Winter Carnival

33rd Annual Winter Carnival
February 5, 6 & 7, 2016

"Colchester Under the Big Top!"
All activities take place at the Colchester High School, except for Sunday's Open Skate (at Leddy Park in Burlington).

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, and prizes are given for best costume winners!  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.  Cash prizes are awarded to the top three performances in each age group!
Sound like fun?  Join our Winter Carnival Planning Committee and help us organize a truly stunning event!  Email Jenn, our Committee Chair for more info, or visit our "Volunteer Opportunities" webpage.

Friday, February 5, 2016: Colchester's Got Talent!
Sponsored by: Sheppard Custom Homes
Location: CHS Theatre  |  Show Starts: 6:00pm
Four Categories:
  • Youth (Grades K - 5)
  • Junior (Grades 6 - 8)
  • High School (Grades 9 - 12)
  • Adult (Ages 18+)
Cash prizes for top three finishers in each category!
1st place = $150; 2nd place = $75; 3rd place = $50

Admission Tickets:
$6.00 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 $6.00, which will also grant entry to all events and activities on Saturday.

Food Concessions:
CABA will be providing concessions for this year's Talent Show.  FOOD AND BEVERAGES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE THEATRE.  There is no need to worry about missing any of the acts because the show is projected into the cafeteria.  Location: CHS Cafeteria.
Saturday, February 6, 2016: Winter Carnival @ Colchester High School
Click here to view a full listing of Saturday Events!

Chili Cook-Off, hosted by the Blue Star Mothers of Vermont
Use this form to register your chili for the competition!  2016 Chili Cook-Off Registration Form (PDF)
Deadline for submissions: January 29th!  Judging at 10:30am.  Leftovers will be sold as concessions and all proceeds will be donated to the Blue Star Mothers of Vermont.  Location: CHS Cafeteria.

Performances by Wunderle's One Man Circus (10:00 - 10:45am) and Studio 3 Dance Company (12:00 - 2:00pm)!
Location: CHS Theatre.

CHS Music & Meal Soiree

Seatings for dinner at 5:00pm and 7:00pm.  The Colchester High School Music Program invites you to attend an evening of dining and music!  Enjoy a spaghetti dinner and homemade desserts set to music performed by the talented students of Colchester's music program.  There will also be a silent auction to raise funds to the music program trip to New York City later this year.  For more info, please visit their website:
Tickets: $12 (ages 13+), $8 (ages 12 and under).  Location: CHS Cafeteria.

Thank You Donors!

Thank you to the local businesses supporting this year's event!
Bevins' Door Chamberlain Construction Champlain Chiropractic Services
Claussen's Florist & Greenhouse Coates Island Marina Colchester Sun
Dr. Anna Bolanis, Family Dentistry E & S Electric Company Farrington Transport
Hampton Inn & Vermont Event Center Hayward Tyler Kent Booraem - State Farm Insurance
Marina at Marble Island Mike's Auto Parts Pepin Memorials
Rebecca Collman, M.D. Saba Marine Shadow Cross Farm
Sheppard Custom Homes Sleepydog Kennel The Moorings
Vermont Information Processing Costco Wholesale Petit Brook Veterinary Clinic
DJ's Tree Service Dick Mazza's General Store Sheppard Custom Homes
TK Landscape Architects Hazelett Strip-Casting Corp. Cummings Electric
Kelly's K-9 Cookies Colchester-Milton Rotary Club Red Leaf Software
All Seasons Excavating Allphase Auto Body & Restoration Champlain Consulting Engineers
American Legion Post 91 Kathy Laroche