10 for the Road
You can plan now to attend these weekend events, occurring within a few weeks and within a day's drive of Philadelphia.
1. Pennsylvania Farm Show. Harrisburg. Jan. 8-15. Horse-pulling and sheep-to-shawl contests, seminars, butter sculptures, and a cow-milking contest. Also, a rodeo and performance by country singer Glen Shelton. 717-787-5373; www.farmshow.state.pa.us.
2. Bridge Walk. Fayetteville, W.Va. Open year round. Experience a thrilling walk across the New River Gorge Bridge and see the scenic view of cliffs, creeks, and waterfalls. Take a catwalk tour 850 feet above the river. 304-574-1037; www.bridgewalk.com.
3. Ice Harvest. Williamsburg, Va. Jan. 1-31. Visit the ice harvest exhibit in an original Colonial Ice House. Take a guided tour, learn about the harvesting, transporting, packaging, and storing of ice. 1-800-232-1613; www.shirleyplantation.com.
4. Annual Shoreline Train Show. Branford, Conn. Jan. 8. See operating layouts, learn about gauges, and check out a Thomas the Tank engine layout. Vendors, door prizes, and food. 203-468-7203, www.gbgm-umc.org/umcbranford.
5. Frozentoesen. Toledo, Ohio. Jan. 2-Feb. 28. The Toledo Zoo offers ice-carving demonstrations and Cabin Fever Feeds, where you can watch some of your favorite animals chow down. 419-385-4040; www.toledozoo.org.
6. Lake Morey Skate-athon. Fairlee, Vt. Jan. 8. Skate the 41/2-mile loop at Lake Morey as many times as you can to win raffle tickets for a drawing. Free skate rentals available. 802-649-9075; www.uvtrails.org.
7. Ellicottville's Winter Blues Festival. Ellicottville, N.Y. Jan. 7-8. Live blues entertainment throughout the village, with up to 15 live performances during the two-day festival. 1-800-349-9099; www.ellicottvilleny.com.
8. 21st Annual Springfield Bridal Expo. Springfield, Mass. Jan. 8-9. Glamorous gowns, fashion shows, live music, entertainment, ice-sculpting demonstrations, finger foods, and door prizes. 1-877-721-0628; www.showevent.com.
9. Northeast Motorcycle Expo. Providence, R.I. Jan. 8-9. The Motorcycle Midget and Mayhem Tour will feature the Half Pint Brawlers and Finnegan 10-in-One Circus Sideshow. See vintage bikes. 978-688-8888; www.kevmarc.com.
10. Rockingham Fishing & Hunting Expo. Salem, N.H. Jan. 8-9. More than 40 free seminars for hunting and fishing, a paintball range, and archery and ice fishing for kids. See a camouflage ATV and win door prizes. 1-800-881-2302; www.rockinghamexpo.com.