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34th Annual Grafton Lakes Winter Fest

When: Saturday, Jan 26, 2019
Cost: FREE ADMISSION; registration required for some events, see below

Join us at Grafton Lakes' 34th Annual Winter Fest! Bring your family out to this FREE festival to enjoy food, games, exhibitors, and fun in the snow. Remember that snow or no snow, it's a go.

Please Note: The 2019 schedule of events has not been announced yet. In the meantime, you can still view last year's info below for an idea of what to expect!

2018 Schedule of Events

Starting at 10:00am:

  • Dog walk around Shaver Pond - Meets at LL Bean Tent (ends at 11:00am)
  • Polar Plunge Check In at Beach - Pre-registered participants only

Starting at 10:30am:

  • Polar Plunge into Long Pond (pre-registered participants only) Spectators welcome!

All Day (11:00am-3:00pm):

  • Winterfest Exhibits Open at Maintenance Shop & Beach Nature Center
  • Live Birds of Prey with Ford's Falconry in Shop
  • Various kids' crafts - Shop Exhibit Area (ends at 2:00pm)
  • Face Painting - Shop Exhibit Area (ends at 3:00pm)
  • Outings all day long

Starting at 11:00am:

  • Fat Bike Ride on the trails (BYOB) (ends at 12:30pm)
  • Fly Tying with Trout Unlimited in Bay 2 of Shop (ends at 3:00pm)

Starting at 11:30am:

  • Reptiles from Uncharted Wild - Shop Exhibit Area (ends at 2:30pm)
  • State Troopers Ice Dive Demonstration - Southern side of the beach (ends at 12:00pm)

Starting at 12:00pm:

  • Horse Carriage Rides - Start from Beach Side of Parking Lot (ends at 3:00pm)
  • Snowshoe Races with Prizes for Kids - Beach (ends at 12:30pm)
  • Search & Rescue Demonstrations - Main Lot (ends at 1:00pm)
  • Balloon Gal Jenny - Balloon Creations at Beach Nature Center (ends at 3:00pm)
  • Northland Newfoundland Club Dog Sled Rides - Center Beach Area (ends at 2:00pm)

Starting at 12:30pm:

  • Snow sculpture contest registration at concession until 1:30pm; judging at 2:00pm; prizes at 2:30pm

Starting at 1:00pm:

  • Parks K9 Unit Demo with Officer Kyle Herrick and Koda by the Beach (ends at 1:15pm)
  • Snowshoe Outing each hour from LL Bean Tent

Starting at 1:30pm:

  • Kids' Snow Ball Throwing Contest with Prizes - Beach Area (ends at 2:00pm)

Starting at 2:00pm:

  • Nature Hike for families - Leaving from LL Bean Tent

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