It's going to be a busy and fun weekend in the greater Skowhegan area for the annual Lake George Regional Park's winter carnival Saturday, Feb. 2nd. Events will include cardboard box sled races, a chili cook-off and an ice fishing derby. The park's ski and snowshoe trails will be open all day. Admission is free for most events except for the ice fishing derby ($5) because you can win cash prizes.

Activities will take place at the lake off U.S. Route 2 in Skowhegan and Canaan from 6 am to 3 pm.

Get ready for some great food too! There is a $5 entry fee to be a part of the annual chili cook-off which gets underway @ 12 noon. Judging begins at 1 pm. You'll also have a chance to enjoy corn chowder, baked goods, hot dogs and of course s'mores.