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Lake George Winter Carnival Weekend 2

Weekends in February are Winter Carnival time in Lake George! Lake George Village offers a month-long celebration of winter during this annual family-friendly event.

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, Feb 11, 2023 until Sunday, Feb 12, 2023
See Below for Dates & Times

Address

Lake George, NY 12845

Cost

FREE ADMISSION

About this event

Winter Carnival Weekend 2: Februrary 11 and 12, 2023

Pre-Sale Tickets for Cook Offs

Pre-sale tickets will be available online for the following:

  • Chili Cook Off on February 4
  • BBQ Cook Off on February 11
  • Soup & Chowder Cook Off on February 18
  • Chicken Wing Cook Off on February 25

Buy your pre-sale tickets here: https://lgwc.ticketleap.com/cookoff/

Winter Carnival Schedule February 11 & 12

Saturday, February 11

9am: ATV Poker Run
Location TBA.

11am to 4pm: Sanctioned Car Races on the Lake
Come to watch the cars on the ice and see who gets the checkered flag! Hosted by Lake George Lanes & Games. Note, this event is ice dependent. Please watch the LGWC Facebook page for cancellations or location changes. Get more info at icerace.com or from Dave Burnham at 518.875.6956 or racing48@nycap.rr.com.

12:30pm Until Gone: BBQ Cook Off
Come try what barbecue creations our Lake George restaurants have come up with and vote for your favorite! There is a fee. Purchase online ahead of time.

2pm to 4pm: MYO Snow Tie-Dyed LGWC Tee-Shirts
A family favorite, and such a unique experience using tie-dye and Lake George snow. There is a fee. While supplies and snow last! At the Souvenir Tent in Shepard Park.

5:30pm Until Gone: S'mores in the Park
Come and enjoy ewy gooey s'mores while keeping warm by the fire! All are welcome. Free at the Shepard Park Amphitheater. Sponsored by Northern Living.

5:30pm Until Gone: Hot Chocolate Bar
Co-sponsored by Fort William Henry Hotel. This has become a LGWC must do. Not only do you get a LGWC souvenir mug, but you also get to put all your favorite toppings on your hot chocolate. There is a fee. There is a mug presale option online. Only a limited number of mugs will be available for sale the day of the event. 

Purchase mug in advance: https://lgwc.ticketleap.com/mugs/

7pm: Fireworks by Santore
An amazing and beautiful event - there is nothing more spectacular than watching fireworks over the ice of the Queen of Lakes.

Sunday, February 12

11am to 4pm: Sanctioned Car Races on the Lake
Come to watch the cars on the ice and see who gets the checkered flag! Hosted by Lake George Lanes & Games. Note, this event is ice dependent. Please watch the LGWC Facebook page for cancellations or location changes. Get more info at icerace.com or from Dave Burnham at 518.875.6956 or racing48@nycap.rr.com.

12pm Until Gone: Sundae Funday & Karaoke/Open Mic
There is nothing better than ice cream with all your favorite toppings on a Sunday afternoon and best of all, it's free. Thank you Stewart's Shops! While there, grab the mic and sing your heart out. At the Shepard Park Amphitheater. Donations are appreciated.

1pm Until Gone: Lake George Baking Company's "Do You Wanna Build a Cupcake?"
Make a cupcake with the bakers and decorates from the Lake George Baking Company.

3pm to 4pm: Do You Wanna Build a Snowman? Contest
A great event for the whole family when you can let your creativity roll. You're given a "snowman kit" and you have 30 minutes to build your snowman. Judging will take place and the winners will claim their prizes and be crowned the 2023 LGWC Best Snowman Builders! There is a fee and a limited number of kits available. This event is snow dependent. Sign up at the info booth at Shepard Park.

3:30pm: Woman's Skillet Toss Sponsored by Vera Bradley at the Lake George Outlets
Come join in the fun at the fourth annual Women's Skillet Toss! Who needs a keg when you have a iron skillet? Gift to win! All ages welcome! Sign up at the info booth at Shepard Park Beach by 3:15pm.

4pm: Warm Up Kegg Toss
Come and test your strength! Do you have what it takes to be crowned this weekend's winner? $50 gift certificate to winner. All ages welcome. Sponsored by Mario's Lake George Beach Club, Lagoon, and Blue Thirty-Two. Sign up at the info booth near Shepard Park Beach by 3:45pm.

Both Days

All Day
Bonfire on the Beach

12pm: Cornhole Games
Grab some friends and head out for a game or two of cornhole! Location is TBA.

12pm to 3pm: Children's Activities
A variety of arts and crafts and games to occupy the kiddos! At Shepard Park and the Courtyard Marriott.

12pm to 3pm: Pony Rides
Located in Shepard Park. There is a fee.

2:30pm: LG Dog's Got Talent Contest
Something for all the furry friends! Enter your dog in this LGWC crowd favorite. Prizes for those that get the most APAWS. Hosted by the Dog Cabin.

3pm: Polar Plunge
The LGWC is challenging you to plunge into the frigid waters of Lake George! Think you can handle it? If so, make sure to register, and don't forget your camera and towel. Plunge and registration held at the Souvenir Tent in Shepard Park. Sign up by 2:45pm.

Horse-Drawn Carriage/Sleigh Rides With Time to Remember
On Canada Street. There is a free. Call Tina for info at 518.321.5539.

All events are weather and ice permitting, LGWC will not be held responsible for any cancelled events or races. The schedule is subject to changes. Please follow the Lake George Winter Carnival on Facebook to stay updated.

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