Klondike Days In Eagle River March 1 & 2

Feb 28, 2014

One of the largest winter festivals in Wisconsin is set for Saturday and Sunday in Eagle River.

Klondike Days is in it's 24th year. The event is labeled as an historic festival bringing back how Wisconsin looked two centuries ago.

Executive Director Amy Young says the event is geared for family entertainment. She emphasizes in the cold weather, you can also do things inside...

"....we have events both indoors and out. I know it's going to be really cold this weekend, You can see the events outdoors then come inside the festival tent or go inside the (Northland Pines) high school and warm up. We have a lumberjack competition, we have a dog load weight pull, we have River Country Red's Rendezvous which is a living history encampment, we have a Native American Pow-Wow both days. There is something to do the entire weekend...."

Some years the event has drawn as many as 12,000 visitors. The festival site is the Northland Pines school grounds behind the Derby Track on Eagle River's north side.

More information is at klondikedays.org