In the quaint city of Iola the 1st weekend in February is the Iola Winter Carnival, with such offerings as an Ice Sculpture carving, an authentic Norwegian Lutefisk dinner and even an indoor craft sale. The Ice Sculpture carving will take place near the infamous Vidar the Nordic Viking near the center of town on the corner of State Street and Chet Krause drive. Norwegian Lutefisk Dinner, 1 pm – 6:30 pm. Serving Lutefisk and fresh cod with drawn butter, meatballs, potatoes, vegetable, lefse and Norwegian pastries,you can enjoy the meal family style. There will also be an indoor craft sale at the Iola-Scandanavia High School, stop on in and enjoy seeing what all the different crafters in the area have to offer.
New this year will be an Iola Twilight Snowshoe Race at the Iola Winter Sports Complex – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 5th — Nordic Combined cross-country race-9:30 a.m., Central Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships begin at 12:00 p.m. Central Wisconsin’s Finest Ski Jumping Facility in the state. Iola Winter Sports Club is located 5 miles northwest of Iola – County Trunk “MM”.
For more information: 715-445-4005 or www.IolaWinterSportsClub.org