December 20, 2021
For Immediate Release
Beth Tiffany, Nashawannuck Pond Steering Committee - WinterFest Chair
City plans 9th Annual Easthampton WinterFest to celebrate winter and raise funds for Nashawannuck Pond.
Easthampton, MA - On Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022 the 9th Annual Easthampton WinterFest will be held in locations throughout the city. Due to covid awareness some events are online, others outdoors and must wear masks indoors .The festivities begin January 2, 2022 with online events Nash pond photo contest, snowflake making contest, online pond trivia and Mt.Tom ice cream flavor contest.. The festival is organized 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 due to generous business sponsorship, and are family friendly. Donations are gladly accepted.
A 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 outdoor activities include a nature walk at Arcadia, draft horse wagon rides and a fire by the pond. Ice carver MIke Rondeau will be creating an ice bar luge and table tops on the Keystone Mill patio.
Indoor activities are at Keystone Mill 122 Pleasant St. Juggernaut Glass blowing demonstration, Art in Motion dance demonstration, The 1 Man Party trivia and Bumble will be there for photo ops.. Bring the kids, grandparents, friends and out of area visitors and make it a day in Easthampton.
Adult fun includes the first Winterfest Fire & Ice Gala at Boylston West Room featuring Ice Bar outdoors on the Keystone patio with ice carvings by Mike Rondeau, along with Johnny & the Flashbacks Pioneer Valley’s premiere dance band and appetizers by Meyers Catering. A ticketed event.
WinterFest On Tap with live music at Abandoned Building Brewery. To view activities, please visit the event calendar: https://www.nashawannuckpond.org/winterfest.html.
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.