Fire and Ice Festival is a little winter gem that will help break the winter doldrums.Â Held every weekend before Martin Luther King Day, Fire and Ice is a great community event that has something for everyone and is sure to bring the family together.Â There is a lot of energy at this festival.Â A 5k run, fireworks, and contests add pep to dreary winter days.Â For great food, great music, and great times Fire and Ice is an obvious pick.
The Fire and Ice Festival hosts an amazing ice sculpting contest and boasts some of the most beautiful ice sculptures.Â During the festival, craftsmen carve amazing wooden statues that are auctioned off at the end of the festival.Â Stop in at the Fire and Ice Marketplace to shop for a variety of handcrafted goodies and to place bids for the silent auction.Â For the kids, there is a model train display and a festival scavenger hunt. There are a lot of activities as well, such as ice-cream making, frog jumping, and face painting. Older kids will enjoy the teen dance and the billiards contest.Â Friday, the festival hosts fireworks.
Come hungry to the Fire and Ice Festival because great food is in no short supply.Â Saturday there is an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and Sunday the volunteer fire department hosts a delicious Roast Beef dinner.Â There is also a chili and soup cook-off. Throughout the weekend local churches and community groups host bake sales and soup sales.
There is a moderate cost for most events but a festival pin gets free admission to many of the said events.Â Parking is free.