Saturday, February 27, 2010

Buffalo Winter Fest - Saturday & Sunday

It's happening NOW in Buffalo. The Skyway off-ramp at Seneca St. is closed to traffic and has been filled with snow for tubing!

A huge Ice Maze has been constructed and has earned a spot in the Guinness Records Book as the World's largest.

The event is dubbed "The Powder Keg Festival". In addition to Skyway tubing and the ice maze, the Festival website reports:

It's the stuff of winter dreams, for adults and kids alike: Gathering with friends and family to enjoy hot food and refreshments, ice skating, broom ball, snowshoeing, carriage rides, and the polar bear swim.
Also, from 11am to 5pm, there will be a Buffalo Vendors Market on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Pearl Street Grill & Brewery, providing festival attendees a place to escape the cold and to check out local artisans and products.

The photos above are from today's report in The Buffalo News, which you should check out for a map of the location and additional details on the event.

I'm going to take Buffalo Rising's advice and head on down to the event today. As they stated, "get away from the computer, and go have some winter fun."

See you tubing down the Skyway off-ramp near the Pearl St. Grill & Brewery!

UPDATE: Sunday, February 28
Congrats to the organizers, volunteers and sponsors on a very successful event!

Photos taken by Joe Cascio prior to and during the event are here. Check out the overhead view of the completed Ice Maze below [click image to enlarge].

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