Winter Carnival Buttons & Posters

Sales from buttons & posters designed by Garry Trudeau support the Winter Carnival.
2016 Poster and Buttons

buttons by Garry Trudeau

Collectible buttons and posters designed by "Doonesbury" cartoonist Garry Trudeau for the 2016 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival are now available for sale.  Trudeau, who was raised in Saranac Lake, has been creating the Winter Carnival button design since 1981 and the poster design since 2012.  Proceeds from button and poster sales benefit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.

Whew, these buttons went quick! We just got another order in of collectible buttons for the 2016 Winter Carnival! Don't miss out on this rare double edition from Garry Trudeau, once they're gone, that's it... You can buy them at Winter Carnival Headquarters at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerse and other Saranac Lake businesses listed below, but don't wait too long.

The buttons cost $4 each and are available at merchants throughout Saranac Lake, and also in Bloomingdale. 

The merchants selling buttons in Saranac Lake are: Ace Hardware, Adirondack Bank (Main Street and Church Street), Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Adirondack Wine & Liquor, ADK CAVO CAFÉ, Amanda's Village Motel, Ampersound, Bear Essentials Apparel, Bear Stump Antiques,Belvedere Restaurant, Blue Line Sports, Blue Moon Cafe, Community Bank (Lake Flower Avenue and Broadway), Eco Living, First Niagara Bank (Main Street), Fusion Market, Goody Goody's, Hyde's Nice N Easy (Lake Flower Avenue and Broadway), Janie's For Hair, K&E Enterprises, Kinney Drugs, Lakeview Deli, Maurice's Hair Salon, McKenzie's Grille, Moose Maple Books & More, NBT Bank, Post Office Pharmacy, Rice Furniture, Saranac Lake Adult Center, Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Saranac Lake Discount Liquor, Saranac Village at Will Rogers, State of Mind, Two Horse Trade Company, TOPS Friendly Markets (Church Street and Lake Flower Avenue). The merchant selling buttons in Bloomingdale is Bloomin' Market.

The buttons will also be sold during Winter Carnival on Feb. 5 – Feb. 14 at its headquarters located at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 193 River Street. 

MAIL ORDER - buttons


Buttions are available through mail order by sending a check payable to Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee to Barb Martin, 230 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983.  Please be sure to specify if you want a superhero or villain button and what quantity of each. Past Winter Carnival buttons are also available for $5. For more information contact Barb Martin at (518) 891-2382. There is an additional cost for shipping based on quantity of buttons ordered: 1-5 - $3, 6-9 - $5, 10 or more - $7.  

posters by garry trudeau

UPDATE: The signed versions of the 2016 poster are sold out. Unsigned posters are still available.

In 2012, Garry Trudeau began designing collectible Winter Carnival posters based on each year's theme.

Garry Trudeau signed 100 posters as fundraisers for the benefit of Winter Carnival.  Unsigned posters are also available.  To purchase a poster contact Jeff Dickson by e-mail at or by phone at (518) 891-4344.  Signed posters cost $60 and unsigned posters cost $15, including tax. There is an additional cost for shipping if local pick-up is not possible. Those who have purchased signed posters in the past should contact Jeff Dickson immediately to continue the series.  Unclaimed numbered posters will be made available to the public on a first come/first served basis.  Contact Mr. Dickson to be placed on the waiting list.  

Unsigned posters are available at Ampersound (52 Main St.) and the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (193 River St.) and will be sold during Winter Carnival at its headquarters.  As in the past, a raffle will be held for signed poster #1.  Sales are limited to 100 raffle tickets at a cost of $5 each.  Tickets are available from Jeff Dickson until the opening of carnival on Feb. 5 and then will be available at headquarters until Feb. 14.

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