Wisconsin festivals are among the most diverse and vibrant in the country with everything from ice sculptures to log throwing to comparing prize cows. Festivals and fairs are held throughout the year all over the state. There are enough festivals in Wisconsin that there will always be a new experience to find no matter when you visit.
Milwaukee is host to one of the largest of the Wisconsin music festivals.. Summerfest is host to eleven continuous days of music on eleven stages holding over 800 acts and a thousand performances. Situated on the shores of Lake Michigan the festival sits on 75 acres of some of the best food, fun, and and food in the country. With over 45 food and beverage vendors and four marketplaces a place to rest and get a bite to eat is never far away. The festival starts on June 24-28/June 30- July 5, 2015.
Hayward, Wisconsin hosts North America's largest and most prestigious X-C cross country skiing competition. Tens of thousands of skiers from the most experienced to children are challenged each year over several courses from the 50k Birkebeiner to the smaller trails. The event takes place on February 19 -22, 2015
The Big Chill
Held in Racine's Monument Square the Big Chill is the state's largest snow sculpting competition with the winners enjoying a cash prize. Sixteen teams compete for two days to create a work of art to be voted on by spectators. While waiting on the sculptures to be complete spectators can enjoy sleigh rides, an arts and crafts fair, fireworks, music, and food. The event takes place in early January.
Lumberjack World Championships
Also held in Hayward, Wisconsin the Lumberjack Championships pay homage to the rich lumber industry that shaped the area. The Championships host logrolling, boom runs, pole climbing, chopping, sawing, and many more events. This event is a leader in recognition and support of woman’s sports and each event has a female only counterpart. With a total of over 21 events and a cash pool of $50,000 there is always an event to fascinate spectators with shows of pure strength, skill, agility and grace. The Championships are held on July 23-25.