The 16th Annual Remick Museum Ice Harvest & Winter Carnival – Saturday February 16th, 2019

Photo Courtesy of Remick Museum


Dawne Gilpatrick of the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm joined Gino today on the Magic Morning Show to discuss the 16th Annual Ice Harvest & Winter Carnival happening in Tamworth Village this Saturday, February 16th. Click to listen and look below for all the details.




16th Annual Ice Harvest & Winter Carnival


Same day! 5K Snowshoe Stampede – Entrance fee and registration required


Take part in a New England tradition & enjoy timeless wintertime fun!

  • Participate in traditional ice block cutting, piking and hoisting
  • Look on as yolked teams of working steers transport ice blocks to the Ice House
  • Celebrate winter with outdoor/indoor activities and family-friendly games
  • Meet and greet farm animals in their winter coats and surroundings
  • Visit with Chinook dogs and learn about their local history with the Chinook Owners Association
  • Listen to live music by Brier Hill Band in the Hearth Room — dancing welcome
  • Try your hand at a winter-themed craft or go on a scavenger hunt
  • See demonstrations of step-by-step ice harvesting, outdoor cooking (samples too), and ice sculpting by Brian Stockman
  • Take a ride on antique Model A and Model T Ford snowmobiles
    • Provided by The Model T Ford Snowmobile Club: based in neighboring Ossipee, NH, where the original car-to-snowmobile conversion kits were invented—click the “Brief History” tab on their website to learn more The club has determined that current conditions on the ground are not conducive to providing safe rides and protecting the antique machines. However, rest assured that the snowmobiles will be on display and provide a fun, interactive exhibit.
  • Build a snowman, snowcow, or…  let your imagination soar (dependent on snow conditions)
  • Take in outdoor exhibits of:
    • Winter Camping & Accompanying Gear
    • Wintertime Animal Trapping and Lore
    • Snowshoes Through Time
    • An Ice Boat from the New Hampshire Boat Museum
    • A Bob House/Ice Fishing Shack
    • An Antique Snow Roller
  • Take a self-guided tour of the Museum Center: 
    • Watch an ice harvesting video
    • Take in our ice harvesting history exhibit 
    • Learn about Remick Family history
    • Engage with the “Our Medicine Through Time” exhibit—samples at the Winter Apothecary
  • Warm up with a Remick-made lunch and other treats (see the menu, below)

COST: $10/person, ages 11 & above | $5/child ages 5–10 | 4 & under, FREE
Members receive $2 off admission
*If the ice is not safe, visitors will not be allowed on the ice. No matter the conditions, ice harvesting demonstrations will occur. 

New in 2019!

9AM  Take part in a 5K Snowshoe Stampede
A “fun-tastic” pre-Ice Harvest race for snowshoers of all abilities. Entrance fee and registration required; racers receive free admission to Ice Harvest & Winter Carnival. Snowshoe Race registration link.



Foods Available for Purchase
Available while supplies last. As much as possible, we use Remick-raised and -grown ingredients. Some recipes used are from the Remick-Made Cookbook. We accept cash and credit cards.

Remick-Made Lunch
A bowl of Chili or Minestrone  Served with cornbread ~ $5

A La Carte
  Hotdogs, for cooking at the outdoor firepit ~ $2
TREATS  Cookie | Brownie | Popcorn | S’more Kit ~ $1
BEVERAGES  Hot Chocolate | Coffee | Tea | Bottled Water ~ $1