Fairbanks Winter Carnival

Fairbanks Winter Carnival

Second week in March
The Winter Carnival is a week of festivities in Fairbanks, Alaska, highlighted by sled dog races. The carnival opens with the two-day Limited North American Sled Dog Race, and concludes, on the last two days, with the Open North American Sled Dog Race. Other events include dances, a parka parade, a campstove chili contest, a native potlatch, snow- and ice-sculpting contests, snowshoe races and softball, musical and dramatic presentations, and a trade fair.
CONTACTS:
Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau
550 First Ave.
Fairbanks, AK 99701
800-327-5774 or 907-456-5774; fax: 907-452-2867
www.explorefairbanks.com
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The World Ice Art Championships began in 1988, when Fairbanks residents resurrected the tradition of ice sculpture conducted in the 1930s during the Fairbanks Winter Carnival.
And true as well, the roster of Alaska's wintertime festivals included the likes of the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous, the Fairbanks Winter Carnival, and scads of more localized celebrations.
The "Golden Heart" city is also home to the fast-paced Limited North American Championship Sled Dog Race, a three-day series of 20- and 30-mile sprints during the Fairbanks Winter Carnival each March.

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