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, sledding, and bonfires. Nothing chases the frostbite blues away like heartwarming time spent with family and friends. Whether you're participating in activities or simply watching, you're going to love this winter wonderland weekend.
Win a New SnoPro Ice Shack
The Newport Recreation Committee will be announcing the winner of their 2019 SnoPro Ice Shack raffle at 6:45PM on the waterfront. Valued at $5,000, features of the 6x10' shanty include insulated walls and ceiling, sliding windows, fold down table, aluminum frame and steel skis, spring loaded tow-hitch, integrated D-rings, and water resistant decking. A limited number of tickets will be sold for $25 each or $40 for two to benefit the Gardner Park Playground & Splashpad Project. Tickets can be purchased at the Parks & Recreation Office, Big D's Bait shop, Wright's Sports Shop, Right Wheels, Bob's Quick Stop, The Eagle's Club, Newport Parks & Rec Office or with any Recreation Committee member. For more information, contact info@NewportRecreation.org.
PURCHASE ICE SHACK RAFFLE TICKETS ONLINE HERE!
Family Events & Fireworks at Prouty Beach
As the activities and the day's festivities wind down, families are invited to gather at Prouty Beach at 4:00PM for the Winter Festival finale. Finish the evening with snow tubing, ice skating on the lake, bonfire, and a spectacular fireworks display over Lake Memphremagog at 7PM. Don't miss the hysterical Hoagie's pizza eating contest and Chuck-a-Puck 50/50 fundraiser ($5 each) to benefit the Gardner Park Playground and Splashpad Project. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated to support fundraisers at the event.
Eli Goss Ice Fishing Tournament
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Memphremagog Winter Swimming Festival
Join Kingdom Games as they embrace winter and the growing sport of cold water swimming in North America. Each year they cut a 25 meter, two lane pool in the ice on Lake Memphremagog by the Eastside Restaurant and offer 25, 50, 100 and 200 meter competitions, and the fiercest of hat competitions. Join our growing tribe of winter swimmers or enjoy the event as a spectator sport on February 29th. This is the only 25 meter winter swim pool in North or South America - right here in Newport! TOTALLY COLD! Read more...
Check out the Winter Swim Festival on Youtube!
Age: All Ages
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2019
Location: Prouty Beach
Admit/Rate: Donations support the event
WINTER FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
5:00PM Family Activities Begin at Prouty Beach - Snow Tubing, Ice Skating, Winter Festival Bonfire
6:30PM Hoagies Pizza Eating Contest
6:45 PM Chuck-A-Puck Contest to support the Gardner Park Playground & Splash Pad Project
7:00PM Winter Festival Fireworks
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