BRASHER FALLS – The 41st annual Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce Winter Carnival will kick off Feb. 13 with an ice sculpture contest, parade, live music, snowmobile races and buffet dinner during opening ceremonies.
Festivities kick off with a “Snowbabies Contest” from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Pit Stop Diner, 1982 New York 11C.
The celebration continues Thursday night with an opening ceremony dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 138 County Route 50. Willie and Company will entertain beginning at 8 p.m.
The carnival theme for the year is “Proud to be an American” and sculptures entered into the contest must depict the theme.
The contest is open to all residents of Brasher, Lawrence and Stockholm and is free to enter.
Judging will occur during the afternoon on Thursday Feb. 13 and the winners will be announced at the Winter Carnival opening ceremony at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
First prize will pay $100, $50 for second place and $25 for third place.
To enter, contact Rick’s Auto Body at 389-5618.
Activities on Friday start with a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. at the American Legion, 675 New York 11C, followed by a talent show at St. Lawrence Central’s elementary school, 1039 New York 11C.
Live music will be featured from Divided Roads at the Riverview and Hipshot at The Pit Stop. Both bands will play from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
For those who prefer to entertain others, karaoke will be offered from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at The Jug.
The elementary school will host a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. on Friday.
A snowshoe and cross-country ski poker run will kick off activities on Saturday at the DEC Building at 8:30 a.m.
A parade will held at 11 a.m. in Brasher Falls with craft fairs, indoor yard sales and bake sales running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Winthrop at the American Legion and Municipal Building.
Snowmobile races will be featured from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dishaw Farm located on County Route 53.
The “Kids Zone will include “Willie and Company”, bounce houses, crafts and a family swim will be offered at the St. Lawrence Central elementary school from 1 to 5 p.m.
For those interested in sports, be sure to check out co-ed volleyball from noon to 4 p.m. at the Pitstop Pub, tug of war and bed races at 5 p.m. at The Jug and softball tournament primaries at the Pitstop Diner from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Evening entertainment will begin with a wine tasting event from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Spirits of Downtown in Brasher Falls. Local bands will play at the Riverview beginning with Ten Cent Green from 4 to 8 p.m. and Backdraft coming on stage from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
The Pitstop Pub in Winthrop will offer music from Crunchenstein at 4 p.m. until midnight or join in karaoke at The Jug from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Sunday, the last day of the carnival, starts with a pancake breakfast at the American Legion in Winthrop from 8 to 11 a.m. and softball tournament finals at 8 a.m. at the Pitstop Diner.
ATV races will be showcased at Dishaw Farm at 11 a.m. along with a snowmobile poker run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. that will end at The Jug.
Activities wrap up for 2014 with closing ceremonies at the Riverview at 6 p.m.