Don’t miss the 2018 Chester Winter Carnival

Winter fun for all ages! Photo Provided

CHESTER, Vt. – This year’s Winter Carnival takes places starting Friday, Feb. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 18. The festivities kick off with a Chester Andover Elementary School dinner and a movie for the kids from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 16. This event is free.

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A game of Broom ball from last year’s Winter Carnival. Photo by Terri J Huck

On Saturday, Feb. 17, festivities will take place throughout Chester, starting with sledding at the Pinnacle at 11 a.m. Other events taking place at the Pinnacle include:

  • Sleigh rides with Smokeshire Farm from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • CAES PTG will have food and beverages for sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • From 5 to 8 p.m. Southern Pie Company will have coffee, hot chocolate, and pie for sale at Pinnacle.
  • The Chester Conservation Committee will host a self-guided tiki torch snowshoe hike around the disc golf course. Snowshoes will be available for borrowing.
  • From 6-8 p.m., there will be a bonfire and a skating party with music to end the day.

Southern Pie Company will also host a pie tasting at 287 Main St. from noon to 4 p.m. Proceeds will be donated to the Chester Recreation Department. There will also be free face painting.

On Sunday, Feb. 18, the Winter Carnival concludes with a Broom Hockey tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is a fee per each team. Please preregister by emailing matt.mccarthy@chestervt.org.

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