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Old-time winter fun for all ages!



A REMICK WINTER TRADITION

16th Annual Ice Harvest &

Winter Carnival

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020 | 11AM–3PM
SEVERE WEATHER DATE: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020  

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Details listed here are from 2019—stay tuned for 2020 details!

Take part in a New England tradition & enjoy timeless wintertime fun!

  • Participate in traditional ice block cutting, piking and hoisting
  • Look on as yolked teams of working steers transport ice blocks to the Ice House
  • Celebrate winter with outdoor/indoor activities and family-friendly games
  • Meet and greet farm animals in their winter coats and surroundings
  • Visit with Chinook dogs and learn about their local history with the Chinook Owners Association
  • Listen to live music by Brier Hill Band in the Hearth Room — dancing welcome
  • Try your hand at a winter-themed craft or go on a scavenger hunt
  • See demonstrations of step-by-step ice harvesting, outdoor cooking (samples too), and ice sculpting by Brian Stockman
  • Take a ride on antique Model A and Model T Ford snowmobiles
    • Provided by The Model T Ford Snowmobile Club: based in neighboring Ossipee, NH, where the original car-to-snowmobile conversion kits were invented—click the “Brief History” tab on their website to learn more.
  • Build a snowman, snowcow, or...  let your imagination soar (dependent on snow conditions)
  • Take in outdoor exhibits of:
    • Winter Camping & Accompanying Gear
    • Wintertime Animal Trapping and Lore
    • Snowshoes Through Time
    • An Ice Boat from the New Hampshire Boat Museum
    • A Bob House/Ice Fishing Shack
    • An Antique Snow Roller
  • Take a self-guided tour of the Museum Center: 
    • Watch an ice harvesting video
    • Take in our ice harvesting history exhibit 
    • Learn about Remick Family history
    • Engage with the “Our Medicine Through Time” exhibit—samples at the Winter Apothecary
  • Warm up with a Remick-made lunch and other treats (see the menu, below)

COST: $10/person, ages 11 & above | $5/child ages 5–10 | 4 & under, FREE
Members receive $2 off admission
Activities may be subject to change due to weather and other variables. *If the ice is not safe, visitors will not be allowed on the ice. No matter the conditions, ice harvesting demonstrations will occur.

Helpful tips about parking and other information for your visit.

New in 2019!
9AM  Take part in a 5K Snowshoe Stampede
A “fun-tastic” pre-Ice Harvest race for snowshoers of all abilities. Entrance fee and registration required; racers receive free admission to Ice Harvest & Winter Carnival.
 

   

Bottom image: Looking down at the farm pond and working steer sled loop at the end of another fantastic ice harvest day. Credit: Dan Houde/Wise Guy Creative


“Great time. SO much fun!”
 ~ Jared Jedry, Belmont, MA

“Amazing! Keep up the great work!” ~ Kayla Pittman, Morrison, OK and Alex Sorenson, Rockford, MT


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Foods Available for Purchase
Available while supplies last. As much as possible, we use Remick-raised and -grown ingredients. Some recipes used are from the Remick-Made CookbookWe accept cash and credit cards.

Remick-Made Lunch
A bowl of Chili or Minestrone  Served with cornbread ~ $5

A La Carte
MACARONI & CHEESE ~ $5
DIY LUNCH
  Hotdogs, for cooking at the outdoor firepit ~ $2
TREATS  Cookie | Brownie | Popcorn | S’more Kit ~ $1
BEVERAGES  Hot Chocolate | Coffee | Tea | Bottled Water ~ $1

“Loved it!” ~ Sydney & Olivia Bell, North Berwick, ME

“Great event!” ~ David & Katie Ewing, Gilford, NH

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