Calendar of Events › Snowmobiling
January 16, 2020 – January 19, 2020
Since 1964, Eagle River has hosted the World Championship Snowmobile Derby. Hosting oval, snocross and vintage racing, the World Championship Snowmobile Derby is not only the largest and most prestigious snowmobile competition in the sport, it is one of the highest-ranking winter sports events in the Midwest and recognized around the world. It’s the Indy 500 of the snowmobiling world, attracting more than 40,000 spectators annually. Hundreds of snowmobilers from juniors in boys and girls categories to the best competitors in the world compete in snocross and ice oval racing, grabbing huge air and hitting speeds of 100 mph on the straightaways!
Fans travel from all over the United States, Canada and beyond to watch more than 500 international drivers race their high-tech snowmobiles at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour on a solid ice oval, or marvel at the high-flying snocross pilots as they maneuver over the demanding snocross course.
Plenty of action takes place each day Thursday, January 16th through Sunday, January 19th, when the World Derby Championship starts at 3pm. Enjoy the action up close by the track or warm up in the Expo Hall, where you can shop for great stuff, imbibe on hot food and cold beer, or watch the action on TVs in the upstairs bar. You can reserve indoor Hot Seats by calling the Derby Office at 715-479-4424; there are also Motorhome Spots available trackside.
Tickets range from day passes for $25 to VIP Fan Passes for all days ($275), skyboxes and more. Get details here.
The Derby Complex (newly named in 2019) is on the north side of Eagle River, right along U.S. 45 and Highways 17 and 32. Highway 70 is just to the south in the downtown area. It’s definitely one of the winter highlights of the year!
World Championship Snowmobile Derby Address:
January 10, 2020 – January 12, 2020
Eagle River lays claim to “Snowmobile Capital of the World,” and with good reason! The Derby Complex there hosts of the biggest snowmobile races on the planet, including the World Championship Vintage Snowmobile Derby! It hits Eagle River’s world-famous Derby Track January 10-12, 2020 for some great action on classic snowmobiles. This takes place the weekend before the World Championships at the track.
Check out the list of races on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – it’s huge. Enjoy the action right by the track or warm up in the Expo Hall, where there’s plenty to shop for, eat, and drink – including at the upper level bar, which shows the track’s live action on TV.
World Championship Vintage Snowmobile Derby Address:
1311 Railroad Street (along Hwy 17/Hwy 32/U.S. 45)
Eagle River, WI 54521
Friday, January 10th—$25
Saturday, January 11th—$25
Sunday, January 12th—$25
Super 3 Day Ticket (January 10-12, 2020)
$50 before December 1, 2019
$65 after December 15, 2019
$75 after January 13, 2019
Super 3 Day Ticket—HOT SEAT (January 10-12, 2020)
$150 before December 1, 2018
$175 after December 15, 2018
$200 after January 13, 2019
Track Side Motor Home Parking (January 10-12, 2020)
Includes (1) General Admission Ticket, each passenger must purchase a General Admission Ticket. Carry-ins ALLOWED to a limit of 2 Cases of beer—24 packs & 1 bottle of Liquor.
March 2, 2019
“The World’s Longest Weenie Roast!”
That’s an attention getter, right? Watch winter come to a climactic end as the greatest event on ice wraps up the season. Thousands of Weenie enthusiasts come annually to watch the fastest sleds compete for top speed of the day while eating up those great Klement’s Hot Dogs and drinking down an ice cold Pepsi or Budweiser beer. Watch as dozens of people get the first swim of the year in Lake Namakagon at the Frozen Weenie Polar Bear Plunge, win prizes at the many games and enjoy great music while taking it all in. This event is the highlight of winter and rooms fill up quickly. Don’t miss out on this fantastic family event.
Held to raise funds for the Great Divide Ambulance Service, the Namakagon Volunteer Fire Department and other area charities and not-for-profits, this event holds the record for the longest line of hot dog cookers over one fire in the world. With events like snowmobile speed runs, ice drags, crooked weenie obstacle course, and snow drags all on Lake Namakagon, there is more than enough fun for everyone.
All the action for the World’s Largest Weenie Roast takes place Saturday, March 2nd in Cable, along County M near U.S. 63 at the Lakewoods Resort & Forest Ridge Golf Course. Get all the event details here!
World’s Longest Weenie Roast Address:
Lakewoods Resort & Forest Ridge Golf Course
21540 County Road M
Cable, WI 54821