Bay Harbor Ice and Spice Festival

January 16-17, 2015

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.

This is a fabulous fun-filled event for the entire family with many festivities planned throughout the weekend. A Chili Cook Off will be hosted by the Bay Harbor Foundation from 1-3pm. Taste the culinary creations in both professional and amateur divisions and vote for your favorite. Prizes will be awarded for best chili in both divisions!

Find Frosty Contest for kids will take place Saturday from 10am-4pm in the Village at Bay Harbor for a chance to win Apple products.

A spectacular fireworks show will take place on Saturday evening after the medals and cash awards are given out to our carvers.

4-10pm Professional Carver Competition begins featuring 10 block sculptures 5-10pm Winter Patio Party at KNOT...Just a Bar
5:30pm Live Entertainment by Chris Calleja at Seventeen
6-9pm Horse & Carriage Rides in the Village

10am-4pm Professional Carver Competition resumes
10am-5pm Find Frosty Contest for Kids K-12 to win Apple Products! Begin at Macprofessionals to pick up entry form and details
12-6pm The Michigan Stiltwalker–Entertaining and Balloon Twisting
1-3pm Chili Cook Off sponsored by the Bay Harbor Foundation. Both professional chefs and amateurs compete for cash awards. $5 entry donation. Proceeds will benefit The Manna Food Project
1-4pm Amateur Carving Competition featuring 1 block sculptures-Village Lawn Panel
1-5pm Horse Carriage Rides offered in the Village
1-6pm DJ Johnnie Walker spinning tunes and announcing cool happenings at the Ice & Spice Festival
2-10pm Winter Patio Party at KNOT...Just a Bar, Chill Patio of Seventeen featuring Woodford Reserve Bourbon and Cigars
3-6pm S’mores Stations at our Ice & Fire Pits
5:30pm Award Ceremony for carvers and winners announced for Find Frosty Contest
6pm Fireworks

Village at Bay Harbor
Main Street
Bay Harbor , MI 49770

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