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The 12th Annual St. Albans Winter Carnvial kicks off Saturday night February 15, 2020 with a beautiful winter display of Fireworks in downtown St. Albans and then a fantastic day Sunday, February 16, 2020 of outdoor fun with games, contests,  races and all kinds of outdoor adventure for the whole family on Sunday at Hard'ack Recreation Area.  The Duct Tape Derby, sliding, skating, and other family activities take place at Hard'ack on Sunday starting at 11am.    

St. Albans Recreation 12th Annual Winter Carnival
February 16th, 2020

Sunday, February 16th– All Events take place at Hard’ack Recreation Area
11:00 am Winter Wonderland Family Nature Walk with Bridget Butler - FREE - but must pre-register
11:00am - 2:00pm - Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides - No pre-register, however once on site the day of the event you can register for your sleigh ride and then go enjoy other activities in the mean time.

11:00am-2pm - Family Activities and Kids Games!
Adventure Trail 
Seed Art
Toddlers area with fun games
Human Dog Sled contest
Fry pan toss

11:00am - Howrigan Sugarhouse - Sugar on Snow. 

Music by JAZ Entertainment!

Cash Bar by JW Ryans
12:00 pm Snowshoe Trek with Lille Bowler - FREE - but must pre-register

2:00 Duct Tape Derby (Derby day Registration begins at 12:30pm). At 1:15pm all contestants will be asked to assemble with their vessels to meet with the judges to get a close look at design and costuming. No registration fee!!
Create a vessel out of duct tape and cardboard, bring it to Hard’ack and race it!  See complete rules and details below under forms.

 Thank you to the following sponsors for making all this fun available and free:

                                                PRESENTING SPONSORS: PETTINELLI & ASSOCIATES
                                                                                               DIRT TECH
                                                                                               MED ASSOCIATES

            Heald Funeral Home ~ Cold Hollow Photography ~ People’s Trust Company~

Mimmo’s Restaurant ~ Classic Imprints ~ Clarence Brown
~ Dickinson Branon Dental~

Jaz Entertainment~
St. Albans Historical Museum ~ Harrison Concrete 

 St. Albans Glass Company

Farrell Distributing ~ Deringer ~ Bob's Meat Market

Champlain Orthodontics ~ NMC Urgent Care ~ KBS ~ VHB
Cross Consulting Engineering ~ New England Federal Credit Union

TABS ~ ACE Hardware~ Sun Common
The Joe Malboeuf Family

2018 SnowBowl Champs

Seed Art

Seed Art  

12th Annual St. Albans Winter Carnival
  • Events include:
  • Duct Tape Downhill Derby
  • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
  • Obstacle Course for kids
  • Winter Wonderland Walk with Bridget Butler
  • Visitors from the VT Reindeer Farm
  • Sugar on Snow
  • And Lots More Fun!

Winter Carnival
  • Registration is required for Duct Tape Downhill Derby. Detailed rules and information forms can be downloaded below.
  • All events are weather/snow dependant. Schedule, events and activities subject to change.

Winter Wonderland Walk with Bridget Butler 11am
Join naturalist & Bird Diva Bridget Butler for a lively nature walk and some gameplay! We'll explore the trails at Hard'ack solving mysteries in the snow, mimicking animals in winter, and getting in touch with our inner nature artist. Each family will receive a Winter Adventure Hunt to take home! Please dress for the weather. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Duct Tape Derby Registration 
N/A  N/A  Su  02/16/2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hard’ack Recreation Area
$0.00 R, $0.00 NR
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Winter Wonderland Walk with Bridget Butler 
N/A  N/A  Su  02/16/2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hard’ack Recreation Area
$0.00 R, $0.00 NR
All participants Adults & kids who are walking (as opposed to being carried) must be registered.
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Snowshoeing Trek 
12 - 100  N/A  Su  02/16/2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hard’ack Recreation Area
$0.00 R, $0.00 NR
Snowshoes will be provided by the Recreation Department but you are also welcome to bring your own.
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2020 Winter Carnival Sponsorship 
N/A  N/A  Su  02/16/2020
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Hard’ack Recreation Area
$500.00 R, $500.00 NR
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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