Winter Carnival - March 5, 2016

A long time ago in galaxy far, far away, crafts of cardboard, duct tape, and glue battled to make the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs.

Many crafts disintegrated at launch, and others didn't survive the jump to light speed, but all enjoyed food and drink, live music (the Star Wars Cantina Band wasn't available), and an epic fireworks show and lightsaber parade (our lightsabers look a lot like flares).  

For the 2016 Winter Carnival we are honoring the new Star Wars movie with our theme of Space Wars. Build your cardboard space craft and join us for the best party in the galaxy. 

Winter Carnival 2016 - Space Wars

Winter Carnival is absolutely the best party of the season. Each year we choose a theme, and celebrate with live music, costumes, feats of daring, cardboard crafts, and lots and lots of duct tape.

This year's theme is Space Wars, so start your costume and cardboard craft planning. 

Schedule of Events: 

 8:00 amCardboard Classic & Rail Jam RegistrationBase Area
11:30 amTransport Cardboard Crafts to the starting lineShow Off Alley
12:00 pmCardboard Classic RaceShow Off Alley
2:00 pmLive Music by Milton Menasco & the Big FiascoBierstube Deck
3:00 pmCostume ContestBierstube Deck
4:30 pmRail JamLower Miami Beach
7:00 pmTorchlight Parade & FireworksBase Area

 

Registration for the 2016 Winter Carnival is OPEN. 

Download Registration Form

Registration form and money will be accepted Saturday, March 5 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the Red Lodge Mountain Courtyard.

If mailing, please send to the attention of Kelsey Borge at Red Lodge Mountain, PO Box 750, Red Lodge, MT 59068.

All mailed registrations MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE March 2, 2016. 

 

Please read all rules carefully. They will be strictly enforced.

The safety of all participants, spectators, and mountain guests is of utmost importance.

All participants must sign a liability release and indemnity agreement. Those who have not signed, will not be permitted to race. Participants under the age of 18 are required to have a parent or legal guardian sign the release and agreement for them. Please let us know if you need additional copies of these documents.

During the event, please be aware of your surroundings including other crafts, participants, and spectators. Participants are responsible for stopping their crafts after crossing the finish line.  DO NOT rely on the safety fence at the bottom of the course to stop you; it is there as a last resort safety measure.

Be conscious of other crafts that will be crossing the finish line after you, as well as those that have already finished.

Have fun and be safe!

Category

Entry Fee

# of Riders Allowed

Craft Weight Limit

Age 12 & Under

$15 per craft

1 – 3

150 lbs

Age 13 – 18

$15 per craft

1 – 3

150 lbs

Age 19+

$20 per craft

1 – 3

150 lbs

Unlimited

$40 per craft

4 required

250 lbs

Cardboard Classic Race Rules

  1. Any costume considered unsafe (with hard or sharp pieces) must be removed before the race, although they will be allowed for the overall costume judging. Helmets are recommended for the race.

  2. Crafts competing in the categories of 12 & Under, Age 13 – 18, and Age 19 + may have no more than 3 riders.

  3. Crafts will race and be judged based on the age of the oldest rider.

  4. Crafts must remain in the courtyard until lead by the race official to the start line.

  5. Contestants must pull their own crafts to the starting line at the base of the Willow Creek Chair by their own power. At the starting line, racers will line up in the order of categories listed above, starting with the youngest riders first.

  6. A push line will be established 10 feet beyond the start line. All racers will line up at the start line and anyone helping to push the craft must stop pushing or be in the craft before the craft crosses the push line.

  7. Contestants are responsible for controlling the speed and direction of their craft, including stopping at the finish. All crafts MUST have and make use of a braking system.

  8. A craft is not considered "finished" until the entire craft and all crew members, including those left behind on the course, have completely crossed the finish line.

  9. Winners will be determined at the finish line, and awards will be handed out to 1st and 2nd place finishers at that time. Results will be announced publicly on the Bierstube deck at 3:00 pm. 

Unlimited Class—Additional Rules

  1. The Unlimited class entrants will be determined by the judges based on:
    1) A craft weight of at least 150 lbs & no more than 250 lbs.
    2) A total of 4 riders (no more, no less), with no riders younger than 19 years old.
    3) The craft and riders must exhibit the theme of the carnival.

  2. A push line will be established 10 feet beyond the start line. All crafts will line up at the start line and riders are the only ones allowed to push. All riders must stop pushing and be in the craft before the craft crosses the push line.

 

Nearly $1000.00 in prizes and cash!!

 

Cardboard Classic Prizes

MOST CREATIVE CRAFT

 
12 & Under$50 Gift Card   
13-18 Yrs$50 Gift Card
19 + Yrs$50 Gift Card
Unlimited Category$80 Gift Card

CARDBOARD CLASSIC RACE

 
12 & Under 

1st Place

$50   

2nd Place

$25

13-18 Yrs 

1st Place

$50

2nd Place

$25
19 + Yrs 

1st Place

$100

2nd Place

$50
Unlimited Category 

1st Place

$200

2nd Place

$100

COSTUME CONTEST

 
18 & Under 

1st Place

$50 Gift Card

2nd Place

$25 Gift Card
19 + Yrs 

1st Place

$50 Gift Card

2nd Place

$25 Gift Card

 

MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.

  • Prizes for Most Creative Craft will be awarded the starting line of the Cardboard Classic.
  • Prizes for the Cardboard Classic Race will be awarded at the finish line.
  • Prizes for the Costum Contest will be awarded on the deck of the Bierstube.