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Ice-A-Fair 2019

The 11th Annual Main Street Vermilion Ice-A-Fair is a day-long winter event for the entire family filled with glistening sculptures, ice carving demos and more! Everything is within easy walking distance. Here’s what you can expect throughout the day!


The National Weather Service says “Goodbye” sub zero temps, “Hello!” mild winter weather, some cloud cover and no wind. It will be a perfect day for Ice-A-Fair.

Ritter Library’s Chocolate Fest

Get there when the doors to Ritter Library open at 10AM for the most delicious start to your day in Vermilion. Samples are 50 cents. Vote for your favorite! The Fest ends at 1PM. Hosted by the Friends of Ritter Library.

Lolly the Trolley

Enjoy narrated tours of the sculptures and historic Vermilion. Board the trolley at Grand and Liberty. Only $2 a rider or $5 for a family. Lolly the Trolley is sponsored by Vermilion Pizza Hut

Ice Carving Demonstrations

12PM Cherubs, sponsored by Swan Creek Candle at 681 Main Street
1PM Mardi Gras Mask, sponsored by Harbourtown Fine Arts at 716 Main Street
2PM Double Hearts, sponsored by Brummer’s Chocolates at 672 Main Street
3PM Carver’s Choice, sponsored by Friends of Main Street in Friendship Park
4PM Dollar Sign, sponsored by Northwest Bank in Exchange Park
5:15PM Carver’s Choice, sponsored by Friends of Main Street in Exchange Park

6:00M Fire & Ice. It’s Amazing!

The day's events end with a towering display of Fire & Ice in the center of town at Exchange Park. Enjoy this beautiful mix of music, flames and ice that constantly shifts in shape and texture. Will the fire outlast the ice or will the ice quell the fire? You'll be the first to find out! It’s free and everyone welcome!

Raffles and More!

Stop in at Main Street throughout the day and take a chance at winning!

  • 50/50 Raffle. You split the pot with Ice-A-Fair

  • Themed Raffle Baskets. More than a dozen baskets. Tickets are 6 for $5; 12 for $10 or 30 for $20

  • Win $1000 in Cold Hard Cash, frozen in a block of ice. It’s very cool. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20

  • Win 4 Indians Tickets and a parking pass for a 2019 Home Game (to be mutally agreed upon). Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20

  • Win Weekly Car Wash Membership (April through October) from Liberty Car Wash.Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20

Cookies, Hot Chocolate and Cider

Stop in at Main Street throughout the day and enjoy cookies, hot chococlate and cider on us! Thank you for coming!

Say Hi to Pete & Jolly

Our signature penguin and snowman mascots will be on the street and in and our of stores. Be sure to take your photos with this fun pair!

Shop & Dine In Vermilion

Make it a day! We have plenty of places to shop and places to dine and drink while you enjoy Ice-A-Fair. Make a day of it! Please patronize our member businesses, as well.

Here’s a look back at 2018! Come back later for the 2019 Ice-A-Fair photo gallery!

Earlier Event: January 27
Firelands Symphony Family Concert
Later Event: February 2
Meltdown Party