This Zany Festival In Idaho Is Sure To Give You Chills This Winter

There are traditional winter festivals that pay homage to the classic, simple beauty and activities of the season: sledding, snow carving, ice skating, and traditional carnival fare. But then there are festivals that know how to kick winter up a notch and bust visitors out of their snow-induced blues. The Fire and Ice Winterfest in southeast Idaho is one of them–and it’s so uniquely wacky that it has made America’s Top 10 Zaniest Winter Festivals for years. Are you ready?

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Are you or someone you know crazy enough to give this nationally-recognized festival a try? Tag them and share! Registration is happening now and you can get all the details on the Lava Hot Springs website.

For another festival coming up soon, check out the deets for the McCall Winter Carnival.