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Northern Challenge Ice Fishing Derby

  • February 02, 2019
  • 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Tupper Lake, NY

Each year, on the first Saturday in February, anglers from far and wide travel to Tupper Lake for the annual Northern Challenge Ice Fishing Derby. This Northern Pike contest populates Simon Pond with over a thousand fishermen & women who compete for the over $35,000 in cash and prizes. Whether you are a participant, or a spectator, this is a "must see" event to add to your winter calendar. The "catch and release" Northern Challenge Ice Fishing Derby is hosted by the Tupper Lake Rod & Gun Club. Registration fee is $35. (For an additional $10 you can enter into the Lunker Pool). There is event day registration beginning at 4am. Questions? Contact Dave at (518) 359-9715. In the case of unsafe ice, all prizes will be given at 12 Noon by random drawings - you must be present to win.



The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 34th Annual Sparkle Village Holiday Craft Show & Sale, to be held Friday, November 30th from 4 to 8 pm, and Saturday, December 1st from 10 am to 4 pm. This year’s exhibition site will once again be the historic Harrietstown Town Hall, located at 39 Main Street in Saranac Lake. Please review the Vendor Guidelines to ensure a safe and exciting show. 

The Application deadline is Friday, September 21, 2018. We will make our decision on exhibitors by September 28, 2018 and will email confirmations. A variety of exhibitors with quality artisanship will be chosen. To participate, please complete the form online, or print and mail the enclosed form and return it with the appropriate payment. 


The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1921 as the community's leading advocate for business. The mission of the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is to provide services and representation for its membership and to generate economic development through promotional and marketing strategies. The Chamber provides business-building initiatives that focus on the critical priorities of the Saranac Lake community.

By leveraging the support, talent and resources of its members, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading organization working to improve the quality of life in the Tri-Lakes area.


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