2023 Easthampton WinterFest



Throughout Easthampton MA (50 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA 01027, Easthampton MA)

On Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023 the 10th Annual Easthampton WinterFest will be held in locations throughout the city. The festival is organized by the Nashawannuck Pond Steering Committee and is a fundraising event created to bring public awareness about ongoing efforts needed to keep Nashawannuck Pond healthy for generations to come.  The festivities begin January 2, 2023 with online events: Nash Pond photo contest, snowflake making contest, pond trivia and Mt.Tom ice cream flavor contest. There are over 35 activities /events scheduled. Outdoor activities include: a Historical Ice Harvest on Nashawannuck Pond features historian Dennis Picard. Participants can try their hands at using a pond saw to "harvest" blocks of ice as they learn about Easthampton's part in the area's ice industry. Other outdoor activities include a nature walk at Arcadia, Clay HIll Farm draft horse wagon rides and a fire by the pond, and Bumble will be there for photo ops.  Ice carver Mike Rondeau will be creating an ice bar / luge and table tops on the Keystone Mill patio. Indoor activities at Keystone Mill 122 Pleasant St. include:  Vendor / artisan / craft Fair, Art in Motion dance demonstration, Dennis the Magician,Tom Knight puppeteer, martial arts demonstration, Emily Foxtrot dance lessons, Juggernaut Glass and Go with the Float open house. Adult fun includes the first Winterfest Deca-Dance Gala, a ticketed event, at Boylston West Room featuring Johnny & the Flashbacks Pioneer Valley’s premiere dance band and appetizers by Meyers Catering and Ice Bar / luge outdoor on the Keystone patio featuring two signature drinks. Our chili tasting is back, hosted by Big Bear Used Books and cafe, WinterFest After Dark with live music at Abandoned Building Brewery, The 1 Man Party trivia @ New City Brewery, and Bingo @ Abandoned Building Brewery.