Family Fun at Klondike Days

Northern Wisconsin Klondike Days

Klondike Days, dubbed “Wisconsin’s #1 winter family fun festival” by the Wisconsin Dept of Tourism, is an annual weekend event held each winter (February or early March) in the Northeastern Wisconsin town of Eagle River. Klondike Days has several unique winter events meant to highlight the traditions and history of the area. History of Klondike Days Klondike Days officially kicked off in 1991, completing a decade-long evolution of what began as the Eagle River Freight Dog Race in … [Read more...]

Catch American Birkebeiner “Birkie Fever”

Wisconsin American Birkebeiner

The American Birkebeiner is a 4 day ski event held every February in the Hayward and Cable Wisconsin areas. Though there are several ski races for children and adults of all skill levels, the two main events are the 50k freestyle and 54k classic cross country ski races from Cable to Hayward. Every February since 1973, thousands of skiers from throughout the world have descended upon northern Wisconsin to take part in this race, which is known as the “Birkie.” Here are some interesting … [Read more...]

Northwoods’ Lumberjack World Championships

Northern Wisconsin Lumberjack World Championships

Each July, the town of Hayward, Wisconsin plays host to the toughest and most skilled woodsmen (and women) at the Lumberjack World Championships. Hayward sits in the heart of the great Northwoods, so what better place to bring the world’s best loggers to showcase their talents. The event, which originated in 1960, is held each year in the Lumberjack Bowl (formerly a large log-holding pond for Northern Wisconsin Lumber Company). When the event started in 1960, lumberjack sports events were … [Read more...]

International Wood Tick Race

Wisconsin International Wood Tick Race

The world famous International Wood Tick Race is held annually, in May, at the Oxbo Resort, in Oxbo, Wisconsin where hundreds of contestants vie for a money prize, champion trophy and the biggest honor of all -- the title of Wood Tick Racing Champion. More than 30 years ago, in the bar of the Oxbo Resort, a man named Dick Kuhnert pulled a tick off of his arm, put it on the bar and watched as it scuttled around. Maybe Dick had spent too much time in the Northwoods, but the idea of a Wood Tick … [Read more...]