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Join us in downtown Belfast February 23 – 25, 2024 for the weekend. A safe and fun way to get out of the house this winter and the State of Maine Ice Carving Championship.

Come take a walk and visit the ice sculptures that will be located throughout downtown Belfast. Take a break and have a drink at one of the ice bars or participate in one of the many outdoor activities Belfast has to offer throughout the winter. If you’re visiting from out of town, make it a weekend!

Downtown Belfast can be enjoyed year-round!

The Ice Festival is made possible by sponsor support and volunteers. 

3rd Annual State of Maine Ice Carving Championship

Make a fantastic work of art by carving a crystal-clear block of ice during the ice carving competition. This year’s competition in limited to a maximum of 10 teams, pre-registration is required.

  • WHEN: Saturday, February 24 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Judging will begin promptly at 3:00 p.m.
  • WHERE: The lot at the corner of Main and Cross Streets in downtown Belfast
  • WHO: Amateur and professional solo carvers or teams
  • HOW: Ice is provided as is pedestal to carve on. Carvers provide their own tools. All ice carvings judged by a panel of guest judges. First, second, and third place will receive cash prizes.

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Schedule of Weekend Activities

Check back often as more details are added. Schedule is subject to change.

**LIVE ICE SCULPTURE DEMOS BEGIN AT 10:00 a.m. ON SATURDAY AT THE BELFAST AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS

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