Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival

EASTON — Discover Easton has announced Preston Automotive Group as the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival, a three-day ice carving festival coming to downtown Easton Feb. 14 to 16, 2020.

The Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival will feature dozens of ice sculptures spread throughout Easton’s historic district.

The event will kick off with a Friday night Ice Block Party on Feb. 14. The celebration will feature live music, fire performances, entertainment and the unveiling of the weekend’s ice sculptures with a self-guided tour and light display. A grand ice carving demonstration, sponsored by Preston Automotive Group, will be the featured attraction during the Ice Block Party, when 3,000 pounds of ice will be carved live into a work of art by the team of carvers from Ice Lab.

“My family taught me the value of a being a community partner, and it is so important to us that it is a core value for the Preston Automotive Group,” Vice President and Chief Operating Officer David Wilson Jr. said. “We are excited to partner with the inaugural Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival and be a part of the history of downtown Easton.”

The weekend festivities will include family activities, complimentary events, entertainment, seasonal sales and shopping opportunities, restaurant specials and more to be announced. It also will feature the Fire & Ice Stews ‘n Brews event in partnership with the Easton Volunteer Fire Department and a Family Fun Center hosted by the Country School at the Waterfowl Building.

“We are thrilled to have Preston Automotive Group as our partner to bring this brand new event to Easton,” Discover Easton Executive Director Ross Benincasa said. “The Preston Automotive Group and Discover Easton share a common vision to bring more family-oriented events into the area to showcase the Eastern Shore, and their recent investments into Easton with the growth of iFrog Digital Marketing and Safehouse subsidiaries made them an obvious ally for the Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival.”

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About Preston Automotive Group

Since 1975, the Preston Automotive Group has been proud to serve the Eastern Shore and has grown to serve customers nationwide. It all began for Preston Automotive Group with Ford, and it has grown to represent Hyundai, Mazda, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Nissan, Chevrolet, Lincoln and Genesis, along with a variety of used cars, trucks and SUVs. For more information, visit

About Discover Easton

Discover Easton is a marketing, promotion and events nonprofit organization operating as a member of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. The mission of Discover Easton is to enhance, promote and preserve the vitality of Easton’s independent merchants and to bring awareness to the town’s historical roots and lifestyles. For more information, visit or email Stay connected to Discover Easton on social media @discovereaston.

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