EAGLE RIVER - The 25th and final Klondike Days will start in Eagle River this weekend.
The event is often called Wisconsin's #1 Winter Family Fun Festival.
The grand finale is this Saturday at Rocking W Stables and Northland Pines High School. There are more than 25 events you can get involved in.
You can find snowshoe races, dog sled races, a lumberjack competition, and reenactments.
"If you've never been, this is your opportunity to enjoy Klondike Days," said Klondike Days Executive Director Amy Young. "It's going to be beautiful weather and a great event. And, if you have been but you haven't been in a couple years, maybe come back, check it out, because this is your last opportunity. This will be the end of the historic event."
Through the years, Klondike Days has brought anywhere from 6,000 to 12,000 people to Eagle River.
The event started as a way to bring tourists to Eagle River during the off season.
"I think it has succeeded in that," Young said. "I think a lot of people do come for it and for the other events that happen around this time. It's going to be a great time. We want to give the old girl a historic send-off."
Gates will open at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday March 7, and the events will continue into the night.
You can find out more about Klondike Days by visiting the link below.
|Story By: Jeanine Ilacqua