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Activities and events from our community partners and businesses are filling up our schedule for Feb  17 - 21, 2022. Our festival is packed with fun, active, healthy activities for the whole family to enjoy! Click the image above to go to our Winter Carnival Event page on Facebook. 

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Family Skating Party Skating Party 275 pix right info

Dress in your best 70's outfit and join in our a family skating party on Feb. 19 from 4 - 5 p.m. Skates and helmets are mandatory on the ice. Call 902-694-0529 to register, space is limited. Proof of double vaccination and government ID is required for those 12 and older to enter the Amherst Stadium.  

 

 

 

 

  

big block snow walk 275 pix Big Block Snow Walk 

From Feb. 17 - 21, walk around the Big Block Walk in downtown Amherst and answer the riddles from the snowmen displayed in the store windows! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Feb. 21 with the answers and you could win some fun 'A' swag! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Carnival Dance Tik Tok Challenge 

A contest just for Tik Tok! Create the next Winter Carnival Dance, tag the Town of Amhert's Tik Tok account, @town_of_amherst, and you could win a $50 gift card to the Balcony Candy Shoppe! Contest closes Feb. 21, open to local residents only.

 

@town_of_amherst Create the new Winter Carnival dance by Feb. 21, tag us and you could win a gift card to the Balcony Candy Shople! #2022AmherstWC #seewhyweloveit ♬ Fun and light winter dance music(967244) - Roa

A Winter Carnival Fun Day with The Adventure Therapy Project adventure therapy 275 pix again

Join in on a Winter Carnival Fun Day with The Adventure Therapy Project on Sat. Feb. 19! Free! Outdoor Youth Explorer Program is for ages 5 - 9 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Winter Adventure Program is for ages 10+ from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Happening at Dickey Park, 132 E. Pleasant St. For more information and to register, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Space is limited.

 

 

 

 

Winter Photo Contest Photo contest web 275 pixals

From now until Feb. 21, share your winter photos and you could win a $75 gift card to Focal Point Photography and Framing! Winners will be chosen by the professionals at Focal Point for: overall, animals and people, and scenic winter. The overall winner will receive a $75 gift card to Focal Point with the category winners each receiving a $25 gift card. Enter photos by using the #2022AmherstWC on Facebook or Instagram or by emailing them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Note: your privacy settings must be set to "public" on social media for us to see your photo!

 

 

 

 

Family Favorite Recipe Exchange Family cooking 275 pix 2

Whether you have a family recipe that's been handed down for generations or you use the recipe from the back of the box, we want to hear about your family's favorite dish! Win one of three $50 grocery gift cards! Send a video or photo of yourself making, or enjoying, your favorite family recipe - don't forget to include the actual recipe! - to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Feb. 21 to be shared on social media! Three participants will be randomly chosen to win a $50 grocery gift card!

 

 

  

                                                                 Best in Snow

Best_in_snow_web_275_pix.pngFrom now until Feb. 21, send a picture of your snow sculptures, forts, people, or animals to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to win Best in Snow! Three participants will be randomly chosen to win a winter prize package, sponsored by Maritime Tartan Company! Use the #2022AmherstWC if you want to share over social media, just make sure your photo settings are "public" so we can see! 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 Guided Snowshoe Walks Snowshoe walks 275 pix

Join the Community Well-Being team for a leisurely snowshoe! Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 19 at 9 a.m. Free, all ages welcome! No experience necessary, great for anyone looking to try snowshoeing for the first time. Registration required, contact Allison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 902-694-0529 to register. Proof of vaccination and government ID is required for those 12 and older. #seewhyweloveit #2022amherstwc

 

 

 

 

 

Amherst to Amherst Walking Challenge 

Have you heard?  We are in a competition against Amherst N.Y,. Amherst, M.A., and Amherst N.H., to walk the furthest during the month of February! Take part by filling out the Google Form with your distance!  https://forms.gle/Y2enM8o1zr3vYVMt7

Which town will walk the furthest? Find out on March 1.

 Visit our Facebook event page for all the details, https://fb.me/e/2bVlokCWJ

Some press we've recieved about the challenge:

https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/lifestyles/second-edition-of-amherst-vs-amherst-walking-challenge-underway-100688144/