefit Cedarburg High School Robotics, and the morning includes demonstrations by the team, including the 6th grade team that qualified for state this year. From 10am-3pm, Alaskan Malamutes go to work during the Dog Weight Pull Contest in the Community Center parking lot, an event organized by the Alaskan Malamute Club of Wisconsin.
Cedar Creek Settlement offers shops and swigs
Visit the Shops at Cedar Creek Settlement, N70 W6340 Bridge Rd., for a chance to win a $100 gift basket. Wine fans can sample various vintages and hot mulled wine, 10am-4pm both days, at Cedar Creek Winery, while The Anvil Pub & Grille operates an outdoor snow bar and chili bar, noon-4pm Saturday.
All events are weather permitting.