The 2017 Presidents Day Winter Festival will take place the weekend of Feb. 17 through 19, at Lakeside Park in Mayville, N.Y., along the shores of scenic Chautauqua Lake.  

This annual winter event has been taking place since the first one was organized in 1987. This upcoming festival will mark the 30th anniversary of the event and will feature many winter events and activities for the entire family, contests for children and adults, as well as food and craft vendors.

Some of the events and activities again featured will be the snowball distance throwing contest, children’s snowman/animal building contest, children’s golf ball race, Lego building contest, “candy” fishing pond, kids corner edible crafts, Rainbow the clown, horse-drawn rides by Magic Moments Carriages, snowmobile rides, fireworks, flare parade, as well as other events. There will be a Polar Plunge benefit, organized by Family Health Medical Services. 

Call 716-753-7107, ext. 100, for information on the Polar Plunge.

A new event is in the planning stages to replace the Medallion Treasure Hunt. This new event will be similar to a scavenger hunt, involving our retail chamber member businesses and will be easier for more people to participate in.  

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the festival preparations or at the festival itself, please call Chamber Coordinator Debby Marsala at 716-753-3113.  

We would like to thank our festival sponsors to date, the Town of Chautauqua, Village of Mayville, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 17, Northwest Savings Bank, Kwik Fill/Red Apple, Howard Plumbing and Heating and Chautauqua Abstract Company.  

Thank you for your support of this annual winter festival.  

If anyone would like to donate to the festival to help cover the many expenses of an event this size, please call Debby Marsala at the Chamber office at 716-753-3113 and we’ll let you know what sponsorship opportunities are available.  

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