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Cedarburg Winter Festival
February 16 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until February 17, 2019
Cedarburg’s Winter Festival will be held on Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17, 2019. Festivities will take place throughout the heart of Cedarburg on Washington Avenue from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm on Saturday, and 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday.
The popular Ice Carving Contest, sponsored by BMO Harris Bank, sets the stage along the city’s main street, where 300-pound blocks of ice will be transformed into glistening pieces of National Lampoon Vacation Movies-inspired art by talented ice carvers.
A tractor-drawn hay wagon sponsored by Habush, Habush and Rottier, S.C., provides a great view, but fest-goers who opt to stroll along Washington Avenue and prefer being outside can test their endurance by enjoying camel rides, egg hunts, sledding, ice skating or watching an old-fashioned dog pull.
Also make sure to stop in to the Cedarburg History Museum and Visitor Center during Winter Festival! Doors will be open Saturday, February 16 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, February 17 from Noon to 4:00 pm. Cedarburg’s newest treasure houses the former General Store Museum as well as a current exhibit.
The Cedarburg Lion’s will tee-off in the snow during the IceBurg Open Golf Tournament, where golfers play 18 holes of golf in and around Cedar Creek Park. Register here.
Fest-goers can shake off the cold on Saturday at the Chili Contests taking place at the Community Center. Celebrity judging will begin at 11:00 am for Saturday’s competition for individual entrants; during the competition, audience members can win great prizes donated by our generous downtown merchants.
Coinciding with the individual chili contest, festival attendees can buy chili sampler platters and vote for their favorite restaurant entries from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Community Center. The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts will host a “make and take” along with coffee/cocoa and sweets bar on Saturday, and enjoy the “Upstairs Marketplace” with mittens, jewelry, hats, art, oils, dressings, candles and much more.
The Cedar Creek Settlement will feature live music on the Settlement’s main floor from 1:30 to 4:30 pm Saturday, and from noon to 3:00 pm on Sunday. While you’re indoors, stop into the Cedar Creek Winery and the other settlement stores for complimentary samplings and unique gifts and treasures in more than 25 boutique shops! Some shops will be offering crafts & activities in celebration of the festival. On the way out enjoy a stop at the Anvil Pub & Grille’s outdoor bar and chili bar.
Be sure to catch the Winter Festival Grand Parade at 1:00 pm Saturday, with themed bed racing teams as well as fire trucks, costumed characters, and other fun participants. The parade heads down Washington Avenue to Riveredge Drive for the start of the popular and hilarious Costumed Bed Races at 1:30 pm sponsored by Verlo.
Harboring a musical talent? The Cool Notes Musical Talent Competition sponsored by Festivals of Cedarburg and the Cedarburg Cultural Center is the place you want to be on Saturday from 1:30 to 5:00 pm. This Winter Festival competition is intended to recognize talent in Cedarburg and surrounding communities. Vocalists and instrumentalists will be showcased during the competition at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three winners plus a chance for the 1st place winner to play on the main stage at the Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival held in September. Click here for a registration forms are available ($10 registration fee.)
The Cedarburg Friends of the Library will be hosting their Winter Book Salein the Community Room at the Cedarburg Library. The Friends are inviting the public to purchase hard cover, trade and paperback fiction for all ages as well as gently used magazines at this event. Check the schedule for times.
For grown-up fun on Saturday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, stop by Cool Brew & Tunes at the Community Center for fun and National Lampoon Vegas Vacation games! Taste craft beers while you enjoy appetizers from local restaurants, and a raffle. Dress as your favorite National Lampoon Vacation movie character and win a prize. Tickets to the event are $28 per person – Tickets will be available online soon or buy at the Community Center during the day until 4:00 pm as well as at the door starting at 7:00 pm while supplies last.
Sunday will dawn with the popular Pancake Breakfast at the Community Center from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes & two sausages for just $6 for adults, and $4 for kids ages 4-10. (Kids three and under are free.) The event includes children’s activities, and at 10:30 am the “under 7 set” will venture outdoors to hunt for hidden treats during the Egg Hunt. Remember to bring a bag or container for the eggs. All proceeds from the pancake breakfast benefit the Cedarburg High School Robotics Club.
On Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, top dogs will compete in the Dog Weight Pull Competition sponsored by the Alaskan Malamute Club of Wisconsinand Fromm Foods.
From 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday, enjoy the 3rd Annual Dodgeball Tournament sponsored by Dad’s Club of Thorson Elementary School. Located inside the Community Center at W63 N641 Washington Avenue.
- 12:30 pm – Brat Grill Off
- 2:00 pm – 4:00pm – Dodgeball Tournament.
- Registration fees: Youth ages 5-8; Tween ages 9-12; Teens ages 13-17 $5/per child. Adults (18+); Seniors (55+) $10/person.
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