Monmouth County Park System to host Winterfest

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LINCROFT – The Monmouth County Park System is heating things up with its annual WinterFest on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 12-4 p.m. Held at Thompson Park, 805 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, this event celebrates the season with family-fun activities including cross-country skiing demonstrations, kids’ crafts, wagon rides, archery and more.

Visitors will have the chance to meet representatives from winter sport vendors and see an array of outdoor gear. Enjoy presentations by REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) on snow shoe basics, winter camping and more. Those looking for non-traditional winter fun should check out the fat tire bike demonstrations by Trek Bicycle Store of Middletown.

There’ll be plenty of fun to be had throughout the event. Be sure to capture the day by taking advantage of photo opportunities with a snowmobile, an old-fashioned sled, and an ice sculpture. There’ll even be a selfie scavenger hunt. Inside the Creative Arts Center, visitors can create their own ceramic snowman or penguin. The cost for each ceramic is $10; cash or check only. WinterFest will also feature live music and food vendors.

Admission and parking are free. For more information about the Monmouth County Park System or WinterFest, please visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call 732-842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711. The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960 by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks and Recreation agency.