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6th BG Winterfest kicks off Friday

BOWLING GREEN, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Businesses in Bowling Green are preparing for a busy weekend as the sixth annual Winterfest kicks off.

"It creates a lot of buzz," said Ben Waddington, owner of Waddington Jewelers. "A lot of people see the rings outside and come inside to look at Valentine's presents."

The crowds come to see the massive ice sculptures in town. This year there are more than ever before, 25 in total, including one of a giant engagement ring outside the jewelry store.

"We do see an uptick in engagement ring [purchases]," Waddington said. "[But] it's a smaller budget holiday, so we see a lot in the $200 range, just little knick knacks."

This year's Winterfest is a combination of free and ticketed events. See the complete list here.

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