Hanford Mills Ice Harvest Festival Offers More Than Just Ice Harvest (VIDEO)



The Hanford Mills Ice Harvest festival celebrates the stories history behind cutting chunks of ice out of the frozen mill pond.

It’s a lesson in history and fun for the whole family as this festival has grown to include other activities, like: horse-drawn sleigh rides, a hot soup buffet,hockey on the Mill Pond with the SUNY Oneonta Hockey Team, ice fishing demonstrations by the Dave Brandt Chapter of Trout Unlimited, bonfires, films showing ice harvests in the 1930s,traditional candy-making in the Hanford House, vendors offering maple products (Shaver-Hill Farm), hamburgers and fries (Eagle Ridge BBQ), baked goods (Junkyard Bakehaus) and fresh roasted peanuts (State Line Camping Center) as well as hand-knit hats and mittens (Promisedland Farm), outdoor kids’ activities led by Oneonta World of Learning (11 am – 1 pm),


When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 2, 2013

Where: Hanford Mills Museum, East Meredith, NY

Website: http://www.hanfordmills.org/programs-at-hanford-mills-museum/events/ice-harvest/

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