Easthampton, MA - On Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 the 5th 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. All activities are free to attend. Donations are gladly accepted and sponsorship opportunities are available.
Activities include an Historical Ice Harvest on Nashawannuck Pond by noted 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. Wagon rides by Blue Star Equiculture, Nature Hikes at Arcadia, snow sculpting and carving and a Meet & Greet with Hilltown Sled Dogs are also planned as well as a Community Bonfire with music by the Mill River Rounders. Indoor activities include a Craft & Vendor Fair with over 80 vendors, a kid’s magic and comedy show, the movie “Frozen” on the big screen, and the annual Chili Cook Off. Art and Valentine workshops will be at MAP Gallery, the library and Big Wheel Press and WinterFest On Tap features Standing Bear Band at Abandoned Building Brewery. A scavenger hunt and city-wide snow sculpture contest is in the planning stages! Bring the kids, grandparents, friends and out of area visitors and make it a day in
Easthampton. After WinterFest, be sure to stay for ArtWalk.
More information about sponsorship and volunteering will be 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.
"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."