Fire & Ice Festival Features Ice Sculpting and Human Ice Sculptures!

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The Goshen Fire & Ice Festival Features Ice Sculpting


Human Ice Sculptures.


Photo from a previous year

The weather cooperated today at the Goshen Fire & Ice Festival, from 5 to 9 pm, as the community watched the ice sculptures being made. In the past, some festivals were not cold enough to keep the blocks of ice frozen, but today's high temperature was 10 above with a wind chill of below zero.

Not only were the sculptures kept frozen, but with the lake effect wind and snow coming from Lake Michigan, some of the attendees may have thought they were also frozen sculptures. Downtown Goshen, Inc. was well prepared, as they had marshmallow roasting stations throughout the area, where the public could join in roasting marshmallows, or just hanging out near the warmth of the fires.

A Fire and Ice Party,  also took place as the festival was being held in the 100 block of East Washington Street. Local restaurants participated in fiery foods with 8 vendors and Ice Cold Beer, wine and a Vodka Tasting.

Other activities included the Goshen High School Drama Club performance of "Almost Maine" with Free popcorn for attendees.  The public library hosted a "Frozen" sing-a-long and the Boomer Boys performed in concert, as local merchants had sales and specials for the community.

Like some people, I'll wait until tomorrow to view the sculptures, as the temperature is suppose to be a few degrees warmer, with less wind.



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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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That must have been fun to see! I love that photo! Sounds like a great winter-time event

I remember the amazing ice sculptures we saw at the winter festival in the Twin Cities when we lived there for a couple of years a long time ago.


Jan 06, 2017 07:10 PM #1
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Hi Larry - I would probably feel like one of the ice sculptures in that temperature but I am sure they look great.

Jan 06, 2017 07:31 PM #2
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

these can be fun events as long as there is something to keep you warm!

Jan 06, 2017 09:21 PM #3
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Larry when I lived on the East Coast we used to have 1st Night activities and there were so many Ice Sculptures wish I have taken all the pictures... now I am glad that part of my life is behind me... let me complain that it is too cold as we speak in the high 50's Endre

Jan 06, 2017 11:33 PM #4
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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We were out last night in below freezing temps (rare for Silicon Valley) and felt like human ice sculptures.

Jan 06, 2017 11:46 PM #5
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Good morning Larry.  It appears to me you made  good call to wit until today to view the sculptures.  Bundle up and stay warm 

Jan 07, 2017 04:09 AM #6
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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I dare say, Larry Johnston that Ice Sculptures would not last very long here in Sarasota, or San Diego, so I guess I will just have to elect for the Vodka tasting exercise~!

Jan 07, 2017 05:15 AM #7
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

How cool a festival for the residents of Goshen IN.  There are some nice things that can happen with ice and cold

Jan 07, 2017 05:36 AM #8
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Larry. Your weather cooperated to keep the ice solid! We would not have any problem in Chicago either. Zero without the wind chill factor is the wake-up call this morning. Enjoy the festival!

Jan 07, 2017 06:27 AM #9
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Larry. I think this would be so much fun to see. Have a great day.

Jan 07, 2017 09:35 AM #10
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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Ice sculptures are so pretty! It is a real talent, that's for sure! So is roasting the perfect marshmallow!

Jan 07, 2017 04:03 PM #11
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
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Larry ice sculptures are gorgeous.  One of our shoreline towns does one every year and I am looking forward to go to it this year.

Jan 07, 2017 04:18 PM #12
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Looks like fun and the human ice sculpture is a nice double entendre.

Jan 08, 2017 08:23 AM #13
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Larry -- living in Southern California, where complaints of weather in the 40s is not uncommon, ice sculpting is, to say the least, rare.  Thanks for a glimpse into this creative event.  Stay warm.

Jan 08, 2017 08:37 AM #14
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Larry... always impressed by ice sculptures... not being especially artistic my mind boggles at how an idea is formed by human hands into something so beautiful.

Jan 10, 2017 09:05 AM #15
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