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Winterfest kicks off in Perrysburg

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An icy pair of heels on display at the festival. An icy pair of heels on display at the festival.
PERRYSBURG, OH (Toledo News Now) -

This weekend is the annual Winterfest in Perrysburg – three days filled with family fun and activities.

Saturday will be the main event: Two ice carving contests, one for professionals, the other for amateurs. The amateur competition begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, the professionals will start at 2 p.m. The sculptures will be judged at the end of the night.

Sculptures currently on display were all done by Ice Creations, a local company that has been part of Winterfest since the beginning.

"They start out with a block of ice, and they have to create something out of it, so you know, it's not easy to do that," said Chard Harston, owner of Ice Creations. "Some of the stuff that they are going to create tomorrow is just going to blow people away. The professionals will really go all out for prize money, so they're going to do their best."

Families are encouraged to bring their children to the festival. There will be crafts, games, food and entertainment from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

For more information on the event, check out their Facebook page here.

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