Kickapoo Winter Festival kicks off with a race

LA FARGE, Wis – There was plenty to celebrate in the Kickapoo Valley last Saturday.

It was the 22nd annual Winter Festival in La Farge, kicking off with an early morning race at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve.

Organizers say it’s a wonderful opportunity for people to enjoy the natural world.

“Just to get people outside and kind of remove those boundaries of being able to experience the outdoors in all weather.” said Events Coordinator Jackie Yocum.

There was even a game called Snow Snake put on by members of the Ho-Chunk Nation.

The festival offered something for all ages, including ice hikes, sledding, hiking, dog races, and more, all free to the community.