McCall Idaho Winter Carnival

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McCall Winter Carnival

A large variety of events celebrating winter in McCall. come to see dog sled racing, ski racing and jumping, horse drawn ski joring, snow shoe races and much more. Fun for the entire family.

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Organization: McCall Area Chamber of Commerce
Dates: 01/30/2015 - 02/08/2015 update info
Time: 8:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 PM
Event Cost: $10-$20
Venue: Various Locations in McCall,ID
Contact: McCall Area Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (208) 634-7631
Event Details:

Welcome to the 2015 McCall Winter Carnival Event Schedule! Please check back often as we will be adding new events as we confirm dates and locations

  • Dog sled racing, ski racing and jumping, ski joring, a snow shoveling contest and snowshoe races to
  • Late January to early February event
  • An event for the entire family

Overview: There are so many interesting events at the McCall Winter Carnival, one of them being a ride on the Payette Lake taxi boats. These fantastic boats are set on steel runners and are propelled by aircraft engines that roar with propellers and run at a fast pace. You are sure to love them at the winter carnival at McCall.

When: A late January and early February tradition

Where: Various location throughout McCall

Fees: Most events are Free. some costs may apply

Details: There is also dog sled racing, ski racing and jumping, ski joring, a snow shoveling contest and snowshoe races too. Another event worth mentioning is the colorful parade.

The McCall Winter Carnival was closed during the forties and was revived in 1965 with much fun fare. This has now become an annual event in Idaho.

The McCall Winter Carnival has a long history. It can be dated back to the bright and fun filled day of 1924 when a train arrived at McCall, carrying many distinguished people including the Idaho Governor, Moore. Known at that time as the Payette Lakes Sports Carnival, there have been many changes to the event including its name since then.