Winter Carnival coming soon |

Winter Carnival coming soon

During the winter of 1908, Truckee residents began discussions about how to capitalize on the town’s winter fun. In 1909, Truckee’s first Winter Carnival took life. The focus of the carnival was the Ice Palace, along with ski jumping, toboggan slides and many other snow events. The event attracted visitors from Sacramento, Reno and the Bay Area to be part of the festivities.

Truckee Winter Carnival is being revived from March 11 to March 20. Organizers said they want to blend the past and present to recreate the community-driven Winter Carnival with historic roots. Truckee Winter Carnival’s goal is to raise money for Truckee area education, scholarships, art, music and nonprofit organizations.

Some of the events planned include the Silver Screen Awards Murder Mystery, taking place at Cottonwood Restaurant on March 14. “Big Joy and Company” will present the interactive murder mystery. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a no-host bar and dinner is at 7:15 p.m.. Hollywood attire is recommended. Tickets are $50 in advance, $55 at the door. Purchase tickets at Cottonwood Restaurant and the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce. Seating is limited.

Other events are in the works, including a parade, chef’s ski race, pancake breakfast and more. For more information on the Truckee Winter Carnival, contact Kandie Linegar with Visions Media Services at 587-8837 or e-mail Sponsorship packages at a variety of levels are available.

Volunteers are needed to help in all areas of the Truckee Winter Carnival such as organizing and production of events, public relations, creative and administration. Call 587-8837 to help.