Everyone is welcome to join in and build a snowman and/or snow sculpture(s). A children’s craft for all ages will be happening at the Hillsborough Public Library. Colouring page contest entries from the local elementary schools will be displayed at the Visitor Information Centre. Family skating on the natural ice surface behind the Visitor Information Centre will also house a bonfire and marshmallow roasting zone.
An outdoor food truck will be located near the Kiwanis Club that will be selling a variety of foods such as Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Deep Fried Mac & Cheese, Poutine, Potato Bomber Egg Rolls and a Kids Special, plus more!
A vintage Snowmobile Show & Shine display of dozens of antique sleds will be presented by the "Golden Oldies Snowmobile Club" -- a truly spectacular collection of snow machines. Master craftsman Rob Milner of Eternity Chainsaw Carvings will demonstrate the art of carving throughout the day and evening. Raffle baskets will raise funds for the Fundy Blades Skating Club and the Hillsborough Drop-In (tickets will be available on the day of the event at the Kiwanis Club).
The unofficial carnival mascot, Albert the Snowman, “Big Al,” was created by Doran and Ben Milton of Dawson Settlement. The 14-foot-tall creation is located on Main Street in Peace Park.
Visit the Albert County Winter Carnival page on Facebook to keep up to date and to see a complete schedule of events. Submissions for the Albert County Winter Photo contest and winter-themed scrapbook page contest can be submitted for judging to the Village Office before February 16th at 4pm.
Those wishing to compete in the events can register by contacting Hanna at the Village Office Monday-Friday during regular business hours at 734-3733 or write a private message to Facebook@albertcountywintercarnival
The Albert County Winter Carnival is proudly sponsored with financial support from Albert County Hardware, Beechill Auto Body, Crooked Creek Convenience, Fireside Home Heating, Hillsborough Golf Club, Leslie Tracy, Tidewater Physiotherapy, Green Coast Energy, SouthEastern Mutual (Jeff MacDougall), Down East Coffee, Baxter's Dairy, Hillsborough Freshmart, Longhorn Transportation, Bens Trophies and Awards, Brunswick Limestone, Hillsborough Service Centre and Kent.
Albert County Winter Carnival is proudly supported with in-kind support by The Good Guys Brew Shoppe, Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park, Rainbow Seeds, Queens Farm, Golden Oldies Snowmobile Club, Downey Home Hardware Riverview, Frenchy's (Mountain Road), Global Pet Foods, Fundy Farm, Sobeys Riverview, Superstore Riverview, Kwik Kopy, Futura Signs and Wheaton's.
By Don Coleman, creator and organizer of the Albert County Winter Carnival.