2020 Schedule of events

 

Throughout the Weekend

Trunk Shows & Pop-Ups in Local Businesses

Downtown Cooperstown

All weekend Kate's Upstate: Karen Katz Studio Trunk Show + Winter Carnival exclusive discounts!

Sat 1 -3pm Tin Bin Alley: Amy Ruffles Water Colours

All weekend | All About the Girls: 31 Handbags by Janet O'Brien & Scentsy by Bethany Seeley 

Friends of the Village Library Book Sale

9 am – 5 pm | Village Hall Meeting Room | 22 Main Street

Benefits Village Library. Enter from Fair Street.

The 2019 Fenimore Quilt Club Show at the Cooperstown Art Association

Saturday 11 am - 4 pm, Sunday 1 pm - 4 pm | 22 Main St

Warm up with a visit to the 29th Annual Fenimore Quilt Club Show! This highly anticipated exhibit showcases a diverse array of about one hundred quilts and quilted items in both traditional and contemporary designs.  Members of the Fenimore Quilt Club will be present to demonstrate quilting techniques and to answer questions about their craft. Quilt Show will remain open through February 24, daily 11:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 pm. (Free)

“Fudge Tasting Flurry” at Tin-Bin Alley 

114 Main St 

Ice Skating at Badger Park

93 Beaver St

Fresh air and fun! Strap on some skates (limited supply of skates available to borrow at the skating hut) and enjoy this wonderful park’s well-maintained ice rink!

Friday 3 - 7 pm - Mixed use (family/open skating on ⅔ rink, hockey on ⅓ rink).

Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – Noon family/open skating; 12:30 to 6:30 pm mixed use skating (family/open skating on ⅔ or rink, hockey on ⅓ of rink).

Open Swim, Yoga, Group Fitness Programs 

Clark Sports Center | 124 County Highway 52

Visit clarksportscenter.com for schedules and fees.

Winter Carnival Medallion Search

Check the Freeman's Journal for clues on where the Winter Carnival Medallion is hidden! The Medallion Search Award will be presented at our closer on Sunday!

Cooley's Roaring 20s Costume Contest

All day Friday & Saturday| Cooley's Stone House Tavern| 49 Pioneer St

Wear a costume, get entered for a prize!

Fire & Ice Bar and Hawkeye Bar & Grill Specials

The Otesaga | 60 Lake St

Fuel the fun of Winter Carnival Weekend at Hawkeye Bar & Grill. Don't miss our Ice Bar next to the Fire Bar!

 

Tuesday 2/04

Elementary Free Throw Contest

3 - 4pm | Clark Sports Center | 124 County Highway 52 

Free for children in grades K-6. Sign up on the gym floor!

Thursday 2/06

Climbing Competition 

3:30 - 5:30pm | Clark Sports Center | 124 County Highway 52 

Free for children in grades K-6. Sign up at the climbing wall!

Bandelions & Open Mic

7pm | Mel's at 22| 22 Chestnut St 

Come to Mel's to listen to Cooperstown Lion Club's own Bandelions perform, followed by an open mic night that is open to all ages and skill levels. Steak Night & 1/2 off draft beers!

 

Trivia Night at Upstate!

7pm | Upstate Bar & Grill | 5418 NY-28 

Bring your team over to Upstate for a rousing trivia night, MC'ed by Dave from Red Shed!

 

Friday 2/07

Soup R’ Chili Luncheon

11am - 2pm | First Baptist Church | 21 Elm St

It’s chili in the Village! Enjoy homemade chili or soup to warm your body and soul. Gather with friends and neighbors in the fellowship hall or take some to-go for later, and delivery available within the Village. Hearty soup, breads, drinks, and tasty desserts included. Donations support ongoing ministries.

Susquehanna SPCA Brooks Chicken BBQ Dinner

4:30pm - 6:30pm | Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall | 69 Fair St W

inter-winter chicken dinner! Dinners include Brooks BBQ chicken half, potato, rolls, butter, salad and dessert ($10). Eat in or have it packaged “to go,” all for a great cause!

Drink Specials at Cooley's

5pm -8pm | Cooley's Stone House Tavern| 49 Pioneer St

Friday Night Roarin' Drink Specials.

Opening Ceremony

5:30pm | Pioneer Park 

Join us to kick-off the fun as Ellen Tillapaugh, Mayor, Village of Cooperstown, officially opens the Winter Carnival!

Bowling Tournament 

6pm | Clark Sports Center | 124 County Highway 52 

Teams are 1 adult and 1 child (2nd grade or above). $3 per member, $6 per non-member. Call (607)547-2800 ext 108 to register, or sign up at the bowling alley!

 

Opener & Lip Sync

6pm -9pm | Ommegang Brewery |656 Co Hwy 33 

Kick off the Roaring 20s with Lip Sync performances at Ommegang Brewery! (Must be 21+) ($5 at the door)

Cooperstown Ghost Tour

7pm | Pioneer Park 

To reserve spots on this highly entertaining and historic tour email bmarkusen@stny.rr.com or call (607)547-8070. ($10 adults, $5 children, kids under 5 free). Departing from Pioneer Park.

 

Scattered Flurries 

9pm | Upstate Bar & Grill | 5418 NY-28 

Get ready to rock out to live music from Scattered Flurries while enjoying snacks and drinks!

Saturday 02/08

It’s Pancake Time! Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

8am - 12pm | Cooperstown Veterans’ Club | 60 Main St

Start your day with delicious pancake buffet!  Adults $10, kids $5, under 5 is free.  This event is put on by the Cooperstown Lions Club, with help from the Cooperstown Leos Club.

Bowling Tournament 

9am | Clark Sports Center | 124 County Highway 52 

Teams are 1 adult and 1 child (2nd grade or above). $3 per member, $6 per non-member. Call (607)547-2800 ext 108 to register, or sign up at the bowling alley!

2nd Annual Winter Carnival Craft Show

9:30am - 3:30pm | St Mary's Church | 31 Elm St 

Stop in and see all the creative works by local artists!

Brunch at Cooley's

10am -2pm | Cooley's Stone House Tavern| 49 Pioneer St

Food & Drink Specials

Farmers’ Market

10am – 2pm | 101 Main St

Local products and live music!

Wine Tasting at Cooperstown Wine & Spirits 

12 - 4pm | Cooperstown Wine & Spirits | 45 Pioneer St 

Come down and experience the offerings from a variety of wineries!

Wine Tasting at Rudy's 

2 - 4pm | Rudy's Wine & Liquor Store | 143 Main St 

Come down and experience the offerings from a variety of wineries!

48th Annual Bob Smullens 5k/10k Run

10:30am Registration - 11:30am Start | Cooper Park

Wear your favorite Winter Carnival pin from past years and get out and enjoy the winter scenery during this iconic Cooperstown Run. Pre-register at itsyourrace.com, or visit clarksportscenter.com for pre-registration, or stop by the Baseball Hall of Fame Library foyer for race day registration and bib number pick-up. $20/person $50 Family (max 5). Contact Doug McCoy mccoyd@clarksportscenter.com) for info.

Soup R’ Chili Luncheon

11am - 2pm | First Baptist Church | 21 Elm St

It’s chili in the Village! Enjoy homemade chili or soup to warm your body and soul. Gather with friends and neighbors in the fellowship hall or take some to-go for later, and delivery available within the Village. Hearty eat soup, breads, drinks, and tasty desserts included. Donations support ongoing ministries.

 

Meet the Heroes

12 - 3pm | Cooperstown Fire Department | 24 Chestnut St 

Bring the kids down to the Cooperstown Fire Department to meet our real-life heroes! The Cooperstown Lions Club of Cooperstown will offer free diabetes & vision screenings along with educational materials.

 

Diabetes & Vision Screening & Education

12 - 3pm | Cooperstown Fire Department | 24 Chestnut St 

Located at the Meet the Heroes Event, the Lions Club of Cooperstown will offer free diabetes & vision screenings along with educational materials.

Roaring Family Fun

12 – 3pm | Pioneer Park & Lakefront Park 

This family-friendly favorite is back with lots to enjoy including:

  Pioneer Park:  Hop on a horse-drawn carriage ride 1-3:30pm

                      "Bedazzle a Snowflake" kids activity with the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce

                      Hot chocolate will be for sale by the Brookwood School

                      Jackwax & make your own herbal sachets with The Farmers' Museum

  Lakefront Park:  Sledding and snow sculptures (WEATHER PERMITTING)

                     11am - 3pm  Home-run Derby by Cooperstown JV and Varsity Baseball:

                           - $2/5 balls, $3/10 balls

                           - age groups 7-10, 11-13, 14-17, 18+ , prizes include bragging rights and a Champion Mini Bat presented at                                  the Closing Ceremony Sunday            

                       S'mores & chili for sale by Cooperstown JV and Varsity Baseball, featuring roast-your-own marshmallows!

Mulled Cider at the Bev

1 - 4pm | Cooperstown Beverage Exchange | 73 Main St

Complimentary Mulled Cider tasting, made with Spitball Whisky!

Cooperstown Ghost Tour

1pm | Pioneer Park

To reserve spots on this highly entertaining and historic tour email bmarkusen@stny.rr.com or call (607)547-8070. ($10 adults, $5 children, kids under 5 free). Departing from Pioneer Park.

Cheesecake Contest

1 - 3pm | Nicoletta's Italian Cafe| 96 Main St 

Cheesecake cheesecake cheesecake! Come to Nicoletta's to taste and vote for your favorite! Contestants please sign up by texting Kery Montana at (315)360-0228, emailing LaRenn3@gmail, or calling Phil Andrews at (607)267-9734

Mini-Golf

1 – 3pm | Otesaga Resort Hotel | 60 Lake St 

Stop by and play the short course of mini-golf installed in the Hawkeye Hallway (Free). Turn in your mini golf scorecard and you will be entered to win a one night stay for 2 at the Cooper Inn, and dinner for 2 a The Hawkeye Grill!

 

Water Pong & Beer Tasting

2 – 4pm | Mel's at 22| 22 Chestnut St 

Come in from the cold and sink some shots at Mel's!

Craft from the Craft

4 – 6pm | Masonic Lodge | 77 Main St

Craft beer tasting, food available. ($ donations welcome). (Must be 21+ to be served beer)

 

Drink Specials at Cooley's

5pm -8pm | Cooley's Stone House Tavern| 49 Pioneer St

Roarin' Drink Specials, followed by live music.

Community Movie Night: "Abominable"

6pm | Clark Sport Center | 124 County Highway 52 

Admission is free. Non-members must have a signed waiver on file at the Clark Sports Center. Youth under 18 must have a parent sign in and leave an emergency contact number. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Movie starts promptly at 6pm on the gym floor.

Speakeasy

6 - 9pm | Vet's Club | 60 Main St

What's the password? Throw on your T-Straps or your Jack-Shoes and shimmy on down to the Cooperstown Vets Club. Charleston your heart out to local favorite funk-rock band, HANZOLO! Sample and vote for your favorite local restaurant's ‘20s themed cocktail! $5 cover, additional $5 to sample. [21+ Only, Drink contest: 6 pm-7:30 pm] Prizes will be awarded to the most dapper or the greatest flapper, so dress to impress. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Angel Network. Cash bar. 21+ ONLY

Drink Contest 

6 - 7:30pm |Vet's Club | 60 Main St 

Come to the Speakeasy and vote for your favorite local restaurant's 20's themed cocktail!

Loose Cannon Band at Cooley's

8pm -12am | Cooley's Stone House Tavern| 49 Pioneer St

Bootleggers welcome! Late Night Snack Menu 9pm-12am

Late Night, Live Music

Whether you're coming from a roaring good time at the Speakeasy or not, make sure to check out the live music at the following venues:

9pm - 1am | Upstate Bar & Grill| 5418 NY-28 - Dove Tones

9pm - 12am | Sherman's Tavern | 48 Pioneer St - Scattered Flurries

10:30pm - 2am | Alex's  World Bistro | 149 Main St - DJ Yoris

Sunday 02/09

It’s Pancake Time! Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

8am - 12pm | Cooperstown Veterans’ Club | 60 Main St

Start your day with delicious pancake buffet!  Adults $10, kids $5, under 5 is free.  This event is put on by the Cooperstown Lions Club, with help from the Cooperstown Leos Club.

Vision Screening 

9 - 11am | Cooperstown Veterans’ Club | 60 Main St

While you're enjoying their pancakes, don't miss the Lions Club's vision screening booth!

Geocaching

10am | Pioneer Park

Clark Sports Center (CSC) staff will guide adults and children* in how to use a GPS** in this high tech global treasure hunt. Be prepared to travel by foot to various locations in all weather conditions. Meet in Pioneer Park. (Free)

*Groups of children must be accompanied by an adult.

**The CSC will lend participants GPS units to use for this program.

 

Waffles, Sledding, & Bingo

11am | Ommegang Brewery | 656 Co Hwy 33 

Waffle Brunch, Bingo, and Sledding?? Don't miss this fun late morning event at Ommegang Brewery

 

Get Out & Walk!

12 - 4pm | Clark Sports Center| 124 County Highway 52 

Take a brisk trail walk with the Otsego County Conservation Association & the staff of the Clark Sports Center. We'll wind our way through hemlocks & hardwoods, along the river, and onto a floodplain. The exact route depends on trail and weather conditions. Please note that snowshoes may be helpful, but you must provide your own. Meet at noon in the Main Lobby of the Clark Sports Center. Program is free, but registration is appreciated. Visit occainfo.org/program-and-event-sign-up-form

Karaoke Contest

12 - 3pm | Upstate Bar & Grill | 5418 NY-28

Warm-up before the Carnival Closer with our Karaoke Contest! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes plus "Keep Your Day Job.” Prizes sponsored by Kate's Upstate and Upstate Bar & Grill. Sign up at Bocca Osteria, Upstate Bar & Grill, and New York Pizzeria. [35 spots available!]

Book Reading by Frosty at the Library

1pm | Cooperstown Library | 22 Main Street

Bring your little bookworms for a reading with their favorite Snowman at the Library!

Cooperstown Ghost Tour

1pm | Pioneer Park

To reserve spots on this highly entertaining and historic tour email bmarkusen@stny.rr.com or call (607)547-8070. ($10 adults, $5 children, kids under 5 free). Departing from Pioneer Park.

Closer & Mac & Cheese Contest 

1 - 3pm | Upstate Bar & Grill | 5418 NY-28 

Enjoy delicious Mac & Cheese made by your favorite local eateries. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite, this is a competition after all. Tap Takeover by Red Shed Brewery is the perfect way to close out Winter Carnival! Awards will be given out at the closer.

Grilled Cheese for a Good Cause

5:30 - 7:30pm | Farmers’ Market | 101 Main St

Come celebrate the end of the 52nd Winter Carnival and enjoy delicious gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, seasonal soups, dessert, local beer, wine, cider and live music. Proceeds will benefit Otsego 2000's Environmental Stewardship Program. Space is limited! Purchase tickets online, at the Cooperstown Farmers Market, or at Otsego 2000 Office. For information, please contact Josie Maroney at 607-547-6195 or market@otsego2000.org ($30 per adult, $15 per child 6-12, and free for children under 6).

This event is sponsored by the Lions Club of Cooperstown.

Reminder - there will be no printed schedule this year! 

Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather.  Check our Facebook for the latest updates.

The Cooperstown Winter Carnival mission is to bring light and laughter into dark days of winter by getting out and connecting with community, and celebrating and promoting our community organizations and businesses.

cooperstownwintercarnival@gmail.com

PO  Box 912

Cooperstown, NY 13326

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