Vol. 2

For 2020, Sparta Recreation Department’s annual Winter Festival is going big!  The 175 Anniversary committee announces the first of several events celebrating the milestone.

Beginning on Friday night, February 7 the field in front of the Mohawk Avenue School will be transformed into a skating rink.  Skates will be provided.  Inflatable snow tubing and a snow maze will also be available for outdoor fun.  The weekend of celebration kicks off from 7 to 9 p.m.

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On February 8 the Winter Festival continues with activities inside and out at Mohawk Avenue School. The skating rink and outdoor activities will run from noon until 9 p.m.  Family friendly activities will go in inside the school from 1 to 4 p.m.  This is open all ages, with family friendly activities. 

  • Games,
  • A gaga pit,
  • Bounce house,
  • Sand art,
  • Face painting,
  • Crafts,
  • Magic show,
  • Dance and yoga demonstrations,
  • Boy Scouts’ pinewood derby track.

Requested admission is a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry.

The Annual Wine and Beer tasting will be held later on Saturday, February 8 from 7 to 9 p.m.  The Liquor Factory and Sparta Elks Lodge are partnering with the Sparta Recreation Department for this adult only event.  Registration through the recreation department is required. 

Admission to the Wine and Beer Tasting is $10 per person and must be paid by cash or check made out to Sparta Elks Lodge 2356.

On Sunday, February 9 the skating rink and outdoor activities will continue from noon until 5 p.m.

The 175 Anniversary Committee is planning events that will complement and enhance traditional Sparta celebrations.