Plenty of snow for 20th annual North Adams WinterFest this weekend

Bonfire, chowder cook-off, skating among the attractions


NORTH ADAMS — With more than enough snow on the ground, the city is poised to celebrate winter once again.

The 20th annual WinterFest will be held on Saturday and Sunday this weekend both downtown and at Windsor Lake.

Saturday will be packed with activities ranging from a bonfire on Holden Street to a chowder cook-off at 85 Main St..

The morning begins with ice sculptures and "fun in the snow" at Colegrove Park on North Church Street, weather permitting, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Downtown, an artisans and farmers market will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 66 Main St., and hot cocoa and cookies will be served from 10 a.m. to noon at 93 Main St.

The annual chowder competition will run from noon until 2 p.m., during which time a bonfire will also be held at the corner of Main and Holden streets.

The day will end at the Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink, where skate rentals will be free from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Windsor Lake, at the corner of Bradley Street and Kemp Avenue, will host outdoor activities on Sunday, weather permitting. Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the network of trails around the lake, sled on nearby hills, or build a snowman or two.

The day will conclude with a bonfire and hot cocoa on the campground beach.

Reach staff writer Adam Shanks at 413-496-6376 or @EagleAdamShanks


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