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Perrysburg Winterfest 2016

NEWS RELEASE

Contact:

Casey Pogan

Marketing Director

Hill Partners, Inc.

The Town Center at Levis Commons

cpogan@hillpartnersinc.com

419.931.8888

Downtown Perrysburg, Inc. Brings Winterfest to Perrysburg February 19-21, 2016

Perrysburg Winterfest presented by Ed Schmidt Auto Group will fill the streets of Downtown Perrysburg and Levis Commons with three full days of ice carving and family-friendly activities.  

PERRYSBURG, OHIO (January 28, 2016) ­Perrysburg, Ohio will come alive with the excitement of winter weather fun this February. Downtown Perrysburg, Inc. (DPI) and The Town Center at Levis Commons are proud to host Perrysburg Winterfest 2016, a National Ice Carving Association (NICA) sanctioned event on Friday, February 19 through Sunday, February 21.

The highlight of the weekend will be the U.S. National Ice Carving Championship. Twenty first-class master and professional ice carvers will compete for $15,000 of prize money and the 2016 national title. The community is invited to witness the technical and creative expertise of the professional ice carvers as they perform their art live on Friday at Levis Commons and Saturday in Downtown Perrysburg.

To complement the ice carving competition, there will be numerous ice carvings commissioned by area businesses and organizations on display throughout the weekend. From dramatic artsy pieces, to fun and whimsical and fully functional sculptures, the commissioned pieces are a great way for local businesses to get involved in Winterfest. The finished ice sculptures as well as the 50+ additional commissioned ice carvings will be on display through Sunday in both Perrysburg locations.  

In addition to the ice carvings which will be on display throughout the weekend, a variety of children’s activities will take place at both the Downtown Perrysburg and Levis Commons locations. From crafts and princess appearances to story times and carriage rides, there will be no shortage of fun for the entire family.  

PERRYBURG WINTERFEST 2016 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Downtown Perrysburg (DT) & Levis Commons (LC) Locations

Awards * Music * Food * Fun Activities * Crafts * Performers

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Friday, February 19

  • Ice Carving National Championships Stage 1, Levis Commons, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.  
  • Commissioned carvings on display at LC and DT locations, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Books-a-Million kid-friendly crafting and face painting, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Frozen yogurt cup decorating at Yogurt Vi, plus 25% off when you fill it, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Warm up at the Fire Pit near Second Sole and JB's Sarnie Shoppe, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Evening Craft Beer Tasting, 2nd Street, Downtown Perrysburg, 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 20

  • Ice Carving National Championships Stage 2, Downtown Perrysburg, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Commissioned carvings on display at LC and DT locations, 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Children’s Activities, Downtown Perrysburg, Huntington Bank lot, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Perrysburg Automall complimentary shuttle to downtown Perrysburg - pick up near Taste of Toledo on Chappel Drive, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Books-a-Million kid-friendly crafting at LC, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Story Time at 2:00 p.m.
  • Frozen yogurt cup decorating at Yogurt Vi, plus 25% off when you fill it at Levis Commons, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Vote for the People’s Choice sculpture while at Yogurt Vi.
  • Enjoy the ice carvings at Levis Commons from the comforts of a horse-drawn carriage ride from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Cost is $5 per person or $10 per family.  Pick up is near Taste of Toledo.
  • National Ice Carving Association Awards Ceremony, Downtown Perrysburg, 4:30 p.m.
  • Wine Tasting Downtown Perrysburg, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
     

Sunday, February 21

  • Commissioned carvings on display at LC and DT locations, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Books-a-Million kid-friendly crafting, Levis Commons, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Frozen yogurt cup decorating at Yogurt Vi, plus 25% off when you fill it, Levis Commons,12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Vote for the People’s Choice sculpture while at Yogurt Vi.
  • People’s Choice Award Winner Announced

Downtown Perrysburg, Inc. is a community-based non-profit organization providing family events showcasing our community and contributing to the quality of life that makes Perrysburg the “Best Suburban Downtown”.

The Town Center at Levis Commons is a 319,000 square foot open-air lifestyle center offering a collection of national, regional and local specialty merchants.  The developer, Hill Partners, Inc., based in Charlotte, N.C., is responsible for merchandising, retail leasing and management of the center.

For more information about Winterfest, please contact: Kati McDougle, Event Chairman, Downtown Perrysburg, Inc., 419-872-6246 or Casey Pogan, Marketing Director, Hill Partners Inc., The Town Center at Levis Commons, 419.931.8888.

www.perrysburgwinterfest.org

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