Winterfest returns to North Bennington on Saturday. The arctic dippers will jump in at the Lake Paran Boat Launch at 11 a.m. Warm up at an after-plunge party at the Vermont Arts Exchange with chili and live music from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The ice sculpture contest goes on all day at the North Bennington Train Station with sugar on snow, and wagon rides run through the village, leading to stories, art-making and a pet fashion show. Visit Bennington Winterfest 2014 on Facebook for more information.