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Lake Geneva Winterfest 2023

A place to celebrate art, winter, and have fun with over a dozen themed events in Wisconsin


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Winterfest is a nine-day festival dedicated to art, winter, and fun which features many amazing events taking place in a picturesque resort city of Lake Geneva, located right next to Geneva Lake in southeastern Wisconsin, about an hour away from Milwaukee.

The major highlight of Lake Geneva Winterfest is the United States National Snow Sculpting Championship. Fifteen teams of snow sculptors and artists from all around the U.S. compete for a national title. Winterfest attendees can watch how the huge snow blocks are transformed into masterpieces with simple hands tools. Afterwards, visitors can watch the US National Snow Sculpting Championship Award, and the Peoples' Choice Award being received by artists at the beautiful Riviera on the lake.

Other Winterfest attractions include a hovercraft competition with rides, ice castles, human dog sled races, magic shows, and helicopter Rides. There is live entertainment and the Ice Bar in the evenings.

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