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Dinolfo Announces 23rd Annual Winterfest

Dinolfo Announces 23rd Annual Winterfest

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo today announced the County’s 23rd annual Winterfest event hosted at Mendon Ponds Park this Sunday, January 14th, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is FREE of charge and open to the public.

“Here in Monroe County, you can either celebrate winter or stay inside -- and we choose to celebrate! Each January, the Mendon Ponds Winterfest brings together thousands of residents from throughout the community to enjoy all the park has to offer,” said Dinolfo. "This weekend’s anticipated snowfall and chilly temperatures will result in perfect conditions for our annual event! A special thank you to our dedicated Monroe County Parks staff, community organizations and volunteers who work so hard each and every year to make Winterfest a success.”

Sponsored and coordinated by Dinolfo and the Monroe County Department of Parks, Winterfest has a rich history of being a great outdoor event for all audiences. Numerous community organizations and winter themed demonstrations are planned throughout Mendon Ponds Park both outside and inside the Park’s heated lodges. The event has continued to grow over the years and offers many activities residents have come to love, while highlighting new partners and local endeavors.

Winterfest will feature a variety of seasonal participatory activities, including sledding, Nordic skiing and snowshoeing, as well as demonstrations by local organizations and clubs. Popular spectator competitions include both sled dog and snowshoe races. Visitors may also enjoy crafts, face painting, chain saw carving demonstrations, and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol.

Refreshments will be available for sale at the Nature Center, East/West Lodge.

Mendon Ponds Park is located in the southeastern portion of Monroe County just south of the Thruway. Visitors may enter the park from either Route 65 (Clover Street) or Pittsford-Mendon Center Road.

See the attached promotional flyer for complete schedule information.
Visit www.monroecounty.gov/parks-winterfest for event details.