Winter Festivals in Wisconsin

Winter Festivals in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is a winter wonderland once the snow settles. Take time to enjoy the picturesque beauty of the state by visiting these wintertime festivals that would make Jack Frost jealous.

Fire & Ice Festival

December 6-7, 2019

Brodhead, WI

Kick off the Christmas season by enjoying Brodhead’s annual Fire & Ice Festival with carriage rides, a lighted parade, and roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. Put your confectionery architecture skills to the test with the Gingerbread Competition or brave the cold trying to win the Frozen T-Shirt Contest.

Winter Fest

January 25, 2020

​Wausau, WI 

​Wausau’s Winter Fest invites you to enjoy their town in a horse-drawn carriage and participate in ice skating, snow slides, and other cold-weather fun! Indulge in some scrumptious mac-n-cheese tasting as you appreciate ice sculptures and decorate cookies.

Lake Geneva Winterfest

January 29 - February 2, 2020

Lake Geneva, WI

Lake Geneva's annual Winterfest is a cold-weather classic, with 2019 marking the 25th year of this wintery tradition. Home to the US National Snow Sculpting Competition, Winterfest also offers local food, music, and art.

Fish Creek's Winter Festival

January 31 - February 2, 2020

Fish Creek, WI

Fish Creek’s longest-standing tradition features quirky games, delicious food, the infamous “Fruit Loop Fun Run,” and an entertaining Stumpf Fiddle Contest (we had to look it up, too). Enjoy delicious food (like chili from the “Smokin Hot” Chili Cook-Off) while listening to live music and overlooking the frozen waters of Green Bay in a heated tent.         

Scandihoovian Winter Festival

January 31 - February 2, 2020
Mount Horeb, WI

Commemorate Mount Horeb’s Scandinavian heritage at the 9th annual Scandihoovian Winter Festival! Participate in the adult spelling bee, frozen turkey bowling, family broom ball, or enjoy a candlelight ski to celebrate the winter season! Don’t forget your red pointy hat!

Madison Winter Festival

February 1-2, 2020
Madison, WI

Stay warm during Madison’s Winter Festival by keeping active! This festival promotes healthy outdoor lifestyles despite low temps by highlighting all of the cold-weather fun Madison has to offer! Get competitive with the Big Cheese Fatbike Series or Snowshoe Scurry Race, then end the evening with live music and candlelight ski and snowshoe tour. Got a dog? Bring your pup to learn about Skijoring, one of the fastest-growing winter sport. 

Northwoods Blizzard Blast

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Conover, WI

Nestled in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin, the town of Conover hosts this annual winter event for the whole family to enjoy! Northwoods Blizzard Blast includes a Snowshoe Baseball Tournament, Snow Sculpting Competition, Giant Ski Races, Recliner Hot Laps, Ice Bowling, Slap Shot Hockey, and a Dogsled Dash.

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