Mountain MudFest returns next Saturday

Noelle Ellithorpe, of Lake Clear, sits on a cornhole board at the 2023 Mountain Mudfest at Mount Pisgah in Saranac Lake. (Enterprise photo — Lauren Yates)

SARANAC LAKE — The Women’s Civic Chamber and Hex and Hop Brewery on Thursday announced the return of the annual Mountain MudFest.

This community, family-friendly festival is slated for Saturday, April 20, rain or shine. Admission is free.

“The Mountain MudFest is timed for when the community needs it most after a long non-winter,” a news release from Women’s Civic Chamber reads. “This is a chance for locals and friends to come together at the Saranac Lake Civic Center for great music, food and brew with activities and games for all.”

Mountain MudFest will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Saranac Lake Civic Center. The Cornhole Tournament will begin at 12:30 p.m. Although admission for the festival is free, there is a $42 registration fee for participation in the tournament. Register in advance of the competition at https://linktr.ee/mountainmudfest.

Teams who finish in the top three places will win medals and cash prizes, with first place earning a spot on the MudFest trophy. Registration fees from the cornhole tournament will go to the Women’s Civic Chamber, to be donated to organizations, individuals and groups in the greater Saranac Lake community.

Mountain MudFest will also feature live music by local bands The Midnight Stargazers and High on the Hog. Food from Papa Duke’s BBQ, JamDots, and Love, Peace and Grilled Cheese will be available to purchase. Locally-brewed beer and mead will be available through Hex and Hop Brewing. There will be a play area with family-friendly games and activities. ADK ArtRise will be on-site with fun activities for children. Also on site will be Tri-Lakes Humane Society with special appearances by some four-legged guests, the Saranac Lake Free Library, Human Power Planet Earth, the Adirondack Carousel, Northern Power and Light, the Rotary Club and the Red Cross.

MudFest attendees are encouraged to bring unopened dog and/or cat food to donate to the Humane Society — and buy a ticket for the 50/50 cash raffle with half the proceeds donated to the Humane Society.


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