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The Lake George region has a slew of fun festivals and events in the fall, from Oktoberfests to family-friendly fun and more. With the gorgeous fall foliage the Southern Adirondack region gets at this time of year as a backdrop, you can't go wrong!

Lake George Oktoberfest & Fall Festival

Friday, October 8 to Sunday, October 10, 2021

The annual Lake George Oktoberfest & Fall Festival celebrates everything fall as Lake George Village is transformed into a Bavarian-style street fair. There will be nonstop German and polka music, delicious German fare, traditional dancers, carnival rides, and more, all set against the beautiful fall foliage of the region.

Harvest Festival at Gore Mountain

Stay tuned for 2021 information.

The Gore Mountain Harvest Festival in North Creek includes live music all weekend, an extensive fall food and drink menu, scenic gondola rides, downhill mountain biking and hiking, climbing structures and a bungee trampoline, Adirondack artisan vendors, and kids entertainment like pony rides and magic shows.

Oktoberfest at Adirondack Brewery

Stay tuned for 2021 information.

Mark your calendar for Oktoberfest at the Adirondack Brewery. This authentic German celebration will include special regional beers, food, live music, games, a costume contest, and more. A portion of proceeds for this year's event go towards the local Lions Club Chapter.

Fright Fest at The Great Escape

Select days from October 2 - 2021 

Take the family to Fright Fest for a spooky good time! Great Escape offers family-friendly Halloween thrills during the day, but once 5pm hits the ghouls come out to play and the park transforms for frightful fun. You'll find walk-through attractions, scary shows, rides that become even more terrifying in the dark, and more.

Boo 2 You!

Stay tuned for 2021 information.

Your kids will love Boo 2 You in downtown Glens Falls! This spooky street party features trick-or-treating along the storefronts, costumed characters, dancing, and a Fun Zone with a petting zoo, pony rides, and more. Over 3,000 guests attend this kid-friendly Halloween celebration each year.

Adirondack Nationals Car Show

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September 9 - 12, 2021

Come see all the classic vehicles at the 31st annual Adirondack Nationals Car Show in Lake George Village! The event is traditionally held the weekend after Labor Day and features classic cars, live music, and special events. There will be fireworks on Saturday the 7th.

Otis Mountain Get Down

Photo credit: Luke Awtry Photography, provided by Otis Mountain Get Down

Please note, this event has been cancelled for 2021.

The Otis Mountain Get Down Music Festival will be back to deliver another amazing weekend of music this September. Enjoy more than 20 diverse musical acts in a variety of genres. Organizers hope that when you leave you'll be motivated to think about music differently, after enjoying bands you've never heard of and genres you didn't even know you liked.

Lake George Jazz Weekend

September 17 - 19, 2021

Jazz enthusiasts won't want to miss Lake George Jazz Weekend. This festival features free outdoor entertainment with a talented lineup of jazz musicians performing at Shepard Park. Check out the lineup and prepare to bring a blanket and chairs to enjoy the music on the lawn - or from your boat!

Adirondack Balloon Festival

September 23 - 26, 2021

Watch dozens of hot air balloons take off all at once at the annual Adirondack Balloon Festival! This year the event is scaled down and modified for safety. Click through to see the schedule and details.

World's Largest Garage Sale

October 1 - 3, 2021

Want to find a bargain? Stop by the World's Largest Garage Sale in Warrensburg and search for hidden treasures. It's the world's largest garage sale with hundreds of vendors from all over the country.

Discover new and old items, collectibles, toys, antiques, and more gems - and don't forget about the food! You can expect tons of vendors selling anything from chicken wings to home baked goods.

Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival

October 2, 2021

Plan a trip to Fort Ticonderoga for their Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival at the start of October. The whole family learns about the importance of horses and other working animals throughout history. Check out demonstrations, meet friendly farm animals, stroll through the farmers market, and explore their six-acre Heroic Corn Maze.

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