Once again on Saturday January 28, 2017 downtown Mount Holly will be the place to warm your tummy and see lots of artistic eye candy while having plenty of free family friendly fun.
On this date Mount Holly will play host to over a dozen professional ice carvers from up and down the east coast, an equal number of professional chili chefs plus a wide variety of interesting entertainment for young, old and everyone in between. The ice carvers will transform 300 pound blocks of ice into beautiful crystalline works of art, throughout town, beginning at 10:00 and continuing until 3:00 p.m. Many popular exhibitors from last year will be returning such as Woodford Cedar Run’s Birds of Prey, The Garden State Discovery Museum, Loyal American Regiment, Jersey Sands Sled Dog Racing Association and of course, Mount Holly’s very own Fire Truck rides. The live Alpaca exhibition from Scotia Acres will join in the festivities again this year. And new this year will be demonstrations from the Jersey Pinelands Curling Club.
The Craft Beer Tent, back by popular demand, will be pouring Mount Holly’s own Spellbound alongside Double Nickel, Neshaminy Creek, and Third State. Event attendees that are 21 and over can enter the beer tent and buy beers from any of the craft brewers; however, this year Fire & Ice VIP tickets are being sold for $40 each. The ticket provides the bearer with two important advantages, it allows the VIP to enter the chili tent 1 hour early (at 11:00) and to enter the craft beer tent 1 hour early (at noon) and it allows the ticket holder to have 2 complimentary beers. Fire & Ice VIP tickets can be purchased pre-event at www.MainStreetMountHolly.com or at the tent on event day.
The Women’s League will again conduct the Cupcake Decorating Contest for amateurs and professional bakers in RCBC’s Culinary Arts Building Cafe. The decorated masterpieces will be delivered to the judging site at The Burlington County College Culinary Arts Center on Friday January 27, 2017; and, judging will be conducted on Saturday by popular vote. So come out and vote for your favorite creation. Tours of the RCBC state of the art Culinary Center will be conducted from 11:40 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The 2017 chili contest will have all contestants in one location, so come to the heated tent in the center of town and taste all of the offerings while you cast your vote for the people’s choice winner. So that everyone can maximize their social media posts from the event, the Xfinity Wifi-On-Wheels will be stationed at the event, so stop by and get some giveaways and free wifi. Plan to spend the day in Mount Holly on January 28, 2017 for this free family friendly fun event with lots of photo ops so be sure post your photos on social media with the hashtag #FandINJ.