This Year's Theme

Winter Carnival 2020

Are you a lover of lore?

      Do you believe the truth is out there?

            Do you prefer your mysteries unsolved?

Well get ready for Dartmouth Winter Carnival 2020 to bring us -


From the highlands of Scotland to the forests of the Pacific Northwest,
Around the girdled earth to the Himalayas,
we're expecting more than just a flurry of folklore
for this year's carnival of cryptid creatures.

The Winter Carnival Council will be working hard over the next few months to make sure you are asking yourself, "Is it Winter Carnival Yeti?"

It's a carnival you'll want to believe in.

Who picks the theme?

The theme is selected by the students on the Winter Carnival Council each year. The council selects the theme and winning poster and t-shirt designs, and plans and participates in all Winter Carnival events, which include the Opening Celebration, Polar Bear Swim, 99-Cent Ski Day, Human Dog Sled Races, and Ice Sculpture Contest.

Want to get involved with Winter Carnival Council? Email

Do you have an idea for a program or event that fits our theme? Email