Fire and Ice with a little bit of spice that’s what festivals are made of. This year’s 5th annual Fire and Ice with Spice festival heated up the downtown Clawson area. Ice sculptors competed side by side in this brisk weather to show off their carving skills as others warmed up in the tents to partake and help to judge in the chili cook off.

It was the Clawson Steak House’s first year in the chili cook off at the festival and they were just happy to be a part of it explained owner of the owner Kim Alex.  Their head chief of 23 years concocted their secret recipe so it’s got to be good assured Alex but she wouldn’t give up the details.

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It’s a fun event explains Joan Horton, Executive Director of Clawson Downtown Development Authority. “We have an ice carving competition and a chili cook off.”

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Last but not least was a fiery treat by the fire performers. They helped to heat up the crowd by twirling flames to music and dancing to the winter beats.

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The CW50 Street Team was glad to be a part of the Fire and Ice with Spice festival in downtown Clawson and can’t wait to see the carvings and taste the chili at next year’s event. Until then, stay warm!