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January 8, 2011
Lafayette Quaker Oatmeal Festival
Lafayette, Colorado
Enjoy a great big oatmeal breakfast at Pioneer Elementary School (on Baseline Road) Dive into pancakes, muffins and hot cereal with 140 toppings. The feasting goes from 7:30am-1pm. There will also be an oatmeal baking contest, activities for kids, a health fair and health screenings, plus a 5K run/walk at 9:30am at Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts. It's the festival's 15th anniversary.
Learn More: Call 303-925-4352 or 303-666-9555

January 8, 2011
Winter Festival
Kickapoo Valley Reserve Visitor Center,
LaFarge, Wisconsin
Ice cave hike, archery, horse-drawn sleigh rides and wagon rides, snow sculpture, sled dog races, chili and bread contest, face painting, skating and skiing, warming fires, dog pulls, auction. Layer on the clothing and come out and enjoy the heart of winter in LaFarge.
Details: Call 608-625-2960

January 8-9, 2011
Cape Coral Festival of the Arts
Cape Coral Parkway from Cape Coral Street to Vincennes,
Cape Coral, Florida
For a 26th year juried artists gather to show and sell their work along both sides of the Parkway median, plus you can enjoy sidewalk sales, activities for kids, festival foods and musical entertainment.
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January 12-17, 2011
Sandpoint Winter Carnival
Various locations,
Sandpoint, Idaho
Ski and board party and bonfire, candy dig for kids, snowshoe hike, crafts activities for kids, dining specials on Friday, poker skiing, Bioluminesce FireDance, dog keg pulls, Taste of Sandpoint Thursday, torchlight parade, passport shopping around town, skijoring, Canpoint canned goods sculpture, fireworks.
Questions? Call 208-255-1876

January 13-16, 2011
Riverwalk Mud Festival
Various venues along Riverwalk,
San Antonio, Texas
Once a year the Parks Department drains the river and then refills it. The party starts after the refilling, with a parade, arts and crafts, festival foods, Mud King Pageantry and the Mud Pie Ball. (This year the draining takes place Jan. 3-11.)
Further Information: Call 210-227-4262

January 14-15, 2011
Mohican Winter Fest
Central Park and downtown,
Loudonville, Ohio
Ice carving and speed carving with displays of the finished works, winter hikes, carriage rides, ice skating, festival foods, skiing and more. The festival celebrates 5 years in 2011.
Learn More: Call 419-994-4789

January 14-16, 2011
Fire & Ice Festival
Somerset, Pennsylvania
It's the festival's 16th season. Planned fun includes musical entertainment, fireworks, ice carving, soup sale, festival foods, activities for kids, chainsaw woodcarvers, marketplace, pancake breakfast on Saturday at 110 S. Edgewood Avenue from 7:30am-1pm, silent auction, display of photo contest winners, 5K walk/run.
Questions? Call 814-443-1748

January 14-February 20, 2011
George Washington's Birthday Celebration
Various venues,
Laredo, Texas
Youth Parade under the Stars, Festival de Mariachi, Comedy Jam for George, Youth Dance Festival, theatrical performances, Caballeros Cocktail Party, Colonial Pageant and Ball, Taste of Laredo, wine tasting and sales, air show, UETA Jamboozle, Birthday Parade, luncheons, International Bridge Ceremony. Some activities may require separate fees and/or reservations and may have limited attendance.
Find Out More: Call 956-722-0589

January 15, 2011
Jack Frost Fest
Spooner, Wisconsin
All-day movies, ice fishing contest, Texas Hold 'Em, open skating, Jack's Snowshoe Jaunt (4K race), minnow races, turkey bowling (with frozen turkeys), chili cooking competition, antique snowmobile display, raffle, dog sled rides, rib cooking contest, merchant specials, festival foods, sled hill, pond hockey.
Details: Call 715-635-2168 or 800-367-3306

January 15-16, 2011
Street Fair
2nd Street and Florence downtown,
Casa Grande, Arizona
Arts and crafts, entertainment, food court, car and bike show. General hours are 10am-5pm on Saturday and 11am-4pm on Sunday.
Further Info: Call 520-836-8744 or 800-916-1515

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January 15-16, 2011
Ice Fest
Front Street Park,
Leavenworth, Washington
Ice Cube Scramble for ages 6 and younger, ice sculpting, contest, dog sled pull, snowshoe events, Un-waiter competition, entertainment, fireworks Sunday evening, smooshing (with 4-person teams strapping on one pair of skis among them and racing against one another), more games in the snow. Adding to all this is the setting. Leavenworth is a Bavarian-themed village with plenty of local charm.
Get the Facts: Call 509-548-5807

January 17-29, 2011
Stowe Winter Carnival
Main Street,
Stowe, Vermont
Ski races, ice carving competition, snow golf, ice carving demos, kids' carnival, snow volleyball. Fun activities were still being planned at this writing. It's the carnival's 37th anniversary.
Questions? Call 802-253-7321

January 20-23, 2011
Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival
Fellsmere City Complex on South Cypress Street,
Fellsmere, Florida
100 arts and crafts booths, Gator Tail and Frogs Legs Dinners (and other festival foods), pony rides for the kids, carnival rides and games, plenty of entertainment. Hours are 1-11:30pm Saturday and 1-6pm on Sunday for this 20th year.
Additional Info: Call 772-571-0150

January 21-23, 2011
Waukesha Jamboree
Various locations,
Waukesha, Wisconsin
The festival celebrates 26 years in 2011. Enjoy an ice sculpting contest, dog pull, chili dinner, indoor ice skating, 5K run/walk, cross-country ski race, geocaching, ice fishing, YMCA open gym, Kids Fun Fiesta, fireworks, toboggan run, pancake breakfast Jan. 22 from 7:30-10:30am at Schuetze Rec Center on Baxter Street.
Get the Facts: Call 282-524-3737

January 21-23, 2011
Flake Out Festival
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Ice carving, wood carving, tubing hill, blacksmithing demonstrations, Wisconsin State Snow Sculpting Competition, arts and crafts, music, dog weight pulls, pony rides for the kids, craft activities for the kids, fireworks, food concessions, ice rink. 2011 marks the festival's 21st season.
Questions? Call 800-223-3557

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Tip-Up Town USA
Lake & Shoreline area,
Houghton, Michigan
Houghton celebrates for a 61st year with snow and ice games, festival merchandise, 5K run/walk, drawings for prizes, arts and crafts, grand parade, Polar Bear Dip and much more.
Further Information: Call 989-366-5544 or 800-248-6263

January 22, 2011
Mill Creek Park,
Chatfield, Minnesota
Sledding, skating, snowmobile radar run at 10am, Polar Plunge at 2pm, bunco party, chili and salsa cooking competition at 4pm, Cold Cash Bingo, sleigh rides, chili supper 4-7pm, activities for kids. It's the 9th year for this one.
Get Details: Call 507-259-6902 or 507-867-4080

January 22-February 2, 2011
Winter Rec Festival
Various area parks,
LaCrosse, Wisconsin
Snow man making contest, corn hole tournament, lighted sledding hill, broomball tournament, figure skating events, sheepshead tournament, curling, medallion hunt, fireworks January 28, euchre tournament, snow sculpture contest, hockey, torchlight ski hike, ice fishing derby. The festival celebrates 25 years in 2011.
Information: Call 608-784-4880 or 608-789-7533

January 27-30, 2011
In and around Downtown,
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
It's the 13th anniversary for this event. Plans include Shop Til You Drop, silent auction, pancake breakfast Sunday 8-11am, raffles, hot chocolate, wine tasting and wine auction, ice carving competition and demos, concerts, chili cooking contest, Polar Plunge, Winter Paws Pet Show, hayrides, dusk bonfire Friday and Saturday in Memorial Park (weather permitting) with S'Mores and toasted marshmallows (with supplies provided), Winterfeast (additional fee and reservations at 826-295-9627), activities for kids.
More: Call 828-295-7851

January 27-30, 2011
Chambersburg Ice Fest
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
The festival turns 9 this year. Enjoy ArtFest and an art auction, ballroom dance, popcorn giveaway, scavenger hunt, giant ice carvings and displays, food vendors, 40-foot ice slide, fireworks Saturday at 6:30pm, Snowfall Ball, merchant specials, ballet performance, hot pepper eating contest chili cooking competition, pancake breakfast at Trinity Episcopal Church on S. Second Street Jan. 29 from 8-11am.
Questions? Call 717-254-7101 or 717-264-6883

January 27-February 6, 2011
St. Paul Winter Carnival
Various locations,
St. Paul, Minnesota
It's the festival's 125h annniversary. The whole celebration is centered on the legend of King Boreas defeating vulcanus Rex so that winter can go forward. Plans for fun this year include a soccer tournament, Carnival's Got Talent, King Boreas Grand Day Parade (Jan. 29), snow slide, Ice Bar on Rice Park, torchlight parade on Feb. 5, activities for kids, Salute to Canada, hot air balloons, broomball, pool/dart tournament, orchid show, speed skating, cat show, theatre, opera performances, Klondike Kate Cabaret, jigsaw puzzle contest, snow and ice sculptures, Technokarneval.
Further Details: Call 651-223-4700

January 28-February 6, 2011
Winter Carnival
Various locations,
McCall, Idaho
For a 46th year you can enjoy fun such as a snowmobile race, Children's Light Parade (Jan. 28 at 5:30pm), dog pulls, wine dinners, casino night, fireworks, food vendors, Mardi Gras Parade Jan 20 at Noon, pancake breakfast at the Senior Center Jan. 29 from 8-11am, ski events, snow sculptures, beard contest, arts and crafts, bingo, Polar Plunge, beer garden, musical entertainment.
Get the Facts: Call 208-834-7631 or 800-260-5139

January 29, 2011
Kumquat Festival
Pasco Fairgrounds and Downtown,
Dade City, Florida
10K walk and 5K run, kumquat ice cream, arts and crafts, kumquat marmalade, grower info, wagon rides, kumquat salsa (plus many other kunquat dishes and festival foods), classic cars and tractors on display, entertainment, merchant specials, face painting, non-profit booths. Tip: Get there early if you want a slice of the Refrigerator Kumquat Pie. They go through thousands of slices every year and they sell out by early afternoon.
Learn More: Call 234-567-1313

January 29, 2011
Fire & Ice Festival
Various locations,
Mount Holly, New Jersey
Dog sled demos, 300-pound blocks of ice made into art by professional and amateur ice carvers and then displayed, Philadelphia Zoo on Wheels, fire engine rides, chili contest and public tasting, gingerbread house contest and display, K9 search and rescue dog demos. General hours are 10:30am-4pm.
Find Out More: Call 609-914-0811

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January 29, 2011
Marrienville Winterfest
MACA Building and Grounds,
Marrienville, Pennsylvania
Snow sculpting, raffles, parade, festival foods, chili making contest, games for kids, baking contest.
Get The Facts: Call 814-927-8218

January 29, 2011
Texas Citrus Festival
Mission, Texas
Texas Citrus Youth Show, Parade of Oranges at 4pm, pre-festival events (such as the costume style show and royal court pageantry), carnival, activities for the kids, entertainment. There are also the Vaquero Cooking Contests (ribs, peach cobbler, fajitas, ranchero beans, pan de campo plus Best Authentic Camp Site).
Learn More: Call 956-585-9724

January 29, 2011
Winterfest on Broadway
Broadway District,
Green Bay, Wisconsin
For an 8th year you can enjoy winter fun with snow games, face painting and other activities for kids, music, firefighters and equipment displays, hayrides, ice-sculpting competition and lighted display of the finished works, chili cooking contest with tasting by festival-goers, music, museum displays. General hours are 11am-8pm.
Information: Call 920-437-2531

January 29-February 2, 2011
Groundhog Day in the Park
Barclay Square (and other venues),
Punxsatawney, Pennsylvania
Groundhog Day Birthday Party, music, food vendors, art show, Tours of Phantastic Phils, art activities for kids, S'Mores, Salvation Army pancake breakfast, Groundhog Day weddings, arts and crafts.
Further Details: Call 814-933-7700 or 800-752-PHIL

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January Somethings!
Brief, bare-boned last-minute festival listings:

Jan 13-16 International Balloon Festival, Community Center area, Bluff, Utah, 435-672-2341
Jan 14-17 Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival, Morro Bay, California, 805-275-4143
Jan 15-16 Nautical & Wildlife Art Festival,
                   Convention Center at 40th & Bay, Ocean City, Maryland, 410-524-9177
Jan 15-16, 22-23 River Kiwanis Medieval Faire , Lakes Regional Park, Fort Myers, Florida, 239-839-8036
Jan 26-30 Taos Winter Wine Festival (25th), Taos, New Mexico, 855-968-7366
Jan 20-30 Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah, 877-733-7829

Other January 2011 Events You Might Enjoy
Jan 6-7 Home Entertainment Show, Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, 720-242-4545
Jan 7-9 Fungus Fair (37th), Louden Nelson Community Center, Santa Cruz, California, 831-420-6115
Jan 7-9 Toy & Hobby Show, 9-4/10-4, State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina, 919-553-4285
Jan 7-16 Houston Boat Show (55th), Reliant Center, Houston, Texas, 713-626-6381
Jan 7-16 World Championship Snowmobile Derby, Eagle River, Wisconsin, 715-479-4424
Jan 8 Great Fruitcake Toss, 10am-2pm, High School Track, Manitou Springs, Colorado, 719-685-5089 or 800-642-2567
Jan 8 Swapfest (Ham Radio/Computer/Electronics), County Expo Center, Waukesha, Wisconsin, 414-425-3644
Jan 8-9 Gathering of the Gunfighters (13th), Territorial State Prison State Park, Yuma, Arizona, 928-783-4771
Jan 8-9 Cable air Show, Cable Airport, Uplands, California, 909-983-60211
Jan 8-9 Northeast Motorcycle Expo, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island, 976-688-8888
Jan 8-9 Boca Fest (24th), 10-5, Boca Center on Military Tail, Boca Raton, Florida, 954-472-3755
Jan 8-9 Gun Show, Fairgrounds, Jackson, Tennessee, 563-927-8176
Jan 8-9 Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival, Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas, 541-574-8000
Jan 8-16 RV Show, Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 724-446-1048
Jan 8-23 The Main Event, Quartzsite, Arizona, 929-927-5213
Jan 12-16 Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, 800-337-7777
Jan 14-16 Gem-Jewelry-Bead Show, Municipal Auditorium, Sarasota, Florida, 941-954-0202
Jan 15-16 Delray Beach Art Festival, 10-5, Atlantic Avenue, Delray, Florida, 954-473-3755
Jan 15-16 Central Florida Highland Games (34th), Central Winds Park, Winter Springs, Florida, 407-428-7268
Jan 15-16 StampScrapArtTour, Convention Center, Mesquite, Texas, 727-644-0590
Jan 15-17 Gun Show, NW Georgia Trade Center, Dalton, Georgia, 229-423-4867
Jan 16 Bear & Doll Show (20th), Lafayette Hotel, Marietta, Ohio, 740-374-1779
Jan 21-23 Quilt Festival, Convention Center, Tucson, Arizona, 520-498-4698
Jan 21-23 Del Mar Antique Show & Sale, Fairgrounds, Del Mar, California, 800-943-7501
Jan 21-23 Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show, State Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 512-259-1999
Jan 21-23 Chattacon 36, Chattanooga Choo-Choo Hotel, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jan 21-30 Milwaukee Boat Show, Wisconsin Expo Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 616-447-2860
Jan 23 Weatherfest (10th), Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington, 617-227-2425
Jan 26-30 Louisville Boat, RV & Sport Show, Expo Center, Louisville, Kentucky, 502-935-4141
Jan 27-29 Macworld Expo, Moscone Center West Hall, San Francisco, California, 805-290-1341
Jan 29-30 Heard Museum Guild Library Book Sale, 9-5/10-4, Phoenix, Arizona, 602-251-0209
Jan 29-30 Special Olympics Wisconsin State Games, Wausau, Wisconsin, 608-222-1324
Jan 29-Feb 6 Philadelphia International Auto Show, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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