Willow Winter Carnival
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January 25, 26, 27 & February 1, 2
Willow has hosted this annual winter festival for more than 50 years on back-to-back weekends at the end of January and beginning of February. The carnival draws crowds and media coverage from all over Alaska and is a fun event for tourists to experience with a full schedule of events in the dead of winter. The carnival boasts one of the state’s biggest winter fireworks shows, Iditarod qualifying sled dog races, homesteading competitions, $1000 bingo cash pots, talent contests, foot races and fat-tire bike races, entertainment, kids games, a cribbage tournament, and food.
The carnival is also a primary fundraising event for the Willow Area Community Council. Funds raised from the Willow State Winter Carnival support culturally valued groups and activities through maintenance of the Willow Community Center.
The carnival planning committee meets at the Willow Community Center on the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 PM.