Winter Carnival 2011

Medieval Times – 2011 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

Contributing Photographer – Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

Contributing Writer – Garret K. Woodward

In it’s 114th year, the renowned Saranac Lake Winter Carnival showcased the best, brightest, and boldest of the Adirondack Mountains. With “Medieval Times” as this year’s theme, the spectacle once again became a beacon-of-light for Upstate New York.

The centerpiece of the festitivites, the Saturday afternoon parade operated at full-strength with viking ships, lawn-chair ladies, and hordes pillaging the streets in the name of old-time debauchery and mischief.

Reuniting for a rare two-day run, the Ominous Seapods rode into the raucous mountain community on Feb. 11th and 12th. On hiatus for the better part of a decade, the jam-rock group has been dearly missed in these parts.

Mixing a unique brand of progressive rock and backwoods folk (akin to moe., Strangefolk, and Phish), they provided an endless stream of soul and passion for the overzealous audience packing into The Waterhole, a venue as beautifully aged and revered as the band itself.