Nashawannuck Pond Steering Committee
50 Payson Ave. Easthampton, MA 01027
December 27, 2018
For Immediate Release
Liz Provo, Nashawannuck Pond Steering Committee - WinterFest Chair
City plans 6th Annual Easthampton WinterFest to celebrate winter and our community.
Easthampton, MA - On Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 the 6th Annual Easthampton WinterFest will be held in locations throughout the city. The day long festival is coordinated by the Nashawannuck Pond Steering Committee and is a fundraising event created to bring public awareness about ongoing efforts needed to keep Nashawannuck Pond healthy for generations to come. Most activities are free to attend and are family friendly. Donations are gladly accepted.
New this year, the festival’s first Ice Bar at WinterFest will be hosted by the Brass Cat. Visitors can experience the ice bar for $10 which includes light appetizers. The outdoor bar feature a signature WinterFest drink served through a luge, music and ice table tops. Must be 21 to enter. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. Tickets may be purchased online.
An Historical Ice Harvest on Nashawannuck Pond features historian, Dennis Picard. Participants can try their hands at using a pond saw to "harvest" blocks of ice as they learn about Easthampton's part in the area's ice industry. Other activities include wagon rides by Blue Star Equiculture, a fun scavenger hunt, nature hike at Arcadia, and a community fire with roasted marshmallows and hot cocoa.
Indoor activities include a Craft & Vendor Fair with over 90 vendors, student art show and art workshops, dance parties, kid’s magic and comedy shows, pictures with Anna followed by the movie “Frozen” on the big screen, and the annual Chili Cook Off. The results of the city-wide Albert Kiesling snow sculpture contest, chili cook off and scavenger hunt winners will be live in the Easthampton Media studio beginning at 3PM. Bring the kids, grandparents, friends and out of area visitors and make it a day in Easthampton.
More information about sponsorship and volunteering are available on the pond's website: www.nashawannuckpond.org. For up to date information, join our mailing list, follow Nashawannuck Pond on Facebook and our Facebook events. All outdoor events are weather permitting and may be cancelled without notice.
"This program is supported in part by a grant from the Easthampton City Arts/Easthampton Cultural Council), a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency."