Winter Fest 2019

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February 04, 2019


Winterfest to be held in Penn Yan, February 22-23, hosted by The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium and The Hampton Inn Penn Yan  


Penn Yan, NY – The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium and the Hampton Inn Penn Yan are excited to announce Winterfest, a family-friendly, collaborative event held on Friday, February 22, and Saturday, February 23rd, from noon to 10pm each day. All activities will take place at the Hampton Inn Penn Yan located at 110 Mace Street, and will celebrate winter in the Finger Lakes.  


Learn about Ice Fishing with NYS Guide Alan Fess. Compete in a family-friendly snowman-making contest. Ice skate with a view of Keuka Lake (ice skates available first come). Take a horse and carriage ride around the property. Admire custom ice sculptures while getting a drink at an ice bar. The Keuka Restaurant will be providing food for purchase throughout the day with their chefs taking part in an evening chili cook-off. Daytime winter crafts hosted by local maker studio, ReFIND. Learn snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and winter survival skills taught by L.L.Bean specialists. Dance to a live DJ each evening from 6 to 10pm and enjoy a fireworks display on Saturday night!   


Winterfest is funded in part by the Yates County Tourism Fund. Tickets for the event are single day adult $25 and child 12 and under $12 or two days adult $35 and $20 per child under 12 years old. Children 3 and under are free.  For more details and to register, please visit   


Overnight hotel packages and/or rooms are available at The Hampton Inn Penn Yan (call 315-536-8202 for details/reservations), Microtel Inn & Suites Penn Yan (call 315-517-1074 for details/reservations), and Best Western Vineyard Inn & Suites (call 315-536-8473 for details/reservations).     



The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization and is chartered by the New York State Education Department. See for more information or to contribute.