Camden Winterfest, the week-long celebration leading up to the US National Toboggan Championships, kicks off on Saturday, February 4th and runs until Sunday, February 12th. Activities begin at the Amphitheatre, Harbor Park and Village Green in Camden and continue right through the Toboggan Nationals the following weekend at the Camden Snow Bowl.
The opening weekend kicks off with community-wide festivities including the Maine State Snow Sculpting Championships on the Village Green, CamJam (a freesyle ski and snowboard competition) at the Snow Bowl from 9 am to 2 pm, a Community Ice Festival at the Amphitheatre from 12 to 3 pm (sponsored by the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce), and a Winter Health Fair at Camden Whole Health from 11 am to 4 pm.
Family fun will take place through the week with evening events for the whole family. A screening of the movie Narnia will take place at the Camden Public Library on February 7th at 6 pm, and the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers will return to the Camden Opera House on February 8th at 6 pm for a puppet show for children of all ages.
To really get the party started, CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band will be playing at the Camden Opera House on Thursday, February 9th at 7 pm and the Downtown Dance featuring Mid Life Crisis will take place at 7:30 pm on Saturday, February 11th at 16 Bay View Hotel. Both events have limited capacity and are sure to be a great time. Please visit our website at www.camdenwinterfest.com to purchase your tickets today!
Friday, February 10th is the first day of the US Toboggan Nationals that continue on Saturday and Sunday. Also taking place on Friday, February 10th is the Snow Plow Parade through downtown Camden at 6 pm and the Banff Film Festival at CHRHS at 7 pm, both a great time for the entire family.
Another highlight of the celebration, the annual West Bay Rotary Chili Challenge is taking place from 4:30 to 7 pm on Saturday, February 11th at Sea Dog Brewing.
During this week long celebration, we enjoy all Camden has to offer as a lively, active and fun place during all seasons and a great community to live in year-round. Please join us as we celebrate the winter months in the Midcoast!
Winterfest would like to thank all of our sponsors including Gold Sponsors – Camden National Bank and Sea Dog Brewing Company, Silver Sponsors – Bay View Collection, Broadreach Public Relations, Pen Bay Pilot and Adventure Advertising, Bronze Sponsors – Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce and Journey’s End Marina, Copper Sponsor – Spouter Inn Bed & Breakfast and Giveaway Sponsor – Avis/Budget Rental.
A full schedule of Winterfest events and more information can be found at www.camdenwinterfest.com.
The Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, located at 2 Public Landing, in Camden is open from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday-Friday, and we will also be open on Saturday, February 4th, Sunday, February 5th and Saturday, February 11th, from 10 am to 4 pm. Stop in to pick up a copy of the 2017 Jewel of the Maine Coast Regional Guide!