Bay Harbor Ice and Spice Festival

January 17-18, 2014

The Bay Harbor Ice and Spice Festival is a fun, family event that celebrates winter. Stop by for a true ice carving competition Friday and Saturday with both professional and amateur divisions competing for cash prizes. The festival is sanctioned by the National Ice Carving Association (NICA) with professional and amateur Divisions and more than $12,000 in cash and medals up for grabs. Bay Harbor is one of the national stops for the NICA ice carvers so don't miss it!
ice scuplture

The ice sculptures will be on display throughout the Village at Bay Harbor and will remain on display as long as weather permits. Activities include the Pro-Am Ice & Spice Chili Challenge, sponsored by the Bay Harbor Foundation with proceeds directly benefiting the Manna Food Backpack for Kids Program.

Again this year, the Chili Challenge will be held in a heated tent on the Village lawn with both Professional and Amateur Divisions serving up their culinary delights for patrons who will vote on who takes the top prize in each division.

All Day Ice & Spice Sledding Luge
4-10pm Professional Carver Competition featuring 10 block sculpture, Main Street
7pm Fire Performance, Village Lawn Panel

All Day Ice & Spice Sledding Luge
10am-4pm Professional Carving resumes, Main Street
10am-5pm Find Frosty Contest for kids K-12. Start at Macprofessionals to pick up your Find Frosty form and details.
12-2pm Horse & Carriage Rides around the Village
1-3pm Pro-Am Chili Challenge brought to you by Bay Harbor Foundation with proceeds benefiting the Backpack 4 Kids Program through the Manna Food Project featuring DJ Tim Nixon from Lite 96 Radio. Both professional and amateur divisions compete for first prize each of $500. $5 minimum donation to taste and vote for your favorite!
5:30pm Fire Performance, Village Lawn Panel
6pm Award Ceremony for Carvers and winners announced of Find Frosty contest
7pm Fireworks Show

Village at Bay Harbor
Main Street
Bay Harbor , MI 49770

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