Newport Winter Festival
The Winter Festival is a nostalgic visit from the past. We use the weekend to celebrate timeless Vermont traditions like snowmobiling, ice skating, broomball, and bonfires. Nothing chases the frostbite blues away like heartwarming time spent with family and friends. Whether you're participating in a tournament or simply watching, you're going to love this winter wonderland weekend.
Family Events & Fireworks at Gardner Park
As the tournaments and the day's festivities wind down, families are invited to gather at the park at 5:00PM for the Winter Festival finale. Finish the evening with free ice skating, sugar on snow, bonfire, fireworks and if nature allows, NEW this year - a giant game of LASER TAG in our own home made ice arena on the point! Don't miss the hysterical Hoagie's pizza eating contest and Chuck-a-Puck 50/50 fundraiser too. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated to support the event.
Fire & Ice Snowmobile Radar Runs
The roar of high-speed engines resonates from Lake Memphremagog during the radar runs outside the Eastside Restaurant during Winter Festival. This one day competition showcases local riders competing for speed down a thousand foot track on the lake. With categories for all ages, some of the fastest sleds have traveled over 130 miles per hour. Winners from a variety of age divisions take home trophies and celebrate with an after-race banquet inside the restaurant. Registration at 9AM, runs begin at 11AM. For more information, contact Ken Wells at 802-766-9236 or 802-344-2340.
Sweetheart-of-a-deal Vendor Fair
Find the perfect gift for your Valentine at this winter vendor fair hosted at the American Legion. Doors are open at 10AM-3PM on Saturday, with a variety of consultants and crafters under one roof. Meet representatives from Scentsy, Mary Kay, LulaRoe, 31 Bags, Pampered Chef, Perfectly Posh and many, many more. Proceeds benefit the Newport American Legion Post #21. For details or to become a vendor, contact Lisa Desrochers.
Snow King & Queen
Nothing warms your heart in the midst of winter like a few good deeds. At Winter Festival, the North Country Chamber of Commerce will take a moment to recognize two young community members who have shown good citizenship and a willingness to help others all throughout the past year. Candidates age 8-18 can be nominated by a friend, or enter themselves with a short essay describing why they should be chosen. Contest is open to Northeast Kingdom residents from Newport and surrounding towns. One Snow King and Snow Queen will be announced before the fireworks at Winter Festival and will receive a $50 gift card from the North Country Chamber of Commerce. Submissions can be emailed to Director@VTNorthCountry.org.
Age: All Ages
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: Tournaments early, then 5:00PM Festival
Location: Gardner Memorial Park
Admit/Rate: Donations support the event
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