Winter Carnival Donations & Concessions

Colchester's Annual Winter Carnival is a community-funded event: we rely on donations and bracelet sales to cover the costs of attractions and performances at this event.  In an effort to provide the best attractions for the lowest cost to visitors, we request donations from our local business community, and are grateful for those that donate year after year.

Our fundraising goal for 2017 is $8,825.  Donors can choose to sponsor a specific event, and will receive special recognition in our event brochure.  Program sponsors can even display their company banner during the sponsored activity.  Some of the events available for sponsorship include:
  • Talent Show (1 major sponsor)
  • Pony Rides
  • Big Blue Express Train
  • Inflatables
  • Caricatures
  • Horse Hay Rides
  • Henna Tattoos
  • Face Painting
  • Hall Performers
  • The Big Blue Trunk
  • Balloon Artist
  • Arts & Crafts Room
  • Sensory Room
All donors are recognized in over 2,500 event brochures and posters, on social media, in a Thank You printed in the Colchester Sun, and at the event.

If you would like to donate to the Colchester Winter Carnival, please complete a donation form with your business's info and send it to the Parks & Rec office with a check: 2018 Donation Form.


Colchester non-profit groups are welcome to sell concessions during the event, however, space and item options are limited.  Concessionaires will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Completing this form does not guarantee that you will be the sole seller of certain items, but we will try to limit duplicates.  Please be specific with what you would like to sell (especially with baked goods).  Concessions may be sold 11:00am - 2:00pm on Saturday only.  Setup may begin as early as 10:30am; all concessions will be located in the CHS Cafeteria.

If you would like to sell concessions at the Winter Carnival, please complete this concession request form and return to the Parks & Recreation office: Concession Request Form (PDF).