Welcome to UPMC Pinnacle's Ice Art Fest
Downtown Carlisle Association presents the UPMC Pinnacle Ice Art Fest will be held February 8-10, 2019. Over 70 different ice sculptures will be placed around downtown Carlisle for visitors viewing and picture taking pleasure. The Ice-Art Festival will combine many events and activities in one weekend including the PNC Chili Cook-Off, a showing of the family movie HAPPY FEET, sponsored by M&T Bank, and so much more.
Produced by the Downtown Carlisle Association and chaired by Larenda Twig of the Carlisle Vault, the event drew more people than the committee expected in 2018. “The event has been very well received by both business owners and the community.” Stated Twigg. She points out that the original goal was for 50 ice sculptures, but the Festival boasted over 70 last year.
Most sculptures will be pre-carved and delivered by Ice Concepts from Hatfield PA. Other showcase sculptures will include an Ice Throne located at the Square, a working Ice Bar sponsored and located at Comfort Suites patio.
As the logo for the Ice Art Fest is a snowflake, the DCA has purchased 50 new giant snowflakes lights that will go on the Hanover and High Square street lamps for the event. "They are the perfect light displays for Ice Art and will give the downtown square a great winter glow while guests enjoy this winter festival” stated Nathan Tuckey, President of the DCA.
COOK-OFFS AND GEMS
In addition to the Ice Sculptures there will be a Chili Cook-Off & Beer Tasting on Saturday, February 9th from 1 – 5 pm at the parking lot of the Cumberland County Human Resources office across the alley from the Gingerbread Man. Sign-up your competition chili or family favorite dessert and participate by filling out the form at www.lovecarlisle.com.