Drive-Thru Ice & Snow Sculpture Park

Combining two signature Winter Carnival events – the Ice Carving Competition and the Snow Sculpture Contest – this brand new drive-thru experience will take place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds each day of the Carnival, giving you ample opportunities to enjoy the winter creations!

Upon entering the route, your car will receive a swag bag, bingo card, and the chance to purchase some treats to enjoy during the ride as you view dozens of snow and ice masterpieces sculpted by local artisans and Winter Carnival favorites. You will also have the opportunity to vote for your favorite creations and to meet members of the Vulcan Krewe, the Winter Carnival Royal Family and the Klondike Kates on select days!

In a change from years past, the Winter Carnival Ice Carvings will move from Rice Park to the Fairgrounds to create the Ice and Snow Sculpture Park. The Winter Carnival Vulcans will, once again, manage the snow sculpture attraction and the annual Snow Stomp event that is used to create the huge blocks for artists to sculpt their snowy works of art.

Timed ticket slots will be available soon!