Get ready for Winterfesthiver

snowman face close upFredericton’s annual winter celebration, Winterfesthiver is just around the corner. Winterfesthiver has become a local tradition and this year the festival has introduced some new ways to have fun this winter season. The annual event will span two weekends, February 7-8 and 14-15  from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm at the Capital Exhibit Center in downtown Fredericton.

Family-friendly activities featured in this year’s festival include ice slides, a snow labyrinth, snow tubing, a petting zoo, and a kids’ art auction as well as dog sled, horse sleigh, and pony rides. In addition, there are many locally sponsored activities for people of all ages such as artisan showcases and live entertainers who will be performing for the festival.

Entertainers scheduled for the event include DJ Nasty Naz, Jaclyn Reinheart, Mike Bravener, Free to Grow, and Cory Pond Hill.

The Artisans Village, a new addition for the 2015 festival.  includes hands-on interactive experiences, live entertainment and demonstrations, and artisan-made items for show and sale. Featured indoors at the Artisans Village will be representation from Isaac’s Way, Carole Forbes Techniques, Union Street Art Studio, Skapandi Quilts, Sew Much Gifts, The Kubbyhole, and Barn Yeard Woodworking as well as Dumphrie’s Maples and Swamp Bear Art in an outdoor showcase.

New this year is Winterfesthiver Rocks the Night, a series of 19+ live entertainment on Saturday Nights. Local Downtown Blues Band will take the stage on Saturday, February 7 and Canada’s Got Talent finalist Angry Candy will perform on Valentines Day, February 14th.

Day passes cost $8 and includes all day activities, free parking and SnoBus services. Passes can be bought at the Capital Exhibit Center during the event with cash only. For more information, visit

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