Newport celebrates the winter season

January 23, 2014 by  

The Newport Winter Fest is taking place over two days beginning at the end of the month. It is hosted by Newport Live.

There will be many outdoor activities to take part in which should appeal to everyone no matter what their age or interests. A pancake breakfast at Gateway Center will raise money for the Boy Scouts, there will be ice skating on Lake Memphremagog, an illuminated ice castle and an art exhibit at MAC Arts Center Main Street. Visitors can take part in a snowman decorating or a pizza eating contest, play in a pond hockey or a broomball tournament and attend the Cocoa and Smores party. Those who wish to form a team for pond hockey pay $100 and can take part in various skill categories; broomball costs $10 per person.

The major event taking place during the festival will be the Snowmobile Ride-in; racers from all over New England will compete for prizes. Other events will be a figure skating show, girls basketball, a bonfire and a fireworks display. Downtown stores will also be holding special sales.

It’s possible that organizers of the festival will be working with Newport printing companies to invest in services such as flyer and banner printing. The flyers will help attract visitors from all over the area, including Middletown, and the banners can be used to highlight venues that are taking part in the festival.

The Newport Winter Fest will take place from January 31 to February 1 in Downtown Newport. To learn more information about the festival, call 802-487-0220.