Cooperstown Winter Carnival

Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 at 8:00am

Various Venues in Cooperstown, NY
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Throughout the Weekend:
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 ? rink, hockey on ? rink).

Saturday And Sunday: 10 am - Noon family/open skating; 12:30 to 6:30 pm mixed use skating (family/open skating on ? or rink, hockey on ? of rink).

?Open Swim, Yoga, Group Fitness Programs

Clark Sport Center - 124 County Highway 52

Fire And Ice Bar and Hawkeye Bar And Grill Specials

The Otesaga - 60 Lake St

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

It’s Pancake Time! Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

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

Start your day with delicious pancakes (gluten free, chocolate chip, blueberry or traditional), scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee, tea and local maple syrup (provided by Otsego County Maple Producers). Adults $9, children 6-12 $6, children 5 and under free. Get a ticket for the Benefit Raffle, too! Sponsored by the Cooperstown Lions Club with assistance from the Leo Club.

?Bowling Tournament

9am - Clark Sport 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!

?Farmers’ Market

10am - 2pm - 101 Main St

Local products and live music!

?47th Annual Bob Smullens 5k/10k Run

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

The kick-off race for the 3rd Annual Frozen Toes Race Series! 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, or visit for pre-registration, or stop by the Baseball Hall of Fame Library foyer for race day registration and race bag pick-up. $20/person $50 Family (max 5). Contact Doug McCoy 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 Fire Department to meet real life heroes!

Diabetes and Vision Screening and 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 and vision screenings along with educational materials.

?Roaring Family Fun

12 - 3pm - Pioneer Park and Lakefront Park

The Winter Carnival’s family-friendly event has some of the old-reliables plus some new ones!

Pioneer Park: Hop on a horse-drawn carriage ride 1-3:30pm
Hot chocolate will be for sale by the Brookwood School
Jackwax and make your own herbal sachets with The Farmers Museum

Lakefront Park: Sledding and snow sculptures
Home-run Derby by Cooperstown Youth Baseball
S'mores and snacks for sale by Cooperstown Youth Baseball, featuring roast-your-own marshmallows!?

Book Reading by Frosty at the Library

1pm - Cooperstown Library - 22 Main Street

Your favorite Snowman will do a reading for our younger bookworms at the Library!

?Cooperstown Ghost Tour

1pm - Pioneer Park

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

?Cheescake 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

1 - 3pm - Otesaga Resort Hotel - 60 Lake St

Stop by and play the short course of mini-golf installed in the Hawkeye Hallway (Free)

Beer Pong and 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)

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.


7 - 10pm - Vet's Club - 60 Main St

What's the password? Join us at the Vet's Club to Shimmy and Charleston your heart out to Hanzolo's live music, taste and vote for the drinks contest participants, and enjoy some refreshments! $10 to participate in the drinks contest, $5 without.

?Drink Contest

7 - 9pm -Vet's Club - 60 Main St

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

?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 and Grill- 5418 NY-28 - Dove Tones

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

This event listing provided for the Cooperstown community events calendar. Community events are not associated with or sponsored by AARP, but may be of interest to you. If you have an event to share, let us know!

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