Get to Know the Carnival

Celebrating all things winter, the McCall Winter Carnival was inspired by the Payette Lake Winter Games, first held in 1924 when a train from Boise brought 248 visitors to McCall. The official McCall Winter Carnival started in the 1960s, and over the years, the Carnival has grown into an iconic Idaho event bringing more than 60,000 people to McCall each year.

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Black and white poster encouraging visitors to attend the Winter Carnival.

Visiting the Carnival? Discover Need-To-Know Info

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Vendor, Sculpture & Sponsor Info

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Ice & Everything Nice

Ready to experience the McCall Winter Carnival? Here is where you’ll find the event schedule, ice sculpture map, and raffle information.

Women dressed in colorful beads and feathers dance at the Mardi Gras Parade in McCall.
Mardi Gras Parade
A person pours a beer from a tap.
Beer Garden
Fireworks shine over Hotel McCall at the McCall Winter Carnival.
People stand around a dalmatian as it prepares for a dog sled race.
Dog Sled Races
People crowd around a bonfire while listening to live music.
Live Music
A group of people sit in a hot spring, surrounded by snow.

Uncover More Winter Adventures

Whether you’re hitting the slopes or taking in our small-town charm, discover your wild side this winter in McCall.

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Vendors, Sculptures & Sponsors, Oh My!

We’re so excited to have you be a part of the McCall Winter Carnival! Find the vendor application, ice sculpture entry form, and info on how to become a sponsor.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Our sponsors make the McCall Winter Carnival possible—and magical.

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