Driving through Saranac Lake the last few days has been exciting, getting to witness construction of the Ice Palace – brick by icy brick.
The theme for the 2024 Winter Carnival is ‘Creepy Carnival’, which should be pretty fantastic!
We’ve compiled images and a few fun articles (courtesy of the Almanack archives and https://saranaclakewintercarnival.com/) of the buttons and posters from the last decade of carnivals.
2021: From the Almanack Archive – Hugging Ice – A beautifully sentimental piece by contributor Amy Catania about Winter Carnival, what it means to those involved, and the community bond that is cultivated year after year.
2018: From the Almanack Archive -Cabin Life: Ready for Winter Carnival – Almanack contributor, Justin Levine really hit the nail on the head with his post in 2018. Shaving off one’s beard in the dead of winter, and investing in a double-bit ax are normal thoughts and considerations here in the Adirondacks! Perhaps though, it’s his nostalgic appreciation for the SL Winter Carnival, making our LONG winter months more “bear-able” that deserves deep recognition.
Which ones were particularly memorable for you?
Let us know in the comments!
All images are courtesy of Saranac Lake Winter Carnival