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Winter Carnival Buttons & Posters

Sales from buttons & posters designed by Garry Trudeau support the Winter Carnival.
2022 Button Poster


"Congratulations to Merle Smith of Saranac Lake for being the winner of the 2021 Winter Carnival Poster signed by Gary Trudeau!"



buttons by Garry Trudeau

The collectible button designed by "Doonesbury" cartoonist Garry Trudeau for the 2021 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is now on sale! Trudeau, who was raised in Saranac Lake, has been creating our button design since 1981 to benefit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.

The button costs $5 and is available at the following local merchants: 


ADK wine and liquor
Adirondack Bank Main St

Adirondack Bank Church St

ADK Daily Enterprise
Blue Moon Cafe
Bear Essentials
Fusion Market
Gauthiers Saranac Lake Inn
Hyde Mobil (Broadway)
Hyde Mobil (Lake Flower ave)
Kinney Drugs
Lakeview Deli
Rice Furniture
Rusty Nail
Saranac Lake wine and Liquor
Saranac Lake Waterfront Hotel
Romanos Saranac Lanes
Village Mercantile
Will Rogers
History Hut and Gift shop (HQ)
S/L Chamber of Commerce

Buttons can also be found at the cart located at the ice palace.

MAIL ORDER - buttons


Winter Carnival Buttons and Past Carnival Buttons are available through mail order. Mail request to Barbara Martin at PO Box 566 Saranac Lake NY, 12983.
Make payment payable to Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee. All buttons are $5.00 each. There is an additional cost for shipping based on quantity of Button order. 1 to 4 buttons $4.75, 5 to 8 buttons $6.00,  9 or more $8.00.
( prices subject to change)
If ordering Past buttons please call Barb at 518-891-2382 to check for availability.

Posters by Garry Trudeau

Garry Trudeau began designing collectible posters (17" x 25") as fundraisers for the benefit of Winter Carnival. 

Trudeau signed 100 posters which cost $70 each including tax. There is an additional cost for shipping if local pick-up is not possible. Signed posters are available to purchase starting January 2, on or after that date you can contact Jeff Dickson by e-mail at casjdcksn@aol.com or by phone at (518) 891-4344. Those who have purchased signed posters in the past should contact Mr. Dickson to continue the numbered 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.

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 Mr. Dickson until the opening of carnival on January 31, and then they're available at carnival headquarters and gift shop (193 River Street) until the carnival ends on February 9.  **UPDATE: Congrats to Nancy and Larry Cohen of Denville, NJ who won the raffle for signed poster #1 by Garry Trudeau! Thanks to all who participated in the raffle; it's one of the fundraisers that helps to keep the Carnival going.**

Unsigned posters are for sale at Ampersound (52 Main Street) beginning on 12/20 and at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (39 Main Street) beginning on 12/26, payment is by cash only. They will also be sold at our headquarters and gift shop during Winter Carnival. The cost for an unsigned poster is $17 including tax. In addition to current year posters, some prior year unsigned posters are still available for $10. Years 2012 and 2017 are completely sold out.  To purchase a poster by mail, contact Mr. Dickson. There is an additional cost for shipping.

Other Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Memorabilia 

Other Winter Carnival memorabilia may be found at villiagemerc.com 

Top Sponsors
Guide Boat Realty
Casella Waste Systems Inc.
North Country Community College
Hotel Saranac
Saranac Waterfront Lodge
Adirondack Bank
Taylor Rental
American Management Association
Can-Am Rugby Tournament
Adirondack Health
Coakley Home and Hardware
Saranac Lake Community Solar
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Recent Info/News
History Hut and Giftshop
2022-01-16 - The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee is extremely proud to introduce the History Hut & Gift shop. Located during carnival at the Lake Flower boat launch, the History Hut will display photos and memorabilia of Carnivals past and present. The gift shop will sell Carnival related items such as buttons, flags, posters among other desirable keep sakes.
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