It's almost time for the Cedarburg Winter Festival, scheduled for February 21 and 22, 2015. BMO Harris Bank will be sponsoring our Ice Carving Contest along Washington Avenue. Hop aboard our tractor-drawn hay wagon for the best view as the carvers create ice sculptures along the main avenue. Competitive foodies will enjoy the Individual Chili Contest, Saturday at the Community Center. Judging with "celebrity judges" begins at 11 a.m. for Individual Entries. During the individual chili contest sit back, relax and enjoy as we call off raffle numbers for our audience members to win great prizes donated from our generous downtown merchants. Cost to enter raffle: FREE! The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts will host a "make and take" along with coffee/cocoa and sweets bar. Food and beverages will be served all day on Saturday.
Be sure to catch the Winter Festival’s Grand Parade at 1 p.m. Saturday, with themed bed racing teams as well as fire trucks, costumed characters, and other fun participants. The parade heads down Washington Avenue to the frozen pond of Cedar Creek for the start of the Port Washington State Bank Costumed Bed Racing Competition at 1:30 p.m. This hilarious cutthroat competition will be followed by the challenging Barrel Races on Ice at 2 p.m. Following the barrel races enjoy open Family Skating on the Mill Pond with free hot chocolate and donut holes at the Boy Scout House and on the Festive Ice Rink located in Cedar Creek Park.
Join in the spirit of competition and sign your team up for Saturday’s Co-ed Sno-Ball Tournament at 9 a.m. The Cedarburg Lion’s will tee-off in the snow with yellow tennis balls during the IceBurg Open Golf Tournament also in Cedar Creek Park, Saturday at 9 a.m. On Sunday, top dogs will compete in the Dog Weight Pull Competition, sponsored by Fromm Family at the Community Center.
Call it Winter Combat, maybe Snow Dodgeball or just an old fashioned snowball fight--no, call it Yukigassen - Japanese for Snow Battle. Sign up for our 3rd Annual Snow Battle, being held in Cedar Creek Park on Saturday, February 21 at Noon for Adults and Sunday, February 22 at Noon for ages 14-18, sponsored by Cedarburg Parks and Recreation.
For grown-up fun on Saturday evening from 7-9 p.m. stop by the Cool Brew and Tunes. Festivals of Cedarburg, Inc., Stilthouse Gastro Pub, Sunburst Ski Resort and the Brewligans, have teamed up to bring you live music featuring Gary Clausing's and Tony Frontier's Piano Brew Dueling Pianos, a sampling of appetizers from Cedarburg's best restaurants, a tasting featuring crafts beers and wine from Cedar Creek and Chiselled Grape Wineries. Vote for your favorite home brew presented by the Brewligans. Food Sampling, Beer/Wine Tasting, and Live Music Package: $25 per person. Must be 21 to attend. The event will be held at the Cedarburg Community Center, W63 N641 Washington Avenue, in the center of downtown historic Cedarburg. Tickets will be on sale at the Community Center on Saturday until 4 p.m. as well as at the door starting at 7 p.m.
Wake up early and let us make the breakfast. Come on over to Sunday’s Pancake Breakfast at the Community Center from 8-11:00 a.m. Activities for the kids all morning. At 10:30 a.m. 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. New this year, we will be moving our Restaurant Chili Contest to Sunday. Festival attendees can purchase a sampler platter and vote for their favorite Restaurant Entries from Noon-4 p.m. Aside from the restaurant sampler, we will have limited menu items available in our food booth all day. Also on Sunday we will be featuring LIVE MUSIC in the Community Center so stop by for some food and fun.
For the song birds among us the 3rd Annual Cool Notes Musical Talent Competition sponsored by Cedarburg Cultural Center and K-Nation Entertainment is the place you want to be on Saturday from 2:30-6 p.m. This Winter Festival competition is intended to recognize talent in the Cedarburg and surrounding communities. Vocalists and instrumentalists will be showcased during the competition at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. Cash prizes to the top three winners plus a chance for the 1st place winner to play on the main stage at the Cedarburg Strawberry Festival held in June and studio recording time at K-Nation Entertainment. Celebrity judges include: Brandon Rowe - On-Air Personality KISS FM and K-Nation Entertainment Sr. Management; Rob Kos - past Entertainment Manager for clients such as Rick Springfield, Julio Inglesias and many others; Kennita Hickman - VP WAMI.
The Shops of Cedar Creek Settlement will have live music on Saturday and Sunday. Cedar Creek Winery offers wine sampling and Anvil Pub & Grille will have an outdoor “Snow Bar” and Chili Bar. Historic Cedarburg’s charming shops offer visitors splendid shopping opportunities, special crafts and family activities, so dress warm and visit us during the Winter Festival Frozen Wonderland!
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