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.