Klondike Days includes a variety of fun, family oriented venues with something for everyone!
River Country Red's Rendezvous and Living History Encampment
Always a delight for our guests of every age, the Living History Encampment is reliving part or all of an historical period by recreating the conditions of the 1700 - 1830's. This includes the clothing, cooking, games, beading, crafts, trading, blacksmiths and more! The folk of this time period gathered at a Trade Post to socialize and trade from the winter gatherings. This is called a "rendezvous." For More Info or to Join in the Presentation:
Click to download 2014 Camp Info
Click to download 2014 Camp Application
Waswagoning Dance Theatre & Blue Winds Dancers
The Waswagoning Dance Theatre presents traditional Ojibwe dances in a contemporary manner Saturday @ 12:30 and 3:30. The Audience can expect special effects such as stage lighting and fogging to enhance the show. Dances may include the Contemporary Women's Fancy Dance, the War Shield Dance, the Eagle Vision Dance, the Women's Jingle Dress Dance, and many more.
Sunday @ 11am and 1:30 pm brings us the Blue Winds Dancers! Nicole Larson's group will explain the dances being performed and will invite the public to take part in selected dances! Join in the fun!
Great Northern Lumberjack Competition
The roar of the chain saw and the crack of the ax will echo as lumberjacks (and jills) compete head-to-head in chain sawing, crosscutting, and ax throwing. With more than $7000 in cash and prizes at stake in this competition, many of the world title holding competitors put Klondike Days on there schedule every winter.
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Chainsaw Carving Competition
The Annual Chain Saw Carving Competition brings together gifted wood carvers from Wisconsin and neighboring states, competing to create masterpieces reflecting the spirit of Klondike Days. Past Klondike Days Chain Saw Carving competitors have produced carvings of eagles, bears, fur traders, dog sled teams, and other Klondike Days symbols. A must see, the artistic talent of our competitors never fails to amaze!
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Klondike Day's Art and Craft Show
The ultimate art and craft shopping experience! We feature our Artists and Crafters in the 55,000 square foot field house located at the Northland Pines High School. You can find quality handcrafted rugs, beautifully made items to wear, art work, photography, wooden vases and bowls, jewelry, furniture, metal work, fur products, taste treats, wood carvings, floral displays, and so much more!
For more info or to be a part of our Art and Craft Show:
Click to download AC Invitation 2014
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Kondike Days Snowshoe Challenge
The Snowshoe Challenge includes something for enthusiasts of all ages! With races for both adults and children, as well as a non-competitive "Tromp", the beautiful trails never fail to delight! For more info or to enter:
Click to download Squirrel Hill Registration
Online Registration for both Northwoods Trapper and Squirrel Hills series go to http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e8kantxnd0838d85&llr=vlpcb9dab
and select "Snowshoe"
Northwoods Championship Dog Sled Weight Pull
Sponsored in part by Northern Exchange. Spectators who enjoy watching the dogs at work are encouraged tocome back and watch many of the same dogs and some others try their paw at iton Sunday. Both Saturday and Sunday are Tri-StateAlaskan Malamute Club sanctioned points events. This along with a cash purse per day is sure to bring out the best in our four footed friends. They are not only competing against each other but also the elements. Competition will be held whether it is 20 degrees below zero and snowing or 40 degrees (above zero) and sunny or anywhere in between. After all, this is Wisconsin and the climate can change in minutes or overnight. This fluctuation in conditions makes for a whole new event from day to day. For more info and registration CLICK HERE!
Free Children's Events
Both Saturday AND Sunday are chock full of fun events for the kids! Horse and pony rides, hay rides! Dog sled and sleigh rides! The Klondike Kids Koloring Kontest and the Northwoods Children's Museum's Scavanger Hunt!! Don't miss out!
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Historical, informational, educational...call it what you want, these events are also FUN! From panning for gold to trapping to learning about the huge variety of wild birds that inhabit the Northwoods, Klondike's Educational Programming is sure to please!
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