Wawasee Winter Carnival | #wawaseewinter

Wawasee Winter Carnival Syracuse, IN 2016

Winter Carnival | Syracuse, IN | Feb 13th, 2016

Snowmobile racing, hot air balloons, and sleigh rides, oh my! Winter Carnival is back and these are a few things we’re hosting for you to enjoy! Join us and some of your favorite local businesses for a day filled with fun, food and of course, a little friendly competition! Kiwanis Ice Drags will be held at Syracuse Lakeside Park with registration at 9 a.m. Immediately following registration, the Kiddy Kat Race begins at 10 a.m., and finally the Ice Drag Race at 11 a.m. The Harold Schrock Sports Complex is hosting a Winter Fun Run with registration at 8 a.m. Bring your ice skates along for Open Skate all day! Not a fan of the cold? That’s great, too! Grace Lutheran Church is hosting a Biscuit & Gravy cookoff from 8-10a.m. Nearby on Main Street, catch the most stylish pups in town hosting a fashion show from 12-1p.m. followed by an Ice Sculpting demonstration by Ice Creations from 1-3p.m. Warming tents and food trucks will be joining to keep you thawed and fueled, along with live music for your entertainment! The WACF (Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation) is bringing all kinds of excitement to Winter Carnival this year including pavilion-to-lakefront sleigh rides, snowshoeing, winter trail hikes, tethered hot air balloon rides, ice boat rides and finally an Iditarod dog sled race and demonstration! Also featured will be a nature project in the WACF Education Center, and additional refreshments/warming station in the Ruddel Pavillion.

Wawasee Winter Carnival Details Times


Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Kiwanis Ice Drags:

Polar Bear Plunge

Download the Registration/Pledge Form Here: http://swchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Polar-Plunge-2.pdf

More info on Facebook Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/443530562509440/

Biscuits and Gravy Cookoff:

You ever hear of the “Chili-Cookoff”? Same thing but with biscuits & gravy!

Download the Registration Form Here: http://swchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/BisGravy.entryform.2016.pdf

Join the event on Facebook Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1136814316329202/

Downtown Activities on Main Street:

  • Food Trucks, Doggie Fashion Show: 12:00-1:00
  • Ice Sculpting Demonstration by Ice Creations: 1:00-3:00
  • Music & Warming Tent
  • Iditarod Dog Sled Race and Demonstration

WACF (Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation) Activities:

  • Snowshoeing, Winter Trail Hikes, Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides, Ice Boat rides
  • Sleigh Ride from Pavillion to Lakefront
  • Ruddell Pavillion will provide a warming station and refreshments
  • Nature Project inside the WACF Education Center

Harold Schrock Sports Complex:

  • Winter Fun run: Registration at 8:00 AM
  • Open Skate open all day, and under the lights at dusk

#WawaseeWinter Carnival Sweatshirts on Sale Now!

#WawaseeWinter Carnival Sweatshirts have arrived! You can see them in person at the Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce today! Available at more retailers soon!
As of right now, only Limited Quantities are Available! Purchase online today to save $5 and ensure you have your sweatshirt for the Carnival!

#WawaseeWinter | What is this “Hashtag” thing?

Here is what a quick Google search has to say about it:


noun: hashtag; plural noun: hashtags

Wikipedia: A hashtag is a type of label or metadata tag used on social network and microblogging services which makes it easier for users to find messages with a specific theme or content. Users create and use hashtags by placing the hash character (or number sign) # in front of a word or unspaced phrase, either in the main text of a message or at the end. Searching for that hashtag will then present each message that has been tagged with it.

That’s great! Now you know all you need to know. Well.. Not quite.. You still don’t know how it relates to the Winter Carnival.

Not only will it be a great way for everyone in the community to share photos and posts about the Wawasee Winter Carnival by posting on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the #WawaseeWinter but Velocity Concepts, LLC (The guys who designed the logo and selling the sweatshirts) are going to be giving away a FREE SWEATSHIRT to one lucky Winter Carnival fan who uses the hashtag #WawaseeWinter on a photo post!

The Contest!

The contest will take place on the day of the event on Instagram or Twitter (it’s easier to keep track of on those platforms). Post a photo using the hashtag #WawaseeWinter and the best photo / most likes will get a FREE SWEATSHIRT! (size and color availability is not guaranteed).

Winter Carnival is going to light up the town of Syracuse and we cannot wait to see it! Bundle up, bring your friends, family, and appetite for a day that you will not forget! We are so excited for you to enjoy what we’ve been working hard to bring to you. Mark your calendars for February 13th and join us in what will be the best Winter Carnival yet!

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