In 1925, Hamilton hosted its first winter carnival, which the college hoped would become a seasonal tradition. Past carnival events included: ice sculpture contests, dance parties, figure skating exhibitions, a queen of the carnival contest, and a final formal event which featured the likes of Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller. The annual event waned in the late in the 1990sand was revived as Feb Fest in 2000. Holding true to its original purpose, Feb Fest livens up the Hill during the middle of winter. With a chocolate tasting, Snoccer (Snow Soccer) competitions, a Chili Cook-Off, an Ice Skating Party, a beer tasting and more, Feb Fest encourages students and staff members to reconnect with one another and this beautiful campus.