Caribou Snowbowl features snowman building contest

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CARIBOU, Maine — The Caribou Snowbowl event, March 2–5 will feature a community snowman building contest. Individuals and businesses are being encouraged to participate. The event will feature prizes for Most Creative Snowman $100 Hannaford gift card; for individuals: Best Snowbowl Theme $100 Citgo gas card from Leo’s and Sons Citgo, People’s Choice Overall $100 gift card from Haney’s Home Farm and Garden. For business and civic organizations, Best Overall $150 lunch at Big Cheese Pizza.

To participate in the snowman building contest, individuals and business or civic organizations must register at the Caribou Wellness and Recreation Center on Feb. 17. Participants will choose their theme, then build the snowman. Once built they must place the official Cary Snowman Contest sign in front of the entry, take a picture of the snowman and one with the people who built it. The official sign must be in the pictures. Then they must share the pictures on Facebook Group to be entered. Winners will be announced on March 4.

For more information visit or contact Karlee Willett at Cary Community Relations at 207-498-13761. There is no fee to enter the contest.  Bill Flagg, director of Community Relations and Development at Cary Medical Center said that the hospital was asked to sponsor the contest.  

“We were glad to be involved in this very ambitious winter event,” said Flagg. “We are all about getting people active and outside, particularly in the winter. Building a snowman can be great family fun and it gets children and adults into the fresh winter air after being cooped up inside during the cold snap. We hope that many families, individuals and businesses or civic groups will participate.”

The snowman building contest is part of a multi-event weekend and the Caribou Snowbowl will feature snowmobile rides, casino and restaurant night, RaveX Freestyle Snowmobile Stunt Show, and more. Visit for all event activities.