93rd annual Greenfield Winter Carnival

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Ice sculptures were everywhere along the Main Street business district Saturday, one of the highlights of the 93rd annual Greenfield Winter Carnival. Everywhere you looked, passersby stopped to admire the frozen artwork that has so long been part of the winter celebration in Franklin County.

Frank Tinus Stuitje of Greenfield told 22News, “I know that it brings a lot of people here and it’s always fun to walk down the street and see the sculptures, some of them are lit up at night.”

Franklin County artists had spent hours on Friday crafting the sculptures that were so greatly admired during the weekend in downtown Greenfield.

“A man with several sizes of chainsaws and he was cutting out a big heart up there right next to the garden theater. It was beautiful and another lady with him was playing the guitar,” said Mary Barton of Greenfield.

For some winter carnival lovers, the best is yet to come due to expected steadier snowfall on Sunday. Beacon Field is where crowds are expected to gather on Sunday for what some consider the winter carnival highlights.

Raymond Lanza-Weil of Greenfield told 22News, “The cardboard sled contest and the canine keg pull among other things.”

For almost a century the Greenfield Winter Carnival has thrived in all kinds of weather. The more wintry, the better. The folks in Franklin County don’t mind some additional snow that only adds to the festivities.

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