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Going to McCall’s 54th Annual Winter Carnival? Add the Activity Barn to your ‘must-do’ list

January 16, 2019

McCALL — The 2019 McCall Winter Carnival is just around the corner. The 10-day event showcases snow sculptures, two parades: the Torchlight and Mardi Gras parades, live music, daily events featuring everything from comedy shows to art auctions, snowbike races to the Monster Dog Pull, fireworks to the Beard, Sexy Leg, and Hairy Leg Contest and more.

One venue that has ramped up its carnival offerings is McCall’s Activity Barn, according to a press release. Snow tubing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, Fat Bike rentals, snowshoe rentals and a new, free snow maze will be open every day from Friday, Jan. 25 through Sunday, Feb. 3.

Four 800-foot lanes are currently open for snow tubing at the Activity Barn. A fifth lane is scheduled to be ready for action by the start of Winter Carnival. Snow Tubing hours and prices are available at www.activitybarn.com. Reservations are not required for snow tubing.

Horse-drawn Sleigh Rides will be offered daily during Winter Carnival at noon, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm. Sleigh rides are expected to be incredibly popular, so reservations are required. Please call 208-315-3080 or email reservations@brundage.com.

The Activity Barn also rents 2019 Kona Wo Fat Bikes for use on the three-mile Nordic Trail on site. Trail access is free. The Activity Barn Nordic trail connects to the North Valley Rail Trail, both of which are dog-friendly. Snowshoes can also be rented at the Activity Barn.

While these activities are quickly becoming Winter Carnival traditions, a brand new feature is expected to steal the show for Winter Carnival 2019. The Activity Barn team is crafting a family-friendly 1,000-plus-square-foot Snow Maze on site. Guests are invited to come explore this interactive snow sculpture at no charge.

For more information about the Activity Barn, visit the website: activitybarn.com.

For the 2019 event schedule and snow sculpture map, visit the McCall Winter Carnival website: mccallchamber.org/winter-carnival.

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