9th annual Rochester Fire & Ice Festival

Posted at 5:36 AM, Jan 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-23 07:15:45-05

The 9th annual Rochester Fire & Ice Festival will host its first college ice carving contest on Saturday, Jan. 23 in downtown Rochester during the festival weekend. Students from six colleges and culinary arts programs will carve beautiful sculptures out of blocks of ice with the hopes of grabbing top honors. 

The Rochester Fire & Ice Festival, which runs Friday, Jan. 22 through Sunday, Jan. 24. Highlights of the annual family fun fest will include fireworks, the Big, Bright Light Show, a TasteFest & Beer Tent, and dozens of ice sculptures lining Main Street. This year’s Main Street ice sculpture theme is literary characters.

Festivalgoers will also get to enjoy tube sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing, dogsledding, cross country skiing, carriage rides, food trucks, face painting, ice carving demonstrations, and more.

You can learn more about the Rochester Fire & Ice Festival by visiting