New York Lakes, Nature January 09, 2020
Toast Marshmallows On The Beach While Watching Ice Car Races At Lake George Winter Carnival In New York
Up north in the Adirondack Park, Warren County’s popular village of Lake George is often a destination that people make a point to visit during New York’s summer months. Once Lake George’s off-season arrives and the majority of the area’s businesses close down until things warm up again, you may begin to wonder how you can stay busy up here. Have no fear though, month-long events like the Winter Carnival are bound to keep you on your toes with excitement each weekend in the month of February! Check it out.
As New Yorkers, we're no strangers to winter festivals but ever since 1961, the Lake George Winter Carnival has been a local tradition that we simply can't get enough of.
Taking place in the village every Saturday and Sunday during the month of February, you'll find that each weekend is packed full of exciting events that your whole family will love.
One of the carnival's events that often see the most attention is the Car Races on the Ice.
The frozen-over Lake George turns into the perfect winter racetrack, with Car Races from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on February 8, 9, 15, 22, and 23. While on February 16 you can watch Motorcycle and ATV Races out on the ice!
It's not just out on the ice where you'll find things happening though, the whole village of Lake George gets into the swing of things for this annual carnival.
In town, you'll find horse-drawn carriage rides, pony rides, dog talent contests, snowman building contests, games of cornhole, polar plunges...
...S'mores at the beach, hot chocolate bars, build-your-own sundaes, make-your-own snow tie-dyed carnival shirts, and more going on.
With unforgettable activities filling up every hour of each Saturday and Sunday, you'll be absolutely amazed by all of the different ways you can enjoy the Lake George Winter Carnival. Yes, there are even helicopter rides over the lake!
Each weekend, you'll find a different Cook-Off happening, with the first weekend hosting a Chili Cook-Off, the second BBQ, the third Chowder, and the final weekend hosting a Chicken Wing Cook-Off. Could this event get any more delicious?
Whether you're participating in the Keg Tosses and Glacier Golf Tournaments...
...or you're watching the Outhouse Races or the Ice Diving and Wood Carving demonstrations, there's something for everyone here.
To find out more about about the 2020 Lake George Winter Carnival, visit their official
website and be sure to also stay up to date by following their Facebook page!
When: Every Saturday and Sunday in February
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