Celebrate in Stowe with the 40th annual Winter Carnival. Chill out with ice carving demonstrations and competitions, or jump into to ski races, snow golf and snow volleyball, as a spectator or a challenger. Young smiles abound at the zany Kids Carnival Kaos; the evening brings Carnival “meltdown” parties for adults. More than 15 competitive sporting events dominate the snowscape as Stowe comes together to ride, glide, and putt the winter away. Free to the public; participant entry fee for sporting events. www.stowewintercarnival.com, 802-777-5510.