Everything to Know About the Cooperstown Winter Carnival

The small-town charm of Cooperstown entirely comes to life once the snow begins to fall in wintertime. Visitors can ice-skate around the serenity of Ostego Lake, snowshoe in the vast winter wonderland, and so much more. For 55 years, a weekend of unforgettable winter fun can be had at the Cooperstown Winter Carnival. This carnival hosts a variety of activities, ranging from dazzling fireworks shows and thrilling 5K/10K races. There’s something for everyone during this exciting time of year. You don’t want to miss out on the Cooperstown Winter Carnival!

Cooperstown Winter Carnival Fun

Fun for all is to be had during the carnival! The carnival kicks off with an evening of delicious hot cocoa and a dazzling firework show. Throughout the weekend, fun opportunities for bowling, movie nights, and a unique quilt show can be enjoyed indoors. For those looking for some carnival fun outdoors, visitors can lace up their ice skates and hit the rink or join in on the fun at the sledding party.

Getting to Know the Cooperstown Community

The Cooperstown Winter Carnival hosts opportunities for fun and a chance to meet the incredible locals. The Bob Smullens 5K/10K Race takes place during the carnival and is perfect for jumping into your running shoes and racing with the Cooperstown community. After the race, you can cool down or warm up with locals at Cooperstown Beverage Exchange and meet the courageous Cooperstown fire department, law enforcement, and EMS.

Cooperstown Carnival Cuisine

After taking on the excitement of the carnival activities, you probably worked up an appetite! Soup and chili dinners will be hosted during the chilly carnival night, and hearty pancake breakfasts will be available each morning. In addition, the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market will be occurring, and you can meet the local farmers and sample their delicious produce.

Winter Carnival Craft Bazaar & Other Shopping

The winter carnival offers an excellent opportunity for a wintery shopping spree in the downtown Cooperstown area. There are many unique shopping experiences, including sweets for sale, the Winter Carnival Craft Bazaar, and thrifting experiences that help a good cause.

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Outside, our front porch is the idyllic place to enjoy a glass of delicious wine or beer while you relax on one of our rocking chairs. Inside, retreat to your well-appointed room for the night and enjoy the luxurious amenities and comfortable surroundings that await you.

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