The fall foliage season is underway, so now’s the perfect time to plan a weekend trip in the Adirondacks. Check out one of the local Oktoberfests, such as Whiteface’s 25th Oktoberfest, explore the World’s Largest Garage Sale, and discover other great fall events this weekend: September 30 – October 2.
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Oktoberfest in the Adirondacks!
Get ready for a Bavarian-style celebration at Whiteface Mountain, featuring authentic music, dancing, food, and beer! Ticket prices vary, but some include a ride on the Cloudsplitter Gondola, which provides great views of the fall foliage.
The 36th annual Titus Mountain Oktoberfest in Malone will feature multiple vendors, music, chairlift and hay rides, and fireworks at dusk. Admission is $5 per person, and gates open at 10:00AM.
The 2nd annual Octo-BEAR-Fest at Hoss’s County Corner in Long Lake will take place this Saturday from 10:00AM-4:00PM. There will be many solo artists and groups performing at the festival, and you’ll be able to enjoy brews, food, vendors, and activities throughout the day.
Enjoy the fall season at Oaktoberfest in the Village of Speculator! Located at the Oak Mountain Ski Center, the festival has a full lineup of entertainment planned, including a craft fair, live music, $5 scenic chairlift rides, and more. Admission to Oaktoberfest is free.
Regional Garage Sales
The Town of Warrensburg will once again hold the World’s Largest Garage Sale this weekend! Over 200 local vendors will be selling goods at this town-wide sale, so head over and search for hidden treasures.
Chestertown will hold its own town-wide garage sale at the same time as Warrenburg this weekend. Check out all the vendors located throughout Chestertown and at private homes.
Paul Smiths College VIC will host an Adirondack Rural Skills and Homesteading Festival this Saturday from 10:00AM-4:00PM. Watch a demonstration of competitive lumberjack sports, check out the exhibitions, and try out a workshop. Admission will be $5 per person or $10 per carload.
Billy Bob’s Orchard in Putnam Station will host a two-day Applefest this weekend! Bring the family and enjoy apple picking, pumpkin picking, hay rides, and live music.
Stop by the Art in Chestertown Gallery this Friday evening from 6:00PM-8:00PM and participate in the Opening Reception for the “Mountain Artistry” Exhibition, featuring the work of local/regional artists.
Visit the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake for an afternoon of fall fun! Events and activities will include hay rides, pony rides, pumpkin painting, fall crafts, and more.
Enjoy the Fall Weather
Take the family over to the Town of Inlet for its Adirondack Kids Day! All sorts of activities will be going on throughout the day, including horseback rides, a fishing derby, and live animal presentations.
Go to Gore Mountain this Saturday for its family-oriented Leaf Cruncher 5K! Open to runners of all ages, participants can hunt for treasures on the course. Day-of registration runs from 8:00AM-9:30AM, and the cost per person will be $30.
The 15th annual Howlin’ Spooktacular Family Fun Run in Old Forge will support Camp Mark 7. There are three races to choose from: a Kids 1K Run, a Family 5K Run, and a Family 10K Run. Registration for the three races closes at the end of the day on September 29.
Support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and take part in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid. Registration will begin at 11:30AM at the Skating Oval. To support the event, you can donate money or set yourself a fundraising goal.