Winners of 2021 contests listed below 

Around the world (But Safe At Home!)

Tuesday, February 16-Sunday, 21, 2021

Pick up your free
2021 Cooperstown Winter Carnival pin
Tuesday-Sunday of Winter Carnival week from any business listed on our punch card!

Winter Carnival 2021 concluded on Sunday, February 21 but many of the activities and virtual events are still viewable! Take a look at the schedule and if you missed something it is probably there waiting for you :) 


2021 Contest Winners:

Snowman Contest: 1st place with 261 votes, Proctor Family! Built by TJ Proctor, supervised by Proctor children!


Punch Card Drawing: Joelle Mikalajunas

Essay Contest: Faith Logue, age 17

Read her essay here!

Medallion Hunt: 
O'Brien Family - 1st Medallion Hunt, found on Tuesday




Stephanie and Steve Bambina - 2nd Medallion Hunt, found on Wednesday



Tanya Kolka and Family - 2nd Medallion Hunt, Found on Thursday



Thank you so much to all who submitted entries for the contests and all who participated and voted! If your name is listed above, please pick up your winnings from Kate's Upstate (134 Main Street) during their store hours (Wednesday-Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 11-5pm) Congratulations!!!!

Some additional medallion location finders' pictures! 

For Immediate Release: 11/18/2020

Cooperstown Winter Carnival Returns February 16-21, 2021!

The Cooperstown Winter Carnival will return to bring entertainment and wintery fun Tuesday, February 16 through Sunday February 21, 2021. The events will be extended a few extra days this year to provide more activities, and to encourage more people to visit our local businesses and restaurants throughout the whole week while following COVID-19 safety guidelines. The Cooperstown Winter Carnival mission is to bring light and laughter into dark days of winter by getting out and connecting with community, while celebrating and promoting our community organizations and businesses. This year a variety of new experiences will be created to be sure that the fun of Cooperstown Winter Carnival goes on despite the pandemic!

The theme for this year’s carnival is “Around the World (But Safe at Home).” Some of the events to look forward to include an essay contest on what it means to be a citizen of the world, quizzes about flags and countries, several virtual contests including a snowman building contest and talent show, and a punch card activity requiring a stop at each participating business for their mark to be entered in the drawing for a prize. The fan favorite hunt for the medallion will take place as well! The committee is encouraging local businesses and restaurants to embrace the theme by offering meal or purchase specials inspired by other countries. If your organization is hosting an event or offering a special during that week please contact the committee at to be added to the schedule!

The Cooperstown Winter Carnival is sponsored by the Cooperstown Lions Club. Please visit the website for more information about the events and sponsors!