Winter Festival

January 27, 28, & 29 2017

Auburn's Winter Festival is a celebration of everything Winter. Winter is the longest of our four seasons here in Maine, so why not get out and enjoy it?

Download the full Winter Festival

2017 Schedule of Events HERE

(schedule subject to change)

Click on the image to purchase Ice Bar tickets (Only $10! They will be $5 more at the door)...

FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Friday, January 27

Snow Playground: Available all day (Free); Festival Plaza

Lake Auburn Scenic Trails: Available all day (Free); Join the Lake Auburn Watershed Protection Commission and local partners to celebrate updates to the Whitman Spring Road Trail. New signage & distance markers; Whitman Spring Road, North Gate

Winter Stories & Crafts: 10:00 to 11:00am (Free); Auburn Public Library

Public Skate: 11:00am to 1:00pm ($5 + $5 to rent skates); Norway Savings Bank Arena

Tiara Tea - Fairy Godmother Project: 1:00 to 3:00pm ($10 per person - no charge if you donate a gently-worn formal gown/dress); Woman’s Literary Union

$19 Lift Tickets: 4:00 to 9:00pm; Lost Valley Ski Area

Official Trail Opening/Ribbon Cutting: 4:00pm; Celebrate improved scenic trail along Lake Auburn; Whitman Spring Road North Gate - at the corner of Holbrook Road and North Auburn Road

Tiara Tea - Fairy Godmother Project: 5:00 to 7:00pm ($10 per person - no charge if you donate a gently-worn formal gown/dress); Women’s Literary Union

Bonfire and Kiddie Sledding: 5:00 to 8:00pm (Free); Lost Valley Ski Area; Hosted by the Lewiston-Auburn Optimist Club

$1 Hot Chocolate & S’mores: 5:00 to 8:00pm; Lost Valley Ski Area

L/A Arts Fire & Ice Café/Cabaret: 5:30 - 8:30pm; One Great Falls Plaza; Live Jazz with Tom Porter & Friends; Asian-French inspired food & drink from Chef Zach Pratt/Boba.  For more Café/Cabaret info and evening event tickets, click HERE.

Torch Light Parade: 8:00pm (Free); Lost Valley Ski Area

 

Saturday, January 28

Snow Playground: Available all day (Free); Festival Plaza (112 Main Street)

Lake Auburn Scenic Trails: Available all day (Free); Whitman Spring Road, North Gate

$29 Lift Ticket: 9:00am to 4:00pm; Lost Valley Ski Area

Baxter 10K Duathlon: Join us for the Lost Valley Winter Duathlon! Start Time 10:00am ($35.00); Registration 8:30am; Lost Valley. Register online at baxteroutdoors.com

Grilled Cheese/Hot Chocolate Bar: Relay for Life Team; 11:00am to 2:00pm; Festival Plaza

Petting Zoo: 11:00am to 3:00pm (Free); Pony X-Press Zoo, Maine's travelling petting zoo, will have a variety of domestic and exotic animals that kids will love! Specializing in miniature & baby animals for that "child's eye view." Festival Plaza

Family Movie: 1:00pm (Free); Auburn Public Library; Movie: Finding Dory

L/A Arts Fire & Ice Café/Cabaret: One Great Falls Plaza:   

   1:00 - 7:00pm - Metal forging demonstration by New England School of Metalwork

   1:00 - 5:00pm - Valentine-making arts & crafts for kids, hot drinks & baked treats

   2:00pm & 4:00pm - Fashion Shows presented by the Teen Sewing Program of the Root Cellar

   3:00 - 5:30pm & 6:00 - 8:30pm - Ice carving demonstrations from SubZero Ice Carvings

   5:30 - 8:30pm - Live Jazz: Micromassé; Asian-French inspired food & drink from Chef Zach Pratt/Boba

   For more Café/Cabaret info and evening event tickets, click HERE.

BUNCO: 2:00 to 4:00pm ($10 donation support Foss Mansion Restoration Fund); Doors open at 1:30pm; Call 713-5888 by 01/27 to reserve your seat for this popular dice game; Woman’s Literary Union

Slugger the Seadog Appearance: 3:30 to 4:30; Festival Plaza

Food Truck: Pinky D’s; 5:00 to 9:00pm; Festival Plaza

Josh Hatfield: 5:00 - 6:00pm; Festival Plaza. Live music by Josh Hatfield leading up to Ice Bar Event.

Ice Bar Event: 6:00 to 9:00pm; $10 in advance/$15 at the gate; Main Street; Featuring: SKOSH; Hosted by Grittys and Baxter/Live Music  **TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE**

Fireworks: 9:00pm

Sunday, January 29

Snow Playground: Available all day (Free); Festival Plaza (112 Main Street)

Lake Auburn Scenic Trails: Available all day (Free); Whitman Spring Road, North Gate

Fat Bike Poker Run: 9:00am registration; 10:00am - 1:00pm ($30); Lost Valley Ski Area; Entry fee covers Poker Run participation, t-shirt and water bottle. Enter our raffle to win a fat bike! Event sponsors: Lost Valley Ski Area, Green Machine Bike Shop and Three Rivers Whitewater.

Snowshoe Hike: 10:00am (Free); Mount Apatite; Sponsored by the Androscoggin Land Trust [for info, email HERE]

LuLaRoe Multi-Consultant Sale: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Ten LuLaRoe consultants, all in one convenient spot! Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch

L/A Arts Fire & Ice Café/Cabaret: One Great Falls Plaza: 

   11:00am - 1:00pm - Jazz Brunch with Three Point Jazz, food & drink from Chef Zach Pratt/Boba

   1:30 - 3:30pm - Valentine-making arts & crafts for kids, hot drinks & baked treats

   4:00pm - Live auction of the metal sculpture made by New England School of Metalwork

   For more Café/Cabaret info and evening event tickets, click HERE.

Pet a Pony: 12:00 - 2:00pm; Brickwell Barn, North River Road; Sponsored by the Sanctuary at Maple Hill Farms. Rescued horses really appreciate extra carrots and love, so come enjoy a hot chocolate with some horsey friends!

Auburn Housing Authority Open House: 12:00 - 2:00pm; Roak Block, 156 Main Street. The folks at Roak Block will be offering a bake sale, hot dogs & other treats. Free hot cocoa!

Larry Gowell Concert: 2:00 - 4:00pm; (Donations at the door support Foss Mansion Restoration Fund); Auburn native Larry Gowell will present a cabaret-style performance of a ‘wonderful array of songs’; refreshments will be served; Woman’s Literary Union