Minn. Festival Team Aims For Record Snowball Fight

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A cast of Minnesota beer enthusiasts has a frosty ambition: To stage the largest snowball fight ever.

The group started to nurture the state’s craft brewing industry announced the goal Wednesday and hopes to achieve it during the Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival on Jan. 25 at the state fairgrounds.

It would mean topping a Guinness World Record set this January in Seattle, when more than 5,800 people engaged in a snowball fight. The Minnesota team wants a minimum of 7,000.

Project manager Joseph Alton says snowmaking machines will be at the ready if the weather doesn’t cooperate. But he says State Fair officials plan to stockpile snow between now and then.

To set the record, enough participants need to spend at least one minute hurling snowballs at each other.

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