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The Iola-Scandinavia area offers boundless recreation opportunities and attractions not to be missed.
These include:

 

IOLA WINTER CARNIVAL - First weekend in February.  Ski Jumping, Cross Country Skiing, Ice Sculpting, Norwegian Dinner including Lutefisk, Lefse, Norwegian Meatballs and all the trimmings.  Huge craft fair at the high school with the Norwegian dinner! For more information go to www.iolawintersportsclub.org . For more information on crafting at the Lutefisk supper contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 715-445-4005

IOLA COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR - April - Iola Community Fitness and Aquatic Center. This year's event will feature a variety of health care professionals.  The Iola Lions and Waupaca Riverside Hospital will sponsor PSA, Lipid Panel (cholesterol testing) and Blood Sugar testing for a small fee.  Tetanus shots offered by Theda Care Physicians. The Iola Scandinavia LEO Club's Pancake breakfast will be held from 7:30a.m.-10:30a.m.  Pancakes with delicious toppings, coffee, and fruit will be available for purchase.

CITY WIDE RUMMAGE - Sponsored by the Iola Lioness, Will be held the second Saturday of May.  For additional information contact Lioness Sherry at (715) 445 3482.

WORS - Wisconsin Off Road Series - America's Largest Mountain Bike racing series will be held May 4 .   The Iola Winter Sports Club hosts the event at their location on Highway MM north of Iola.  The Iola Bump and Jump course offers a great place to race or spectate an incredible race.  For additional information go to http://www.wors.org/ or contact Phil Johnsrud at 715-445-4777 or visit http://www.iolawintersportsclub.com

ANNUAL ROAST PORK DINNER - Scandinavia Volunteer Fire Department to hold their Annual Roast Pork Dinner and Raffle Saturday, April 12th at the Scandinavia Fire Department Station, serving from 4pm-7pm.  Dinners include pork, baked potato, coleslaw, roll and dessert - $10 for ages 12 and up, $5 for ages 6-11, 5 and under are free.  Advance tickets available at:  Premier Community Bank, Tomorrow Valley Co-Op Scandinavia, Silver Lake Lanes, Little Norway or any Scandinavia Firefighter.

IOLA HISTORICAL SOCIETY STRAWBERRY FEST - Fourth Sunday in June: Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the days of yesteryear while enjoying strawberry shortcake at the Iola Historical Society grounds.  Just West of Main Street on Depot Street.  The Iola Historical Society is also raising funds for restoring the Iola & Northern Depot.  Stop in and see the antique fire station designed after the original facility on State street in Iola.  Three donated fire apparatus' are housed in the new building.

SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS DISPLAY - Don't miss the awesome display of Fireworks on July 3.  Purchase your cash raffle tickets now for a chance to win $5,000.00 limited ticket sales.

IOLA OLD CAR SHOW and SWAP MEET - Midwest’s largest Old Car Show and Swap Meet is held annually the 2nd weekend of July.  Feature exhibit this year will be “Four for all in ‘14”.  Also being honored at Iola ’14 will be the 50th Anniversary of Ford Mustangs.  1984 show cars and older will be classified as Post-War, Pre-War, Modified, All-Original and Blue Ribbon Concours. The show has a “Teamed to Learn” education tent, 4,430 Swap Meet Spaces, Car Corral area with vehicles 2000 and older.  Camping is available on the grounds plus great food. The show grounds occupy 300 acres of property. Approximately 3,000 volunteers provide 29,000 volunteer hours for their civic groups and organizations. Admission: Daily $8.00, Weekend $15.00. Age 10 and under free. Car Club day is on Sunday and this is also free for spectators -- is our Shut-down day.  For more information call:  715-445-4000. Web page:  www.iolaoldcarshow.com  E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ART ON THE TRACKS - Saturday of Car Show: Art and Craft Fair held on the Iola-Scandinavia Athletic Track, 450 Division St, Iola. Contact John Turba: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SCANDINAVIA CORN ROAST - First Weekend in August - Great Family Event. All weekend long enjoy carnival rides and concessions, great food and refreshments, great live musical entertainment for all genres, Saturday parade and ball games and on Sunday the Corn Roast, Pie Social and Tractor Pull! Saturday & Sunday visit the historic Knoph Cabin & Jole Barbershop museums on the grounds. Sunday is the only day we serve corn. Located at Ellison Memorial Park in the Village of Scandinavia, Wisconsin, this is a well-rounded family event with something for everyone! Held rain or shine with lots of tents, you're covered! For more information go to www.cornroast.net or call 715-445-4149 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

23rd Annual IOLA VINTAGE MILITARY AND GUN SHOW WITH VINTAGE TRACTORS AND EQUIPMENT - Second weekend in August. Show Vehicles include Military Vehicles, Military Equipment, Professional Vehicle Exhibits, Tractors and Machines: special for 2014 featuring all makes of Plows. Battle Re-enactments for World War II and Vietnam era with pyrotechnics.  Living History Encampments, Swap Meet, Parades of Vehicles and Speakers are scheduled.  Family Camping is available.  Daily Admission:  Adults $6.00.  Child $4.00.  For more information on this event call Mary Schwartz – 715-445-4005.  Web page is:  www.iolavms.com   E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TASTE OF NORWAY along with IOLA-SCANDINAVIA FALL CRAFT & GIFT FAIR - will held on October 4, 2014 at the Iola Historical Society Complex.  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Norwegian pastry making, lefse making and Lost Arts artisans ply their crafts ranging from rosemaling, blacksmithing, yarn spinning, jewelry making, sewing, rugweaving, beekeeping among other lost arts. Children’s activities will take place in the replica vintage one-room schoolhouse, sponsored by the Sons Of Norway’s Norskeland Lodge 5-580 of Iola.  For more information: www.iolahistoricalsociety.  For the I-S Chamber Craft & Gift Fair contact:  Mary Schwartz 715-445-4005 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This day coincides with the Hidden Studio Art Tour in Waupaca and Portage Counties.

IOLA LIONESS CHRISTMAS PARADE - and Santa's Visit: First Saturday in December, 10:00 a.m. This event is certain to get you in the mood for holidays.  Visit with Santa following the parade at the Iola Historical Society complex. The Central Wisconsin Electric Cooperative will be collecting Toys for Tots at various location.  Items can be donated the day of the parade. 

GLACIER WOOD GOLF CLUB - (715) 445-3831 Now features 18 holes! Pro shop, cart rentals, beautiful newly completed restaurant with lounge and nightly specials.  A beautifully-designed course will challenge the novice to expert golfer.

BICYCLING – The Iola-Scandinavia has miles and miles of scenic, lightly-traveled back roads plus trailhead access in Scandinavia to the Tomorrow River State Trail, which extends west to Plover, Wisconsin and east to Manawa (www.co.portage.wi.us/parks/666/Trail%20Map%20Flyer.htm). Casual Monday and Wednesday night bike rides, and occasional longer weekend rides, are hosted by local members of the Heartland Bike Club and Nordic Ski Club (http://www.heartlandclub.org/). For more information on biking opportunities in the area check the club’s website, or contact local biker This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 715-445-2456.

IOLA MILLS - A beautifully restored 19th century grist and sawmill. Currently under restoration not open to the public.  For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 715-445-2989

IOLA HISTORICAL SOCIETY - Check out the Train Depot, Caboose, Old School House, Log Cabin and Helvetia Town Hall.  Check out the latest project!  The 1901 fire station replica is a great addition to historical society.  A sure sign of spring is activity at the Iola Historical Society.  Meetings resume in January and continue through November.   Meetings are held the last Monday of the month at 6:30. Tours available by request.  For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (715) 445-4652.

IOLA WINTER SPORTS CLUB - (715-445-3411) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This facility offers ski jumping as well as cross-country skiing and snoeshoing on groomed and lighted trails.

IOLA SCANDINAVIA FITNESS AND AQUATIC CENTER- An awesome facility for your total work out needs.  6-Lane Lap Pool, Zero-depth Entry Leisure Pool with an impressive Water Slide, Whirlpool, Meeting rooms and Gymnasium with Climbing Wall.  A must see with a visit to the area.  Check out the web sitefor complete schedule hours

SILVER LAKE LANES- Located in Scandinavia this place has it all.  Bowling is a great recreational hobby for young and old alike.  League and tournaments as well as casual bowling is just down the street

F & W PUBLICATIONS fna KRAUSE PUBLICATIONS - (715-445-2214) The world's largest hobby publisher. Tours can be arranged to see the publishing process unfold.

HUNTING - Our entire area is ideal habitat for deer, turkey, grouse and small game.

FISHING - Area lakes and streams offer everything from pan fish to trout.

RELAXING - Take a stroll by the river, a hike in the woods, or just relax in the park and watch the wildlife on beautiful Lake Iola. The pace slows when you're relaxing in Iola/Scandinavia!

SNOWMOBILING - Miles of groomed trails will lead you anywhere in the county!  There are several local clubs that take great pride in maintaining trails in the area.

And much more!

 

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