February Winterfest Set for Perrysburg

Posted: Monday, January 12, 2015 by: Casey Pogan | Category: Events

Perrysburg, Ohio will come alive with the excitement of ice carvings and winter weather fun this February. Downtown Perrysburg, Inc. (DPI) is proud to present Perrysburg Winterfest 2015, a National Ice Carving Association (NICA) sanctioned event on Friday, February 20 through Sunday, February 22.

The highlight of the weekend will be the US National Ice Carving Championship. Twenty first-class master and professional ice carvers will compete for $15,000 of prize money and the 2015 national title. The community is invited to witness the technical and creative expertise of the professional ice carvers as they perform their art live on Friday at Levis Commons and Saturday in Downtown Perrysburg.

To complement the ice carving competition, there will be numerous ice carvings commissioned by area businesses and organizations on display throughout the weekend. From dramatic artsy pieces, to fun and whimsical and fully functional sculptures, the commissioned pieces are a great way for local businesses to get involved in Winterfest. The finished ice sculptures as well as the 50+ additional commissioned ice carvings will be on display through Sunday in both Perrysburg locations.
To inquire about purchasing an ice carving please contact DPI at 419-872-6246 or downtownperrysburg@gmail.com or visit www.perrsyburgwinterfest.org.

There are several events and activities that will take place during the Winterfest weekend. On Friday, February 20 from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. a ticketed Beer Tasting presented by Owens Illinois Inc., will offer attendees a chance to sample Old World and New World craft beers as they enjoy live music by “The Bradberries”. On Saturday, February 21, a Wine Tasting featuring an impressive selection of wine from around the country will be paired with samplings from the area’s best chefs. Both events will take place in Downtown Perrysburg on the corner of Second Street and Louisiana Avenue. Tickets range in price from $30 to $50 and can be purchased by visiting www.perrysburgwinterfest.org.

In addition to the ice carvings which will be on display throughout the weekend, a variety of winter weather and children’s activities will take place at both the Downtown Perrysburg and Levis Commons locations. From crafts and princess appearances to story times and scavenger hunts, there will be no shortage of fun for the entire family.

Downtown Perrysburg (DT) & Levis Commons (LC) Locations
Awards * Music * Food * Fun Activities * Crafts * Performers
Specific Times TBA

Friday, February 20
Ice Carving National Championships Stage 1 * Levis Commons, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Commissioned carvings on display at LC and DT locations, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Family Fun Activities at Levis Commons, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Evening Craft Beer Tasting Downtown Perrysburg 2nd Street, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 21
Ice Carving National Championships Stage 2 * Downtown Perrysburg, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Commissioned carvings on display at LC and DT locations, 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Family Fun Activities Downtown Perrysburg and Levis Commons 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony Downtown Perrysburg, 4:30 p.m.
Wine Tasting Downtown Perrysburg 2nd Street, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 22
People’s Choice Awards
Competition and commissioned carvings on display at LC and DT locations

Downtown Perrysburg Inc. is a community-based nonprofit providing family events showcasing our community and contributing to the quality of life that makes Perrysburg the “Best Suburban Downtown”.

The Town Center at Levis Commons is a 319,000 square foot open-air lifestyle center offering a collection of national, regional and local specialty merchants. The developer, Hill Partners, Inc., based in Charlotte, N.C., is responsible for merchandising, retail leasing and management of the center.

For more information about Winterfest, please contact: Rob Brunner, Event Chairman, Downtown Perrysburg Inc., 419-494-5195 or robert.brunner@thrivent.com or Casey Pogan, Marketing Director, Hill Partners Inc., The Town Center at Levis Commons, 419.931.8888 or cpogan@hillpartnersinc.com.


Press Release Contact Name: Casey Pogan
Press Release Contact Email: cpogan@hillpartnersinc.com
Press Release Contact Phone: 419.931.8888
Organization Name: Hill Partners, Inc. / Downtown Perrysburg
Website or Link: www.perrsyburgwinterfest.org
Organization Address: Perrysburg, OH