Camden's Winterfest gives you every reason to pack your bags early and make your trip to the US National Toboggan Championships into a Midcoast Maine vacation. Camden Winterfest 2017 is Maine’s Mardi Gras. This is a week-long celebration of winter with outdoor and indoor activities, beginning with ice carving and snow sculpting and culminating with the Toboggan Nationals and a celebratory dance, all with a Maine Mardi Gras festive theme.
Winterfest enjoys wide community support and participation from the Camden Area Business Group, Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, Camden Public Library, and extraordinary efforts from residents, the crews from the Town of Camden and the Camden Snow Bowl.
Volunteers are always welcome, to help the various committees with inspiration and planning, then prepare the town for Winterfest, and then finally to help out at each activity, from the ice carving at the Amphitheatre to parking cars at the Toboggan Nationals.
Email winterfest@CamdenMaineExperience.com for more information on becoming a volunteer. The committee is always looking for new ideas and energy, as Winterfest is a rapidly evolving and growing celebration.
Snow Plow Parade Application Form
Is your group interested in participating in the snow plow parade? Please complete this form and we'll be in touch with more details.
Maine State Snow Sculpting Competition
Calling all snow sculptors! The Maine State Snow Sculpting Competition will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 in Camden, Maine. Artists from across New England converge on the Village of Camden each year for this event. This annual competition offers beginning or advanced sculptors to display their creative talents in the setting of a beautiful New England village.
Each artist will be provided a block of snow and given twenty-four hours to transform this this block of crystalized water into a unique piece of winter art. Prior year contestants have created anything from abstract art to recognizable physical objects from pop culture.
This event includes an intermediate and advanced category. The advanced sculptures will be judged by a panel of local artists, and the winner will be provided an all-expense paid trip to the National Snow Sculpture Championship in Wisconsin, representing the State of Maine.
Participants are encouraged to form a team. Local hotel accommodations and meals for the advanced category will be supplied free of charge to the contestants that travel from outside the Camden area.
If you are interested in submitting an entry form for this year’s event, please complete the form here
. Deadline for entries is January 28.
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