Monday, February 2, 2015

ICE FEST 13


What does one do on a beautiful, sunny Saturday?
(Temperatures in the low teens and unmentionable wind chills.)
We bundled up and went to downtown Chambersburg
 where they were holding their 13th annual Ice Fest.



In 1734 
400 acres of land was purchased by Ben Chambers 
from William Penn.
The settlement of Chambersburg was built around 
two bodies of water.
A Fort was built to protect his mills
during the French and Indian War.


We passed this area walking to the main street where there were over 70 sponsored ice sculptures done by a local ice company.

 





The Ice Fest was started to increase downtown business during the doldrums of winter.





There is a Snowfall Ball, Polar Dunk Plunge, Frozen Flick,
 Double wide Ice Slide,
Chili cook off and many other related events.




I'll only show you a few of the many ice sculptures.





This was a four day event.
 



There were lines to have your picture taken sitting in this chair.







Most had colored spot lights on them..
I'm sure they were pretty at night.




I'm still laughing at this poor little boy with his arms outstretched. He was so bundled up he couldn't move..
He didn't even move his eyes. So cute!!




Here's the Polar Dunk Plunge...Just Nuts!!



Making Kettle Korn





The Chili cook off was in a tent..Packed with people.
I don't know how they could move in there.
 


This is our local TV station..
These sculptures show up better in these pictures
than they did "in person".




Last but not least...

 

 There were many others but I didn't want to overdo..
Have a wonderful week..stay warm.


I am linking to  Mosaic Monday 


10 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Missy, the Ice Fest looks like a fun time.. The sculptures are neat, I like the donkey, heart and the cute piggy bank.. Wonderful photos, have a happy new week ahead!

Beverly Frankeny said...

Cool!!!

Diane said...

That would be a nice winter break, even if it was super cold! Those sculptures are really amazing! And I had no idea kettle corn went back so far. Of course, the term "kettle" could have tipped me off, right?

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

those carvings are amazing!!!

I just finished reading a book, in which a winter festival was featured, as part of the story line. :-)

and as I sit here now, we are in the middle of another NE snow storm.

mmmmmm, I think I am all *cold-ed* out! -grin-

gentle hugs,
Tessa~

Debra She Who Seeks said...

So cool! (literally) Love the package of crayons sculpture and the piggy bank!

September Violets said...

These sculptures are amazing!! What beautiful things to see on a cold winter day :)
Wendy

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

An Ice Fest of sculptures would be fun to see take shape and then enjoy the creativity afterwards.
Not sure if you linked back to Mosaic Monday but I'm sure your readers would like to see more mosaics from the other participants. Thanks.

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

Oh these are amazing works of art!

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

i love construction wheel and the crayon box ... so cool!! i can not imagine all the time it takes to make them. i bet it is fun though. ( :

Lynne said...

Amazing . . . What a fun event that would be to attend.
Artistry indeed . . .
Little Boy Blue Eyes . . . so adorable!