So of course Amelia woke up with a low grade fever.
After two months on the communicable-illness merry-go-round (honestly, what is up with this winter?), though, we weren’t going to let a little fever stop us. Since Amelia was still eager to go, we gave her some Tylenol, bundled her up, and headed up
After all, since admission was only $5 each, if Amelia only felt up to staying for half an hour, it wasn’t going to break the bank.
Locals (who know my disinclination to go anywhere near a crowd) had suggested that we arrive at 10am when the event opened to avoid the crowds. It was about 10:45 by the time we actually got ourselves to the Capital Exhibit Centre in Fredericton, clad in snow gear head to toe despite the above-zero temperatures. The lineups were still pretty manageable at this time, so if you’re going in 2015, try going early in the day!
Winterfesthiver had so many activities that we didn’t have a chance to do them all before Amelia’s energy ran out: a snow maze and the dog sled rides were the two most notable “misses.” We’ll catch them next year!
Gary, a former Army medic, enjoyed checking out the Canadian Army’s winter camping demo. Amelia also loved it, but possibly because she thought it was nap time.
Throughout the outdoor area, DJ Nasty Naz kept the energy up with his infectious enthusiasm and tunes.
Although we didn’t have a chance to partake, those who were making a day of it had a few food options as well as the option to go inside and check out the Science East area while they warmed up (not that you needed to, with the above-zero temperatures).
We had a good time at this relaxed but energetic event. We’ll be back next year, and we’ll show up early to get ahead of the crowds.
If you go: remember to dress warmly and wear your snowpants!
Going next year?
- Winterfesthiver website
- Winterfesthiver Facebook page (did you know you can find The Maritimer there, too?)
- Winterfesthiver on Twitter
Or are you looking for more things to do in the Fredericton area?Google+