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What is Family Fest?

La Crosse, WI, United States / Magic 105

So you’ve probably noticed that Family Fest returns to the La Crosse Center on Sunday, February 25th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. by now, but what exactly is it?

Family Fest is the biggest and best family event that Western Wisconsin has to offer. The 14th annual event is put together by the La Crosse Media Group and is sponsored in part by Altra Federal Credit Union, Gundersen Health System, Central Animal Hospital and WKBT News 8.

Family Fest takes over the main arena and south hall of the La Crosse Center and fills it up with activities, great food, fun and informational booths, and free stuff! Speaking of free, the entire event is free as well! All we ask is for a non-perishable food donation for the Hunger Task Force.

Once February rolls around, it’s easy to have trouble coming up with new things to do in the winter. That’s what makes Family Fest such a unique and fun event! As an avid indoorsman, I can always appreciate a good opportunity to “get my steps in” without having to stay out in the cold.

Once I “hit 10,000”, I can then justify treating myself to the delicious food that there’s to¬†offer. There’s food from the La Crosse Loggers, Burrachos and Famous Daves. Dairy Queen of Onalaska will also have Dilly Bars and Buster Bars for sale, with the proceeds going to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

There are also performers at the Central Animal Hospital Stage, which are always a treat to see. While the performance schedule has yet to be released for 2018, it never disappoints.

Stay tuned for more Family Fest blogs every Friday as I look back at some of my favorite memories and new things Family Fest has to offer in 2018!


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