January 30, 2013

Mardi Gras Ellicottville 2013 - The Winter Carnival

Let the celebration of this great ski season continue in Ellicottville, New York for its annual Winter Carnival at Holiday Valley Resort and the town celebation of Mardi Gras. The 2013 Mardi Gras weekend in Ellicottville is March 9 and 10, 2013. There will be great ski conditions and fun events for everyone to enjoy day and night. The weekend is full of fun events, entertainment, skiing, parades, food and more at Holiday Valley resort and in the Village of Ellicottville. Take a trip and enjoy the fun and festivities. Check out the new lodge at Holiday Valley Resort that opened in December 2012. Don't forget your beads, Mardi Gras costumes for the fabulous parade!

If you are not able to check out Mardi Gras weekend, check out the other fun activities around Ellicottville during the month of March 2013. There are great events at HoliMont Resort, Kissing Bridge Resort, the Allegany Event center and more. Don't forget to pick up some New York maple syrup when you are in the area, it is liquid gold! There are plenty of events and activities during the month that showcase the fun of Western New York during the winter!

2013 Schedule of Events for Mardi Gras Weekend

The following is a schedule of events for the weekend. Some events may be subject to change.

Saturday March 9, 1013

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Cookout at Yodeler - Holiday Valley
10:00 am -11:45 am Face Painting at Tamarack Club Lobby at Holiday Valley
12:00 pm -1:00 pm Snow Pony Races at Yodeler - Holiday Valley
12:00 pm - 4:30pm Snowbar at Yodeler - Holiday Valley
12:30 pm - Scavanger and Clan Rocks Hunt Slippery Streets at Holiday Valley
1:00 pm Queen Pageant at Yodeler - Holiday Valley (Click for Entry form)
2:00 pm Skijoring demonstration Lower Cindy's at Holiday Valley
3:00 pm Balloon Race at Creekside - Holiday Valley
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Entertainment / Band at Balloon's Restaurant (TBD)
6:30 pm Mardi Gras Parade in the Village of Ellicottville
8:00 pm Entertainment / Band at The Gin Mill (TBD)

Sunday March 10, 2013

9:30am Pancake Breakfast at Champagne Sun Deck (Yodeler) - Holiday Valley
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Cookout at Yodeler - Holiday Valley
10:00 am -11:45 am Face Painting at Tamarack Club Lobby - Holiday Valley
11:45 am Line up for Costume Parade at Edelweiss Lean To - Holiday Valley
12:00 pm Costume Parade on Mardi Gras and judging - Holiday Valley
12:00 pm Wine and Cheese Party at Clubhouse with Ellicottville Ski Club - Holiday Valley
12:00 pm Hot Dogs to benefit Adaptive Program at Clubhouse wtih Lederhosen Ski Club - Holiday Valley
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm Snowbar at Yodeler - Holiday Valley
2:00 pm Dummy Downhill at Yodeler - Holiday Valley (Click for Entry Form, Rules and Regulations)
3:00 pm Mercy Flight Raffle drawing - Holiday Valley
4:00 pm -7:00 pm live music at Holiday Valley lodges

2013 Winter Carnival Prizes at Holiday Valley Resort

Mercy Flight Raffle
1st Prize: 2 night stay at Niagara Falls Hilton including 2 dinners; 2nd prize: Nook tablet: 3rd prize iPod Touch; 4th prize 4 tickets to Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark in Niagara Falls CA.

Dummy Downhill                      
Prizes include Ellicottville Brewing Company gift certificates and a Grand Lady cruise in the Niagara River! Awards to top 3 dummies, determined by audience applause. New this year will be a hugh trophy, that will be passed on through the years

Costume Parade
Prizes awarded for kids and adults, singles and groups. Best of Show wins a 2012-13 season pass, other prizes include Great Wolf Lodge waterpark passes, EBC gift certificates, Holiday Valley gift cards and much more

Ski Queen Contest
The Queen who gets the loudest crowd approval wins! Participants must pre-register by following the link to the Holiday Valley Website above. Besides the honor of being Queen of Carnival, wonderful prizes will be bestowed upon the queen and her court!

Fund Raising for the Ellicottville Food Pantry
Please join the effort lead by the Ski Patrol to stock the Ellicottville Food Pantry. Donate non-perishable food on Friday or Saturday at Tops, in the Holiday Valley Customer Service office or during the downtown Mardi Gras parade on Saturday night.

Other Activities around Ellicottville in March 2013

March 1 to 3 - Find the Answers you seek at the Psychic Fair Weekend at the Dudley Hotel, Salamanca, NY. Salamanca Town Link
March 2  - 6th Annual Labatt Deck party and BBQ at Kissing Bridge Ski Resort March 7 - Ski day for United Way - Holimont Ski Resort. Spend the day at HoliMont with the United Way and $50 registration will get you: Lift Ticket, Event T-Shirt, Prizes, Poker Run, Breakfast and Lunch and more. They also have $38 at the door ski only tickets. Click link for details and pre-resigstration.
March 9 - Annual Celebration deck party and One Day Sale at Kissing Bridge Ski Resort.
March 9 - 7:00 pm Clint Black performs at the Seneca Allegany Event Center
March 12 - 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Cabin Fever II - Purchase a voucher at participating shops in Canada and US for $23.99 Canadian to ski on Mar 12.
March 16 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Guns and Hoses Snowmakers Race at Holiday Valley Resort.
March 16 and 17 - Experience the Making of Maple Syrup at the 18th Annual Maple Weekend in Salamanca, NY. Salamanca Town Link
March 17 - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Northwind Super G at Holiday Valley Resort - Northwind.
March 23 and 24 - Experience the Making of Maple Syrup at the 18th Annual Maple Weekend in Salamanca, NY. Salamanca Town Link
March 23 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Pond Skimming Party at Holiday Valley Resort.
March 24 - Anticipated closing of Kissing Bridge Ski Resort for 2012-2013 ski season
March 24 - 5:00 pm Kansas performs at the Seneca Allegany Event Center

All Month Activities 

Salamanca Railroad Museum - Free admission (donations accepted) The museum is a fully restored 1912 passenger railroad depot located in Salmanca, NY - (Rail Museum Link)

Moore's Maple Shack and Pancake House -  Tuesday to Friday (9am to 6pm) and Saturday and Sunday (8am to 6pm) - All you can eat pancakes as well as other breakfast menu. NY Maple syrup and products for sale. Located in Freedom, NY. Moore's Maple Shack website.

Every Monday (8:00 pm), Friday (7:00 pm) and Saturday (5:00 pm) night Live bands at Balloons Restaurant

Every Wednesday Wagner and Friends perform at the Gin Mill at 8:00 pm

Every Thursday Fred and Tuck perform at the Gin MIll at 8:00 pm

Every Friday and Saturday night Live bands at the Gin Mill at 8:00 pm

*This schedule is provided for convenience as of 1-30-2013 and is subject to change. Events are hosted be Holiday Valley Resort and the Village of Ellicottville. Entry form links are to the Holiday Valley Resort website and are maintained posted by the resort. Visit Holiday Valley Resort Event listing for further details on their events listed above (Holiday Valley Resort Event listing link)

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