Ways to Celebrate February Maine outdoors and events during Groundhog Day, school winter vacations, Lincoln’s Birthday, Valentine’s Day, and President’s Day. The list of activities and events in Maine, during February will give you a perfect chance to join in the winter fun and entertainment while enjoying your stay at one of Southern Maine’s most romantic Inn’s the Atlantic Birches Inn an Old Orchard Beach Bed and Breakfast
So, with a few extra layers of clothing, scarves and mittens the February Snow fest’s, the Snow Carnivals, snowboarding competitions, World Cup Biathlon, snowboarding competitions and snowmobile races can be a lot of fun and excitement. And if outdoor Maine events in the winter isn’t your thing and doesn’t appeal to you, perhaps you will enjoy being indoors for a Chocolate Festival.
High View Farm Sleigh Rides December through March (depending on snow Amounts)
High View Farm in Harrison Maine is owned and operated by the Winslow Family and was first settled in 1810 by their ancestors. ‘It is a working farm with animals, including Belgian Draft Horses and Guernsey Dairy Cows. During the winter the farm offers Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides and Bonfire Packages, for a romantic experience or family fun. With an Old Fashioned journey and a slower way to travel it gives a way to create lasting memories.”
Special Olympics Maine Winter Games Sun Jan 30 – Tues Feb 01, 2011
More than 500 athletes from 80 Maine communities will compete in the 42nd Annual Special Olympics Maine Winter Games at Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley. Come cheer on the athletes, watch the biggest Fireworks Display of the year, or get involved by visiting the Maine Special Olympics.
The North American Tour of the Biathlon World Cup Fri Feb 04, 2011 – Sun, Feb 6, 2011 and Fri Feb 11, 2011 – Sun, Feb 13, 2011
Mainer’s are preparing for the tens of thousands of fans who will descend on the cities of Fort Kent and Presque Isle for seven days of Olympic-level competition during the E.ON IBU Biathlon World Cup. Maine is home to two internationally accredited, world-class venues that are licensed to host World Cup competitions. The Fort Kent 10th Mountain Center and Presque Isle Nordic Heritage Center competition sites join others in Germany, Italy, Austria, Sweden, Norway, and Slovenia that are hosting other World Cup events.
The Maine Event is an annual snowboard competition based in New England going into its 8th season. Sugarloaf is proud to play host to the Finals of the 2011 season. The Main Event Series provides an opportunity for ambitious snowboarders to compete their way up from their local mountain all the way to the Burton US Open Championship and a snowboarding trip of a lifetime in Argentina with South America Snow Sessions.
Wilderness Sled Dog Race Sat, Feb 05, 2011
Kicking off Snofest in Greenville, this International event pits these powerful canine athletes and their mushers against the legendary Maine snow and cold of winter. In addition to the race start and finish lines at the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife parking area on Village Street in Greenville; there are three places along the race route where spectators can view the teams as they head to the Northern most checkpoint and return to Greenville.” Hot chocolate and chili will be served on one of the viewpoints.
Sugarloaf Ski Resort Go50Week Mon Feb 07 – Fri Feb 11, 2011
This week is dedicated to skiers and riders 50+ who have made a commitment to staying active and seeking out excitement! Enjoy the best skiing in the East at Maine’s tallest resort and take advantage of a special Wine Dinner, Artisan Workshops taught by local craftspeople, plus a Go50 Welcome Party at the Shipyard Brew Haus, Group Ski opportunities, Guided Mountain Tours, Live Music and fun Activities.”
12th Annual Naples Winter Carnival Fri Feb 11, – Sat Feb 12, 2011
The Naples Winter Carnival will be two full days of fun along Long Lake in Naples, Maine. If Mother Nature cooperates, the 2011 carnival is expected to be even bigger and better than it was in 2010, when crowds gathered for a Broom Ball, an Antique Snowmobile Show, Helicopter Rides, Snow Coach Rides, movies, snow sculptures, fireworks and a bonfire, other indoor and outdoor activities, and of course, plenty of hot chocolate!
Moosehead Lake Snofest Week Fri Feb 18, – Fri Feb 25, 2011
A week of fun on the lake, with snowmobile rides, entertainment, and the annual Snofest “cook out – cook in” – featuring deep fried turkey, burgers, hot dogs and fire roasted marshmallows. On Friday, the 25th, the week-ends with a Snofest Family Finale and Bonfire.
Annual Moosehead Lake Chocolate Festival Sun, Feb 20, 2011
A tantalizingly delicious event sponsored by the Moosehead Chamber of Commerce. A great place to take the whole family. Choose 12 samples from a selection of 30 delectable chocolate desserts. For the kids there is a special Children’s corner with unique food & prizes. And as always you can place a bid on the great items in our Chinese Auctions.
75th Annual Sno Carnival Sat, Feb 26, 2011
The towns of the Maine Swedish Colony gather each year for a winter carnival featuring traditional Nordic skiing, sledding, and snowshoeing events for all ages along with good food and fellowship. Come on out and beat those winter blues.