The town of Indian Lake will celebrate its 28th annual Winterfest Feb. 15-17 with the theme of “Nursery Rhymes in Chilly Times,” and activities are planned for the whole weekend.
This fun-packed weekend will begin on Friday afternoon with a Winterfest Parade. The parade will feature many themed floats, with winners announced after the parade.
New this year will be the Prince & Princess, who will be 4th or 5th graders chosen for the creativity with a essay that is submitted. The Winterfest committee is working closely with Indian Lake Central School for choosing these two deserving students.
The parade starts at 4:30 p.m. at the Town Hall and finishes in the market parking lot. Float entry forms are available at the Town Hall and the Chamber of Commerce. On Friday, the Junior Girl Scout Troop 3295 will be sponsoring a Pasta Dinner at the American Legion starting at 5 p.m., and the Indian Lake Theater will be showing the movie “Zero Dark Thirty” at 7 p.m.
Kick off your Saturday with a hearty breakfast at the Indian Lake Fire Hall, served up by the firemen and lady’s auxiliary of Indian Lake’s Volunteer Fire Dept from 7 to 10 a.m. The breakfast will be repeated on Sunday from 7 to 11 a.m.
Saturday will also see the Snowarriors Annual Poker Run, Chamber of Commerce Craft Fair, and the Friends of the Library Book & Cookie Sale. Kid’s Games will be held at the Ski Hut 1-3 p.m. Finish out the evening with a Roast Beef Dinner at the United Methodist Church, or maybe the movie “Zero Dark Thirty” at the Indian Lake Theater. And don’t forget the Annual Tricky Tray at 7 p.m. at the Indian Lake Central School Gymnasium, sponsored by the Travel Club. The Tricky Tray has been taking place annually for more than 30 years.
Again this year, Sunday will see the popular Make Your Own Sled Races on the sliding slope. This event will take place at 1 p.m. While at the Ski Hut, there will be a Joey D. Magic Show at 2:30 p.m. Something new will be Horseshoes on Snow at 3:30 p.m. And the Craft Fair returns on Sunday. To wrap up the weekend, there will be the Bon Fire at the Ski Hut and the Torch Run and fireworks on Tower Hill starting at 6:30 p.m.
Indian Lake offers free skating on the regulation size skating rink and sliding all weekend and during President’s Week, weather permitting, from noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.
For more information, call 648-5828 or 648-5112 or visit www.indian-lake.com for complete event listings and times.