2019 Winter Festival | January 25, 26 & 27, 2019                     


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Friday, January 25

Winter Stories & Crafts: 10:00 to 11:00am (Free); Auburn Public Library 333-6640 X3

Come and listen to stories and make a snowman! LOCATION: Maggie Trafton Program Room, APL.

$10 Snow Tube Tickets: 4:00 to 9:00pm ($10/hour); Lost Valley Ski Area

$29 Lift Tickets (All Ages): Noon to 9:00pm; Lost Valley Ski Area

Live Music: 4:00 to 7:00pm (Free); Lost Valley Ski Area (Band TBA)

Live Music by Farmhouse Project: 7:00 to 10:00pm (Free); Lost Valley Ski Area

Torch Light Parade: 9:00pm (Free); Lost Valley Ski Area - 784-1561; you MUST see this beautiful parade of skiers & snowboarders holding torches, skiing downhill in unison. It is breath-taking! Fireworks presented by Spectrum Healthcare Partners immediately following (around 9:00PM)


Saturday, January 26

Top It Frozen Yogurt: Available all day; Stop in for some delicious frozen yogurt and receive 10% off your purchase all weekend! 168 Main Street, open Saturday 12:00 - 8:00PM.

Lost Valley Ski Specials: Lost Valley Ski Area (times & prices vary - see below)

  • Lift Ticket Special: $40 all day 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Triple Play Saturday 4:00 - 8:00pm Lift ticket, rental equipment and lesson tips $45
  • Apres Ski Live Music in Lounge with Alex Roy 3:00 -6:00pm

Snowshoe Hike:10:00am (Free); Snowshoe Hike at Mt. Apatite, sponsored by Androscoggin Land Trust. Bring your own snow shoes. For info: https://androscogginlandtrust.org/event/winter-fest-mtapatite-snowshoe/

Kids Activity Zone: 11:00am to 2:00pm; FREE unless otherwise noted; Festival Plaza;

  • Petting Zoo: 12:00 - 2:00pm in Festival Plaza by Pony Xpress Adventures
  • Live Music by Josh Hartfield: 11:00am - 1:00pm in Band Tent at Festival Plaza

Valentine-Making: 11:00am to 2:00pm  (FREE) L-A Arts and The Women’s Literary Union of Androscoggin County will host an afternoon of family-oriented Valentine-making and refreshments at the Foss Mansion: 19 Elm Street.

Top It Frozen Yogurt: 1:00 - 3:00PM; Visit us at 168 Main Street, where the kids can make a FREE marshmallow snowman. Limit 1 per child.

Family Movie: 1:00 - 3:00pm (Free); Auburn Public Library will be screening “Trolls” in the Androscoggin Community Room. Juice and crackers will be provided. Parents must remain with kids during the movie.


Sunday, January 27

Top It Frozen Yogurt: Available all day; Stop in for some delicious frozen yogurt and receive 10% off your purchase all weekend! 168 Main Street, open Sunday 12:00 - 7:00PM.

Lost Valley Special Events:

Lift Ticket Special: $40 all day

9:00am Baxter Outdoors Duathalon; 10:20am USASA Parallel Slalom; 10:30am USASA Rail Jam

1:00pm Skier’s Edge Sunday Race Series  

Baxter Outdoor “Lost Valley Winter Duathlon”!

Baxter Outdoors continues the Packed Powder Series at Lost Valley Ski Area. We will snowshoe and Nordic ski our way through the woods of central Maine. The race can be tackled as a solo 5km snowshoe, solo 10km duathlon, or team 10km duathlon. The 5km snowshoe course will take place on single track trails throughout the woods. The Nordic course will be set on the Auburn Nordic Ski Association trails. XC Skiers will race at 9:00am. Duathlon teams will transition directly into their snowshoe leg. Solo snowshoers will begin at 9:05am. Details & prices can be found online: www.baxteroutdoors.com/events/winter3.html

Pet the Ponies: 11:00am - 2:00pm (Free); Maple Hill Farms (Brickwell Barn) located at 2054 North River Rd. in Auburn; Pet a pony or a very big draft horse! Warm up with hot chocolate; take home some yummy baked goods; visit the rescued horses; enter a raffle; free coloring/activity books! Weather & footing permitting, we will also have a horse-drawn log twitching and sleigh demonstration. The donation box will be out if you would like to help keep the horses in hay; as little as $5 buys a bale of hay and a little ‘thank you’ gift.

Family Sledding:11:00am - 2:00pm (Free); United New Auburn Association is hosting sledding, skating, and snow shoeing at Sherwood Heights Elementary School.

St. Dom’s Winter Carnival: 1:00pm to 4:40pm at various locations (FREE); 1:00pm - 4:00pm will be at St. Dom’s Academy; Explore St. Dom’s and enjoy hot cocoa & cookies, games, sledding & more! 3:10 - 4:40pm will be at Norway Savings Bank Arena free hockey clinic and public skate.

Volunteer for Winter Festival!

  • The Auburn Recreation Department is seeking volunteers to help with Winter Festival 2019!

    We need help with planning & organization before the event, as well as assistance with the event itself. If you have some time to help us make this the best WinterFest ever, please complete the form below...




Our thanks to the following Winter Festival partners:


L-A Harley Davidson

Roopers Beverage & Redemption


Androscoggin Land Trust

Auburn Public Library

Baxter Brewing/Baxter Live Music

L-A Arts

Lost Valley Ski Area

Top-It Frozen Yogurt

United New Auburn Association

Woman’s Literary Union

Don't miss the WinterFest 


Saturday, January 26

Join us in the Roopers WinterFest Party Tent, home of the Gritty’s Ice Bar [cash bar] and the L-A Harley Stage

Live music by Farmhouse Project & L-A Harley Band

5:00 - 9:30pm Festival Plaza [Main Street]

Join our friends from Gritty’s for some frosty winter drinks under the Roopers Tent (CASH ONLY). On the L-A Harley Stage: Farm House Project [5:30 - 7:00pm] & the L-A Harley Band [7:30 - 9:00pm].

This is a 21+ event! Tickets are $15 before 1/25 [$20 day after 1/25, if available] Space is very limited, so get your tickets EARLY.

Visit www.AuburnRecreation.com for tickets or call: 333-6601 ext 2101 VERY LIMITED SUPPLY!


Our friends at the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch are offering a very special WinterFest rate: use the link below to reserve a room at the beautiful HGI for just $99 per night!