Polar Plunge


If you’re looking for a different kind of adventure to bring in the New Year, then look no further than the annual Hanging Rock Polar Plunge event that takes place January 1 at  Hanging Rock State Park Lake.

Participants brave enough to “take the plunge” 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 are available for purchase for non-participant spectators.

Proceeds from the event support public art programs of the Stokes County Arts Council, as well as special projects at Hanging Rock State Park.

For more information call 336-593-8159 or email stokesarts@gmail.com

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