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Fire and Ice fills Front Street

Fireworks lit up the sky at dusk over Prescott Field Saturday night to conclude the Fire and Ice Festival.
Photo by Don Waterhouse

FARMINGTON - Saturday marked the third annual Fire and Ice Festival, delayed one week after frigid temperatures on the original scheduled day.

Businesses on Front Street and beyond collaborated to provide activities, concessions and entertainment open to the public. The parking lots and snow banks were filled with families appreciating the opportunity to enjoy the sunny, nearly spring day.

Events ran throughout the afternoon, capped off by a fireworks show over Prescott Field.

Narrow Gauge Cinemas offered free matinees of the Lego Batman Movie while Northern Lights provided demonstrations of snow-riding fat bikes in Prescott Field.  Franklin Savings Bank operated a  tube park on the hill from The Roost parking lot to Front Street, sponsored by Collins Enterprises and E.L. Vining & Son while others had the option of sledding behind the movie theater, sponsored by Big Sky Drive In & Grill.

Up on Broadway, Devaney Doak & Garrett Booksellers hosted a book title scavenger hunt. Front Street Mercantile sponsored a cookie decorating station and Divine Inspirations hosted a snowman making station.

Horse-drawn wagon rides ran throughout the day from the Better Living Center to Giffords.

Franklin Savings Bank employees help tubers down the hill, with some Speed Spray.

A young festival goer thanks the horses for the ride.

A crew of snowmen now line Front Street after Divine Inspiration's snowman making station.

Matching tubers enjoy the hill.

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6 Responses »

  1. What a privilege it is to live in a community with such wonderful opportunities. Thanks to all who helped make the day enjoyable for all.

  2. I just love that we have so many winter events in town now, thank you to all the businesses and people that make these events happen!

  3. It was nice to see so many people out and about and families having fun. A special thanks to "Shellies" on Front Street for face painting for many children, including my granddaughter. We enjoyed the day, and the fireworks were spectacular! Thank you to everyone who made the festival possible.

  4. Thank you John Moore for the vision,time and energy you continue to give to the community. It was a great day of fun!

  5. Fire and Ice has proven so popular that I hope to see the days and locations expanded next year. More room to park would definitely be a plus.

  6. What an amazing fireworks display for such a quaint little event!