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Snocross racing returns to Lake George this weekend

Fun in store at Lk. Geo. Winter Carnival

Snowmobile racer Mike Pilotte goes airborne during a race held by East Coast Snocross in Lake George in late January. Top snocross racers from the U.S. and Canada are expected to compete in a repeat appearance in Lake George this weekend.

Snowmobile racer Mike Pilotte goes airborne during a race held by East Coast Snocross in Lake George in late January. Top snocross racers from the U.S. and Canada are expected to compete in a repeat appearance in Lake George this weekend. George Roach/Fearless Freestyle

— One highlight is sure to be the “Lake George Dogs Got Talent” event at 2:30 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday in Shepard Park. This canine competition, emceed by the owners of Dog Cabin — a new local pet enterprise — was a popular event last weekend.

On Saturday Feb. 9, there will be giant kite flying, participatory Radio Disney sessions from noon to 2 p.m., a barbecue cook-off at noon, an ATV scavenger hunt, the ever-popular bonfire on the beach at 4 p.m. followed by fireworks over the lake.

Sunday Feb. 10 features the zany tavern competition at 1 p.m. — with waitstaff from area establishments putting their skills to the test, plus the annual Glacier Golf tournament, from noon to 4 p.m. All activities are weather permitting. For details, call 240-0809 or see: www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com.

This past weekend featured the carnival’s annual outhouse races, which hosted the most competitors in recent years, as well as drawing a substantial crowd despite frigid temperatures and a stiff wind.

Winning the race was TnT one of five entrants from Adirondack Studios, 2nd was an outhouse on skis from Hague Motel, and third was the “Hillbilly Drop Spot” outhouse.

Duffy said the chili cookoff was particularly popular, as was the children’s games and the beach bonfire, featuring live entertainment and s’mores for youth.

Winning first place in the chili cookoff was Mario’s Restaurant; second place was Fort William Henry Hotel, and third, The Forum Cafe.

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