Calm your cabin fever at Haywood’s Fire and Ice Winterfest

Tired of being indoors this winter? Take your mind off winters chill and warm up with the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce Fire & Ice Winterfest from 3-7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Waynesville Inn Golf Resort.

Whether you are looking for a relaxing mountain retreat, a girlfriend getaway or an escape from cabin fever, the Fire & Ice Winterfest has plenty to offer. Weekend highlights include an ice sculpting competition, live musical entertainment by local band Orange Krush, SegWay tours, horse and carriage Rides and more. There will also be a Fire & Ice Spring Preview Fashion Show.

Waynesville’s own microbreweries, Frog Level and Headwaters Brewing Co., will be on hand to offer samples of their frothy creations; and local restaurants and B&B’s will showcase their culinary talent in the first ever Star Chef Competition complete with locally produced ingredients.

For the pet centric, Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation will host a Cardboard Dog Sled Race. Visit for additional information and a registration form. All proceeds from the Dog Sled race will support the initiatives of the Sarge’s organization. This one day event is sure to cure your winter blues.

Tickets may be pre-purchased at a reduced rate of $10 for adults and $5 for children (under 17) or purchased at the door for $12.50 for adults and $5 for children (under 17). Kids Stay Free Promotion: One child (under the age of 17) free with a paying adult. Visit for a complete list of events and additional information.

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