Cedarburg Winter Festival kicks off with Dr. Seuss theme

The Cedarburg Winter Festival was back Saturday, Feb. 19 with chilly activities that had a bit of a Dr. Seuss twist.

"We have our individual chili contest and restaurant chili contest. We also have our ice carving contest," said BJ Homayouni, Festivals of Cedarburg board member. "Everything that we traditionally do every year is going to be a part of the festival again."

Patrons were encouraged to grab their winter gear and their best Dr. Suess-themed costume for a weekend that would hopefully make the cold temperatures a little more bearable.

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"We want people to come out and enjoy themselves," Homayouni said. "Winter has been dreary lately. The sun is out, it’s a beautiful day, it’s a little chilly but just dress warm and come enjoy the activities."

From the ice sculpture competition in the morning, to the "Cool Brew" beer tasting event in the evening, there is something for everyone at this year's festival.

"This is my favorite Cedarburg festival, personally, because there’s a little more community activities, stuff like this, and it's fun to participate," said Josh Skarsten, ice sculpture contest contestant.

The festival continues Sunday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information on activities can be found on the festival's website.

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