Raquette Lake Winter Carnival kicks off on Saturday, February 18th with family fun activities all weekend. Long Lake Events Coordinator, Danielle Gagnier has organized the day and is looking forward to her second Winter Carnival of the season. “Our goal is for everyone to have a great time. We know there hasn’t been as much snow this year, but there’s still time. We encourage everyone to sleep in white socks, so hopefully old man winter will surprise us with a snowstorm, but even without a big storm, the fun will still go on!”
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The events start on Saturday morning at 10am featuring activities for the kids, competitions and games including: sledding races, balloon chase, and other frivolous and wacky winter themed recreation near the library. At noon look for the Ladies Frying Pan Toss and Golf Drive. This year due to good ice conditions folks are encouraged to bring ice skates and have some fun on Raquette Lake.
At 2pm, Magician Bob Shelley will be performing a free magic show in the Raquette Lake Library. The Raquette Lake Library will be the best place to warm up, get hot chocolate and delicious snacks. It’s open all day starting at 9:30am.
A bonfire and fireworks display around 6:30pm will round out Saturday.
Sunday at noon look for the traditional cross-cut and chainsaw competition. Contenders will compete for the fasted time for each event.
The Raquette Lake Winter Carnival is sponsored by The Town of Long Lake. For more details check out www.mylonglake.com or call 518-624-3077.