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. Fire & Ice Festival. Somerset, Pa.
Jan. 14-16. Ice carvings, fireworks, a 5K walk/run, chainsaw carving, and food. Enjoy live entertainment and participate in contests. 814-443-1748; www.somersetincpa.org.
2. Yamulee Dance Company. North Chelmsford, Mass. Jan. 15-16. Special performances and workshops for salsa, cha-cha, bachata, and merengue. Raffle prizes. 917-667-0800; www.verarowe.com.
3. Providence Boat Show. Providence, R.I. Jan. 13-16. More than 280 exhibitors and more than 300 boats of different sizes and makes will be on display. Kayaks, inflatable boats, and accessories will be available. 401-846-1115; www.providenceboatshow.com.
4. SnowCon 2011. Orono, Maine.
Jan. 15-16. Enjoy a weekend of games at the Central & Northern Maine Gaming Convention. Workshops, discussions, and a whole lot of games. 207-249-8553; www.snowconmain.com.
5. Virginia Home and Garden Show. Doswell, Va. Jan. 14-16. Homeowners can compare and buy the latest products for their homes and yards. Landscapers, interior decorators, remodeling contractors, and home builders will be giving professional advice. 804-425-6556; www.agievents.com.
6. Sleigh Ride Weekend. Woodstock, Vt.
Jan. 14-16. Hop on a horse-drawn sleigh and enjoy a scenic ride through the Billings Farm fields. Visit the dairy farm, learn about farm stock, and enjoy hot cider. 802-457-2355; www.billingsfarm.org.
7. Chili Winter Days. Hydes, Md. Jan. 15-16, 22-23, 29-30. Warm up with some spicy chili and sample red wine at Boordy Vineyards. Enjoy local music and sip wassail while touring the winery. 410-592-5015; www.boordy.com.
8. Independence Weekend Celebration. Lincoln, N.H. Jan. 15-16. Enjoy family entertainment at Loon Mountain. Ski with Uncle Sam on stilts and see a torchlight parade and fireworks show. 1-800-229-5666; www.loonmtn.com.
9. Winter Carnival. Long Lake, N.Y. Jan.15. Cardboard-box races, a snowmobile parade, a frying-pan toss, snow golf, a firemen's relay, and a fireworks display. 518-624-3077; www.mylonglake.com.
10. 11th Annual Antique Motorcycle Exhibit. Warren, Ohio. Jan. 8-May 29. Vintage cars and more than 30 antique motorcycles will be on display. 330-394-1899; www.packardmuseum.org.