Start training for competition as it's almost time for the Cedarburg, Winter Festival "Snolympics", scheduled for February 15 and 16, 2014.
BMO Harris Bank will be sponsoring our World 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 two Chili Contests, Saturday at the Community Center featuring both Individual and Restaurant participants. Judging with "celebrity judges" begins at 11 a.m. for Individual Entries. Festival attendees can purchase a sampler platter and vote for their favorite Restaurant Entries from 11-4. Food and beverages will be served all day, both days. During the 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.
Step outside to watch Winter Festival’s Grand Parade at 1 p.m. Saturday, with Snolympic-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 new 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 Alaskan Malamute Dog Weight Pull Competition, sponsored by Fromm Family.
Get ready for our newest event. 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 2nd Annual Snow Battle, being held in Cedar Creek Park on Saturday, February 15 at Noon for Adults and Sunday, February 16 at Noon for ages 14-18, sponsored by Cedarburg Parks and Recreation.
For grown-up fun on Saturday evening from 6-8 p.m. stop by the Cool Brew and Tunes. Sunburst, Festivals of Cedarburg, Inc., the Brewligans, and Stilt House Gastro Pub 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 15 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: $20 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 during the day until 4 p.m. as well as at the door starting at 6 p.m.
Wake up early and let us make the breakfast. Trek over to Sunday’s Pancake Breakfast at the Community Center from 8-Noon. Activites 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.
For the song birds among us the 2nd Annual Ice Jam Musical Talent Contest is the place you want to be on Sunday from 12:30-4 p.m. This Winter Festival contest is intended to recognize talent in the Cedarburg and surrounding communities. Vocalists and instrumentalists will be showcased during the competition at the Cedarburg Community 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. Click here for the registration entry form.
For entry forms to all our Winter Festival contests, please click here.
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.
For more detailed information, please check out our Schedule of Events tab above.
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 Snolympics!