We’ve survived the post-Halloween candy rush, so now it’s time to get out and make the most of autumn. Although we’ve had cooler weather recently in the Adirondacks, that shouldn’t stop you from planning a hike, visiting a local town, or attending a fun event. Below you’ll find a variety of things to do this weekend throughout the ADK.
Take a Drive to These Top Festivals & Fairs
Interested in a day trip this weekend? Consider visiting St. Lawrence County in the northwestern corner of the Adirondacks! If you stop by SUNY Potsdam’s Maxcy Hall on Friday or Saturday, you can check out the annual Craft, Food and Wine Show, hosted by the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. Admission is just $5pp, and kids 12 and under are free.
Head over to St. Mary’s School in Ticonderoga for their annual Craft Fair this weekend! Admission is free, and vendors will sell handcrafted items, food, goods, and more.
Giddy Up to the Rodeo
Rodeo season isn’t over yet! Bring the family over to Cool Insuring Arena near the Southern Adirondacks and watch thrilling rodeo competitions on Friday and Saturday. The Stampede is an annual tradition and fundraiser that showcases 200 competitors in seven standard rodeo events.
Experience Music & Arts in the Adirondacks
Halloween may be over, but The Pendragon Theatre’s presentation of Henry James’ classic ghost story, The Turn of the Screw, is just beginning! On November 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18, you can enjoy this fantastic theatrical production featuring Christopher Leifheit and Donna Moschek.
Are you going to be in Old Forge this weekend? Step inside the Old Forge Library on Friday from 5:00pm-7:00pm for the opening reception of their newest exhibit – Cuba: A Traveler’s Glimpse. The public can meet the artist, Elisabeth Lorentzsen, view the photography, and sample Cuban food too.
On Saturday night, The Strand Center Theatre in Plattsburgh will host The Very Best of Dave Mason from 8:00pm-10:30pm. As a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Mason is renowned for his guitar playing, soulful voice, and for being a founding member of the band Traffic.
Unleash your inner artist at one of Adirondack Folk School’s classes this weekend! On Sunday, instructor Caroline Dvorak will host a workshop about creating rugs from rags. Tuition is $80 for non-members and $60 for members.