Don’t Waste A Moment Of The Shortest Month Of The Year!

Pricketts Fort 18th C Firearms Show

Look at the calendar and you might think Marion County is in hibernation mode. But that’s far from the case. We pack in plenty of activities (and love) during the shortest month of the year.

In the event you do have a case of spring fever, we’ve also included a few things for you to look forward to.


18th C. powder horns

18th C. Firearm Show at Pricketts Fort


Feb. 19– With lutes, percussion instruments and vocals, Ayreheart’s mesmerizing quartet from old Britain will treat you to a Renaissance performance.

Feb. 24-26– Discover antique tomahawks and muskets and meet enthusiastic collectors at the 18th Century Firearms and Accoutrements Show at Pricketts Fort

Feb. 18– Uncover clues as you help yourself to a generous buffet at Heston Farm Winery and Distillery’s light-hearted murder mystery feast.

Feb. 18 – 13th Annual Fairmont Ice Bowl and Chili Cook-Off at the Seth Burton Disc Golf Complex at Morris Park. Their motto is No Whimps! No Whiners! so you know they will be out there no matter the weather.


disc golf player

13th Annual Ice Bowl Disc Golf Tournament


Love is in the air!
Valentine’s reservations fill up fast, so get yours in now! Make your own ceramic heart at West Fork Pottery. You can also bring your sweetheart for a Valentine’s Day couples’ class, complete with drinks and candles.

Celebrate with Cupid at a fancy restaurant in Marion County! Heston Farm will have a special feature Feb. 11 (by request) with live music by The Vintage Theatre Company, plus romantic events during the week. On Valentine’s Day, share their lavish dinner.

Why not plan your own love fest at Tuscan Sun Spa. Experience a winter escape with a Wine & Chocolate, Me Time Transformation Facial or a Cupid’s Cocktail Spiced Rum Pedi complete with a virgin Hot Butter Rum cocktail.



Family Fishing Day at Curtisville Lake


Spring break: start those plans
Soak up sunshine, serene lake views and companionship with your kids during the MCPARC Family Fishing Day on April 14. Or, greet the returning plants and animals with a naturalist during the Annual Spring Bird Walks on April 22 and 29.

Earn a whole new appreciation for the frontiersmen’s struggles and ingenuity at Pricketts Fort’s School of the Longhunter on April 6-9. Try workshops in 18th-century trades, fascinating seminars, trading sessions, auctions and more.

Which month has 28 days? All of them! But you won’t find these great winter escapes in the other 11! 

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