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Republic, Washington Winterfest 2024


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Mar 22, 2024
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Photo: Winterfest in Republic, Wash. Photo courtesy of the RRVCB.

Winterfest in Republic, Wash., happens this year on Friday night January 12 and Saturday the 13th 2024. Don’t miss this family- and leashed-dog-friendly community celebration with creative and fun events and competitions planned all in one of the Northwest’s coolest mountain towns. Spend the weekend exploring downtown Republic and enjoying indoor and outdoor Winterfest activities with locals and visitors alike.


The Infamous Republic Winterfest Outhouse Races

The festival kicks off Friday night, January 12th at 6 p.m., with a light parade! Join in the parade or just watch on Clark Avenue. The main events get started the following day on Saturday the 13th at 11 a.m. (all events are free). Here’s the full line-up:

  • K-9 Keg Pull
  • Winterfest Book Walk
  • Tube pull
  • Outhouse races
  • Hotdog eating contest
  • Tug of war
  • Chili and sculpture competitions
  • Sasquatch calling

Find all of the event details for spectators and participants here.


Fun for all on the Ferry County Rail Trail

Get Out and Ski, Snowshoe, Snowmobile, or Fat Bike on the Trails around Republic

There are plenty of options for tacking on some wintersports adventures to your trip if you’re heading up to Republic Winterfest. Snowshoeing, backcountry or Nordic skiing, or snowmobiling trails are a short drive from town, and the nearby Ferry County Rail Trail offers a flat, non-motorized pathway for everything from hiking or snowshoeing and cross-country skiing to fat biking depending on the snow conditions.

The Kettle Range Mountains to the east of Republic offers plenty of beautiful terrain to explore from either Sherman or Boulder pass on snowshoes, backcountry skis, or snowmobile. Check out our complete backcountry winter guide to the Republic area for specific trail and terrain suggestions. Because the high peaks of the Kettle Crest include some avalanche terrain, if you go there, be aware of avalanche risks in the area and go prepared when exploring backcountry terrain on skis, splitboard, or snowshoes.

Learn more about winter adventures in Republic and find lodging and other amenity info at the Republic Regional Visitors and Convention Bureau’s website.

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