Fall foliage in the Adirondacks is nearing peak, making this the perfect time to get out into the mountains and experience everything the season has to offer. To get the most out of your weekend adventure, visit Gore Mountain for their annual Harvest Fest, a full weekend of family-friendly autumnal fun, live music, great eats, and more!
The popular North Creek, NY family ski resort will be bustling with activity on Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, and you won’t want to miss the excitement of their largest Harvest Fest yet. While some activities may charge a fee, admission to the festival is free.
One of the highlights of the weekend will be the gorgeous fall foliage rides over the resort’s colorful mountains. You can take to the sky on the Adirondack Express chairlift or view the fall foliage from inside the Northwoods Gondola.
Visitors will also be able to shop from 115 artisan vendors, who will be selling their locally-produced merchandise, including wine, specialty food, paintings, photographs, furniture, decor, origami, bath and beauty products, accessories, jewelry, and pottery.
If the craft fair gets you feeling creative, you’ll have the opportunity to make your own candle at a Wax ‘n’ Wix workshop in the Northwoods Lodge. You’ll also be able to try fun activities like ziplining, bungee trampolining, rock climbing, zorbing, hiking, and downhill mountain biking if you want to embrace your adventurous side.
Thinking of bringing the whole family to Harvest Fest? Kids can ride ponies, visit animals at the petting zoo, meet birds of prey from Adirondack Raptors, see kangaroos, stop by the parakeet aviary, watch magician Omer Black perform, get creative with crafts, play field games, bounce on an inflatable playground, and participate in an autumn egg hunt. The Wicked Witch of the West and Penelope the Clown will also be entertaining the crowd.
Gore Mountain Harvest Fest will also be hosting great artists and bands. Enjoy live music on Saturday from the Rob Beaulieu Band and Mitch Frasier, and on Sunday watch both Rich Ortiz and Rasinhead perform.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a harvest festival without amazing food. Check out the event’s seasonal offerings, including bratwurst, brisket, pork ribs, and butternut squash soup. For your sweet tooth, there will be seasonal treats like apple pie, fried Oreos, and maple cotton candy. You’ll also get to taste great seasonal and locally-made wine and craft beer.
If you love visiting Gore Mountain in the winter (or want to start a new tradition), the Gore x4 Pack will be on sale for only $199 at the festival. The special deal will get you non-holiday tickets for Sundays-Fridays during winter. This season Gore will be introducing new additions to its resort, like a competition-level freestyle course, a warming cabin at the top of Burnt Ridge Mountain, direct-to-lift gates, and RFID ticketing.