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The Waseca Sleigh and Cutter Festival is a fun escape from winter after the holidays are over. If you like horses, curling, ice sculptures, and parades, this event is for you. We have activities for all ages. Just a few of our events include a Frosty the Snowman contest, medallion hunt, bridge, a dance, and a coloring contest. Take a look at the full event calendar below to find out about all the upcoming events.

72nd Annual Waseca Sleigh & Cutter Festival

January 22 to March 5, 2022

The nation’s longest running sleigh & cutter festival! Due to COVID-19, please wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines, as recommended, for all Sleigh and Cutter events.



$1,750 FROSTY CONTEST - 25th Annual

Awards presented Feb.18 at 9:30 at Waseca VFW Club dinner/dance.

Sponsored by: Culligan Water Conditioning, Latham Place, Lake Shore Inn, iWealth, Domino’s, Mediacom, Xcel Energy


$1,750 MEDALLION CONTEST - 25th Annual

Awards presented Feb.18 at 9:30 at Waseca VFW Club dinner/dance.

Sponsored by: Ace Hardware, M Peters Enterprises, Excel Energy, Waseca County News, First National Bank, Diversified Credit, Waseca VFW Club 1642

SATURDAY, JAN. 22

WINTER CHARM ON THE FARM At FARMAMERICA

11 AM to 3 PM

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Snow Painting, Winter Walking Tours, Snowshoe Trails, Cross Country Skiing, Campfire, S’mores and Hot Cocoa (included with admission)

Tickets $5 per person in advance. FREE for kids 2 & under and members season pass.

Purchase tickets at: Bit.ly/WinterCharm or call 507-835-2052


SATURDAY, JAN. 29

TONER’S LAKE VINTAGE RIDE

Registration 9-11 AM

Contact Marissa 507-461-4501 or Mark 507-835-5480

ANNUAL MIKE FILZEN MEMORIAL POKER RUN

Registration 11 AM at Boathouse Grill & Bar

Ride 12 PM – 6 PM, 7 Stops

Contact Jake 507-835-2510


SATURDAY, JAN. 29 & SUNDAY JAN. 30

AL KUNZ MEMORIAL BOYS (MITE) & GIRLS (8U) HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

At the Waseca Community Arena

Contact Kyle 507-835-3251


SUNDAY, FEB. 6

SNOWMOBILE SAFETY RIDING COURSE

At Lakeview Park, South end of Lake Elysian – Janesville

Registration 1 PM

Contact Marty 507-420-1109


FRIDAY, FEB 11

BEAN BAG TOURNAMENT AT THE MILL

5:00 registration Games at 6:00

Contact Abby 507 461 1112


SATURDAY, FEB. 12

WINTER CHARM ON THE FARM At FARMAMERICA

11 AM to 3 PM

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Snow Painting, Winter Walking Tours, Snowshoe Trails, Cross Country Skiing, Campfire, S’mores and Hot Cocoa (included with admission)

Tickets $5 per person in advance. FREE for kids 2 & under and members season pass.

Purchase tickets at: Bit.ly/WinterCharm or call 507-835-2052

WASECA COUNTY SNO-SECAS CLUB RIDE

Registration 10 AM at the Boathouse Grill & Bar

Ride starts at 11 AM.

Contact Jake 507-461-2510


WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY, FEB 16 TO 18

ICE SCULPTING by SAKATAH CARVERS

In front of the Waseca Public Works Building

On South State Street

Sponsored by: Waseca Area Foundation, Waseca VFW Club Post 1642, State Farm – Gloria Butler, Tesch Service Center, Edina Realty and the Waseca Sleigh & Cutter Festival


FRIDAY, FEB. 18

RED DIRT ROAD BAND

At Waseca VFW 8 PM- 12 AM

Lunch/Dinner baskets 5-7PM More info to follow


SATURDAY, FEB. 19

SLEIGH & CUTTER PARADE

12 PM start time. Parade starts from WASEA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS and runs through downtown Waseca. The parade will feature multiple breeds of horses pulling many types of units. Other parade attractions include: LEMA (Law Enforcement Memorial Association)

Miss Minnesota – Elle Mark

Miss Minnesota – USA – Elle Gilbert

Miss Waseca County Sleigh & Cutter

Miss South Central

Sleigh & Cutter Princesses

Miss Teen Rodeo Minnesota & Guests

CANNON OLD WEST SOCIETY Cowboy reenactors will perform prior to the parade.

Sponsored by: Suburban Furniture, McDonald’s, MinnWest Bank & MinnWest Bank Insurance


SATURDAY, FEB. 26

WASECA VINTAGE (KRUGER) SNOWMOBILE ICE DRAGS

Registration 8:30-10:30 am at the Boathouse Grill & Bar

Races start at 12PM 100% Cash payback, plus added contingency money.

Contact 715-556-6345 or 612-296-2043

www.wasecavintageicedrags.com

ANNUAL VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE SHOW/RIDE

Registration 9 AM at the Boathouse Grill & Bar

Show 11 AM-1 PM

Contact Seth 507-837-9230 or Marissa 507-461-4501

BETTER DAYS AHEAD FIREWORKS DISPLAY

Largest show ever! Northeast of Boathouse Grill & Bar on Clear Lake shortly after sunset.


SATURDAY, MARCH 5

CHILDREN’S DREAM CATCHER ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

At the Star Fire Event Center – 2:00

Auction, meat raffles and bingo. Under 18 can play bingo with an adult.


SUNDAY, MARCH ?

FLAGS FOR VETS – RUCK OF HOPE

Event to support service and veteran’s families who have lost a member to suicide. Walk travels north around Clear Lake and continues south.

Contact Jeremiah 507-835-5267



DISCLAIMER: The Waseca Sleigh & Cutter Festival Association, Inc. does not assume or accept duty or responsibility for safety at this event in regard to participants or any third parties or for animals or other property thereof.

MORE INFORMATION: www.sleighandcutterfestival.org

Waseca Sleigh & Cutter Festival
5603 NW 102nd Avenue
Waseca, MN 56093

Contact: Ken 507-461-3727 Ken.Borgmann@gmail.com
Contact: Scott 507-995-9832 scott.w.roemhildt@gmail.com

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