4th Annual Winterfest

January 2, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Ponca State Park
NE-26E Spur
Ponca, NE 68770
Ponca State Park

This outdoor family tradition features the Park’s 3K Yule Log Quest, the National Championship Fruit Cake Fling, seasonal crafts, lighted hayrack rides and more.

9:00am-6:00pm – Refreshments, FREE – “My Favorite Outdoor Winter Activity” art work on display.

9:00am-11:00am – Crafts (free)

11:00am-1:30pm – Hot dogs, chips and cookies will be served for $3 per person

High Noon – National Championship Fruit Cake Fling (Free)

This event has been featured on NBC’s TODAY Show.  Participants fling wildlife friendly fruit cakes; competing for distance.

Prizes awarded for the top three longest throws in three age groups, 8 and under, 9-15 year olds, and 16 and older.

2:00pm – 3K Yule Log Quest (free)

The 3K Yule Log Quest is limited to 20 teams (consisting of 3-5 members).  Compete in five family-friendly challenges that will ultimately lead to clues to finding the Yule Log.

Prizes will be awarded to the Champion Yule Log Team, the Best Themed Team, and the Team with the Most Unique Gloves or Mittens.

Pre-registration required at 402-755-2284.  Meet at the West Shelter.

Burning of the Yule Log and awards presentations following at the West Shelter

4:30pm-6:30pm – Lighted Hayrack Rides (free)

A Park Entry Permit is required.

Download the event flyer:  4th Annual Winterfest