Highlands Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Snow Fest @ 4118 event beginning Saturday, January 28th. The two-day festival will be held at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature lots of activities to enjoy the winter weather in Macon County including a snowball toss, a snow tube merry-go-round, a snow slide, an ice-skating rink and more. If Mother Nature doesn’t do her part to bring the needed snow — snow blowers will be on hand ready to transform the park into a snowy wonderland!
There will also be s’mores available for purchase and roasting, with proceeds going to the Highlands School Booster Club. Other special activities include “snowga” (a twist on yoga), provided by Highlands Yoga, a DJ providing music, and lots of fun for the whole family!
The event is in it’s second year and serves as a way to show that Highlands doesn’t shut down in the winter months. The unique mountain town has year-round activities for guests and residents alike. The festival’s name is derived from the town’s elevation of 4,118 feet, making it one of the highest incorporated towns east of the Mississippi River. The average snowfall in Highlands is around 11 inches, and the average low winter temperature is 25.