Join Prairie Woods ELC staff for the 2nd annual Sleigh & Ski Festival on Saturday, February 14th from 11 am until 4 pm!
The Winter Sleigh & Ski Festival at Prairie Woods is a community gathering to celebrate the outdoor life and share winter activities both indoors and outdoors. Last year over 600 people enjoyed sleigh rides, skiing, snowshoeing, a chili feed, great music and a variety of exhibits.
The Cedar Creek Band will be back this year by popular demand. Vicki Vogt will be serving up chili, provided by Jennie-O Turkey Store, from 11 am-1 pm. Fred and Joy Zwart and Gary Stai are organizing sleigh teams to provide free sleigh rides and a sleigh parade.
Exhibitors thus far include MN Darkhorse Anglers, Willmar Curling Club, Willmar Nordic Ski Club, woodworkers, woodcarvers, birdwatching enthusiasts, and more! If you would like to bring a horse-drawn sleigh to the festival please contact Fred Zwart (320-220-0843) or Gary Stai (320-905-0519). Individuals, businesses, and organizations who would like to bring exhibits or help with foods, parking, music, or activities, please contact Dave or Mari at the PWELC office (320-354-5894).
The Sleigh & Ski Festival is a free event made possible though free-will donations, volunteers, and generous community-minded individuals and businesses. There will be an equipment rental charge of $5 for those who wish to ski, snowshoe, or climb.