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Experience Lake George This Columbus Day Weekend With Fall Festivals & Frights

The foliage is nearing its peak, and there’s no better time to enjoy fall in the Lake George Region! With a long weekend upon us, you have no excuse for missing out on any of the amazing festivals and frights that are slated for the next several days!

Family-Friendly Fall Festivals

Lake George Oktoberfest & Fall Festival

Friday, October 7 – Sunday, October 9

The 6th annual Lake George Oktoberfest & Fall Festival returns to the village this weekend! Explore the European-style street fair, complete with a beer garden, authentic German food and music, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, and so much more.

Gore Mountain Harvest Fest

Saturday, October 8 & Sunday, October 9

The drive to North Creek for Gore Mountain’s Harvest Fest is worth it! Highlights include live music, kids’ games, a petting zoo, pony rides, scenic gondola rides, inflatables, food and drink, and much more. Admission is free!

Visit The Spookier Side

Fort By Firelight

Saturday, October 8

Join Fort William Henry for a realistic and scary escape from the fort! As the enemy surrounds you, make your escape through the eerie darkness. Will you make it out in time?!

Zombie Run 5K

Saturday, October 8

Race through the Great Escape while trying to avoid the zombies that are lurking throughout the course! Three flags represent your lives, and if you can make it to the end of the 5K with at least one flag, you’ve survived the zombie apocalypse!

Fright Fest

Friday, October 7 – Monday, October 10

Fright Fest at the Great Escape continues this weekend, with an extra day on Monday. From noon until 4:00pm each day, enjoy family-friendly thrills, and after 5:00pm, return for the frights!

Other Can’t-Miss Events


Friday, October 7 – Sunday, October 9

Enjoy a three-day celebration of great music and great beer at King Neptune’s Pub during Rocktoberfest! Featured musicians include Sponge, James Hood, Crossing Rubicon, Breathe CT, Jason Irwin, and Megan Houde.

Bolton Landing Town-Wide Garage Sale

Saturday, October 8 & Sunday, October 9

Bolton Landing’s town-wide garage sale returns this weekend. Pick up your map at the Bolton Chamber and Visitor Centers, then see what great steals you can get!

See the full Lake George events calendar >>