Springfield Winter Carnival is this weekend!

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The big event is just around the corner… Come one, come all to the Springfield Winter Carnival at Crown Point Country Club from Friday, Feb. 9 to Sunday, Feb. 11. Friday evening will kick off with a bonfire and open skating and sledding under the lights. The Crown Point Pub will be open, serving burgers, hotdogs, chili, fries, and drinks. There will also be free hot chocolate all evening!

Night skating and bonfire at Springfield Winter Carnival. Photo provided

Saturday, Feb. 10 is packed with fun stuff! Skating and sledding will continue to run all day and night, with the restaurant opening at 11 a.m. Some snowshoes will be provided – please bring your own skates, sleds, and cross-country skis. Lots of indoor kids’ activities are planned. Troy Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures will be there to dazzle from noon to 4 p.m. Don’t miss face-painting, crafts, and sno-cones with All-4-One.

The annual Cardboard Sled contest will begin at noon. And for those with a need for speed, bring your kayak and test out the slopes in the Downhill Snow Kayak Races at 3 p.m. There will be prizes for the winners of both events. To enter either competition, please arrive 30 minutes prior to the event to register.

Saturday festivities will carry on with a spectacular fireworks display brought to you by Atlas Fireworks and Kelley Sales and Service. Warm yourselves around the bonfire after the show, and then enjoy an evening of music with Ben Fuller and Johnny O, Live with a Trout River “Tap Takeover.” Music sponsored by Members Advantage Community Credit Union. Carpooling is encouraged, and parking is first-come first-serve.

Finally, on Sunday, Feb. 11, challenge last year’s champions and get your game on in the ever-popular Broom Hockey tournament, this year being held at the North Springfield School Rink, starting at 1 p.m.

The Snowman competition is back – in the week leading up to the Winter Carnival, build a snowman at your home or business and send a picture to enter!

Questions and registration for the Snowman competition, Cardboard Sled contest, Snow Kayak Races, or Broom Hockey can be directed to Andy Bladyka, 802-885-2727 or springfieldrec@hotmail.com.

The Springfield Winter Carnival is brought to you by Springfield Parks and Recreation, the EdgarMay Health and Recreation Center, Crown Point Country Club, and local volunteers. Special thanks to everyone who is helping to keep this fantastic annual community event going strong! More volunteers are always needed – especially parking attendants from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday.

For general information or to volunteer, please contact Christian Craig, 802-885-2568 or ccraig@myreccenter.org. To stay up to date, check out the Facebook Page www.facebook.com/SpringfieldWinterCarnival or www.SpringfieldVtParksandRec.com

Don’t miss the fun – we’ll see you there.

2018 Winter Carnival Schedule

Friday, Feb. 9

  • 5 p.m. Crown Point Pub open serving food and drink
  • 6 – 9 p.m. Bonfire, skating & sledding under the lights. Free hot chocolate all evening.

Saturday, Feb. 10

  • 11 a.m. Restaurant opens, open skating & sledding all day/night
  • 12 – 4 p.m. Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures, face painting, crafts & sno-cones
  • 1 p.m. Cardboard sled contest
  • 3 p.m. Downhill snow kayak races
  • 6:30 p.m. Fireworks sponsored by Atlas Fireworks and Kelley Sales & Service
  • 7 – 10 p.m. Ben Fuller & Johnny O. Live – with Trout River “Tap Takeover”

Sunday, Feb. 11

  • 1 p.m. Broom Hockey tournament

To enter any of the competitions, please show up at least 30 minutes in advance.

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