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Cedarburg Winter Festival
February 19 – February 20
Warm up and celebrate the imaginative and colorful world of Theodore Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, at the annual Cedarburg Winter Festival, 8am-9pm Feb. 19 and 8am-3pm Feb. 20.
The free themed family-friendly festival features music, shopping and plenty of fun activities.
February 19 Highlights
Unleash your frosty creativity at the Ice Sculpture Contest along Washington Ave. Contest judging begins at 2pm.
The Cedarburg Lions Club sponsors the 34th Annual Lion’s Iceburg Golf Open in Cedar Creek Park. Event registration and lunch will be available at the American Legion Hall, W57N481 Hilbert Ave.
After the Winter Festival Parade at 1pm, watch energetic teams of costumed Dr. Seuss characters compete in the annual Bed Races at 1:30pm.
Enjoy camel rides and petting zoo at Community Center Parking Lot.
Fest-goers can shake off the cold at the Individual and Restaurant Chili Contests taking place at the Community Center. Individuals will be judged by local “Celebrities” starting at 11am. At the same time festival attendees can buy sampler platters and vote for their favorite restaurant entries from 11am-4pm or while supplies last.
Chill out at “Cool Brew Seussville” (adults-only). Visit cedarburgfestival.org for more information.
February 20 Highlights
Watch dogs prove their might at the Dog Weight Pull Contest, sponsored by Fromm Family Pet Food and coordinated by the Alaskan Malamute Club of Wisconsin, in the Community Center Gym parking lot. Participants can register on-site the day of the event or visit amcw.org.
Learn about Cedarburg’s rich past at the Cedarburg History Museum and Visitor’s Center, N58W6194 Columbia Rd. Home of the former General Store Museum, the Cedarburg History Museum includes the Rappold-Dobberpuhl photograph collection, and various rotating exhibits.
At the historic Shops of Cedar Creek Settlement
From 12-4pm Feb. 19, musician Sam McClain will keep audiences entertained with tunes and engaging banter on the Settlement’s main floor.
Settlement shops will feature sales, discounts, giveaway items, and samples. On the afternoon of Feb. 19, visitors have a chance to win a $100 gift basket in a free drawing.
Drop into Cedar Creek Winery and sip hot mulled wine while marveling over the artistic, hand-carved ice sculptures in the Settlement courtyard.
No festival would be complete without good food, and the Winter Festival is no exception. From 12-4pm Feb. 19, the Anvil Pub & Grille will host a Chili Bar, and Snow Bar, with beverages, on its heated patio. Try crepes
and delicious desserts at Cream & Crepe Café.