The goal of Winterfest is to provide a venue for people to come out and enjoy winter with others from across the community and beyond. Visitors will get a chance to experience what Waterbury has to offer. Proceeds will be used to expand Waterbury recreation opportunities and support economic growth in our community.

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While Winterfest has always put its proceeds towards enhancing recreation within Waterbury, VT, 2018 was the first year that grants were awarded for recreation-related programs and projects. Grant applications for 2020 will be available soon after the conclusion of Winterfest events of January 24 - February 2, 2020. Winterfest was thrilled to support such a wide range of recreational activity last year. Take a look at our grant recipients:

Capital Soccer

Awarded: $1,500

The grant was used to improve the soccer fields adjacent to the Ice Center. Capital Soccer will challenge a Chittenden County soccer club to a snow soccer match during Winterfest 2019.

Clyde Whittemore Little League

Awarded: $2,000

The grant was used for a new scoreboard at the Major League field at Hope Davey Park. CWLL will organize a team to participate in broom ball and/or other Winterfest activities in 2019.

The Children's Room

Awarded: $1,120

Their grant was used to run their popular indoor "Soccer for Little Feet" program. They will organize a Weekend Playgroup in the Thatcher Brook Primary School gym during Winterfest 2019.

Waterbury Area Trails Alliance (WATA)

Awarded: $2,000

WATA used their grant to improve the flow track near the Ice Center. WATA will participate in a Fat Bike event during Winterfest 2019.

Waterbury Youth Soccer

Awarded: $2,000

They used their grant to install new nets at Dac Rowe Park, upgrade their website, and expand access to their youth refereeing program. They plan to organize a snow soccer game for Winterfest 2019.

Waterbury Historical Society

Awarded: $1,000

Their grant monies were used to assist with repair of the river stone chimneys at CCC Camp Smith and with historical restoration in Little River State Park to enhance the educational and recreational experience of the Waterbury community.

Green Mountain Performing Arts

Awarded: $1,300

Their grant supports the launch of a virtual studio. During Winterfest 2019 they will host a Father/Daughter dance.

Our Leadership Team

Roger Clapp, President. Bill Minter, Vice President. Natalie Sherman, Treasurer. Brenda Caforia-Weeber, Secretary. Rich Hayes, Louisa Cowles Hayes, Laura Parette, Amy Scharf, and Eric Weeber