[T]he four official buttons of the 136th Winter Carnival were designed by local cartoonist and illustrator Kevin Cannon. He most recently designed the 2021 Minnesota State Fair poster.
The Saint Paul Winter Carnival [since 1886] is the oldest winter festival in the United States. It predates the Tournament of Roses Festival by two years.
Each button design focuses on a different popular element of the carnival: the first shows how Minnesotans embrace the cold; the second shows carnival medallion-hunters in search of their treasure; the third features the Winter Carnival royal family as well as their foils, the Vulcans; and the last shows the carnival’s ice-carvers hard at work in Rice Park.