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Winterfest Kicks Off at Moraine State Park

Looking for something to do this weekend? A plethora of activities are taking place in Cranberry’s backyard.

Winterfest Kicks Off at Moraine State Park

If you’re looking for some unique winter activities to do with the family this weekend, check out what’s happening right in Cranberry’s backyard.

Winterfest kicks off Saturday at Moraine State Park in Portersville. The events take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and include dog sledding demos, hiking, cross country skiing, ice-skating and more.

There also will be a chili cook off and other hot food vendors at the festival.

Here’s the schedule of events courtesy of the Moraine Preservation Fund. Admission to Winterfest is free.


11 a.m.: Chili cook off

  • First Prize: Dinner for two at the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry
  • Second Prize: $75 Visa Gift Card courtesy of Northwest Savings Bank
  • Third Prize: Courtesy of Nicolette's Tailor Shop and Specialty Gifts, Portersville - Value $50

11-3 p.m.: Live Music by Amanda Noah

11-3 p.m.: Chainsaw Carving by Damian Skal

11-3 p.m.: Ice Carving by The Marriott

12-4 p.m.: Carriage Rides

12-3 p.m.: Snow shoe workshop hosted by Venture Outdoors

12-3 p.m.: Dog sled demos by Sandy Stoner

1-4 p.m.:   Ice fishing demonstration by Muddy Creek Outfitters

1:30 p.m.: Barn Owl/Raptor program by Moraine Preservation Fund

1-4 p.m:   Cross country skiing hosted by Butler Outdoor Club (bring your own skis)

2:30 p.m.: Barn Owl/Raptor program hosted by Moraine Preservation Fund-  Owlet Gift shop

3 p.m. Family Birding Hike hosted by Audubon Society of Western PA. Meet at Pavilion no. 7

Other activities include crafts, family snow activities, bonfire and meeting Smokey the Bear. Froggy 94.9 FM will be playing music at the event.

Are you planning to attend Winterfest? Tell us in the comment section below.

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