New Year’s Day – 2-4:30 pm
Hanging Rock State Park Lake
1790 Hanging Rock Park Rd., Danbury, NC
Day of Registration: 2:00pm
Parade of Costumes: 3:15 Plunge begins: 3:30
$25 Advance Registration, Day Of Event $35
Commemorative Scarf (First 100 Registered) Unlimited Food & Beverages
Music by DJ Tory Mabe
1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes for best youth, adult & costume
Ages 14 & Up
Under 18 must have consent of parent/guardian
Beach Bon Fire, Heated Changing Rooms, and New Year’s Day Fun!
The event will take place rain or shine, unless directed by Stokes Emergency Medical Services to cancel.
Spectators Welcome! There will be food and beverage for sale for those watching and supporting! Chili, Chicken Stew, Hot Cocoa, Coffee, soft drinks, bottled water will be available.
For more information call 336-593-8159 #haropolarplunge
For those that have never been to the park before you can download their map. If you have a gps, the bathhouse address is 2847 Hanging Rock Park Rd. Danbury, NC 27016. 36.390525, -80.2 67790. View in Google Maps.
Take The Plunge on New Year’s Day
If you’re looking for a different kind of adventure to bring in the 2018 New Year, then look no further than the 4th annual Hanging Rock Polar Plunge scheduled for Monday, January 1 at the Hanging Rock State Park Lake, 1790 Hanging Rock Park Road in Danbury. All event festivities will originate from the Historic Bathhouse, with registration beginning at 2pm, the costume parade at 3:15pm, and the plunge at 3:30pm, with musical entertainment provided throughout the afternoon.
Participants brave enough to “take the plunge” will enjoy endless food and beverage consisting of hot dogs, chili, chicken stew, coffee and hot chocolate, as well as a refreshing dip into the spring fed lake with a plunge time temperature between 40 and 45 degrees. Participants are also encouraged to dress in costume with prize categories including best youth, best individual, and best group awards. Concessions will also be available for purchase for non-participant spectators.
“The Polar Plunge has been a fabulous event the first three years and one that we now receive phone calls about year round” said Stokes Arts Director Eddy McGee. “We like to think of it as a big costume party with food, music and a cold bath at Stokes County’s number one destination.” “It’s the most exhilarating way to celebrate the New Year” he added. Proceeds from this year’s event will support public art programs of the Stokes County Arts Council, as well as special projects at Hanging Rock State Park.
“We want to thank the Old North State Beard Club for stepping up as our major sponsor for this year’s Hanging Rock Polar Plunge, so don’t be surprised to see a few bearded participants taking the plunge this year” McGee concluded.
Advanced registration is $25 per person until 5pm December 29 via the stokesarts.org website, or $35 the day of the event, with the first 100 individuals to register receiving a commemorative scarf. For more information, contact the Stokes County Arts Council at 336 593-8159.
Great Press on the 2016 Plunge
- Thrill Seekers Gather at Hanging Rock to kick off 2016 with a polar plunge. Winston Salem Journal by Meghann Evans
- WS Journal Pictures by Lauren Carroll
- Polar Plunge is Friday The Stokes News by Nicholas Elmes
- Adventure Seekers Make Memorable Start to New Year at Hanging Rock State Park Winston Salem Journal
- Winston-Salem Journal Video
- New year’s hike, plunge planned at Hanging Rock Stokes News 12/30/14
- Polar Plunge set for New Year’s Stokes News 12/24/14