Chair of Winterfest Planning Committee
Phone: (315) 262-2439
The Winterfest Planning Committee is chaired by a Town Board member and includes representatives of the town's Tourism & Beautification Committee, Colton-Pierrepont Central School and many organizations plus individuals who work together to plan the overall festival and organize specific activities during the multi-day weekend festival held annually during the last full weekend in January. Planning typically begins in September/October and the committee is open to anyone who wants to be involved. The committee also seeks sponsors for activities so funds raised can benefit the Local Neighborhood Center serving Colton, Pierrepont and Parishville.
2017 SCHEDULE & MAP / ORGANIZERS & SPONSORS: The final schedule of activities for the winter festival held on January 26-29, 2017 is available by clicking HERE. Also a map of the sixteen venue sites is available HERE.
We very much appreciate all those who planned and held events leading up to and during Winterfest. The list of this year's event organizers and other sponsors is available HERE.
On December 9 a raffle for a small winter-themed quilt titled 'Icy Logs, Warm Hearth' created and donated by Patty Blickwedehl was kicked off to help raise funds for the Neighborhood Center. The town's Tourism & Beautification Committee drew the winning ticket on January 30.
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR: A feature of Winterfest every year is the announcement of the town's Citizen of the Year. Cynthia Hennessy was honored and presented with the award on Thursday, January 26 during the Spaghetti Dinner which kicked off festivities this year.
RECAP OF 2017: Click HERE to see Winterfest-related photos taken before, during, and after the festival.