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Festival of Ice - Juniata River Valley

Festival of Ice - Juniata River Valley Always the week after Thanksgiving-Thurs & Fri 6-9 pm. Founded in 1995, this free event is held in Downtown Lewistown. Free parking on unused streets & in parking lots.

Event is Dec. 2&3. 2021. Produced by the Juniata River Valley Visitors Bureau with volunteer help from many individuals and local businesses.

Event is Dec. 2&3. 2021. Produced by the Juniata River Valley Visitors Bureau with volunteer help from many individuals and local businesses.

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Ever wonder when some of the major local events like the Festival of Ice happen? Get one of our wall calendars and you’l...
01/11/2022

Ever wonder when some of the major local events like the Festival of Ice happen? Get one of our wall calendars and you’ll be in the know!! They are free and ready to go at the Historic Courthouse in downtown Lewistown.

UPDATE: Read below for the Zoom link for Friday's noon meeting if you can't be with us in person.Our annual event relies...
01/10/2022

UPDATE: Read below for the Zoom link for Friday's noon meeting if you can't be with us in person.

Our annual event relies on a lot of wonderful volunteers to get everything up and running, then torn down and put away. The committee meets once or twice before the event and then once after the event for a wrap up meeting. Guess what's coming up? THE WRAP UP MEETING - This Friday, noon, in the second floor conference room of the Historic Courthouse. Wanna Zoom call instead? We can make that happen! Message this page with your request.
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Usher in the new year starting this Friday!
12/28/2021

Usher in the new year starting this Friday!

Merry Christmas!
12/25/2021

Merry Christmas!

Cheers to the new year!
12/20/2021

Cheers to the new year!

Cheers to the new year! How are you ringing in the new year in the Juniata River Valley?

Did you know candy canes is one of the four main food groups for elves?Did you also know we have two winners for the Can...
12/14/2021

Did you know candy canes is one of the four main food groups for elves?
Did you also know we have two winners for the Candy Cane Count? You did it! Congratulations, John Moeller and Cory Bigelow!

Last chance to enter! Winner announced tomorrow!
12/13/2021

Last chance to enter! Winner announced tomorrow!

GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY!
Feel the need to see even more ice sculptures now that the Festival of Ice is over? The First Night Ice Carvers are headed to State College at the end of the month to put on another show.
Did you know a First Night State College button is your key to a great New Year's Eve event? This button provides admission to all the shows on a first-come, first-seated basis. To win four free buttons....
1. Follow our page and First Night State College
2. Like this photo.
3. Tag 3 friends who you'd share the buttons with!
The winner will be announced in the comments on Monday! Good luck!

You've all been added to Santa's NICE list! It takes a village to have a great event. We're thankful for our community o...
12/10/2021

You've all been added to Santa's NICE list!
It takes a village to have a great event. We're thankful for our community of volunteers who put so much time and effort into this year's festival!

The Festival of Ice would not be possible without the support of our local businesses, organizations and individuals. Th...
12/09/2021

The Festival of Ice would not be possible without the support of our local businesses, organizations and individuals. Thank you to everyone who sponsored an ice sculpture this year! We also want to thank the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Perry County Council of the Arts for their support each year.

GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY!Feel the need to see even more ice sculptures now that the Festival of Ice is over? The First Night I...
12/08/2021

GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY!
Feel the need to see even more ice sculptures now that the Festival of Ice is over? The First Night Ice Carvers are headed to State College at the end of the month to put on another show.
Did you know a First Night State College button is your key to a great New Year's Eve event? This button provides admission to all the shows on a first-come, first-seated basis. To win four free buttons....
1. Follow our page and First Night State College
2. Like this photo.
3. Tag 3 friends who you'd share the buttons with!
The winner will be announced in the comments on Monday! Good luck!

Support our local Juniata River Valley small businesses this holiday season!
12/07/2021

Support our local Juniata River Valley small businesses this holiday season!

12/06/2021

The results are in the Juniata Valley Gingerbread House Competition!

The Candy Cane Count continues this week until Sunday. Entry forms can be found on the front porch of the Historic Court...
12/06/2021

The Candy Cane Count continues this week until Sunday. Entry forms can be found on the front porch of the Historic Courthouse or download your own. After you visit the 22 locations on the map, add up your numbers and complete the bottom of the form. Submit your entry in the white mailbox on the porch of the Historic Courthouse. Random winners will be selected to win one of the prizes listed on the form. Happy hunting!
NOTE: Please include Big Lewie (beside WMRF and Bigfoot Radio) on your list of places to look!
Thank you, PA State Rep. John Hershey for sponsoring the prizes for the scavenger hunt!

Lovetwo Eat will be part of a live nativity at 6pm at South Juniata Baptist Church near Honey Grove.
12/04/2021

Lovetwo Eat will be part of a live nativity at 6pm at South Juniata Baptist Church near Honey Grove.

Well folks, that's a wrap! Thank you to everyone who came out tonight, thank you to all the volunteers, thank you to all...
12/04/2021

Well folks, that's a wrap! Thank you to everyone who came out tonight, thank you to all the volunteers, thank you to all the vendors, and most importantly, thank you to our Festival of Ice committee for making 2021 a great festival! #lewistownicefest

Sacred Heart School visit with Santa while taking a field trip to the Festival of Ice Friday. Hope you enjoyed your visi...
12/03/2021

Sacred Heart School visit with Santa while taking a field trip to the Festival of Ice Friday. Hope you enjoyed your visit!

We had a bunch of great visitors today to the festival grounds. Hope you enjoyed your visit!
12/03/2021

We had a bunch of great visitors today to the festival grounds. Hope you enjoyed your visit!

Happening tomorrow!
12/03/2021

Happening tomorrow!

Put on those stretchy pants and your ugly Christmas Sweater!

The Pancake Festival and Parade are tomorrow! ❄🎅🎄🎁

We have many great vendors located inside the Gift Emporium like Walnut Ridge Designs. It's a great spot to get some Chr...
12/03/2021

We have many great vendors located inside the Gift Emporium like Walnut Ridge Designs. It's a great spot to get some Christmas shopping done.

Join Mifflin County Wireless tonight for the ribbon cutting while you're in town for the Festival of Ice.
12/03/2021

Join Mifflin County Wireless tonight for the ribbon cutting while you're in town for the Festival of Ice.

Shining Light Through The Darkness starts for the season this weekend. Agenda:Friday- Festival of IceSaturday- Lewistown...
12/03/2021

Shining Light Through The Darkness starts for the season this weekend.
Agenda:
Friday- Festival of Ice
Saturday- Lewistown Kiwanis Christmas Parade
Sunday- wagon rides at Shining Light

Sure many of you were wondering, When are the Wagon Rides? well here are the planned dates.

Be sure to look out for the sign that tells you which Church / Group sponsored that night! Their support makes activities like this available as a free activity for all our visitors.

Weather permitting. 6 to 8 pm
Horses & Wagon by Dayze Gone Bye Carriage Rides
UPDATED 12/15: Dec 16 added

Sponsored by
Dec. 4th: Freedom Ave. United Methodist Church
Dec. 5th: Ellen Chapel Church
Dec. 10th: Mountain View Chapel
Dec. 11th: Walnut St. United Methodist Church (CANCELLED)
Dec. 12th: St. John’s Lutheran Church
Dec. 16th: Walnut St. United Methodist Church
Dec. 17th: Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church
Dec. 18th: available for sponsorship
Dec. 19th: In Loving Memory of Ed Forsythe

The Battle of the Morning Shows is going on from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday on Monument Square. Drive up and donate to your f...
12/03/2021

The Battle of the Morning Shows is going on from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday on Monument Square. Drive up and donate to your favorite radio station. Proceeds benefit the Salvation Army. Merf Radio Radio Bigfoot Big Lewie

The Juniata County 4-H Square Dancers will perform at 7 p.m. tonight on N. Main St. next to Santa Claus and Lash Motorsp...
12/03/2021

The Juniata County 4-H Square Dancers will perform at 7 p.m. tonight on N. Main St. next to Santa Claus and Lash Motorsports' Monster Trucks.

The Boyz are back in town! They will caroling on the front steps of the Historic Courthouse from 6-7 p.m. tonight!
12/03/2021

The Boyz are back in town! They will caroling on the front steps of the Historic Courthouse from 6-7 p.m. tonight!

Guess who's open for lunch today?? Sam, the Hot Dog Guy! Find him in the Juniata Valley Bank parking lot today and stop ...
12/03/2021

Guess who's open for lunch today?? Sam, the Hot Dog Guy! Find him in the Juniata Valley Bank parking lot today and stop back again tonight for more gourmet hot dogs!

It's great to be back! Thank you to everyone who came out to tonight for the Festival of Ice. Come back Friday evening f...
12/03/2021

It's great to be back! Thank you to everyone who came out to tonight for the Festival of Ice. Come back Friday evening for more festive fun! #lewistownicefest

Photos from Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce's post
12/02/2021

Photos from Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce's post

The Historic Courthouse's courtroom is decked out for the holidays with a lovely display of quilts exhibited by local re...
12/02/2021

The Historic Courthouse's courtroom is decked out for the holidays with a lovely display of quilts exhibited by local residents. Stop by this evening and view the quilts, plus the Christmas decorations in the courtroom by Dennis and Sandra Knapik.#lewistownicefest

**WINNERS posted below**  The Mifflin County High School National Honor Society and Technology Student Association joine...
12/02/2021

**WINNERS posted below** The Mifflin County High School National Honor Society and Technology Student Association joined forces to make these adorable Husky ornaments for the ice festival. The ornaments are hidden around Monument Square for tonight for visitors to find. Those lucky enough to find one, may present the ornament to the National Honor Society's booth in front H.C. Kerstetter's to be registered for a chance to win a free large pizza from the Downtown OIP and Grill.

Thanks to the Hooks and Books program at the Mifflin County Library, we will have free hats and scarves available to any...
12/02/2021

Thanks to the Hooks and Books program at the Mifflin County Library, we will have free hats and scarves available to anyone at the Festival of Ice. Find the bins beside Santa Claus on N. Main Street.

In case you've never been to the Festival of Ice and are wondering where all the action is, peruse this festival grounds...
12/02/2021

In case you've never been to the Festival of Ice and are wondering where all the action is, peruse this festival grounds map before you go. The map will also be on display at the festival to help guide you around Monument Square. #lewistownicefest

Just a sample of some of the entries in the Juniata Valley Gingerbread House Competition for the Festival of Ice. Come a...
12/02/2021

Just a sample of some of the entries in the Juniata Valley Gingerbread House Competition for the Festival of Ice. Come and vote for your favorites during the festival Thursday and Friday in downtown Lewistown.

We have 45 small ice sculptures that will circle Monument Square and beyond. Thanks to local businesses like Kish Bank, ...
12/01/2021

We have 45 small ice sculptures that will circle Monument Square and beyond. Thanks to local businesses like Kish Bank, the Square will be an icy wonderland! To find out the local businesses that sponsored each block of ice, read the sign beside each ice sculpture. #lewistownicefest

Here. It. Is. The official Festival of Ice Schedule of Events. Come join us on Thursday and Friday evening in downtown L...
12/01/2021

Here. It. Is. The official Festival of Ice Schedule of Events. Come join us on Thursday and Friday evening in downtown Lewistown! #lewistownicefest

Address

1 W Market St
Lewistown, PA
17044

General information

Admission to the Festival of ICE is free. Head to Monument Square in Downtown Lewistown and you'll be in the middle of it all! Look for the event program to be published in The Sentinel the week prior to the Festival.

Opening Hours

Thursday 5:30pm - 9pm
Friday 5:30pm - 9pm

Telephone

(717) 248-6713

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Thank you to all our hosts and all of you who visited our tables at the past three local markets! We are grateful for each and everyone of you. It has been so much fun and we are proud to be part of such a great community! Happy Holidays! Festival of Ice - Juniata River Valley East End Coffee Co Makers Market Brookmere Winery & Vineyard Inn #shoplocal
Festival of Ice - Juniata River Valley Thank you so much to everyone for an awesome time. On behalf of all of us here, including the popular animals (Harry, Archie & other animals) we wish you all many happy memories and a blessed Christmas. The last photo in this post is the best one. It was our neighbors at the festival, but better yet is that shows the TRUE meaning of Christmas. May you this season take time to reflect on the reason for Christmas. Our next stop is at South Juniata Baptist Church on Friday, December 17th. 6:00 PM live nativity with photo area. AllyKat's Country Store & A&S ATV Gavin Yarnall, Braydon Dickinson Festival of Ice - Juniata River Valley
We at Metaphysics ' A spirited Space" are Happy to once again be in the Gift Emporium front and center. If you cannot get to the Festival, come and see us in the shop on Third Street ( which is open till 9pm during the Festival! https://fb.watch/9GdNYujncE/
The Festival of Ice - Juniata River Valley is in full swing tonight! There is plenty to do in Downtown Lewistown, including the ribbon-cutting and open house of the new Mifflin County Wireless offices. The ribbon-cutting will be at 5:30 pm, followed by an open house until 7:00 pm. There will be pretzel dogs, soft pretzels, and whoopie pies from The Square Cafe & Bakery and milk and hot chocolate from The Reedsville Creamery. Attendees will also have the opportunity to win a Google Nest IQ Wi-Fi camera. For more information visit... https://www.onestop.biz/news/mifflin-county-wireless-offices-relocate-to-downtown-lewistown
Tonight’s the last night for Festival of Ice - Juniata River Valley in Downtown Lewistown. Come see what’s left of the ice, live music, vendors, and a lot more. And find this lovely lady in the second floor conference room in the Historic Courthouse. She and Forest will be on hand to sell our centennial swag. Great gifts!!!
The Festival of Ice - Juniata River Valley, which is happening today, kicks off the holiday season in the Juniata River Valley Visitors Bureau! Throughout the festival, visitors can watch large sculptures come to life as expert carvers chisel, saw and torch giant slabs of ice. Family-friendly activities include a live nativity, a petting zoo, kids’ games, caroling, vendors, the Chillin’ 4K, and a crazy parade.
Below are some pictures of the gingerbread houses in the windows prior to the start of the Festival of Ice. Be sure to check them out in person either tonight or tomorrow, the pictures don't do them justice!! Festival of Ice - Juniata River Valley #lewistownicefest
It was a great turnout at the Festival of Ice tonight!! There was so much great feedback from the attendees on how beautiful and creative the houses are and what a great activity to have during the festival. We just wanted to thank all of you that submitted a gingerbread house for the contest. You truly did an outstanding job on each of your houses and really made the storefront windows pop!! Remember to share and encourage your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers to vote for their favorite gingerbread houses either online or in-person. The contest continues through Friday night at 9pm EST!! Also if you happen to attend the Festival and take some pictures, please feel free to share the pictures on our page or email us [email protected] , we would love to have pictures of you posing with your favorite houses!! Festival of Ice - Juniata River Valley #lewistownicefest
I was just at the Ice Festival with my daughters and grandson. My daughter dropped and lost a $20 bill. We went looking for it and couldn’t find it. I know this is a long shot but if anyone found it and could return it that would be so amazing. It would around 8:20-8:40 tonight. We walked the whole way around while were there. It might not seem like much, but this was all she has right now and it is heartbreaking to see her lose it, especially with Christmas coming up. Please if anyone found it, message me or comment.
Find out where everything is for tonight's and Friday night's Festival of Ice - Juniata River Valley. So much to see and do! Don't miss it! #lewistownicefest
Join our friends at the Festival of Ice - Juniata River Valley in Lewistown today and tomorrow. Lots of family fun and activities for all.
Join our friends at the Festival of Ice - Juniata River Valley in Lewistown today and tomorrow. Lots of family fun and activities for all.