January 23-26, 2020


“Stow-Zen in Time….2020″

The 46th Stowe Winter Carnival celebrates the 2020 winter season, as we highlight many reasons why people visit our winter wonderland of Stowe!

From January 23 to January 26, 2020, Stowe shines with fun activities for both young and old, from zany sports events, an Ice Carving Competition and Ice Carving Demonstration Day, a NEW Sip N’ Chip Learn to Ice Carve Class, open to teams of 1 to 4 people, Kids Karnival Chaos, Professional Ice Carving Competition and Speed Competitions, and the infamous Snowgolf and Snowvolleyball tournaments.

Tour the town, while watching Professional Ice Carvers create elegant and masterful Ice carvings throughout the village on Demonstration Day, Friday January 24th and experience the 20th Annual NICA sanctioned Stowe Winter Carnival Ice Carving Competition on Saturday January 26th In TOWN at The Alchemist Brewery, 100 Cottage Club Rd., Stowe. Professional Ice Carvers carve to the theme, “Nature’s Wonders/Our Fragile Earth” in the Twentieth year of Ice Carving in Stowe, to coincide with SWC’s carnival theme, “Stow-Zen in Time”!

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Welcome to the 46th Annual Stowe Winter Carnival Website for the 2020 Activities. Please feel free to browse this site, and please join us, in celebrating our theme, “Stow-Zen in Time”, (as in Frozen in Time) , during the 2020 Stowe Winter Carnival in January!

Friday, Jan. 24 Ice Carving Demonstration Day~ Stroll up and down Main St & Mountain Rd, Stowe, as Professional ice Carvers sculpt in front of businesses and resorts. Meet and greet the Ice Carvers at the Ice Carver’s Welcoming Party at the Sunset Grille on Friday Jan. 25th, 24th, after the Ice Carving Demonstrations. Don’t miss the Nineteenth Twentieth Annual NICA SWC Ice Carving Competitions, including a 3 hour timed contest and Speed Competitions, Saturday, Jan. 25th, 26th 12:00-4:00 11:00 AM ~ 5 PM @ The Alchemist Brewery, 100 Cottage Club Rd., Stowe, when Professional ice Carvers carve to the theme “OUTER SPACE Nature’s Wonders/Our Fragile Earth” , while using their extraordinary talent and risk taking! Stowe Winter Carnival Opening and Closing weekends’ festivities at Rusty Nail Stage and The Matterhorn feature fabulous musical talent! Elton John Tribute. aka Josh Panda, Madman across the Mountain”, 1/24/20 Rusty Nail Stage and Dark Star Project, Grateful Dead jamming music 1/25/20 The Matterhorn!

Join other families at the Stowe Rec. Dept. Kids Karnival Chaos, 1;00 PM ~ 3 PM Sat. Jan 25th in between watching Ice carvers at the 20th SWC Ice Carving Competition(11 AM-2 PM) and the NEW Speed Competition at 3 PM, Winners voted by the Public! For other “ On Snow” sports, On Sunday Jan. 26th, come out with a foursome for the classic Snowgolf Tournament-dress in creative costumes symbolizing “Frozen in Time” and bring your modified club! Registration location TBA Rimrocks Tavern, 10 AM, 11 hole course at Stowe Country Club….Or gather six players and join the Snowvolleyball Tournament at The Sunset Grille, Registration 9:30 AM and come play in our winter wonderland of Stowe!

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