The Bavarian Ice Fest is Jan. 15-16 in Leavenworth.
Festivities include a smooshing contest, musical entertainment, dog sled pulling contests, chili and salmon cook-offs, as well as other winter time fun events.
The smooshing contest will be held on Front Street and consists of four-person teams who strap 8-foot-long boards to their feet and try to maneuver and glide down the street tandem-style.
The day long festival is free. For more information, go to www.leavenworth.org.