Winter Festivals, Carnivals and Tournaments, Oh My!

Wisconsin’s winter calendar of events is bursting at the seams! Grab your hat, mittens, scarf, children, neighbors, friends and whoever else is in reach, THEN head outdoors to one of these cool events going on in Wisconsin this weekend.

Snowflake International Ski Jumping Tournament 
You’re in for a high speed, action-packed treat with this one folks. See the topinternational skiers from over 13 countries zoom down a 90 meter Olympic-sized hill! This annual event held in Westby sends skiers 300 feet across the “Timber Coulee.” Stop by on Saturday to enjoy fireworks and live music.

Hot Air Affair
This spectacular winter ballooning event features over 30 hot air balloons, races and precision flying. Stay for the evening when the balloons are tethered and illuminated for “moonglow” viewing. The torchlight parade, kazoo marching band, smooshboarding, volleyball and other winter activities top off your visit.

Iola Winter Carnival
This annual Scandinavian affair host a flurry of events perfect for all ages. Enjoy the Badger State Games and an authentic Norwegian Lutefisk dinner featuring fresh cod served family style with meatballs potatoes and more. To top it off, check out their craft fair, ice sculpting, and fish derby.

So many events, so little time! We’d love to hear about your adventures if you go. Share them on our Facebook page or right here as a comment!

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