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Winter Fest 2024 & HFA Frozen Sun Catcher Contest

Join us at Winter Fest 2024 for winter-themed outdoor (and indoor) fun! The HFA hosts the Ice Sun Catcher Contest and supports this family-friendly event hosted by the Harvard Lions Club and Fruitlands. If you'd like to help out with the event, please contact Karen Svarczkopf.

Admission: Adults and Kids 7+ are $5 per person; Children 6 and under are FREE

Winter Fest: The Trailer

Bring your Homemade Frozen Sun Catcher(s) to Winter Fest to be judged & win prizes! Three Winners take home a medal!

Here's a video showing how to make an ice sun catcher.

And here is another one.

Winter Fest Activities include:
5k Road Race, HFA Frozen Sun Catcher Contest, Human Dog Sled Race, Sledding, Fire Pits, S’mores, Nature Walks, Enchanted Forest, Wassailing the Orchard, and Food in a heated tent. Learn more about the day’s events and register for races on the Lion’s Club website.

Schedule of Events

11:00 AM Registration

11:00 to 4:00 Food Tent

11:00 to 3:45 Snowman’s Glen, Scavenger Hunt, Magical Field, Nature Walk, Vendors

11:30 to 3:45 Chili and Mac & Cheese Contest, HFA Frozen Sun Catcher Contest, Knitting contest, Icicle Contest

11:30 to 3:30 Apple Cannons

11:30 to 3:15 Kids Activity Area – Wayside Building

11:45 AM 5K Road Race

12:30 to 2:00 Frying Pan Toss

2:00 to 3:00 Human Sled Dog Pull

3:15 PM Wassail the Orchard, Toast for a Great Crop

Tickets can be purchased online at the Fruitlands/Trustees website.
Event admission includes access to the Wayside Gallery and Grounds.

Saturday, February 24, 2024, 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Fruitlands Museum
Winter Fest at Fruitlands
102 Prospect Hill Rd
Harvard, MA  01451
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Karen Svarczkopf
Community Events
Registration is not Required
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event
Attendees pay for their own charges

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Harvard Family Association
P.O. Box 544
Harvard, MA 01451

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