The sight of 51 sparkling and enchanting ice sculptures lining two of Vermilion's downtown streets awaits those Clevelanders who venture to the historic harbor town's 5th annual Ice-A-Fair to Remember on Saturday, February 2.
Ice-A-Fair to Remember Running from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. along Liberty Ave. and Main St. in downtown Vermilion, visitors will be able to see a dazzling display of ice carvings all created by master ice carvers from Elegant Ice including pre-carved sculptures (some 4-6 feet tall) of a dolphin, a sailboat, a pineapple, a seashell, a penguin, an anchor, a train, an eagle, a mermaid and a seahorse, just to name a few.
There will also be ice carving demonstrations where you can observe the talents of the master carvers as they produce their ice creations. The first demonstration of the day will take place in front of the old Town Hall at 11:30 a.m. and the carver will be making a Cupid.
The 12:30 p.m. demonstration will feature the transformation of a block of ice into a double heart luge and will take place on Main St. in front of Brummer's Chocolates. Exchange Park will host the third ice carving demonstration at 1:30 p.m. where a train engine will be constructed which will join the other pre-carved train cars.
Children will be able to get a special souvenir when the master carvers cut off a piece of ice from their sculptures and carve the child's name into it.
While at the Festival make sure you don't miss the chance to sit on an actual ice throne.
Lolly the Trolley will be on hand to give tours of historic Vermilion. Cost is $5 for adults and children accompanied by an adult are free.
Visitors will be able to warm up when they make a stop at The Main Street Vermilion office for some hot chocolate and cookies.
For more information about the Vermilion Ice-A-Fair to Remember celebration call 440-963-0772 or get online at www.mainstreetvermilion.blogspot.com.
Vermilion, Ohio is located 42 miles from Cleveland and it is approximately a 48 minute drive.