The 21st annual Long Lake Winter Carnival will be held on Saturday, January 14 beginning at noon at Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center in Long Lake, NY. Events kick off with a coronation of the King and Queen of the Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club followed by a slate of fun family friendly events. The Cardboard Sled Races start at 1 p.m., with prizes awarded for speed and overall award for Best in Show. Sleds can be made with cardboard, paint, wax and tape. Racing categories are for individuals and for teams. There will be a bonfire as well as ice skating and sledding available all day.
Other events throughout the day include a Fashion Competition. Don your best and most outlandish winter outfits. Team themes are encouraged. Other events include: Town-Wide Photo, Kids Balloon Chase, Goalie’s Day Off, Men’s Feats of Strength, the Ladies Frying Pan Toss, and fireworks at 6 p.m. All events are free. The Ice Farm will be installing an ice sculpture garden. Local businesses and organizations are encouraged to sign up with Long Lake Parks and Recreation to be included.
Schedule of Events:
(All times subject to change without notice. The Long Lake Fire Department will provide complimentary hot food. This event happens snow, rain, or sunshine.)
12 p.m.- Winter Carnival Kick off, Ice Sculpture Installation Begins, Registration opens, and lunch served by the Long Lake Fire Department and T-Shirt Sales open.
12:15 p.m.- Coronation of Moonlighter’s Royalty
12:30 p.m.- Winter Fashion Competition
1:00 p.m.- Cardboard Sled Races
1:45 p.m.- Town Wide Photo
2:00 p.m.- Balloon Chase for Kids 9 and under
2:15 p.m.- Goalie’s Day Off
2:30 p.m.- Men Feats of Strength Caber Toss
3:00 p.m.- Ladies Frying Pan Toss
4:00 p.m.- Free skating and sledding and bonfire
5:00 p.m.- Little Bus Free Transportation, please call (518) 524-3106
6:30 p.m.- Fireworks
There will be live music featuring Scotty Evans on Friday, January 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Long View Lodge and music by The Altered Tones on Saturday, January 14 from 8 to 10 p.m at the Long Lake Diner in Long Lake, NY.
The Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center, Geiger Arena is located at 6 Pavilion Way on Deerland Road, NYS Route 30 in Long Lake, NY. Parking will be available in the lower parking lot, along South Hill Road, Owls Head Lane and at the post office after 12 p.m. There will be free shuttle service running starting at 5 p.m. until late night to and from the event location and pickups throughout town. Call (518) 524-3106 for a ride. Open to the public. Snowmobiles welcome!
Long Lake/Raquette Lake Winter Wonderland Bingo is Back:
Long Lake announces the third installment of Winter Wonderland Bingo highlighting activities, events and featuring outdoor recreation as a contest running until March 20, 2023. The exclusively designed Long Lake/Raquette Lake Bingo card will be posted on social media, and printed cards will be available at the Long Lake Town Office and area businesses starting the first week of January. And there are two versions of the card so competitors can mix it up depending on the activity they complete. It is free to participate.
Participants are invited to do as many activities as they can with prizes available depending on how many tasks are completed. Participants completing one row of Bingo will win a sticker and completing all 25 tasks will garner a selection of prizes and the ultimate winner will compete for the ultimate prize featuring merchandise from our local retailers and of course, bragging rights!
How to play? Cross off activities as completed and take photos of the card showing completed tasks. Submit digital photos via email or snail mail your card. Participants in the game should submit photo proof of purchase for any meals/shopping and photos of activities to firstname.lastname@example.org . Participants on Instagram are invited to post their fun activities and use hashtag #mylonglakebingo #barkeaterbingo #mylonglakebingo and follow the page at www.instagram.com/mylonglake. Featured tasks include indoor and outdoor activities ranging from scraping ice and snow off car windows, attending local events, visiting area retail stores, getting out on the trails on skies or snowshoes, ice fishing, skating and more.
For more information about Long Lake, including lodging, dining, and events, please visit www.mylonglake.com or call (518) 624-3077.
Photo at top: Cardboard Sleds at the Starting Line. Photo provided by Alexandra Roalsvig, Town of Long Lake Director of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.