Winterfest 2024 Details & Activities
February 3rd, 11am-3pm

Join us for our annual winter celebration at McDanels Launch Area of Moraine State Park  (north shore)

Have you ever considered all that there is to do and see in the park in the coldest part of winter? We are taking a bet that you haven't fully experienced the beauty that the park and its resources hold during this time of year.

  • Guided hikes
  • Live Music
  • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
  • Local craft vendors
  • Food and Snacks
  • DCNR Educational Experiences
  • Children's Games and Activities
  • Chain saw carving demos
  • Try your hand at Disc Golf
  • and more, and more and more! Check out below for specifics and event schedule (week of) on our Facebook Page
Winterfest   is  the   Place   for   Learning!

Moraine Preservation Fund is grateful to our Demonstration Sponsor, Public Lands!- Join the staff at Public Lands as they head out of McDanels Launch on guided hikes. Learn about the beauty and tranquility that the winter months provide just minutes off of Route 422. And If the weather is just right, they will have Snow Shoes on hand for you to try your hand (foot) at (weather permitting)!

Crowd favorite, Tamarack Wildlife Center is back again in 2024 with Ambassador birds to help you learn what to do if you see a bird in need of help and to give you an up close look at some amazing raptors! Be sure to look for them in the Owlet.

Damian Skal - chainsaw carver, and long time Winterfest attendee, will be on hand again to show us his amazing talents and to give you the chance to take home some beautiful pieces to add to your decor.  You can find him just outside of the Owlet!

DCNR State Park Educators- Join the Park Environmental Education Specialist team for fun interactive experiences.

Journey on the Fly will be back to help you perfect your fly casting! Join Adam down at water’s edge.

Pittsburgh Disc Golf will be on hand to teach you about this year round fun activity in the park! It’s a load of fun and they’ll help you perfect your technique!

Learn about summer sailing with the Moraine Sailing Club. Find them near the launch area!

New in 2024!

Team members from the Macoskey Center will join us with mii demos that reflect their summer camps for kids!

Allegheny Mountain Rescue will be on hand to teach you about the important work that they do. Did you know they practice in the park?

Winterfest    is   the   Place   to   come   hungry!

This year's food vendors will be cooking up some goodies for you to purchase.  Joining us in 2024:

  • Fairground Market
  • The Snowman Portersville
  • Kernel Dan’s Kettlekorn
Winterfest    is   the   Place   for  fun  and  activities!

Whether you are looking to get out on a guided hike, listen to some amazing music or have some fun; we've got some great things planned to help you further enjoy your day at the park!

  • Live music- The Chadd-11am-12:30pm (Pavilion 6)
  • Live Music-Well Strung Blue Grass-12:30-2:30pm (Pavilion 7)
  • Hiking with Public Lands
  • Five Mile Hike with Butler Outdoor Club
  • Scavenger Hunt with prizes!
  • Face Painting by Lisa- find her in the warm Pavilion 6
  • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides with Misty Lanes
  • Photo Contest- vote for your favorites in Pavilion 6
  • Smoky Bear
  • Husky Paws Rescue Returns in 2024!
  • Butler County Tourism Truck

Winterfest    is   the   Place   to  pick  up  locally  made  &  sourced  crafts  and  goodies!

Check our list of this year’s attending vendors:

  • Boho Dreams, LLC
  • Buzy Bees Gifts
  • Delightfully Creative Laser Works
  • Earth’s Heavenly Scents Candle Co.
  • Natural WELLness and Therapy
  • Rittner's Bubble Brew
  • ShadiAcres
  • Top Notch Tumblers
  • Roaming Daisies
  • Honey Bee Creations
  • Heartland Foods/Farms

The event takes place in all weather-and hopefully snow- unless there is a safety risk to all in attendance. Stay up to date with all event information by following the event on our Facebook page (click below).

Click here to follow the event

We   Hope   to   see   you   there!