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Adirondack Fall Festivals & Local Events

Get the Details for Top 2020 Fall Events in the Adirondacks

See what's in store this year as fall arrives in the Adirondacks! Incredible festivals and events take place throughout the region you won't want to miss out on! From live music and farm tours, to beer celebrations and more, discover some of the most popular festivals and events happening September through October in and around the Adirondacks.

Adirondack Balloon Festival

crowd at balloon festival

Please note: The 2020 Adirondack Balloon Festival has been cancelled. It will return in 2021.

The highly anticipated Adirondack Balloon Festival is held in Queensbury and Glens Falls. The festival starts with live music and food coupled with a balloon launch on Friday evening, followed by early morning balloon launches on Saturday and Sunday along with other events. This is a spectacular sight to see!

Inlet's Fall Festival

vendor booth at fall festival

Photo provided by Town of Inlet

September 19 - 20, 2020

Inlet's Fall Festival features over 50 vendors with furniture, clothing, candles, photography, jewelry, and much more. There will be live music, kids activities like pumpkin painting, jugglers, and a small beer garden.

Ticonderoga FallFest

kids in corn field

Photo provided by Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce

September 26, 2020

Ticonderoga holds its third annual FallFest in 2020 with a full schedule of events for all ages, and specials and promotions at local businesses. You can expect live music, seasonal brews and food, hay wagon rides, and much more.

Great Adirondack Moose Festival

moose and bear costumed characters

Please note: This event has been cancelled for 2020.

The moose is one of the primary animals associated with the Adirondacks, and Indian Lake has the only moose-themed festival in the region. The Great Adirondack Moose Festival includes a moose calling contest, a turkey shoot, kids activities, and more. This is a great chance to learn more about this majestic creature.

Whiteface Oktoberfest

aerial view of the festival

Photo provided by Whiteface

Please note, this event has been cancelled for 2020.

Whiteface Mountain - it's for more than just skiing! Each year a massive Oktoberfest is put on with a Bavarian-style celebration with authentic German food, beer, music, and dancing. This festival has been rated one of the top five must-visit Oktoberfests in North America by SKI Magazine.

Thurman Fall Farm Tour

a wagon ride on a farm

Please note, this event has been cancelled for 2020.

Fall is a time for pumpkins, beer, and farm animals. Check out tours at various farms in Thurman during the Thurman Farm Tour. See goats and sheep, take wagon rides, check out maple producers, and much more.

Adirondack Brewery Oktoberfest

people in German clothing posing by Oktoberfest sign

Please note: This event has been cancelled for 2020.

Who does an Oktoberfest better than a brewery? Adirondack Brewery's Oktoberfest features nonstop polka music, a beer garden, beer sampling, local wine, craft cider, authentic German food, keg tossing, a costume contest, and more. Guest breweries attend, so you can expect a wide variety of great brews in addition to Adirondack Brewery beer.

Otis Mountain Get Down

bluish photo of performers on stage

Photo provided by Otis Mountain, credit to Jenny Alice Watts

Please note: Otis Mountain Get Down has been cancelled for 2020.

Otis Mountain Get Down is a full weekend of musical performances in Elizabethtown. The festival centers around diversity rather than popularity; their goal is to enable guests to listen to bands they've never heard of before and find genres they never even knew they liked. The 2019 lineup includes over 40 performances.

Wilmington Festival of Colors

band on stage during fall festival

Photo provided by Whiteface Visitors Bureau, credit to Eye in the Park Photography

Please note, this event has been cancelled for 2020. The next Wilmington Festival of Colors is scheduled for September 11, 2021.

Fall is a time of gorgeous colors, and that's why Wilmington celebrates the season with their annual Festival of Colors. The event showcases local artists, crafters, farmers, and bakers. They offer entertainment for kids, live music for adults, and more.

Lake George Jazz Festival

jazz performers on stage

Photo credit: Cheri Bordelon

Please note: This event has been cancelled for 2020.

Jazz enthusiasts can't miss out on Lake George Jazz Weekend! Enjoy free jazz concerts over two days in Lake George's Shepard Park. Bring your own chairs and blankets and sit back and enjoy the tunes.

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