Winter Carnival 2023!
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LOOKING TO REGISTER FOR THE DUCT TAPE DERBY? Same day registrations at the Greg Brown Lodge at Hard'ack!
St. Albans Winter Carnival 2023!
The 15th Annual St. Albans Winter Carnival is a full day of family fun Saturday February 18, with outdoor games, contests, races and all kinds of outdoor adventure including the Duct Tape Derby, Live Music by The Barn Rats and a beautiful display of Winter Fireworks to cap of the event!
And a big THANKS to Handy Cars for giving a FREE HOT DOG to the first 300 kids! Visit the Handy Cars tent to get your hot dog ticket!
Due to the uncharacteristic high temperatures most parking areas will be unavailable. We're reserving spaces at the lodge for those with mobility issues and participants of the Duct Tape Derby so they can get their sleds to the hill. We would encourage you to walk to the event. There are new sidewalks on Congress Street leading to the walking path that will bring you right to The Greg Brown Lodge. We are offering a bus shuttle from the BFA parking lot to Hard'ack just before 6pm and at the end of the evening at about 8pm.
The Weather hasn't exactly cooperated this year but we'll be hard at work Friday night (if temperatures allow) hopefully making enough snow to run the Duct Tape Derby on Saturday. The Running of the Derby will be a game time decision based on safety.
The Hard'ack Pool will be open regular hours for public swim and regular admission fees apply**
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH
Snack Bar open
Fire on the Patio
12:30am-1:30pm - Winter Wilderness Walk
11:00am -Sugar on Snow.
Noon - Games on the field
11:00am-2pm - Family Activities and Kids Games!
Snowman Toss, Visit from our Winter Carnival Bear,
Scavenger Hunt - Find a list of items for your chance to win!
Hot Cocoa and S'mores - Roast your own, don't burn 'em, unless you want to!
Ice Sculpting Demonstration by Wicked Good Ice
Music and fun all day
12:30pm - Same day registration for Duct Tape Derby
2:00 pm - Duct Tape Derby - Sponsored by New England Federal Credit Union! (Derby day Registration begins at 12:30pm). At 1:15pm all contestants will be asked to assemble with their vessels at the base of the hill to meet with the judges to get a close look at design and costuming. The Sledding hill will be closed during the Duct Tape Derby. Register below.
5:00pm - LIVE MUSIC! The Barn Rats!
6:30pm - Fireworks!
Northwest Access TV will live stream the Duct Tape Derby for anyone who can't attend or family members watching from afar. Watch from their Facebook page: Northwest Access TV. A live link will be posted just before the event starts.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS WHO HELP MAKE ALL THIS FUN POSSIBLE!
NEW ENGLAND FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
WICKED GOOD ICE
K B S
RL VALLEE / MAPLEFIELDS
CONGRESS & MAIN
MAIN STREET GRAPHICS
ST. ALBANS GLASS COMPANY
CROSS CONSULTING ENGINEERING
ARNOLD & SCANGAS ARCHITECTS
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.
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