The silly season
Smoosh racing? Human foosball? Winter is the time to come out and get crazy.
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It's four on the floor in smoosh racing.
If you feel like acting ridiculous this winter, any number of festivals will reward you for doing it.
You can race a bed, bowl turkeys, toss fish or ride cardboard sleds.
Where you find one weird competition, you'll likely find others. Here are some of the best in 2017.
In fact, Wisconsin towns love to toss all kinds of things at winter festivals, including frying pans.
Most of these events are odd but more or less self-explanatory. An exception is smoosh racing, where four people attach themselves to two 8-foot planks and attempt to move forward.
Poker runs can be made with any kind of conveyance; participants draw playing cards at checkpoints, and the best hand wins. There's one at Mackinaw City's Winter Fest Jan. 19-22, along with outhouse races.
Let the silliness begin!
Last updated on December 21, 2016