Hundreds Celebrate Essex Winter Carnival

Published 03/01 2014 08:30PM

Updated 03/01 2014 08:47PM

ESSEX, Vt. -

The 13th annual Essex Winter Carnival kicked off in Essex and Essex Junction on Saturday.

The free event had a variety of fun for all ages.

Some things to do included taking a horse and carriage ride, getting your face painted, and even climbing a rock wall.

Between 300-500 people came in and out throughout the course of the day.

"Its just a great way to get outside and have fun with your friends and come together as a community for free stuff,"  said Ally Vile, Director of Essex Parks & Rec.

Next year, the event will be held at the Albert D. Lawton Intermediate School.

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