St. Albans Recreation

Winter Carnival Activities

The 7th Annual St. Albans Winter is a fantastic day of outdoor fun with games, contests, fireworks, races and all kinds of outdoor adventure for the whole family. Events take place Saturday afternoon in downtown St. Albans in Taylor Park with a beautiful winter fireworks display on Saturday evening. The Duct Tape Derby, Winter hike with Naturalist, Elks BBQ, sliding  and other activities take place at Hard'ack Sunday afternoon.  More activities and events will be added to the schedule as details become finalized.   

St. Albans Recreation 7th Annual Winter Carnival
February 28th & March 1st, 2015

  Saturday, February 28 – All Events take place in Taylor Park – Downtown St. Albans
12:00noon- 5:00pm  Open Sledding at Hard’ack – FREE! 
1:00pm-4:00pm – Kids activities & games in Taylor Park Snowpainting, Games, Race, Largest Icicle Contest, Sledding on Snow hill, tunnels,  FUN!
1:00pm – Horse Drawn Wagon Rides – FREE!
1:00pm- Chainsaw Carving Demonstration in Taylor Park ~
Watch a creation take form before your eyes!  You could actually win a work of art!
2:00 pm –Waiter & Waitress 50/50 Shuffle in Taylor Park What’s this all about?  Waiters & Waitresses!  Show us your stuff – Timed race with work related obstacles J  in Taylor Park. $10  entry fee per person, Winner splits the pot!  Show up ready to go ~ Costumes & attitude count!
Dusk (6:30-7:00) FIREWORKS IN TAYLOR PARK! Join us at a new time and location to take in the fireworks!

Sunday, March 1st – All Events take place at Hard’ack Recreation Area
12:00 – 2:00pm noon Open sledding at Hard’ack – FREE!
1:00pm Chainsaw Carving Demonstration @ Hard’ack ~Watch a creation take form before your eyes!  You could actually win a work of art!
12:00pm  Family BBQ sponsored by the Elks – FREE!
1:00pm Winner of Snow Sculpture Contest Announced
1:00pm- Longest Beard Contest
2:00 ACE Duct Tape Derby (Registration begins at 1:00pm) $10 per sled registration fee
Create a vessel out of duct tape and cardboard, bring it to Hard’ack and race it!  See complete rules and details at

 Thank you to the following sponsors for making all this fun available and free:

 Heald Funeral Home~Cold Hollow Photography~People’s Trust Company~

Mimmo’s Restaurant~Classic Imprints~Clarence Brown~Dickinson Branon Dental~

Jaz Entertainment~Kevin Smith Sports~St. Albans Elks Club~

St. Albans Rotary Club~ReArch~Franklin County Realtors~ACE Hardware~

Harrison Concrete~Farrell Distributing~Peter JR Martin~KBS~On the Run~

Kissane Associates~Cross Consulting Engineers~Pie in the Sky~

Champlain Orthodontics~Twiggs~ NMC Walk-in Clinics

 For more info: or or 524-1500 X268 or 266

7th Annual St. Albans Winter Carnival
  • Events include:
  • Kids & Family Activities in Taylor Park
  • Chainsaw Carving Demonstration
  • Duct Tape Downhill Derby
  • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides in Taylor Park
  • Community Snowman/Ice Sculpture Contest - build your creation -anywhere-anytime- take a photo - send it in!
  • 2nd Annual Waiter & Waitress Race in Taylor Park
  • Longest Beard Contest
  • Ice Sculpture Contest
  • And More!
Winter Carnival
  • Registration is required for Duct Tape Downhill Derby & Snow man contest. Detailed rules and information forms can be downloaded below.
  • All events are weather/snow dependant. Schedule, events and activities subject to change.
Hot Soup available from Court Diversion!
Franklin Grand Isle Court Diversion will be participating in this year’s St. Albans Winter Carnival on Saturday, February 28th in Taylor Park. They will be selling hot soup and bread sticks as a fundraiser for our organization.
Court Diversion is a nonprofit organization serving Franklin and Grand Isle Counties for over 30 years. It is a restorative justice alternative to the court process and works closely with the State’s Attorney’s office. Court Diversion supports victims of crime as well as works with youth and adults to reduce recidivism and foster healthy and safe communities.

Additional Forms and Files:

Register Code Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Location Fees
Please Login to Register   Duct Tape Derby Registration -Grades 9 thru Adult  N/A  Sun  03/01/2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hard'ack Hill $10.00 R, $13.00 NR
  NO REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED ONLINE AFTER 12noon 2/27/15 - After that time, register onsite at HARD'ACK

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