February 14th, 15th and 16th
Roy Memorial Park/Talent Hall
Join your fellow community members at the 2nd annual Litchfield Winter Fest. Organized by the Litchfield Recreation Commission, the event features numerous family activities, details of which can be found below in the Event Listing. All proceeds benefit Litchfield Recreation Commission's activities and projects supporting the town of Litchfield. As you review the activities below, please take note that some require advanced signup as space is limited. There is no admission fee for WinterFest. However, we are requesting donations of baked goods for the bake sale or a chili / chowder entry for the Cook-off.
We are in need of volunteers for short time periods on all three days to assist with the multiple events and activities.
Below is a summarized listing of the scheduled events and activities, Click here for a detailed listing.
Pictures from the 2014 Event
Congratulations to the following 2014 Chili and Chowder Cook-off winners:
1st Place- Andy Hershberger
2nd Place- Paul Biron...
3rd Place- Karl D Franck
People's Choice- Andy Hershberger
1st Place- Jennifer Dionne
2nd Place- Jaxon & Jynjer Jozokis
3rd Place- Alex Mattucci
People's Choice - Alex Mattucci
Congratulations to the 2nd annual WinterFest Cornhole Tournament Winners!!
1st Place: Steve Perry / Don Daigle
2nd Place: Brian Keane / Bob Grant
3rd Place: Berit Keane / Stephanie Perry
The Keane's and Perry's were well represented this year!
Overall, we had 64 players competing and the tournament ran very smoothly.
63 games were played in well under 4 hours.
Thank you to Jen Biron for her assistance with bracket management and helping to keep things moving.
Responders vs. Residents Game 2014
Residents came through with a 11-8 win over the Responders!
Friday, February 14th
Parents Night Out/Kids Movie Night
Parents enjoy the night out and let our volunteers watch the little ones. Activities will include a free movie as well as a performance from Mad Science. Children are welcome to wear their pajamas and bring a pillow and blanket. Children must be between 3 (potty trained) and 13. The price includes pizza, drinks and popcorn. Check-in is from 5:30 to 6:00.
Saturday, February 15th
5k Road Race / 2k Fun Run
Starting from Roy Memorial Park, the course winds its way through the neighborhoods of Litchfield. Same day Registration and Number Pick-up from 8:00am-8:30am. First 100 5k registrants 10 yrs old and up will receive a free race t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the best times in multiple age groups.
Chili and Chowder Cook-Off
Do you think you make amazing chili or chowder? Compete against other town residents and enter chili or chowder in the Winter Fest Cook-Off. A panel of judges will choose the top 3 in each category (Chili / Chowder). Also, one "People's Choice Award" in each category will be decided by public opinion. Click here for instructions and rules.
Residents vs. Responders Hockey Game
Come watch members of the fire and police departments compete against Litchfield residents in this enjoying hockey game. If you are a Litchfield resident and have an interest to play, use the signup link. Hockey Rules
Come show off your cornhole skills at the 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament. 24 teams (2 players per team) will be competing for the title.
Mechanical Bull Rides
New this year: Test your rodeo skills on the mechanical bull! Kids and adults are welcome to give it a try.
- 10am to 4pm
- $7 per ride
Throughout the Day
- Mini Snowmobile Race (No Charge)
- Wrestling and Karate Demonstration
- Monarchs Max
- Ice Skating
- BYOB Beer Garden
- Face Paintings
- Girl Scout Cookie Booth
- 16 foot Inflatable Slide
- Kids Obstacle Course
- Figure Skating Demonstration (10:30am to 10:45am
- Bake Sale
- Silent Raffle
- 10am to 5pm
Sunday, February 16th
Wake up Sunday morning and come to Talent Hall for an old fashioned pancake breakfast. Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage, Coffee, Juice and Milk will be served.
- 8:30am to 10:30am
- $4 per person, 5 and under free
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Take a picturesque balloon ride in Litchfield. The ride will rise 30 feet above Roy Memorial Field for a scenic view of Litchfield and can accommodate 3 to 4 people at a time.This event is weather permitting.
- 9am to 11am
- $10 for adults and $5 for kids
Interested in trying archery? Use this opportunity to give it a try. Instruction, equipment and supplies will be provided.
- 9am to 11am
Eastern Mountain Sports will be providing snowshoe instructions and the Conservation Commission will lead a tour throughout Darrah Pond and Roy Memorial Park. 25 pair, in various sizes, of snowshoes are available to use at no charge, while residents who have the equipment are welcome to participate.
Ice Fishing/Ice Fishing Clinics
NH Fish and Game "Let's Go Fishing" program will be providing clinics for anyone 8 and older on Darrah Pond and open fishing to others. Equipment is provided for clinic participants.
Memories from 2013
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