The Bay Harbor Ice & Spice Festival is sanctioned by the National Ice Carving Association and Bay Harbor is proud to be one of the stops on the NATIONAL TOUR OF CHAMPIONS which travels throughout the country including Ithaca, NY, Branson, MO, Stowe, VT, Philadelphia, PA, and Ontario and Alberta, Canada. We will welcome both professional and amateur carvers and judges from across the United States. The professionals will begin their carvings on Friday at 4pm and carve until 10pm. Its beautiful to watch them sculpt under the glow of the Village lights! They will resume on Saturday at 10am and carve until 4pm to create 10 block beautiful sculptures. The amateur carving competition takes place on Saturday from 1pm – 4pm with one block sculptures. On Saturday, after the judges have made their decisions we will be giving away medals and cash prizes of over $12,000 to the carvers.
Many winter activities are planned for the event, including the Pro-Am Ice & Spice Chili Challenge with proceeds benefitting the Manna Food Project Backpack for Kids Program. The Chili Challenge will be held in a heated tent on the Village Lawn Panel from 1pm – 3pm with both Professional and Amateur Divisions serving up their culinary delights for patrons who will vote for top prize in each division. There is a $5 entry fee to taste all the entries and vote for your favorite. 1st Prize in both Pro and Amateur will receive $500. Tim Nixon with Lite 96 will once again be our host, spinning music and keeping the tent fun and lively!
Sunshine Fire Entertainment will be here with their amazing fire shows that will dazzle the audience. The “Find Frosty” contest will take place in all of our Village Merchant spaces as kids try and locate the snowman for a chance to win Apple products. Be sure to stay warm next to our “ice” fire pits and smores station. Horse & Carriage rides will be offered around the Village on Saturday. Kids will love the large SNOW SLIDE for sledding fun. Bring your own sled or use one of ours! The event will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display on Saturday evening in the Village!
For a complete schedule of events for the weekend, visit www.villageatbayharbor.com