Fair Haven Celebrates Winter Carnival February 11

FAIR HAVEN—The only thing missing so far is the snow. After a great winter blast last year, The Fair Haven Chamber of Commerce Winter Carnival is back with a white-out of events scheduled for Saturday February 11th at the Fair Haven Beach State Park.

“We had a good start last year even in a blizzard,” said Pat Maxon, one of the event’s organizers. “I think the community was happy to have the Winter Carnival back.”

Maxon said the year of planning will pay off for this year’s version of longtime carnival.

“We have a great band, Pink Cadillac, for our Sweetheart Dance Saturday night.”

The day will begin with pancake breakfast at the Fair Haven Fire Department from 7-11 a.m. and a 5K Polar Bear Run/Walk run starting at Sabin Hall. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the runners will hit the cold streets of Fair Haven at 9 a.m. There is a $3 entry fee and there will be awards for under 14, and top male/female in each category.

Activities continue in the park throughout the day including a volleyball tournament starting at 10 a.m., Snow bingo, Snow Shoe Races and a Scavenger Hunt beginning at 2:30 p.m.

“The whole family will really enjoy the scavenger hunt,” Maxon said. “I’m not sure I could find everything.”

New this year is a Winter Photo Contest. Local camera buffs can submit up to 3 photos and the only rule is that they include snow or ice. Participants need to contact Maxon at 947-5628 or [email protected] before February 4th to register.

. There will also be ice snowshoeing, raffles, and hot chili and drink available courtesy of the Red Creek Rotary. The chamber also has some great t-shirts and sweatshirts to commemorate winter on the lake.

The day will conclude with a gala Winter Sweetheart Dance at Sabin Hall from 6-10 p.m. featuring The Pink Cadillac. Tickets are $8 per person or $15 per couple. Get your tickets while they are hot, as only 100 will be sold.

So let it snow. Fair Haven is ready. For more information contact the chamber at 947-6037 or www.fairhavenny.com.com. For information about the 5K run call Chuck VonHoltz at 947-5547. For the art contest contact Pat Maxon at 947-5628.