What is your favorite part of fall in the Adirondacks? Is it the stunning fall foliage? Or, do you enjoy celebrating Oktoberfest? If you like a mix of both and more, then head to the Adirondack Park this weekend. The region will be jam packed with fantastic fall festivals, outdoor activities, and other seasonal fun.
Celebrate The Fall Season
26th Annual Whiteface Oktoberfest – Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1
Get ready to dust off your lederhosen and prepare for Whiteface Mountain’s 26th Annual Oktoberfest this weekend. Highlights for this year’s event include drinking games and entertainment, the High Peaks Little Circus, an Adventure Zone for kids, German food and drinks, scenic gondola rides up the mountain, and a grand fireworks show.
OkTupperfest 2017 – Saturday, September 30
What better way to celebrate the fall season than with a festival! Bring the family over to Flanders Park in Tupper Lake for OkTupperfest this Saturday from 11:00am-6:00pm. Some of the planned activities and events include live music, games for kids, scenic helicopter rides, and more. The cost to attend is $5 per person or $20 per vehicle.
Life Flight Pumpkinfest – Saturday, September 30
Head over to the Adirondack Regional Airport in Saranac Lake for the popular Life Flight Pumpkinfest. This fun festival will feature games, arts and crafts, music, food, airplanes, vintage cars, hayrides and pumpkins, and other seasonal fun.
Hoss’s Octo-BEAR-Fest – Saturday, September 30
Stop by Hoss’s Country Store in Long Lake for their annual Octo-BEAR-Fest on Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm. There will be vendors, musicians, food, beverages, and more. Funds raised will help benefit Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund through the C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital.
Oaktoberfest at Oak Mountain – Sunday, October 1
Ready for some fall fun? Check out Oak Mountain Ski Center’s 2017 Oaktoberfest! From 12:00pm-4:00pm, guests can enjoy tons of free activities and attractions, such as a craft fair, a strolling magic show, pony rides, German food and drinks, and more.
Shop To Your Heart’s Content
Warrensburg Garage Sale – The World’s Largest Garage Sale – Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1
Don’t miss out on the World’s Largest Garage Sale on Saturday and Sunday in Warrensburg. Featuring over 500 vendors set up throughout the community, this massive garage sale is the perfect time to find everything from antiques to toys, collectibles, clothing, and other items.
Chestertown Garage Sale – Saturday, September 30
Shopped the World’s Largest Garage Sale but want to find even more hidden treasures? Take a short trip over to Chestertown for their community-wide garage sale on Saturday from 8:00am-4:00pm.
Fall Open House at Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe – Friday, September 29 & Sunday, September 30
Join Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe in Ticonderoga for a special Fall Open House on Friday and Saturday. In celebration of the new season, the local store will be offering warm mulled cider, seasonal treats, door prize drawings, and great specials for their customers.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Gore Mountain Leaf Cruncher 5K – Saturday, September 30
Love the great outdoors? Love the fall foliage even more? Take on the Gore Mountain Leaf Cruncher 5K this Saturday! The family-friendly race will bring runners along Gore’s beautiful cross-country trails and base area, providing great views of the surrounding fall foliage.
2nd Annual Bike the Barns – Sunday, October 1
The Whallonsburg Grange in Essex will host their 2nd Annual Bike the Barns bicycle tour this Sunday. This one-day bicycling event will feature farm tour stops along the route as a way to highlight the region’s food revolution. All proceeds raised from Bike the Barns will support local farms and the FarmShare fund.
Discover The Arts
Saranac Lake Artworks September Studio Tour – Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1
Discover Saranac Lake’s rich arts scene by taking the Saranac Lake Artworks September Studio Tour from Friday through Sunday. During this free, self-guided tour, you will have a rare opportunity to visit the studios and workshops of various artists in the area. If you’ve ever wanted to learn about the techniques and inspiration that go into creating high-quality artworks, now is your chance!
“Hamlet” at The Pendragon Theatre – Sunday, October 1
On Sunday afternoon, the acclaimed Adirondack Shakespeare Company will perform “Hamlet” live at The Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake. Tickets to this performance of Shakespeare’s masterpiece will be $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and students, and free for kids 12 and under.
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