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Winter Festival
Saturday, January 11, 2025

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Kickapoo Valley Reserve Winter Festival 

 Winter Festival is a wonderful family event that highlights outdoor winter activities.  Activities include sledding, skiing, snow sculpture, ice hikes, wildlife talks & hikes, face painting, horse-drawn bobsled rides, snowshoe exhibit, sled dog demonstrations. La Farge Lions host Chili and Bread Contest!  Bring your child and your dog and try out the Mutt Fun dogsled run.  Conquer the snow mountain & snow tunnel. Test your skills at the Traditional Snow Snake Competition or Smoosh Races. Night winter activities can include star gazing and candlelight snowshoe hike. Admission to Winter Festival is free and open to the public!  Friendly dogs are welcome on leash. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Activities subject to change due to weather conditions. 


Everyone is welcome!  Winter Festival is free and open to the public.  

Winter activities for all ages!  Bundle up and explore the outdoor fun!

Visit the Winter Festival Facebook page for fun updates!


Winter Festival depends on hearty volunteers to make the event great!  If you are interested in learning more about volunteering at Winter Festival, please reach out! 



Winter Festival simply isn't possible without the support of sponsors. Many thanks to our wonderful past sponsors!  If you are interested in supporting Winter Festival, we can tailor a sponsorship to fit your needs.

Thank you to the following sponsors that keep Winter Festival a free, family focused, community event!

La Farge Lions

Snowtrekker Tents

Soulful Saunas

Driftless Curiosity

Midwest Llama Packing

Driftless Stargazing LLC.

Ho-Chunk Nation

Prairie Moon Nursery


 Kickapoo Valley Reserve
S3661 State Road 131
La Farge, WI  54639

Land Acknowledgement Statement

The Kickapoo Reserve Management Board acknowledges that the state and federal lands that comprise the Reserve fall within the ancestral homelands of First Nations people including the Hooçak Nation. We recognize the sovereignty of the Hooçak and other First Nations and will work towards a shared future by continuing to create collaborative opportunities to protect and preserve these lands.

Kickapoo Valley Reserve Mission

The land in the Kickapoo Valley Reserve shall be protected, preserved, and enhanced so that its unique environmental, scenic, and cultural features provide opportunities for the use and enjoyment of visitors to the Reserve.  The Reserve will be promoted as a unique example of the Driftless Area Ecoregion and as a destination for low-impact tourism and education.