Klondike Days this weekend (Mar 2-3) in Eagle River
A weekend of family fun will soon be underway in Eagle River as Klondike Days kicks off!
Klondike Days includes a variety of fun, family oriented venues with something for everyone!
From their 2013 event website:
River Country Red's Rendezvous and Living History Encampment
Sponsored by Wild Eagle Lodge
Always a delight for our guests of every age, the Encampment is one of the favorites! The Living History Encampment is reliving part or all of an historical period by recreating the conditions of the time. This includes the clothing, firearms, camps, and the gatherings that are called "rendezvous." For a full description of the Rendevous, Click Here!
Waswagoning Dance Theatre & Blue Winds Dancers
The Waswagoning Dance Theatre presents traditional Ojibwe dances in a contemporary manner Saturday @ 12:30 and 3:30. The Audience can expect special effects such as stage lighting and fogging to enhance the show. Dances may include the Contemporary Women's Fancy Dance, the War Shield Dance, the Eagle Vision Dance, the Women's Jingle Dress Dance, and many more.
Sunday @ 11am and 1:30 pm brings us the Blue Winds Dancers! Nicole Larson's group will explain the dances being performed and will invite the public to take part in selected dances! Join in the fun!
Great Northern Lumberjack Competition
Sponsored by Husqvarna & Advanced Welding Institute
The roar of the chain saw and the crack of the ax will echo as lumberjacks (and jills) compete head-to-head in chain sawing, crosscutting, and ax throwing. With more than $7000 in cash and prizes at stake in this competition, many of the world title holding competitors put Klondike Days on there schedule every winter. Click to download Lumberjack Registration
Chainsaw Carving Competition
Sponsored by the First National Bank of Eagle River
The Annual Chain Saw Carving Competition brings together gifted wood carvers from Wisconsin and neighboring states, competing to create masterpieces reflecting the spirit of Klondike Days. Past Klondike Days Chain Saw Carving competitors have produced carvings of eagles, bears, fur traders, dog sled teams, and other Klondike Days symbols. A must see, the artistic talent of our competitors never fails to amaze!
Klondike Day's Art and Craft Show
Sponsored by River Valley Bank
The ultimate art and craft shopping experience! We feature our Artists and Crafters in the 55,000 square foot field house located at the Northland Pines High School. You can find quality handcrafted rugs, beautifully made items to wear, art work, photography, wooden vases and bowls, jewelry, furniture, metal work, fur products, taste treats, wood carvings, floral displays, and so much more! For more info or to be a part of our Art and Craft Show, Click here to download A&C Invitation. Click here to download the Klondike Days Art and Craft Show Application.
Kondike Days Snowshoe Challenge
Sponsored by Nail-Rite Contracting
The Snowshoe Challenge includes something for enthusiasts of all ages! With races for both adults and children, as well as a non-competitive "Tromp", the beautiful trails never fail to delight! For more info, Click Here!
Northwoods Championship Dog Sled Weight Pull
Sponsored by WRJO/WERL
Sponsored in part by Northern Exchange. Spectators who enjoy watching the dogs at work are encouraged tocome back and watch many of the same dogs and some others try their paw at iton Sunday. Both Saturday and Sunday are Tri-StateAlaskan Malamute Club sanctioned points events. This along with a cash purse per day is sure to bring out the best in our four footed friends. They are not only competing against each other but also the elements. Competition will be held whether it is 20 degrees below zero and snowing or 40 degrees (above zero) and sunny or anywhere in between. After all, this is Wisconsin and the climate can change in minutes or overnight. This fluctuation in conditions makes for a whole new event from day to day. For more info and registration CLICK HERE!
Vintage Sleigh Rally
Don't miss this stunning display of living art. Ten classes of Vintage Sleighs to register for: Single & Multiple Horse, Draft Horse, Best in Show for Sleigh Ensemble, and Most Authentic Single & Multiple. For more information CLICK HERE. To register your piece of history and join in on this outstanding display, Click to download Vintage Registration.
Free Children's Events
Both Saturday AND Sunday are chock full of fun events for the kids! Horse and pony rides, hay rides! Dog sled and sleigh rides! The Klondike Kids Koloring Kontest and the Northwoods Children's Museum's Scavanger Hunt!! Don't miss out!
Klondike Krystal Kreations
Sponsored by River City Ice
One of our newer events that has become a HUGE favorite! Watch as 300 pound ice blocks are turned into custom Klondike Kreations benefitting Wisconsin's #1 Winter Family Fun Festival! Intricate detail and amazing artistic talent are present for all to marvel at! Don't delay these incredible pieces of art only last a few short days!
Historical, informational, educational...call it what you want, these events are also FUN! From panning for gold to trapping to learning about the huge variety of wild birds that inhabit the Northwoods, Klondike's Educational Programming is sure to please!
Horse Weight Pull
Sponsored by WJFW TV 12, WRLO/WHDG, and WCQM
Teams of draft horses will be competing for a purse of over $5000 in the Great Northern Log Pull Classic! Starting at 11 AM both days in the only outdoor winter horse pull in the state.
This competition is the newest sanctioned pull established in the State of Wisconsin. Our event is governed by the Rules and Regulation of the Wisconsin Horse Pullers Association.
Spectators can watch Saturday as the two-horse teams will pull up to four tons for $3900 in prizes! Then Sunday, the one-horse pull will be held, with a $1300 purse at stake.. The competition will be held just north of the Northland Pines High School between the Rocking W Stable grounds and the school.
- See more at: http://www.klondikedays.org/events.aspx#sthash.qTV6MqFp.dpuf