Winter Fest 2014

Where the community comes together

February 13th, 14th and 15th

Roy Memorial Park/Talent Hall

Join your fellow community members at the 3rd annual Litchfield Winter Fest. Organized by the Litchfield Recreation Commission, the event features numerous family activities, details of which can be found below in the Event Listing. All proceeds benefit Litchfield Recreation Commission’s activities and projects supporting the town of Litchfield. As you review the activities below, please take note that some require advanced signup as space is limited. 

There is no admission fee for WinterFest.  However, we are requesting donations of baked goods for the bake sale or a chili / chowder entry for the Cook-off.

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We are in need of volunteers for short time periods on all three days to assist with the multiple events and activities.

Click Here to Volunteer !!

Below is a summarized listing of the scheduled events and activities, Click here for a detailed listing.

Pictures from the 2014 Event

Congratulations to the following 2014 Chili and Chowder Cook-off winners:

Chili:
1st Place- Andy Hershberger
2nd Place- Paul Biron

3rd Place- Karl D Franck
People’s Choice- Andy Hershberger

Chowder:
1st Place- Jennifer Dionne
2nd Place- Jaxon & Jynjer Jozokis
3rd Place- Alex Mattucci
People’s Choice – Alex Mattucci

Congratulations to the 2nd annual WinterFest Cornhole Tournament Winners!!

1st Place: Steve Perry / Don Daigle
2nd Place: Brian Keane / Bob Grant
3rd Place: Berit Keane /
Stephanie Perry

The Keane’s and Perry’s were well represented this year!
Overall, we had 64 players competing and the tournament ran very smoothly.
63 games were played in well under 4 hours.
Thank you to Jen Biron for her assistance with bracket management and helping to keep things moving.

Responders vs. Residents Game 2014

Residents came through with a 11-8 win over the Responders!

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Friday, February 13th


Parents Night Out/Kids Movie Night

Parents enjoy the night out and let our volunteers watch the little ones.  Activities will include a free movie as well as a performance from Mad Science.  Children are welcome to wear their pajamas and bring a pillow and blanket.  Children must be between 3 (potty trained) and 12. The price includes pizza, drinks and popcorn.  Check-in is from 5:30 to 6:00.

Consent Form

  • 5:30pm to 9:00pm
  • $10 per child, $25 maximum
  • Advanced sign-up Required by 2/10: Signup

Saturday, February 14th


5k Road Race / 2k Fun Run

Starting from Roy Memorial Park, the course winds its way through the neighborhoods of Litchfield. 

Same day Registration and Number Pick-up from 8:00am-8:30am. First 100 5k registrants 10 yrs old and up will receive a free race t-shirt.

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Prizes will be awarded to the best times in multiple age groups.

5k Entry Form              Fun Run Form

Race Map

2014 – 2k Results

2014 – 5k Results

  • Fun Run – 9:00am
  • 5k – 9:30am
  • Pre-registration: $10 for adults, 10 and under are free
  • Day of Event: $12 for adults, 10 and under are free
  • Advanced sign-up is recommended: Signup

Chili and Chowder Cook-Off

Do you think you make amazing chili or chowder? Compete against other town residents and enter chili or chowder in the Winter Fest Cook-Off. A panel of judges will choose the top 3 in each category (Chili / Chowder). Also, one “People’s Choice Award” in each category will be decided by public opinion. Click here for instructions and rules.

  • 12:30pm to 5:00pm
  • Free to enter, $3/bowl or $5 for Sampler and People’s Choice Vote
  • Advanced sign-up is required: Signup

Dog Sleds

Back by popular demand!  Enjoy the thrill of a dog sled ride provided by Seal Cove Journeys.

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This event sold-out last year, so register early if interested.

Dog Sled Rider Information and Policies

  • 9:30am to 5:30pm
  • $20 for up to 3 people (restrictions apply)
  • Advanced sign-up is recommended: Signup

Residents vs. Responders Hockey Game

Come watch members of the fire and police departments compete against Litchfield residents in this enjoying hockey game. If you are a Litchfield resident and have an interest to play, use the signup link.  Hockey Rules

  • 4:30pm to 5:30pm
  •  Free
  •  Advanced sign-up is required: Signup

Cornhole Tournament

Come show off your cornhole skills at the 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament. 24 teams (2 players per team) will be competing for the title.

Cornhole Tournament Rules

  • 6pm to 10pm
  •  $15 per person
  •  Advanced sign-up is required: Signup

Throughout the Day

  • Mini Snowmobile Race (No Charge)
  • Wrestling and Karate Demonstration
  • Monarchs Max
  • Ice Skating
  • BYOB Beer Garden
  • Bonfire
  • Face Paintings
  • 16 foot Inflatable Slide
  • Kids Obstacle Course
  • Food
  • Figure Skating Demonstration (10:30am to 10:45am
  • Bake Sale
  • Silent Raffle
  • Clowns

 

 

 

 

  • 10am to 5pm
  • Free

Sunday, February 15th


Pancake Breakfast

Wake up Sunday morning and come to Talent Hall for an old fashioned pancake breakfast. Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage, Coffee, Juice and Milk will be served.

  • 8:30am to 10:30am
  • $4 per person, 5 and under free

Archery

Interested in trying archery? Use this opportunity to give it a try. 

Instruction, equipment and supplies will be provided

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  • 9am to 11am
  • Free

Snowshoeing

Eastern Mountain Sports will be providing snowshoe instructions and the Conservation Commission will lead a tour throughout Darrah Pond and Roy Memorial Park. 25 pair, in various sizes, of snowshoes are available to use at no charge, while residents who have the equipment are welcome to participate.

  • 11am to 1pm
  • Free
  • Advanced sign-up is required: Signup

Ice Fishing/Ice Fishing Clinics

NH Fish and Game “Let’s Go Fishing” program will be providing clinics for anyone 8 and older on Darrah Pond and open fishing to others. Equipment is provided for clinic participants.

  • 9:30am
  • Free
  • Advanced sign-up is required: Signup

*** Times are subject to change and some of the events are weather permitting.

Follow the Litchfield Winter Fest Facebook Event page for updates.

Contact Keith Buxton at

KBuxton@Comcast.net

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for any questions.

Memories from 2013

Sponsors / Contributors

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