Cabin fever getting you down? Well, the town of Bennington has a suggestion: A Winter Carnival Jan. 30. The Carnival features a variety of fun family activities, says theRutland Herald. It all starts Friday, Jan. 29 with ice carving which runs throughout Saturday, including demonstrations by 10 teams vying to win the contest, voted on by the public. Continuing with the “ice” theme, there’s the Penguin Plunge Saturday at the Lake Paran boat launch to benefit the Special Olympics, followed by a post-plunge (hopefully warm-up) party, dog sled races, snowshoeing, and lots more. You can try a horse-and-buggy ride if all of the above isn’t enough to lift your spirits. The 4-legged member(s) of your family also can join in the fun by participating in the Pet Winter Fashion Contest and showing off his or her favorite winter fashion outfit. Don’t you feel better already?