Cure Cabin Fever at Jemez Springs Fire & Ice Festival

Festival-goers sample the wares at the 2012 Jemez Springs Fire & Ice Festival. Courtesy/JSFIF

Staff Report

Enjoy old fashioned, rip roaring, winter-time fun for the whole family Saturday, Feb. 23 at the annual Fire & Ice Festival at the Jemez Springs Civic Park in Jemez Springs.

Festivities begin at 11 a.m.

Enjoy watching a professional Chain Saw Carving contest and exhibition with amazing hand-carved sculptures that’ll be auctioned off 3:15  p.m. during the festivities.

The theme of the carvings will be “Otherworldly Beings,” which gives the carvers the opportunity to choose among things like wizards, dragons, angels, mermaids, elves, gnomes and tree spirits – excellent sculptures to have guarding your home, garden or business.

There’s also going to be a Pie Bake Contest. If you’re proud of your pie, enter it for a chance to win cash and bragging rights … it only costs $5 per pie entry. Contestants may enter more than one pie, but no pies that require refrigeration, please. 

Bring your pie to the festival grounds and get it entered by 12:30 p.m. as the judging will happen at 1 p.m. … after the contest, contest pies become the property of the event and will be sold to benefit the festival and the non-profit organizations of the area.

There will also be cross-cut log sawing competitions, chicken poop bingo, and many other activities and contests for children of all ages, (including a children’s bouncy-house), along with lots  of arts and crafts booths, a silent auction of locally donated items from artists and businesses, tasty food and beverages and a beer garden for the adults with room to dance to live music.

Contestants compete in a Chain Saw Carving Contest at the 2012 Fire & Ice Festival. Courtesy/JSFIF
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