Red Lodge Mountain Winter Carnival

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Winter Carnival at Red Lodge Mountain

For two days full of winter fun and games, including the world famous Cardboard Classic Race, visit Red Lodge's annual Winter Carnival.
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Organization: Red Lodge Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center
Dates: 02/28/2014 - 03/01/2014 update info
Time: 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 PM
Event Cost: none
Venue: Red Lodge Mountain Resort in Red lodge,MT
Contact: Red Lodge Mountain Resort
Phone: (406) 446-2610
Email:
Website: www.redlodgemountain.com/events/winter-carnival
Event Details:

If you really want to know what makes Red Lodge tick, be here for Winter Carnival. A two-day party on spring snow with costumes, parades, live music, feats of daring, and lots and lots of duct tape, Winter Carnival is THE BEST party of the year. Or at least 'til July rolls around.

Tenative Schedule of Events for 2014

Friday

5:00 p.m. - Early cardboard craft registration and judging, Red Lodge True Value parking lot

6:00 p.m. - Cardboard craft parade departs the Red Lodge True Value parking lot 

Saturday

9:00 a.m. - Cardboard craft registration and Rail Jam registration, Red Lodge Mountain courtyard

11:30 a.m. - Transport your cardboard craft to the starting line on Show Off Alley

Noon - Cardboard Classic Race

2:00 p.m. - Tom Catmull and the Clerics, Bierstube deck

3:00 p.m. - Costume Contest, Bierstube deck

4:30 p.m. - Rail Jam at the base area

7:00 p.m. - Torchlight parade and fireworks

  • Red Lodge's Winter Carnival offers several winter activites for people of all ages, including the Cardboard Classic Race
  • Full of food, live entertainment, and competitions
  • Occurs for 2 days each March
  • Activities and competitions take place at Red Lodge Mountain and in downtown Red Lodge
  • Event fees vary

Overview: Red Lodge Mountain hosts two days of food, live music, and competitions for visitors and locals of all ages. Activities of this event include the Cardboard Classic and Parade, Value Cardboard Classic Race, Fire Hose Race, Treasure Hunt, live music, spaghetti dinner, the Torchlight Parade, fireworks show, the Snow Ball, Scavenger Hunt, and King & Queen of the Mountain Race.

When: This event offers two days of fun in early March.

Where: The majority of the Red Lodge Winter Carnival takes place at the Red Lodge Mountain outside Red Lodge. To get there, head south on Highway 212 and then west on Ski Run Road. Other activities of this event take place in downtown Red Lodge.

Fee: Event fees vary. Many of the competitions offer a monetary prize.

Details: The Cardboard Classic Parade and Race is a display and competition of the most creative and fastest crafted sleds made only of cardboard and duct tape. Saturday, the Torchlight Parade and fireworks take place at Red Lodge Mountain during the evening. Later, the Snow Ball is celebration and dance where the annual Snow Queen and King are crowned. Sunday on the Mountain, the fastest man or women skier or snowboarder is named the King or Queen of Red Lodge Mountain.