Sled dog races at Carnival

The breezes, however, altered the hot air balloon fly-off and Moonglow, so the balloonists blasted their gas jets without the balloon envelopes aloft.

Thrilling the motor-sports enthusiasts, the car races held Saturday and Sunday by Adirondack Motor Enthusiast Club attracted considerably more spectators than recent years, Kokalas said.

"The car racers and the spectators showed up in force," she said.

Ice diving demonstrations conducted by Rich Morin Diving of Glens Falls were also very popular, as some of his student divers gained experience for certification.

Winning Saturday's chowder cookoff was Fort William Henry Resort, followed by Lake George Holiday Inn and Mario's Restaurant. Hungry Carnival-goers also enjoyed entries from Duffy's Tavern, Shepard's Cove, The East Cove, Olde Log Inn, Prospect Mt. Diner, Bella's Deli, US Foods and the Meat House of Saratoga.

Reflecting on the last installment of the 50th anniversary of the carnival coming to a close this weekend, Kokalas spoke of the success the event has enjoyed this year.

"Everyone has really been enjoying the activities, old and new," she said. "We're receiving a lot of positive feedback through our Facebook page and website."

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