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February 17 @ 5:00 pm
An ice bar, ice castle, and ice skating under the stars? That’s ice cubed. Thrice the ice.
But seriously folks, Ole Savannah’s three-day Winterfest is already shaping up to be one of the coolest dead-of-winter events in the county. It kicks off this Fri. Feb. 17 at 5pm, when the gates of the ice castle ostensibly will swing open, accompanied by a frozen bar with special guest bartenders, each donating their tips to a charity of their choice.
At 7pm, DJ Eddie Parker will spin for ice skaters, followed by “jukebox rock and roll” tribute band Roadhouse. Visitors will enjoy food stations for s’mores, cotton candy and popcorn, alongside fire pits to warm up by. There will also be a “flip cup” marathon with 4-person teams, and all donations will go to a charity of the winner’s choosing. And that’s just the first day!
On Sat. Feb. 18, the fun continues at noon, with a new crew of guest bartenders giving their tips to a wide variety of nonprofits. Until 4pm, take to the ice with guest skaters who are also raising money for causes they’ve chosen, check out Ulster SPCA’s adoption day setup, browse a craft fair with local vendors, touch a truck, paint a face, take a picture in the photo booth, and play winter carnival games.
Sun. Feb. 19th is even more kid-friendly, with a 10am brunch featuring Elsa, Anna and Olaf from Disney’s Frozen franchise. The day will proceed with similar events as Saturday, culminating in a fierce chili cookoff between 14 local restaurants and cooks, presented by The Arc Mid-Hudson.