Wednesday, February 8, 2023

2023 Old Forge Winter Carnival set for Feb. 10-12

Cardboard sled race participants

OLD FORGE, NY –  The Central Adirondack Association is pleased to announce the return of the Old Forge Winter Carnival on February 10-12.  This family-fun weekend event will begin with an ice skating party from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, February 10 at the Joy Tract Road rink.  Hot cocoa, music, and a roaring bonfire will be provided for your skating pleasure.  Bring your own skates.

Saturday, February 11: Winter Carnival moves to the McCauley Mountain Ski Area, which will open at 9 a.m. for your Alpine and Nordic skiing adventures. There will be a scavenger hunt from 2 to 4 p.m. Instructions and the scavenger items list will be available at a table in the chalet.  The Grill Room will be featuring a delicious dinner menu beginning at 5 p.m.  Live music by the Joe Bolton Band will keep the dance floor in the chalet hopping, beginning at 6 p.m.  Coronation of this year’s Royal King and Queen, locals Jane and John Cameron, will take place during the evening on Playmate Slope, in front of the chalet. The Town of Webb Union Free School District’s Alpine Ski Team will perform a torchlight skiing exhibition, and the festivities will culminate with a fireworks display over McCauley Mountain.


Old Forge Winter Carnival Royalty

Diane and Chris Gaige, 2016 Old Forge Winter Carnival Royalty. Photo by Kurt Gardner Photography.


Sunday, February 12 will offer more activities with s’mores over open fire pits throughout the day.  At 2 p.m., the Town of Webb Junior Class will host the cardboard sled races.  This creative event allows kids to test their sled making and racing skills, and prizes will be awarded in categories such as the fastest sled, slowest sled, most people in one sled, etc.  All sleds must be made of only cardboard. No wood or other construction materials are allowed. For more information, please call the Old Forge Visitor’s Information Center at (315) 369-6983.
Photo at top: Cardboard sled race participants at a previous Old Forge Winter Carnival. Photo courtesy of the Old Forge Visitor’s Information Center.


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