Adirondack WhiteOut Weekend Festival to be held this weekend in Fine, Oswegatchie, Star Lake, Wanakena, Cranberry Lake
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 11:51 am

CLIFTON – The communities of Fine, Oswegatchie, Star Lake, Wanakena and Cranberry Lake and the town of Clifton will once again host their annual Adirondack WhiteOut Weekend Festival from Feb. 15-17.

The event, run entirely by volunteers, will feature music, food, snowshoeing, bonfires, a snow labyrinth, Bigfoot pancakes, puppet theater, magic show and contra dance, along with many other scheduled family activities.

The schedule of events:

Friday, Feb. 15

3-10 p.m., Event Kickoff in Wanakena, with luminaries across the historic Wanakena Footbridge; Wanakena Historical Association photography exhibit opening; bonfire, hot drinks, snow croquet and snow labyrinth; Night Skywatching Raffle; luminaries on sale at Otto’s Abode; SUNY ESF Ranger School and Cranberry Lake Artist group sponsoring an ice luminary woods walk with solar lanterns (sponsored by MPOWERD) and magical lighting through a short path, mini barn quilts displayed along the path.

7 p.m. Amber in Green playing at Otto's Abode.

8 p.m. Jamie Savage and Rick Kovacs playing acoustic songs and tunes at the Pine Cone Grill.

6-8 p.m. Glow Skate at Clifton-Fine Arena, Star Lake (BYO skates), free glow bracelets, sponsored by Deborah A. Body, FNP.

All day access to local snowmobile, x-country ski and snowshoe trails: check trail conditions and closures and utilize safe winter practices; borrow snowshoes from Clifton Community Library with your library card.

Saturday, Feb. 16

7-11 a.m., Meet Bigfoot at the Bigfoot Pancake Challenge, “Littlefoot” pancake breakfast special, U-B’s Mercantile/Bakery, Oswegatchie; win your breakfast and a shirt, see store for details/rules; local maple syrup producer will be on-site making maple snow and taffy; maple syrup and RealTree drone raffles.

8 a.m., pancake breakfast special at Coffee Fever, Star Lake, $10 adults, $4 kids.

10 a.m.-8 p.m.,Wanakena Historical Association photography show, snow labyrinth, snow croquet, Otto’s Abode, Wanakena.

10 a.m.-noon, dog sled rides for kids, The Haven, Star Lake; must sign up when you arrive - limited spots available; pay as you may, kids 12 and under; sponsored by Northland Veterinary Hospital.

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Curling at Clifton-Fine Arena, Star Lake; free; Tupper Lake Civic Center lending stones and brushes; sponsored by Deborah A. Body, FNP; drawing for 1 of 2 $50 gift cards from Tripp Fuels.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Craft fair at Clifton-Fine Central School, Star Lake, benefiting the sophomore class.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Art show and sale by Paula Towne, an accomplished local artist from Gouverneur; she will be sketching portraits ($15/ea); learn to make Finnish stars and cinnamon air fresheners with Renee Waters; learn to make large 3D snowflakes with Sue Novak; Western Adirondack Modelers Railroad Club train running; wooden train up for children to enjoy.

11 a.m. Coffee Fever frying pan toss Coffee Fever, Star Lake, $5 registration; men, women and youth divisions.

Noon-2 p.m. Jr. Firefighter Course with appearance by Smokey Bear at SLFD, Star Lake, free.

Noon-5 p.m. SUNY ESF Ranger School, Ball Field, Wanakena, (behind college building, near student parking lot), Winter Yard Games, open to all, snow volleyball, can jam, laddershoes and pick-up street hockey; snowman/igloo making challenge; bonfire and hot drinks.

Noon and 3 p.m. Movie double feature in the SUNY ESF Ranger School Main Classroom, Floor 2 in Wanakena.

4-7 p.m. Sunset snowshoe adventure through the Arboretum, SUNY ESF Ranger School, Wanakena, head behind college building to student parking lot; learn some fun facts from the Class of 2019 with a light snowshoe adventure through the college arboretum.

1-4 p.m. Tasting with Heron Hill Winery and Black Button Distilling at Adirondack Liquors, U-B’s Mercantile in Oswegatchie.

1-4 p.m. Magic Trunk Show Experience, all ages fun, doors open at 1 p.m. for a pre-show party with face painting, kids puppet theatre, raffles, including a Family Pack Admission to The Wild Center; souvenirs and concessions; 2 p.m. free, all ages performance by professional ventriloquist, Slyvia Fletcher with her hilarious Ventastic show; 3 p.m. puppet making workshop with Fletcher, limited spots (30) available; sign up prior to show.

4 p.m. Canton Goldenaires performance at Western Adirondack Presbyterian Church, Star Lake (A-Frame building next to Circle K station on corner of Route 3 & Youngs Rd); all ages show, free, donations accepted; chicken and biscuit dinner, following Goldenaires performance, $10 adults, $6 kids 12 and under, free for kids 5 and under.

5-7 p.m. Glow skate at Clifton-Fine Arena, Star Lake, free, BYO skates, free glow bracelets, sponsored by Deborah A. Body, FNP.

6:30-9 p.m. Clifton-Fine Lions Club presents Full Moon Contra Dance featuring local musicians Jamie Savage, Rick Kovacs, Riczi Kovacs and caller Angie Oliver at Cranberry Lake Fire Hall, Route 3, Cranberry Lake; free, donations kindly accepted; beginners welcome; drawing to win a night and casino credit at Akwesasne Mohawk Casino.

All day access to local snowmobile, x-country ski and snowshoe trails: check trail conditions and closures and utilize safe winter practices; borrow snowshoes from Clifton Community Library with your library card.

Sunday, Feb. 17

Sunrise-Sunset, snow croquet and snow labyrinth at Wanakena Center, Wanakena; free.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Locavore event at Cranberry Lake Fire Department, Cranberry Lake, free; paint a piece of the Mega Puzzle, nature and outdoors information/displays, kids ice fishing game, get ready for Spring gardening info/activity; St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce will be on hand debuting their SLC Trails site and sharing information on all that St. Lawrence County has to offer year-round; refreshments; drawing for 1 of 2 Sevey's Point $25 gift certificates.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Clifton Town Museum Open House with historian Mark Friden at Clifton Community Center, Main Floor in Cranberry Lake; free.

11 a.m. Family movie matinee of Smallfoot, Clifton Community Room, downstairs, Clifton Community Center; popcorn and refreshments; all kids who attend will get 1 free entry to win a kid's WhiteOut Weekend shirt and Migo Plush; free.

Tentative, ice rescue demo, weather/conditions dependent, DEC Building, Cranberry Lake, free.

3-6 p.m. Glow skate at Clifton-Fine Arena, Star Lake, free, BYO skates, free glow bracelets, sponsored by Deborah A. Body, FNP.

All day access to local snowmobile, x-country ski and snowshoe trails: check trail conditions and closures and utilize safe winter practices; borrow snowshoes from Clifton Community Library with your library card.

Sponsors and donors for this year’s event include Adirondack Pharmacy, Akwesasne Mohawk Casino, Deborah A. Body, FNP, Clifton-Fine Lions Club, Cranberry Lake Art Show, Rick Kovacs, MPOWERD, Northland Veterinary Hospital, Price Chopper, Sevey's Point, SUNY ESF Ranger School, St. Lawrence County Health Initiative, Tripp Fuels and The Wild Center.

Adirondack WhiteOut Weekend is a subcommittee under Clifton Fine Economic Development Corporation, a 501c3 nonprofit.