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Winter Carnival 2019

Winter Carnival 2019!!

Can you believe it is time for the Winter Carnival already! This season is flying by! It begins tomorrow, Saturday, January 26th and is held at a new location which is at the Bear Creek Nature Park, 740 W Snell Rd, Rochester, MI 48306. The weather will not be a factor as it is scheduled to occur no matter what Mother Nature provides for us.  The fun begins at noon and lasts until 4 pm. That should tucker everyone out!!

The activities of the day include the following:

Outdoor activities including ice skating, ice carving demonstrations and photo op, kiddie sledding, archery, a scavenger hunt, and a variety of carnival “snow games” – penguin bowling, pin the nose on the snowman, hockey goal shoot, and a snowball fight.

Indoor activities including a pinecone bird feeder nature craft, two tent shows with Magic Joe and Michigan Stiltwalker’s Balloon Show and a food tent with warm beverages, pizza, and sandwiches. All activities are FREE including food and skate loan!!

All parking is at the Paint Creek Cider Mill. There will be a free shuttle service from 11:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from the Paint Creek Cider Mill Building, 4480 Orion Road (.25 miles from the event) to Bear Creek Nature Park. Again, this event runs from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Things to note are there will be limited sleds for the kids and so arriving early may be a good idea and the age restriction for sledding is for ages 6 and up. There are also a limited number of ice skates available, as well. There will be tips offered from the national competitor, Julia Budnick.

This event is sponsored by the Oakland Township Parks & Recreation. For further information visit their website oaklandtownship.org or call 248-651-7810.

So here’s yet another event where our hearty Michiganders dress in layers and show up for a fun packed day outside!! Enjoy!!

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