WinterFest in Bethel to feature Snowcano

The Snowcano  - fire and ice!
The Snowcano - fire and ice!
Posted Jan. 10, 2013, at 4:10 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 11, 2013, at 1:29 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 10 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Location: Festival Plaza, 37 Cross St., Bethel, Maine

For more information: Bethel Chamber of Commerce; 207-824-2282.; bethelwinterfest.com, or www.bethelmaine.com

BETHEL, Maine — The Bethel Winterfest will be filled with snowy events Feb. 9-24, including a Snowcano — a volcano made of snow. Many events , including alpine and Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, concerts  and children’s activities will take place in various venues throughout the area.

* Feb. 9, A sledding hill on the side of the Snowcano open to the public all day beginning at 10 a.m.

* Feb. 16, The Snowcano will erupts at 6:30 p.m. A 40-foot-tall bonfire will be built inside the snow hill. The sparks and flames create the effect of a volcano.

* Feb. 23, A RAILWARS rail jam will feature  skiers and snowboarders showing off their best moves on rails set into the side of the Snowcano.

For a Winterfest schedule, go to www.bethelwinterfest.com, or to www.bethelmaine.com for details on where to stay, eat and play, or call 207-824-2282.