The Raquette Lake Winter Carnival will kick off on Friday, February 18th, 2022 with a concert by The Jamcrackers featuring Dan Berggren, Dan Duggan and Peggy Lynn at 6:30pm at the Raquette Lake Chapel. There will be limited seating and masks will be required. This concert is presented by St. William’s on Long Point. This program is made possible, in part, with funds from NY Statewide Community Regrant, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Hochul and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.
On Saturday, February 19th, the outdoor events kick off with youth activities starting at 11 a.m. A variety of games will include a sack race, tire obstacle, balloon chase, and more to be announced. At noon there will be a Ladies Frying Pan Toss with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25. The Team Ice Golf Competition will be held throughout the day for teams with cash prizes of $75, $50, $25.
Everyone is invited to enjoy the bonfire.
Fireworks are slated for dusk between 6:30 and 7pm. Showcase will be weather dependent. Check www.facebook.com/raquettelake for schedule updates.
On Sunday, February 20thth at Noon the Crosscut / Chainsaw competition will be held on the Raquette Lake Village Green led by George McCain. This historic long-standing tradition is a not to be missed event featuring timed men’s, women’s and mixed divisions. Competitors must bring their own chainsaw!
Cookie donations are requested for Saturday, February 19th. Please drop off at the Raquette Lake Library. As in years past the Raquette Lake Library will be open for hot chocolate, cookies and warmth from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Town of Long Lake will provide two additional porta-potties in the Village. Raquette Lake Events Coordinator Kat Forsell will be coordinating the events of the weekend.
For more information www.myraquettelake.com