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Chapman State Park to Host Winterfest January 20-22

Sunday, January 1, 2017 @ 12:01 AM

Posted by Scott Shindledecker

sled dogsSHEFFIELD, Pa. (EYT) – The Warren County Winterfest will be held at Chapman State Park from Friday, January 20, to Sunday, January 22.

(Photo courtesy of Warren County Winterfest)

Winterfest kicks off Friday morning with the mid-distance sled dog race, part of the Jim Lobdell Memorial Sled Dog Races at Chapman State Park.

The “Meet the Musher” supper will be held Friday afternoon at nearby Kalbfus Rod and Gun Club.

On Saturday morning, Chapman State Park begins a long slate of family-fun events, starting with Lobdell sled dog races, ice fishing, and skiing.

There will be an entire host of events, vendors, and refreshments under the Big Tent next to Pavilion 4.

There will be a Geocaching Seminar in the Environmental Learning Center at 9:00 a.m. Saturday and Kinzua Caches will hold a Geomeet /Geocaching Game in Pavilion 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Canine Weight Pull starts at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.

National champion weight-pulling dogs compete between Pavilion 1 and 2.

The Patrick Shine Polar Bear Plunge is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Plungers register prior to the event, each donation benefits the Salvation Army’s Warren citadel.

At 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, there will be Outhouse Races on the Beach.

The Allegheny National Forest Snowmobile Loop passes through Chapman State Park. Snowmobilers riding the four-county Loop are welcome to stop at the park and enjoy Winterfest.

In 2012, the Park opened an all-new dedicated Ice Skating Rink. The rink is behind the Environmental Learning Center (Old Park Office) as you enter the Park. Ice skates will be available on both Saturday and Sunday.


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