Polar Plunge

Take The Plunge on New Year’s Day!

If you’re looking for a different kind of adventure to bring in the 2020 New Year, then look no further than the 6th annual Hanging Rock Polar Plunge scheduled for Wednesday, January 1 at  Hanging Rock State Park Lake.

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 four 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.

Polar Plunge Details:

New Year’s Day – 2-4:00 pm

Hanging Rock State Park Lake
1790 Hanging Rock Park Rd., Danbury, NC

$25 Advance Registration,  Day Of Event $35

Ages 14 & Up
Under 18 must have consent of parent/guardian

Parade of Costumes: 3:00  Plunge begins: 3:15
1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes for best youth, adult & costume

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


Press from past Plunges!