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We invite you to winter in Bethel!
WinterFest is on in Bethel, Maine now through February 24th!  We've got lots of snow on the ground and we want you to come enjoy it with us.  Loads of events and activities are planned throughout the week - come stay and play with us.
Snowcano Erupts Saturday, Feb. 16
Snow volcano, Bethel WinterFest 2012
We're building a snowcano - that's right, a volcano made of snow - to celebrate the season.  We built a huge snow pile surrounding tree-length logs.  When we light the logs on fire, sparks and flames will shoot 50+ feet into the air, creating the effect of a volcano!  Don't miss out when it blows its top.
Snowcano Eruption
Saturday, February 16, 2013
6:30 p.m.
Festival Plaza, 37 Cross Street, Bethel, Maine
WinterFest Map

(Bad weather/too windy eruption date:  Friday, Feb. 22)

Groomer Rides, Snowshoe Demos, RailWars Rail Jam, & more Saturday, Feb. 23

Saturday, February 23


Sledding hill open to public all day.  BYOS (bring your own sleds!  Sled at your own risk.)  

Free snowshoeing demos from True North Adventureware.10 am-3 p.m. 

Snowshoeing trip (easy) leaving from Festival Plaza at 1 p.m.  

Free snow groomer rides 10-3 p.m. at Festival Plaza courtesy of GreenStock SnowSports.

RAILWARS - 6 pm - a rail jam on the side of the Snowcano! Some of the area's best skiers and riders will show off their moves on rails and jumps and use the Snowcano as a launch pad.  Visit the RAILWARS Facebook page FMI.

These events all take place at Festival Plaza, 37 Cross Street, Bethel, Maine
 Bethel WinterFest Schedule
There's lots going on all around town February 16-24 - XC skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, sleigh rides, live music, kids' activities, and so much more, inside and out. Don't miss out. Click on over for the full schedule of events.
 Winter is fun in Bethel!
waiting for snowcano Snowshoe demos with True North Adventureware Rail Jam, 2010, Main Street, Bethel, Maine Snow groomer rides from Greenstock Snow Sports
Can't make it? Visit anytime this winter.

Winter in Bethel, Maine lasts into April!

Check out the What to Do page on the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce's website for lodging, dining, Nordic skiing, snowmobiling, relaxing, snowshoeing, and so much more.

Can I talk to a real person?

Of course.  Call the chamber staff at 207.824.2282.  


Hope you can join the fun!



Robin, Julia, and Jessie

Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce