Take the Dip!

Dip information:

Dip in Laconia!

You’ve registered, you’ve fundraised, now it’s time to Dip!

All Dippers must sign a waiver before Dipping. Individuals under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian complete their waiver. 

Saturday, March 9th - the Dip!

8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.       Check-in at the Margate
8:00 A.M. Margate opens to Dippers
10:20 A.M. Costume Parade in Ballroom & Wicked Witches of the Lakes Region Halloween Dance Performance 
11:00 A.M. Dip!
11:30 A.M. Lunch
12:15 P.M. Awards
1:00 P.M. Departure


Doors open for Check-in at the Margate at 8 A.M.

After Check-in, Dippers and their guests (all must have wristbands) relax at the Margate before the Dip. There is music and breakfast items available to enjoy.  Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. At 10:20 A.M. the Costume Parade will take place, followed by the Wicked Witches of the Lakes Region Halloween Dance Performance.

The Dip

After the Costume Parade, Dippers head to the changing areas located in the Margate. There is a separate changing area for each wave. Each Dipper is assigned to a wave (which limits the number of people taking the Dip at one time). Men and women have separate changing areas. We recommend that Dippers do not leave valuables in the changing areas

Each wave will be called. When a wave is called, those Dippers move from the changing area to a staging area on the beach where the countdown begins. You should bring only items that you will take with you into the water into the staging area. When the timer hits zero, the wave runs down the beach and Dip into Lake Winnipesauke!

Monster Mash in the Margate

As you exit the water, you will be handed a towel and directed back to the changing area. After putting on dry clothes, you will make your way back to the Ballroom to the Dip Party where lunch will be waiting.

After all waves have Dipped, there will be an award ceremony.