Stowe Winter Carnival

January 20 - 23, 2022

The 47th Stowe Winter Carnival celebrates the 2022 winter season, as we highlight many reasons why people visit our winter wonderland of Stowe! Stowe shines with major activities for both young and old, from zany sports events,  the Ice Carving Competitions, astronomy/stargazing and the infamous Snowvolleyball tournaments.

Tour the town, while watching Professional Ice Carvers create elegant and masterful Ice carvings throughout the village on Demonstration Day and experience the 21st Annual NICA sanctioned Ice Carving Competition. Visitors and locals alike participate in such zany events such as our infamous Snowvolleyball Tournament. Don’t miss this event, ranked #2 by Country Living as one of the “15 Best Winter Festivals All Across the U.S.

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2022 Stowe Winter Carnival Schedule

Thursday, January 20: Opening Night

  • 5 – 7 p.m. | Sip N’ Chip Ice Carving Class and Competition | The Alchemist Brewery
    • This is a public amateur ice class and competition where hand tools and professional instruction will be provided. This is an outdoor event, dress appropriately! Teams can be up to 4 people and individuals are welcome. It is $100 per space with only 20  spaces available. Call (802) 777-5510 to register.

Friday, January 21

  • 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Town-wide Ice Carving Demo Day & Ice Carving Stroll | Town of Stowe
    • Professional Ice Carvers carve their master-pieces in front of local businesses and hotel sponsors on Main Street, Mountain Road and surrounding Stowe area. Marvel at the ice carvings while enjoying food and drink specials at local restaurants and boutique shopping!
  • 7 p.m. | Stowe Winter Carnival’s 21st Annual Ice Carvers Welcoming Party and Registration | Stowe Cider
    • Meet and greet the Professional Ice Carvers after Friday’s Ice Carving Demonstration Day!
  • 9 p.m. | Live Music & Dance Parties | Stowe Cider & The Matterhorn
    • Enjoy live music in the evening at Stowe Cider and The Matterhorn.

Saturday, January 22

  • 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. | 21st Annual Ice Carving Competition Day | The Alchemist Brewery
    • Don’t miss these exciting Professional Ice Carving Competitions! The public votes for the winners.
      • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Professional IC Competition
      • 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Amateur Competition
      • 3 p.m. Pro Elimination Speed Carving Competition
  • 6 – 8:30 p.m. | Astronomy/Stargazing | Location TBA
    • Go stargazing in Stowe! Weather permitting (Alt. Date: 1/23, 6-9:30 p.m.). Contact: Gary Novak (802) 879-4032.
  • 8 p.m. | 21st Anniversary Ice Carving Awards Party | Rimrocks Tavern
    • Congratulate and party with Professional Ice Carvers from around the world!
  • 9 p.m. | Ice Carvers Meltdown Party | Stowe Cider & The Matterhorn
    • Rock out to music and dance at Stowe Cider and The Matterhorn!

Sunday, January 23

  • 12 – 3 p.m. | Music and food | Stowe Cider