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 1990s and was revived as FebFest in 2000. With a chocolate tasting, Mr. Hamilton competition, a chili cook-off, an ice skating party and more, FebFest encourages students and staff members to reconnect with one another and this beautiful campus.

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