Continuing the legacy.

14th Annual Hunter Ice Festival

Downtown Niles, MI

 January 19, 20, 21 ~ 2018



Click to Experience the Magic of the Hunter Ice Festival

It’s almost time for the 14th Annual HUNTER ICE FESTIVAL
in beautiful Downtown NILES, MI. 

Below is a basic schedule of events—guaranteed that more happenings will be added, so keep checking back ;)

 If you have any questions, give us a call or email and we’ll be happy to answer.  We’ll have plenty going on in town starting with the Ice arriving Monday January 15th, and then carving will begin.

Come see Aaric Kendall, Danny Bloss,  and team will turn Niles into an
Icy ~ Artsy FUN Winter Wonderland.

Monday, January 15
Ice arrives, corner of Front and Main St.
Thank You To XPO Logistics for the use of their Refrigerated Trucks!


Tuesday, January 16
Carving begins, corner of Front and Main Street
Thank You to Bobcat of Michiana!

Friday, January 19
4pm-8pm – Psi Iota Xi Warming Center

5pm-8pm – Hunter Ice Cream Booth – south side of Main between Front & 2nd St

5pm – Sponsored sculptures placed throughout downtown

7:30pm (approx.) – Fire and Ice at the Riverfront Park

Saturday, January 20

9am-4pm – Multi-Block sculptures carved LIVE throughout downtown

10am-8pm – Psi Iota Xi Warming Center including the Psi Iota Xi Family Craft Activities

11am-8pm - Hunter Ice Cream Booth – south side of Main between Front & 2nd St

10am-7pm – Shelf Life Book Store Open @ 223 N 4nd Street

7:30 pm (approx.) – Carving at the Amphitheater in Riverfront Park

All Day – Interactive Ice Park on Main

 Sunday, January 21
11am-4pm – Psi Iota Xi Warming Center including the Psi Iota Xi Family Craft Activities

11am-4pm - Hunter Ice Cream Booth – south side of Main between Front and 2nd Street

11am-5pm – Shelf Life Book Store 223 N 4nd Street

12pm-3pm – Children’s Activities on Main

12pm-3pm – “Chili Crawl” – Chili Cook-off.

4:00pm – “People’s Choice” Chili Cook-Off Awards, Psi Iota Xi Warming Center

  2017 Hunter Ice Festival Sponsors ~
                13th Year
City of Niles Utilities Department
Psi Iota Xi

Lakeland Health Care

               4th Year
XPO Logistics Inc , Buchanan Michigan –Refrigerated Trucks
Lake Michigan College – Ice Cream   Booth  Sponsor

               2nd Year
SEMCO Energy
Niles District Library and Nile History Center

                8th Year
Pizza Transit
                2nd year
Home Comfort 


    13th Year
Greater Niles Community Federal Credit Union
Haslett and Gaynor PC
Brown Funeral Home

1ST Source Bank
          12th Year
Harding’s Friendly Market
11th Year
Richard L. Beckermeyer, DDS
   9th Year
Insurance Management Services
       8th Year
Veni’s Sweet Shop

            2st Year

Camden TV & Appliance
Andrews’ Tax X

TCU Insurance
On Base Productions

  1st year
Four Winds Casino
Prime Table Restaurant

         13th Year
Lesley Bookout & Family
The Doll Shop

Four Flags Area Chamber of Commerce

                11th Year
Chemical Bank
9th Year
Four Flags Garden Club
Four Flags Antique Mall
The Nuggett Downtown Grill

                7th  Year
Sheriff Paul Bailey
5h Year
Fisher Innovative Technology
Kiell Excavating

3nd  Year
Forever Clean Soap Works
1st Year
Ruoff Home Mortgage
Niles Elks Lodge 1322
Southwestern Michigan College

                13th Year
Michiana Recycling & Disposal
Comfort Inn

11th  year
Kachur Tree Service

                5th Year
Harbor Sports & Cycle 
3nd Year
Bobcat of Michiana

Selge Construction
Paul Rifenberg

THANK YOU for your Support! 

 We Thank You ALL for Your Support!

Add your name to the list… Make your donation today!! 

Hunter Ice Cream ‘every bite, a delight’ Along with harvesting ice from Barron Lake, the Hunter Company also made Ice Cream. Hunter Ice Cream was noted for its purity and in 1914 the company could produce 400-500 gallons per day, any flavor, and the ice cream could be molded into various shapes.

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