Winter Wonderland features cook-off, ‘snow snake’ game

Jan 8, 2001 9:17 PM

Winter in Central New York can be hazardous to your health, but Turning Stone Casino Resort will give families an opportunity to enjoy the region’s natural beauty when it holds Winterful Wonderland on Feb. 3-4 at the Shenendoah Golf Course.

Among the events scheduled: a chili and chowder cook-off featuring chefs from area restaurants competing for cash. Families can see one of the traditional games of the Iroquois people, the snow snake. In team competition, members of the Oneida Nation of Indians throw long, metal-tipped shafts down a long trough-like track made of snow and ice. The team with the longest total distance wins.

They say that the Vegas bookies will bet on anything ... but snow snake?

On the entertainment front, Lou Rawls, many-time headliner in Las Vegas, will perform at the resort’s showroom on Feb. 10. Rawls has recorded over 70 albums and has racked up 13 Emmy nominations in over 40 years of entertaining. His repertoire goes from blues to jazz to soul to pop. His biggest hit was "You’ll Never Find," back in 1976.

Later in the month, on Feb. 17, The Amazing Kreskin makes a stop at the showroom.