January 17, 2pm–7pmWhat
Activities include horse-drawn wagon rides from Big Sky Clydesdales, ice sculpture displays, sculpting demonstrations, dog sled races and the lighting of a seven-foot ice tower. Also featured will be free hot cider and cookies, a wooden snowman display, outdoor fire pits, snowmobiles, and a hot dog stand. Attendees can warm up inside the log cabin hospitality station and enjoy raffles, face painting and the chance to meet Miss Fire, Miss Ice and the WinterFest princess.
At dusk the torching of the ice tower will begin. The sculpture is shaped like a giant chimney with wood and other flammables stuffed inside. Once lit, the structure glows to illuminate the intricate carving. The event culminates with an explosion of flames through the top creating a spectacular display. The tower is designed by Elegant Ice Creations, a world renowned northeast Ohio ice sculpting company. Throughout the day, carvers from Elegant Ice will be on site giving live demonstrations of their craft.
WinterFest 2015 is a free family event made possible through the presenting sponsorship of University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center. The event is hosted by Chardon Tomorrow, a non-profit organization which focuses on economic development and the promotion of Chardon.
Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities for WinterFest are still available. For more information, visit chardontomorrow.org or email [email protected]