Fanfare has been a family-owned business since 1982. Ken and Barb Abbott established the store soon after the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid. The store became one of the village’s top souvenir shops, and after 19 years, Barb and Ken retired in 2001. Steve Abbott, Ken and Barb's oldest child, with his wife, Brenda, took over the business and continued to manage the store for 7 years. In 2008, Lori Abbott Staats, Ken and Barb's youngest child, with her husband, James, bought the business and continues to run the business today. Over the years, Fanfare remains a necessary stop for anyone shopping in Lake Placid. As a family, we continue to work together and work towards providing our customers with original items at affordable prices.
About Lake Placid
Lake Placid, New York is known as the Winter Sports Capital of the World. Lake Placid hosted the Winter Olympics twice in 1932 and 1980. The village has also hosted countless World Championships and events, such as the Ironman Triathlon and the ESPN Outdoor Games. Tourists from all over the world have come to Lake Placid
to experience its magic. Whether its hitting the slopes at Whiteface Mountain, shopping Lake Placid's charming Main Street, or catching a hockey game at the Olympic Arena, every minute spent in Lake Placid is well invested.