The Mount Holly Fire and Ice Festival was all a bustle despite the freezing temperatures. Ice carvers from around the area fired up their torches and got to work on their latest creations. The showdown began for the bragging rights that come with being the ice-carving champion.
Equipped with my camera and multiple layers of clothing, I got to witness and capture the creation of beautiful winter art.
Drilling, Torching and Prepping the Ice
Finished Ice Sculptures
After 4 hours of intense carving, the sculptures were ready for show and judging. The amount of detail that went into the different aspects of each sculpture was stunning and impressive. Kudos out to everyone who participated!
The ice carvers were not the only highlight of the Fire and Ice Festival. Local sled dog teams came to join the party providing demonstrations and fun for the kids.
Beyond the ice carvers and the sled dogs, there was plenty of entertainment available for the young and old. There was music, hot food, a chili contest, and children’s’ activities all down the street. Despite losing feeling in over half my body and a runny nose to boot, the Fire and Ice Festival was an enjoyable winter experience. Quick shout out to the South Jersey Photography group for braving the cold with me!
If you wish to see who wins the festival competitions, you can visit the Fire and Ice Festival website at fireandice.com.