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2024 Teddy Roosevelt Weekend in Newcomb, NY: Activities, Events & More

Did you know Teddy Roosevelt loved the Adirondacks and had a special connection to Newcomb, NY? This small town in the heart of the Adirondack Park was actually the starting point of Roosevelt's midnight ride to the presidency. Join in the community's celebration of the life and times of Teddy Roosevelt during TR Weekend, September 13th -15th, 2024.

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Photo provided by Discover Newcomb

During the three-day celebration, events will take place all over the Town of Newcomb. There will be nature walks, demonstrations, food, activities for kids and families, and more.

2024 Events


  • 2:00 pm: Pickleball
  • 6:00 pm: Friendly Feud Game


  • 8:30 am to 2:30 pm: Camp Santanoni Wagon Ride with Larry Newcombe (reservations required)
  • 9:00 am: Kids Fishing Derby at Wilson's Fishing Pond
  • 10:00 am: Goodnow Mountain Hike and Fire Tower - meet Mike Gooden, interpreter, at the Firetower
  • 10:00 am: Craft Fair - featuring many venues of Adirondack Artisans offering their specialties for sale
  • 10:30 am: Woodsmen Competition - Demonstration of Woodsmen and Woodswomen skills with a competitive spirit between ESF and Paul Smiths
  • 12:00 pm: Live Music with Eric Peter at Overlook Park - What a nice way to relax, enjoy the view, and the craft fair
  • 1:00 pm: Weekend Raffle and NHM Quilt Raffle 
  • 2:30 pm: Log Rolling and Water Battleship
  • 5:00 pm: Dinner at School Saturday Night - Dinner is offered at Newcomb Central School before the TR Debate with the NCS Students in Government
  • 6:00 pm: Governor TR Returns to Debate NCS Youth in Government Students
  • 9:00 pm: Fireworks Show at Overlook Park


  • 8:30 am - 2:30 pm: Wagon Ride and Tour Into Camp Santanoni (reservations required)
  • 9:00 am: Golf Tournament at High Peaks Golf Course Club - Lunch is offered by a Newcomb Central School Class. Email Ed LaCourse for tee-times
  • 9:00 am: TY Yandon Memorial 5K Run at Newcomb Health Center
  • 10:00 am: Historical Tour of Newcomb
  • 3:00 pm: Santanoni Gatehouse Tour

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