Old Man Winter is finally here and the Long Lake Moonlighter’s are ready to celebrate. Organizers Jim and Paula Piraino, Harry Buxton, the Long Lake Fire Department and the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department join forces each year to put on a one of a kind, wacky, fun small-town event.
“Everyone’s a star at the winter carnival! says Long Lake Tourism Director Alex Roalsvig. “You’ve got to check out the highlight video’s, we’ve got them on the web at www.mylonglake.com”
This year’s event kicks off with the Snowmobile Parade and the coronation of the King and Queen of Winter Carnival followed by the Cardboard Box Sled Races. “Kid’s of all ages have a blast” says Long Lake Diner Owner and event organizer Jim Piraino. “Everyone really looks forward to the Broomball tournament and my wife is the defending champ of the Ladies Frying Pan Toss, so it’s going to be a competitive year.”
Visitors swarm Long Lake flocking from as far as Michigan, New Jersey, Hawaii and Maine. “It’s tradition, it’s cold and everyone enjoys the celebration of the day. Come on out and enjoy the food, the ambience and the free ice skating” says Alex Roalsvig. “We’re also offering free transportation around town that evening so folks can go out to dinner after the event, relax and get home safely.” The bus runs from 5pm until 1am. Call 518-354-1510 and it will pick you up at your home and return you when you are ready. FREE.
For a full list of events
12pm – Snowmobile Parade
12:15pm – Coronation
12:45pm – Cardboard Sled Race
1:15pm – 1/2 Court Shot Basketball
1:45pm – Fireman’s Relay for all ages
2:00pm – Kid’s Balloon Chase
2:15pm Adult Golf
3:15pm – Ladies Frying Pan Toss
4:00pm – Goalie’s Day Off Puck Shot
4:30pm – Broomball Tournament
Fireworks after Broomball – between 6:30pm – 7pm.
Free transportation starts at 5pm – 1am. Call 518-354-1510