March 22, 2010

Winter is Wonderful

Three winter festivals you’re going to love

Nothing warms up winter like a good old-fashioned festival. People leave their warm homes to enjoy the far greater warmth of a community celebration. Friendly people, good food, fun activities and memorable traditions highlight these events.

Three Wisconsin communities are throwing bashes this winter that you don’t want to miss.

Ice Fishing in Boulder Junction, WI

3rd Annual Boulder Junction Winter Fest
February 19 in Boulder Junction will be a day filled with ice fishing, ice golf and snowshoeing games. The 3rd Annual Boulder Junction Winter Fest will take place on Boulder Lake and will offer something for winter enthusiasts of all ages. Boulder Junction is located in the Lake Superior Snowbelt, which means the community gets a huge amount of snow throughout the winter. These folks know how to enjoy the cold! Find out more about the Boulder Junction Winter Fest at

1st Annual Middleton Winter Fest
The “Good Neighbor City” has launched its own winter celebration. Middleton’s 1st Annual Winter Fest will be held on the last weekend in February. The two day event – February 26-27 – will feature activities for the whole family. Winter sports competitions, contests and other activities will engage event-goers throughout the day. Trolleys will shuttle festival goers along routes running through the community.  Food and beer will be served in a heated tent, warming up both body and spirit.

Just in case you needed another good reason to come to Middleton — on the same weekend, Middleton’s Capital Brewery is hosting their annual Bock Fest.

Learn more about Winter Fest and Middleton by visiting

Fireworks11th Annual Cruiserfest
Head to Oneida County for the 11th Annual Cruiserfest in Minocqua, February 11-12. The event kicks off with a snowmobile parade, followed by a bonfire and fireworks over Lake Minocqua. The rest of the weekend will offer food, refreshments, live music and fun. Saturday’s snowmobile races offer spectators and riders a huge thrill.

Learn more about this and other fun Oneida County winter events at

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