Hodag Heritage Festival

Pioneer Park, Martin Lynch Dr, Rhinelander

May 20 - May 20

This year we celebrate the 130th birthday of the Hodag at the 3rd Annual Hodag Heritage Festival!

Saturday, May 20th 2023 at Pioneer Park


Weeklong activities will feature art contests, a scavenger hunt, a VIP Historical Hodag Bus Tour, and promoted citywide hodag retail items/foods/beverages.


BE SURE TO WEAR YOUR HODAG GEAR Saturday May 20th! The day will be filled with a variety of events held at Pioneer Park including a traditional pancake breakfast, the Hodag grand entrance at 10am with the RHS Marching Band, hodag calling contest at high noon, guest cryptid speakers, historical speakers, music by Jenna Jane at 5pm, hodag and cryptid vendors, food trucks, beer tent, free kids bounce house, kids crafts, kids book readings, hodag historical tours and more!

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