Winterfest Is Almost Here

LINCROFT – The Monmouth County Park System’s WinterFest will be held on January 28 from noon to 4 p.m. at Thompson Park, 805 Newman Springs Road.

Planned activities include: cross-country skiing (on mats); horse-drawn wagon rides; archery; penguin fish toss; snowman snowball toss; ice fishing simulation; selfie scavenger hunt; broom ball; pottery demonstrations; make & take crafts; ceramic snowman/penguin craft ($10 each; cash or check only).

Most activities are free. Visitors will have the chance to meet representatives from winter sport vendors and see an array of outdoor gear. Enjoy presentations by REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) on snow shoe basics, winter camping and more. Those looking for non-traditional winter fun should check out the fat tire bike demonstrations by Trek Bicycle Store of Middletown. Be sure to bring your camera and capture the day by taking advantage of photo opportunities with a snowmobile, an old-fashioned sled, and an ice sculpture. WinterFest will also feature live music and food vendors.

Admission and parking are free. For more information about the Monmouth County Park System or WinterFest, visit or call 732-842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711.