The group that brought the most recent version of Snowtown USA to Watertown will be trying again to offer winter-themed activities after icy and cold conditions during the six-day festival forced some to be canceled.
Several outdoor events have been rescheduled.
On Jan. 25, the group will hold Winter Adventures at Thompson Park, which will feature a variety of outdoor activities, including:
■ Free dog-sled rides, near the large stone pavilion, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
■ Free horse-drawn wagon rides through the park, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
■ Free winter back-country travel demonstrations and activities, such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and building snow shelters in the large stone pavilion, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Other events are:
■ A snow softball tournament at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgroundss softball fields the weekend of Jan. 24 to 26. Game times vary.
■ The Red and Black semi-professional football team will play a touch football game at the fairgrounds on Feb. 8. Kickoff is 10 a.m.
All the events were scheduled to be held during the six-day event from Dec. 31 to Jan. 5.
A group of volunteers, the Parks and Recreation Department and the Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce put on Snowtown USA as a way to pay homage to Watertowns winter weather.
The festival was held from the early 1980s until unreliable weather forced it to go on a lengthy hiatus since1997.