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Waseca’s 64th annual winter festival gets bigger and better each year with activities taking place on 12-14 days over three and sometimes four weekends. This festival was created in 1950 in Waseca and continues to entertain young and old. Miss Waseca County Sleigh & Cutter reigns over all events including the Saturday parade. Horse owners from around the state bring magnificent horses of every type imaginable to Waseca for the parade down State Street. Only animal powered units and riders are allowed. Sleighs, cutters, bobsleds and many types of wagons and buggies can be seen.
The festival also includes a dinner and dance, dart tournament, card games, children’s art project, hockey tournament, the search for a hidden Medallion, the unveiling of the winner of the Identify Frosty the Snowman Contest, M S D R S sanctioned snowmobile drag races, live entertainment, authentic ice harvest, ice golf, ice curling, youth ice fishing, family movie night, dodge ball, kick ball, skydiving, snow sculpting and more! Most of the events are free! Many restaurants and clubs offer special meals and entertainment. The parade starts at noon on the second Saturday in February.