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Bay Harbor Ice & Spice Festival

Bay Harbor Ice & Spice Festival
Location: Village at Bay Harbor
January 17, 2014 - January 18, 2014
10:00am - 10:00pm

The Bay Harbor Ice & Spice Festival will be held January 17 & 18, 2014.  The nationally renowned Event Management Team from Ice Creations are returning to assist us in running this premier event.  Ice Creations’ driving force is Chad Hartson, one of America’s leading sculptors, with national and international recognition. Chad and his experienced staff bring their unparalleled expertise to help manage and coordinate the competition.

The 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.  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 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. Other winter activities are being planned to keep the momentum going throughout the weekend. The event will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display on Saturday evening in the Village!


Friday, January 17:

Professional Carver Competition begins featuring 10 block sculptures - 4pm - 10pm
Come and watch these artists carve by the glow of lights - truly amazing to witness!

Ice & Spice Sledding Luge - bring your own sleds and enjoy this very fun and thrilling ride - Located by Village Beach - 4pm - Dusk

Fire Performance by Sunshine Fire Entertainment - 7pm

Saturday, January 18:

Professional Carver Competition resumes - 10am - 4pm

Ice & Spice Sledding Luge - open all day 

The Michigan Stiltwalker – 10am – 5pm – balloon twisting and photo opportunities!

Find Frosty Contest for Kids K-12 to win Mac Products! - Begin at Macprofessionals to pick up entry form and details:  10am - 5pm

Ice & Fire Pits with S’mores Stations – Noon – 6pm

Outdoor Winter Bar – at KNOT…Just a Bar – Open at Noon

Pro-Am Chili Challenge - Warming Tent on Lawn Panel: 1pm - 3pm featuring Tim Nixon from Lite 96 radio - Both professional chefs and amateurs compete for $500 top prize.  All proceeds benefit Manna Food Backpack for Kids Project

Amateur Carving Competition featuring 1 block sculptures - Village Lawn Panel: 1pm - 4pm

Fire Performance by Sunshine Fire Entertainment: 5pm

Award Ceremony for Carvers and winner announced for Find Frosty Contest: 5:30pm

Fireworks Show sponsored by Vidosh North -  6:30pm

We are securing sponsors for this amazing event, if you would like to be a sponsor and have an ice carving of your choice made to show off your business or family, please download the sponsorship packet here.  

This event would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors:






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