Plans set for Willow Winter Carnival

by • December 26, 2016 • Club News, Event PreviewsComments Off on Plans set for Willow Winter Carnival1914

The 55th annual Willow Winter Carnival is just around the corner, so get your snowmachine mojo going. This season’s event happens Jan. 29-31 and Feb. 5-7. This year’s carnival celebrates with the theme, “Year of the Sandhill Crane,” with a live Sandhill Crane show at the Willow Library 1-2 p.m. Feb. 6.
Other events include the kick-off dinner on Jan. 29, which will feature a silent auction, and the Gold Pan Awards.
There also will be a fireworks display at 8 p.m. sponsored by Gorilla Fireworks and Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union.
The first weekend of the carnival will include a bloodmobile, geocaching, a 5K run, an outhouse race, snowshoe softball, a 5K ski race and a kids’ sled dog race. The second weekend includes the annual vintage snowmachine race hosted by the Mat-Su Vintage Snowmachine Racers Club, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 6, and a poker run noon-3 p.m. The last Sunday of the carnival is a contest of the “Worst Carhartts and Best Beard” competition, a dessert auction, and a tug-of-war. For a full list of the events visit

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