Winter Carnival

37th Annual Winter Carnival
January 31, February 1 & 2, 2020

Theme: "Through the Years..."
All activities take place at the Colchester High School, except for Sunday's Open Skate (at Airport Park Ice Rink).

The annual Colchester Winter Carnival is a winter tradition that brings hundreds of families out to the Colchester High School campus for a weekend packed with activities, food concessions, arts & crafts, and other family fun, both inside and outside.  Each year, a theme is chosen by the Winter Carnival committee, and visitors are encouraged to join in the fun by dressing up to match the theme!  The most popular event of the weekend is the Friday night Colchester's Got Talent show, which puts Colchester's most talented residents on the stage for a night of music, dance, and performance!  Auditions are held in January (except the 2020 show).  Cash prizes are awarded to the top three performances in each category!
Sound like fun?  Join our Winter Carnival Planning Committee and help us organize a truly stunning event!  Email Mike, our Committee Chair for more info, or visit our "Volunteer Opportunities" webpage.

Friday, January 31, 2020: Colchester's Got Talent: ALL STARS!
Location: CHS Performing Arts Center  |  Show starts at 6:00 PM

REMINDER: All spectators must purchase a Winter Carnival bracelet to gain admission to the show.  Performers only need a bracelet if they plan to attend more attractions throughout the weekend.


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Cash prizes for top three finishers in each category!
1st place = $150; 2nd place = $75; 3rd place = $50

Admission Tickets:

$7.00 per person (ages 2 and under = FREE)
The Winter Carnival information booth will be open 5:00 - 7:00pm on Friday night for ticket sales.  All visitors who wish to view the show must purchase a Winter Carnival bracelet for $7.00, which will also grant entry to all events and activities on Saturday.
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FOOD AND BEVERAGES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE THEATRE.  The Colchester High School Performing Arts Center has a strict policy, so we must stress that food and beverages are not to be brought into the theatre.  Concessions will not be for sale this year.

Overflow Seating:

Spectators who are not able to find a seat in the theatre, or prefer a more flexible space for young children, are welcome to view the show from the CHS Cafeteria, where a live stream video will be set up.  You won't miss any of the action!

CHS Basketball Games


Sunday, February 2, 2020: Skating @ Airport Park Ice Rink

Join officers from the Colchester Police Department for some skating at Airport Park!  Bring your own skates.  This event is weather dependent.  

Hours: TBA
Location: Airport Park 
(500 Colchester Point Rd, Colchester, VT 05446).

Sponsored by The Colchester Police Department.