Clevelanders can get the chance to experience the skills of an Olympic ice carver and his crew (from Elegant Ice Creations) and the beauty of more than 25 of their creations at the 8th annual Mohican WinterFest being held on Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12 and also enjoy a special winter hike on Sunday, January 13 in Loudonville, Ohio. Loudonville is 83 miles from Cleveland and it is approximately a 1.5 hour drive to WinterFest.
Mohican WinterFest While most of the events of WinterFest will be occurring at Central Park, the ice carvings will also be displayed throughout downtown Loudonville. Olympic ice carver Aaron Costic has been a multiple winner at Fairbanks, Alaska’s World Ice Championships.
Among the many activities offered at the Mohican WinterFest are ice carving demonstrations, speed carving competitions, ice skating and horse-drawn carriage rides, all of which are free but a donation for the horse-drawn carriage rides would be appreciated.
The Festival also features a Train Expo being held at the Loudonville Fair Event Center located on N. Water St. The Expo will showcase an area model railroader enthusiast’s personal train collection. The Train Expo runs Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, January 13. For more information call 877-266-4422.
For those active people who enjoy nature, there will be a free winter hike (5K and 10K) at nearby Mohican State Park along the picturesque Clear Fork Gorge starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday, January 13. A warm fire and free hot soup, cookies and drinks await after the hike. All skill levels of walkers are welcome. Be sure to dress appropriately for existing weather conditions.
For more information about the winter hike call 419-994-5125 or get online at www.MohicanStatePark.org.
There will also be plenty of food available during the WinterFest. Soup and sandwiches can be purchased at the Loudonville Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Hours for the Mohican WinterFest are 4 p.m – 8 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Admission to WinterFest is free. Parking is also free.
For more information about WinterFest call 877-266-4422 or get online at www.loudonville-mohican.com.
Central Park is located at West Main Street and North Market Street in Loudonville, Ohio. It is approximately a 90 minute drive from Cleveland to Loudonville.