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(WXOW) - Sparta Quest Winter Fest takes place January 29-30 at Memorial Park and Whitetail Ridge.

Mike Beiermeister spoke with Heidi Prestwood, executive director of the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce, about the revitalization of the event.

Here's a rundown of the schedule...

Friday, January 29th

  • Opening Ceremony 4:00 p.m.
  • Snow Sculpting 4:00 p.m. thru Saturday 4:00 p.m.
  • Kids Bike Race 4:45 p.m.
  • Freestyle Frosty Snowman Building & Snow Graffiti 6:00 p.m.
  • Adult Snowshoe Race 6:00 p.m.
  • Hope Floats Lantern Lighting 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, January 30th

  • Junior Jack Breakfast 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. $5
  • Vintage Snowmobile Show 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Fat Tire Bike Race 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Poker Run 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Drawing at 3:30 p.m.
  • Kickball Tournament and Archery Shoot 10:00 a.m.
  • Snow Sculpture Judging 5:00 p.m.
  • Closing Ceremonies 6:00 p.m.

Activities are also happening at Whitetail Ridge Fort McCoy on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. There will a snowshoe hike on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. Snow tube races and snow ski races will take place on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

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Mike Beiermeister

WXOW Weekend Anchor and Reporter

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