Schedule of Events

Get Snow Kissed at the Hot Cocoa Kick-Off

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Join us as we start off the 55th Winter Carnival with a fun night out featuring Hot cocoa with all the fixings, some word from Cooperstown Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh, and much more. Stick around for the fireworks at dusk, and visit with the Ice Queen and Friends. Adult beverages will be available. ​ Also happening tonight: ​ Warm Up With Hot Cocoa: Stop at the Hot Cocoa bar in the Templeton Lounge for a cup of hot chocolate with all the fixings for just $6. Add a commemorative mug to your order for $15 and have a handwarmer that will keep you warm all the way to spring (refills of desired hot drinks required). “All that Glitters is Snow and Sparks”. From the beautiful Otesaga, watch as we “Color the Night” with a spectacular fireworks display, going off at 6:00pm. Get there early to grab your drinks! “Ice Queen”. Be on your toes! The Ice Queen and friends will be visiting this weekend! Find them at the hot cocoa bar and watching the fireworks! They will be at other venues during the weekend! Pin Purchasing: purchase your collector’s Winter Carnival pin at the Otesaga as well as other venues around town. Price and other locations are TBD. Procedes go toward future Winter Carnivals.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Friends of the Village Library Book Sale

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Thanks to the Friends, you will be able to stop in at the Village Library on 22 Main Street Cooperstown, and fill your bag with all sorts of books to read over the cold winter! All proceeds to assist our Village Library. Sale will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Village Library of Cooperstown, 22 Main Street, Cooperstown.

Fenimore Quilt Club Show

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The days may be cold, but these quilts warm our hearts. The Fenimore Quilt Club Show is not to be missed! You will be inspired and amazed by these beautiful works of art, hand and machined sewn. There will also be antique and donated quilts on show.

Race to the Top: Rock Climbing Competition

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Test your skills to not only reach the top of the rock wall in the Lobby at the Clark Sports Center, but to also do it before anyone else. May the best climber win!

Soup R' Chili Dinner

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The First Baptist Church of Cooperstown is offering its traditional Soup R Chili once again this year. The church will be serving chili, beef barley soup, and broccoli chowder available in to-go quarts. Minimum suggested donation of $10 for a quart. Advanced orders appreciated by emailing baptistcooperstown@gmail.com. In your order, please note chili, soup or chowder and quantity. Orders are for take-out only; no seating will be provided.

Adult/Child Bowling Tournament

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Parents and children are invited to form a team and compete for the most points in this fun Bowling Tournament. Entry is $6/non-member or $3/member.

Family Movie Night

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Bring the whole family out for a fun movie night with the Hall of Fame

Music @ Mel's

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Enjoy a delicious American style dinner and some live music this Winter Carnival.

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

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It would not be Carnival without the Lions Club delicious pancake breakfast! They offer a wide assortment of pancakes for everyone! And PURE MAPLE SYRUP! Only the best from our Fabulous Community Lions Club!

Bowling Tournament

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The whole are invited to form a team and compete for the most points in this fun Bowling Tournament. Entry is $6/non-member or $3/member.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Friends of the Village Library Book Sale

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Thanks to the Friends, you will be able to stop in at the Village Library on 22 Main Street Cooperstown, and fill your bag with all sorts of books to read over the cold winter! All proceeds to assist our Village Library. Sale will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Village Library of Cooperstown, 22 Main Street, Cooperstown.

Fenimore Quilt Club Show

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The days may be cold, but these quilts warm our hearts. The Fenimore Quilt Club Show is not to be missed! You will be inspired and amazed by these beautiful works of art, hand and machined sewn. There will also be antique and donated quilts on show.

Winter Carnival Craft Bazaar

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Be sure to stop in at St. Mary’s Church! You will be delighted to find beautifully crafted items for your home and family, Hot Cocoa, Raffles, and much more brought to you by the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce. To find out how to participate e-mail office@cooperstownchamber.org

Cooperstown Farmers' Market

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Visit with local producers, find handmade goods, meet your friends and much more at the Winter Market.

Bob Smullens 5K/10K Race

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Join in for the Bob Smullens 5k/10k race, the longest running race around, through the scenic Cooperstown. Never participated? Join in this hear! Hosted by the Clark Sports Center. Visit https://www.clarksportscenter.com/events/2022-smullens-5k10k-race/ to learn more.

Lake Front Park Sledding Party

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow! Join the Winter Carnival Committee for some fun at Lake Front Park. Is set to include sledding, games, and s'mores provided by Ace Hardware.

Winter Wine Tasting

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Find your next favorite vintage this winter with a complimentary wine tasting for those aged 21+.

Rudy's Wine Tasting

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Find your next favorite vintage this winter with a complimentary wine tasting for those aged 21+.

Brooks Chicken Dinner

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Warm up with a delicious chicken dinner from Brooks BBQ. Also available will be baked goods and the proceeds will all be going to support the Cooperstown BSA Troop 1254's Super Trip. Dinners include a half-chicken, coleslaw, roll, and a baked potato all for $14.

BSA Scouts Chicken Dinner

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Enjoy delicious chicken dinner to support the Cooperstown BSA Scouts. Dinners are $15.

Craft for the Craft

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Visit the Masonic Lodge for a fun Craft Beer Tasting for those aged 21+.

Ice & Fire Skate Party

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Join the Friends of the Parks as they present the “Ice and Fire Skate Party” Saturday early evening at the Badger Park Skating Rink! Music, cookies, hot chocolate, and a fire pit will be available! Skates are available for use. (Weather dependent).

Winter Angels

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Meet the heroes of the Cooperstown Fire Department and Emergency Services who brave fire, ice, and everything in between to rescue those in need.

Flotilla Movie Night

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Enjoy a movie from the comfort of the pool with a floatie. Free

Karaoke Night

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Enjoy music, dinner, maybe a few drinks, and then get wild on the Karaoke stage. 21+

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

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It would not be Carnival without the Lions Club delicious pancake breakfast! They offer a wide assortment of pancakes for everyone! And PURE MAPLE SYRUP! Only the best from our Fabulous Community Lions Club!

Open Pickleball day

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Stop by the gym with your friends for a fun game of pickleball.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Friends of the Village Library Book Sale

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Thanks to the Friends, you will be able to stop in at the Village Library on 22 Main Street Cooperstown, and fill your bag with all sorts of books to read over the cold winter! All proceeds to assist our Village Library. Sale will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Village Library of Cooperstown, 22 Main Street, Cooperstown.

Geocaching

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Stop at the gym and use the GPS device to figure out what we've hidden a special item

Build a Snowman Contest

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Stop in and build a snowman to enter into the “Best Snowman Contest”. Warm up around the bonfire and grab a glass of Ommegang! Cost, TBD

Grilled Cheese for a Good Cause

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Enjoy delicious grilled cheese sandwiches made by local restaurants from local ingredients to support Otsego 2000. Cost is $25/adult, $15/child aged 6 - 12, and free for children under 6 years old.