Badger State family fun abounds for the first weekend in January, from ice fishing to antique exhibits, and from snowmobile races to wedding planning.
What will Wisconsin denizens do this weekend?
Take a look at some of the highlights across Wisconsin for January 5 and 6, 2013.
Event specifics may be subject to change, for possible inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, so attendees are wise to call ahead before traveling.
37th Annual Winter Antique Show and Sale – Janesville
Thirty-five Midwest dealers display their wares on Saturday, January 5, and Sunday, January 6, at the Pontiac Conference Center. Exhibits include books, china, collectibles, furniture, glass, jewelry, linens, pottery, primitives, silverware, sports cards, and more. Food concessions will also be available. Two-day admission costs $4.50, and children under 16 are admitted for free to this Rock County event at 2809 North Pontiac Drive in Janesville. (Contact: 608-385-3598.)
45th Annual Wonderful World of Weddings – West Allis
This weekend-long wedding exposition in Milwaukee County marries wedding planners, experts, and merchants with future brides and grooms. Held at the Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park, at 640 South 84th Street in West Allis, this event includes bridal fashion shows and at least 175 nuptial-related exhibits. (Contact: 262-367-5500.)
9th Annual Central Wisconsin Show Choir Spectacular – Colby
Music lovers and “Glee” fans line up for this festive competition, as show choirs gather to sing and dance for top honors. Tickets range from $10 to $15 for this harmonic happening, held at Colby High School, 705 North Second Street in Colby on the evening of January 5. Tickets may be purchased at the door. (Contact: 715-223-2338.)
Festival of Trees – Green Bay
Closing January 6, this seasonal display of trains and trees tracks holiday lovers to view more than 30 ornately decorated Christmas displays, along with historic choo-choos. The Festival of Trees may be found at the National Railroad Museum at 2285 South Broadway Street in Green Bay. Tickets cost $5. (Contact: 920-437-7623.)
Home Expo 2013 – Madison
Open through January 6, the Home Expo draws tons of exhibitors and visitors to the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center for exquisite displays and interaction with home furnishing and decorating experts. Online discount coupons are available from several participating vendors. The Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center (see map) is found at 1 John Nolen Drive in Madison. (952-881-5040.)
Ice Fishing Rumble – Phillips
Price County hooks up angling enthusiasts with this winter competition on January 5. Entries cost $10 per person. Prizes will be awarded in several categories for youth and adults. The Ice Fishing Derby begins at the Roll-In Point Bar & Grill, located at W6605 Point Lane in Phillips. (Contact: 715-339-4585.)
Portage County Ice Wars – Amherst
Exciting snowmobile racing action comes to the Portage County Fairgrounds through January 6. This official United States Snowmobiling Association (USSA) competition boasts more than 100 entries. The Portage County Fairgrounds is sited at 4552 Fairground Road in Amherst. (Contact: 715-824-2176.)