2020 Saint Paul Winter Carnival

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the 134th Saint Paul Winter Carnival, the “Coolest Celebration on Earth” since 1886. The Winter Carnival continues to bring family-friendly events and community pride to Saint Paul and the Twin Cities metro area. 

  • Most events are FREE and open to the public.
  • Events primarily take place in downtown Saint Paul, in and around the Landmark Center, as well as at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. 
  • Enjoy live entertainment, walk through the ice sculpture garden, watch the ice carvers create frozen masterpieces, visit vendor booths, and more!
  • Enjoy hot mulled wine, beer, and other beverages at the Ice Bars.

2019 Fancy Hotdish Competition

Witness local culinary greats compete in one of the most cut-throat competitions Minnesota has to offer: the 2nd Annual Fancy Hotdish Competition, hosted by The Lexington and delivered by US FOODS.

Chefs will be judged on creativity, taste, presentation and the use of ingredients while whipping up their unique hotdish to see who will reign supreme. Plus, you’ll have a chance to sample the entries and cast your vote to determine the People’s Choice winner! 

Admission tickets can be purchased below for $50 per person and includes access to this tasty event and two (2) drink tickets. You must have a ticket to attend.

Chefs Competing From:
  • Pajarito
  • Revival
  • The Lexington
  • Augustine’s Bar
  • Iron Ranger
  • Zamboni’s 
  • Sweet Pea’s

                   

2018 Winners

1st Place:
Red Cow | Not Tot Hotdish; Smoked Short Ribs and American Cheese-fried Risotto

2nd Place:
Joan’s in the Park | Beef Tenderloin Puff Pastry Hotdish

3rd Place:
Revival | Tennessee Hot Chicken Hotdish

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Get Tickets to the Fancy Hotdish Competition

Do you live for your great-grandma’s award-winning hotdish recipe? Do you like coming up with new and unique combinations for your neighborhood potluck?

The Fancy Hotdish Competition at the Saint Paul Winter Carnival can be your source for inspiration! Six top local chefs will be pit against each other as they reveal their thoughtfully-created recipes for hotdish at this unique competition. 

Join us at The Lexington in Saint Paul on February 7 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. to watch as entries are judged and awarded. Plus, you’ll be able to sample the entries and vote for your favorite to win the People’s Choice! 

Get your tickets for this fun night out now and get ready to be inspired by these chef’s unique recipes.

 
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