Press Release

Camden plans the return of Winterfest, calls for ice carvers

CAMDEN, Maine — The Winterfest committee announced that Winterfest will return to the Camden Amphitheatre for the 11th annual celebration of winter and community ice carving at noon Saturday, Jan. 26. The Amphitheatre will be  home to the ice sculptures for several weeks after the celebration.

As part of the celebration,  the Amphitheatre Ice Rink will be open for ice skating, depending on weather, and free to all. Other events will include indoor crafts and face painting offered free of charge to children in the Picker Room of the Camden Public Library and live music by All That Jazz in the library rotunda. Outside, volunteers will serve hot soup and light snacks, and musical entertainment will be available.

Community groups, individuals, schools, and businesses are invited to sign up for an ice block to carve on the day of the celebration. Tim Pierce, chef and master ice-carver at the Samoset Resort, will lead an ice-carving workshop at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13.

The fee for a block of ice for carving is $50. Applications may be downloaded at or picked up at the Camden Library front desk.

For information on registering to carve, contact Anita Brosius-Scott at or 207-236-9878.