Carnival Committee

Carnival 2019


Save These Dates!

January 25, 26, 27

& February 1, 2

Check out the 2019 Willow State Winter Carnival website for the latest updates, agenda, and images.

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 and ski 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.


Download the 2019 Advertising and Sponsorship Packages here. Send questions to


Download the 2019 Vendor Application here. Have questions? Contact Marion at