It's January in Minnesota and we're all suffering from a major case of cabin fever! Get off the couch and enjoy Rochester's Winterfest! The month long celebration kicked off on Thursday and there are events scheduled for an entire month!. Here are three that are definitely worth checking out.

  • Ice on the Oval is a free event on Saturday Jan. 20th from 2-8pm at Solider's Field Park. Bring your family for outdoor ice skating on the track. Don't worry about getting cold because they'll have a warming tent and complimentary hot cocoa. They also have a limited number of skates to borrow if you don't own ice-skates.
  • The Great Cardboard Sled Race is Sunday Jan. 28th from 1-3p at the Rochester Golf and Country Club. You're encouraged to create a custom snow sled out of cardboard for this event. In the past we've seen cardboard school buses, tanks and rocket ships so let your imagination run wild!
  • BaconFest! Thursday Feb. 1st from 5:30-7:30p at Canadian Honker Events at Kahler Apache you can enjoy and endless supply of bacon inspired cuisine. Come hungry!

For more info on these events and to see the full Winterfest schedule, click here.