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Lake George Winter Carnival 2014

Lake George Polar PlungeWeekends in February Are Winter Carnival Time!

Lake George Village offers a month long celebration of winter during this annual family-friendly event at Shepard Park! The Winter Carnival officially begins with the New Year's Day Polar Plunge and First Day in Lake George. The Winter Carnival then picks up again each weekend throughout February, so mark your calendar and take part in the fun!

Take the plunge! Join the Polar Plunge if you dare! Afraid to get your toes wet that first morning? Lake George dog sledWell, no need to worry -- a polar plunge happens every weekend of the Winter Carnival! Get to the beach by 1:00pm on Saturday and Sunday of every weekend for this entertaining sight!

Relish the warmth of tasty samples during the chowder, chili, BBQ and chicken wing cook-offs. Enjoy the always hilarious and fun outhouse races - a crowd pleasing favorite! - as well as dog sled, ATV, snowmobile races and more.

Kids can explore the ice castle, play on the giant ice slide, participate in children's activities, enjoy a tethered hot air balloon ride or snowmobile, sleigh ride and visit a historical reenactors' encampment of the 1700s.Kids being pulled on sleds  And that's just a sample; there's so much fun for everyone! View the complete list of activities below.

PLEASE NOTE: The below schedule is subject to change. Information up to date as of 12/27/2013. For the most up to date schedule information, please visit www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com

Lake George Winter CarnivalEvery Weekend in February

The following events you can enjoy every Saturday and Sunday at the Lake George Winter Carnival during the month of February:
  • All day - Helicopter Rides (Fee)
  • All day - Giant Snow Slide (Fee) - Shepards Park Beach
  • 8:00AM - Hot Air Balloon Tether Rides (Fee) - SunKiss Ballooning (Weather Permitting)
  • 11AM-2:00PM - Children’s Activities & ZUMBA - King Neptune’s
  • 11AM-2:00PM - Face Painting by 'Art Bucket' - King Neptune’s
  • 12-2:00PM - Games ($1) - Prizes at Shepards Park Beach
  • 12-2:00PM - Ice & Wood Carving Demonstrations - Shepards Park Beach
  • 12-3 PM - Pony Rides (fee) - Saturdays at Shepards Park
  • 2:30PM - Lake George's Got Talent Show - Shepards Park Beach
  • 2:30PM - Snowmobile Water Skip - Shepards Park Beach
  • 2:30PM - Snowmobile Ride For Kids ($2) - Shepards Park Beach
Hot Air Balloon Tether Rides, Helicopter Rides, and Monster Truck Rides will all be held every weekend at Gaslight Village on West Brook Rd. if there is no ice on the lake.

snowmobile races at the Lake George Winter Carnival

Below are some additional highlights from each weekend's events...

Weekend 1: Saturday, February 1st & Sunday, February 2nd

  • Sat 12:00 PM - Noon Opening Ceremonies - Shepard Park Beach
  • *Sat & Sun 10:30 AM - East Coast Snowcross Race - West Brook Rd. @ Gaslight Village *cancelled
  • Sat 12:30 PM - Chili Cook Off - Shepards Park Beach
  • Sat 12:30 PM - Outhouse Races - Duffy's
  • Sat 4:00 PM - Lake George Winter Carnival Parade - North on Canada St.
  • Sat (After Parade) - Bon Fire on the Beach - Shepards Beach -Toast marshmallows and watch the fireworks
  • Sat 6:30 PM - Fireworks - Over the Lake
  • Sat & Sun - Giant Snow Slide - Shepards Park Beach all day

Weekend 2: Saturday, February 8th & Sunday, February 9th

  • Sat & Sun - LGWC 4X4 Truck Races - Sponsored by King Neptune's Pub
  • Sat 9-11 Registration - ATV Poker Run/Scavenger Hunt - Duffy's
  • Sat 12:00 - BBQ Cook Off - Shepards Park Beach
  • Sat 4:00PM - Bon Fire on the Beach - Shepards Beach -Toast marshmallows and watch the fireworks
  • Sat 6:30PM - Fireworks - Over the Lake
  • Sun 1:00PM - Tavern Competition - Shepards Park Beach, Sponsored by Mario’s Restaurant
  • Sat 12-2 - Radio Disney - Shepards Park Bandstand
  • *Sat & Sun - Ice Diving Demonstration - All day on the ice Sponsored by Morin’s Professional Scuba Center

Weekend 3: Saturday, February 15th - Sunday, February 16th

  • Sat (All Day) - ATV Scavenger Hunt - Registration at 9-11 am at Duffy's Tavern.
  • *Sat (All Day) - Giant Kite Flying
  • Sat - Breezy Hill Alpaca Farm
  • Sat 12:00PM - Chowder Cook Off - Shepards Park Beach
  • Sat 4:00PM - Bon Fire on the Beach - Shepards Park Beach. Toast marshmallows and watch the fireworks.
  • Sat 6 PM - Light up tthe Sky w/Wish Lanterns (purchase at LGWC)
  • Sat 6:30PM - Fireworks - Over the Lake
  • *Sat & Sun - Ice Diving Demonstration - All day on the ice Sponsored by Rich Morin’s Professional Scuba Center (800) 924-3483
  • *Sat & Sun - NY State AMA Motorcycle & ATV Ice Race - For information call Frank Carpinello (518) 330-3648 or (518) 542-2144.
  • Sun 12-3 - Glacier Golf Tournament

Weekend 4: Saturday, February 22nd - Sunday, February 23rd

  • Sat 12:00PM - Chicken Wing Cook Off - Shepards Park Beach
  • Sat 4:00PM - Bon Fire on the Beach - Shepards Beach-Toast marshmallows and watch the fireworks.
  • Sun 3:00PM - Raffle Drawing - Shepards Park Beach
  • Sat 6:30PM - Fireworks - Over the Lake
  • *Sat & Sun - Car Races - Sanctioned car race on the ice

* = Ice Dependent Events
All events are weather and ice permitting, LGWC will not be held responsible for any cancelled Events or Races

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