Preston Automotive Group Announced as Presenting Sponsor of the 2020 Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival

Discover Easton is pleased to announce Preston Automotive Group as the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival, a three-day ice carving festival coming to downtown Easton February 14-16, 2020.

The Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival will feature dozens of ice sculptures spread throughout Easton’s historic district. The Discover Easton Signature Event will kick off with a Friday night Ice Block Party on February 14. The celebration will feature live music, fire performances, entertainment, and the unveiling of the weekend’s ice sculptures with a self-guided tour and light display. A grand ice carving demonstration, sponsored by Preston Automotive Group, is the featured attraction during the Ice Block Party Friday evening, when 3,000 pounds of ice will be carved live into a spectacular work of art by the team of carvers from Ice Lab.

“My family taught me the value of a being a community partner and it is so important to us that it is a core value for the Preston Automotive Group,” Vice President and Chief Operating Officer David Wilson, Jr. said. “We are excited to partner with the inaugural Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival and be a part of the history of downtown Easton.”

The weekend festivities will include family activities, complimentary events, entertainment, seasonal sales and shopping opportunities, restaurant specials, and more to be announced. It will also feature the Fire & Ice Stews ‘n Brews event in partnership with the Easton Volunteer Fire Department, and a Family Fun Center hosted by The Country School at the Waterfowl Building.  

“We are thrilled to have Preston Automotive Group as our partner to bring this brand new event to Easton,” Discover Easton Executive Director Ross Benincasa said. “The Preston Automotive Group and Discover Easton share a common vision to bring more family-oriented events into the area to showcase the Eastern Shore, and their recent investments into Easton with the growth of iFrog Digital Marketing and Safehouse subsidiaries made them an obvious ally for the Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival.”

The carving team from Ice Lab will be in Easton on Saturday, November 9, during the 2019 Waterfowl Festival with a live carving demonstration 9 a.m. to noon. Preston Automotive Group presents the Waterfowl-themed ice sculpture and invites festival guests to stop by the Bullitt House Gardens (102 E. Dover Street) to watch the carvers in action, learn more about the Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival, and preview the ice art that will be on display February 14-16, 2020.

About Preston Automotive Group: Since 1975, the Preston Automotive Group has been proud to serve the Eastern Shore and has grown to serve customers nationwide, offering the very best in both sales and service. It all began for Preston Automotive Group with Ford and have grown to represent Hyundai, Mazda, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Nissan, Chevrolet, Lincoln, and Genesis along with a wide variety of used cars, trucks, and SUV’s. Their dedicated staff is waiting to help you! For more information, please visit, and remember “Cars Cost Less with Preston!”

About Discover Easton: Discover Easton is a marketing, promotion and events non-profit organization operating as a member of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. The mission of Discover Easton is to enhance, promote and preserve the vitality of Easton’s independent merchants which benefit business owners, residents, and visitors; and to bring awareness to the Town’s historical roots and lifestyles. For more information regarding Discover Easton and its events, please visit or email Stay connected to Discover Easton on social media: @discovereaston.