The third annual Argenta Ice Fest is this Saturday and organizers are hoping for cold weather for this event that is unlike any other in central Illinois.
Robin Walters with the host group Argenta in Motion, or AIM, explains Argenta is home to Olympic gold medal ice carver, Aaric Kendall, and they wanted to do something to showcase that and so their ice fest brings him back to their community for this one-day event.
Walters explains the day is full of lots of activities for kids. Kendall works on three large-scale ice carving projects that he does for the community throughout the day.
When Kendall is not working on an ice sculpture in front of the community, Walters says there's going to be plenty going on. From an ice breaker challenge, a winter version of tough mudders, a beer/wine tent, a chili cookoff and snow dogs will do a training demonstration without ice.
Argenta Ice Fest is this Saturday in downtown Argenta. Activities start at 11 am and things conclude at 6 pm. Get more information by finding the event's Facebook page or visiting argentafest.org/ice-fest.