The Ice Palace has been taken down due to weather making it unsafe.
Thanks for a great carnival!
We’ll see you next year on February 1-10, 2019!

Winter Carnival Parade, Vendor and Sporting Event Applications

Winter Carnival Parade, Vendor and Sporting Event Applications
Lawn Chair Ladies 2014
photo by Mark Kurtz

SARANAC LAKE – Application submission deadlines are nearing for those desiring to participate in the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade on February 14, as well as vendors who wish to sell items during carnival, and those participating in sporting events which require pre-registration.  Parade, vendor and sporting event applications are available online at

Parade applications can also be picked up at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, 193 River Street in Saranac Lake. Completed applications should be mailed to P.O. Box 829, Saranac Lake, NY 12983. Parade applications should be submitted no later than February 11.  

Parade entries are divided into several classes covering businesses, civic or volunteer groups, youth groups, school groups, independent groups, and animal units.  Trophies will be awarded to the top two entries in each group that most conform to the theme, Groovy ‘60s, as well as the Louis Fobare Trophy for Best of Show.

Vendor applications can also be picked up at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and should be returned there by January 28.  Late entries may still be considered, however, food vendors are responsible for securing an operating permit from the New York State Department of Health at least 30 days before the event. Please contact Robin Johnson at (518) 327-3071 or for more information.

The sporting events which require pre-registration are as follows and should be submitted as instructed per the application on the Winter Carnival website prior to the event: White Stag Downhill Ski Races, Adult and Youth Cross-Country Ski Races, Snowshoe Races, Snowshoe Softball, Snowflake Volleyball, Inner tube Races, Ice Palace Fun Run and Children’s Skating Races.

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2018-04-26 - Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee have chosen 'Prehistoric Park' as the theme for the 2019 Carnival.
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