Columbus Day Weekend is finally here, which means it’s time to get in the car and head over to the Lake George Region for some fall festivities and activities. From local harvest fests to Oktoberfest in the heart of Lake George Village, there are tons of things to do all weekend long.
Join in the Festivities
One of the can’t-miss festivals of the fall season is Gore Mountain’s Harvest Fest, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday of this weekend. Admission is free, and some of the scheduled activities and entertainment will include pumpkin field games, a petting zoo, live music, fun crafts for the kids, and more.
Another big fall event in the Lake George Region is happening this weekend too – the 7th Annual Lake George Oktoberfest & Fall Festival! This three-day long celebration will feature a Bier Garden, German food, a yodeling contest, activities, and more. Don’t miss Lake George’s transformation into a European-style street fair.
This year, West Mountain will host their Fall Festival over the course of two weekends. Join them this weekend for fun fall activities, a petting zoo, pony rides, scenic chairlift rides, a vendor area, live music, and more.
If you’re a fan of garlic, then you’ll want to check out the Warrensburg Riverfront Farmers Market’s annual Garlic Festival this Friday! Highlights will include garlicky food contests, samplings, and tastings, demonstrations from local farmers, and live music with George Parrott.
Spend your Saturday in Bolton Landing for an arts and crafts festival and the community-wide garage sale. The festival will be based at the Cross Street Parking Lot, and there will be a variety of local and regional artists and artisans displaying their crafts.
Enjoy Two Amazing Applefests
Take a trip to Billy Bob’s Orchard in Putnam Station this weekend for Applefest! Go apple and pumpkin picking, take a hayride, and enjoy live music by Just Passin’ Thru on Sunday.
Visit Harrisena Community Church in Queensbury for a family-friendly Applefest this Saturday from 10:00am-3:00pm. Purchase homemade apple pies and baked goods, browse the craft vendors, and check out the silent auction. Children can play apple games and meet Johnny Appleseed.
Attend Fun Evening Events
The Hyde Collection’s annual gala will celebrate the opening of their newest exhibition A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America. Join them on Friday evening at 6:00pm for a delicious dinner, live music, a live auction, and a folk-art inspired experience.
On Columbus Day, Lizzie Keays Restaurant in Warrensburg will host the 10th Annual Local Harvest Dinner at 5:00pm. Make your reservation and get ready for a five-course meal paired with local wine, beer, and liquor.
Want to celebrate Halloween early? Take a spooky ghost tour at Fort William Henry Museum in Lake George this Friday or Saturday. Tour spots are limited, so call ahead to make your reservation.
Enjoy thrills by day and fright by night at The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom’s month-long Halloween celebration known as Fright Night. Visit the theme park this Columbus Day Weekend for spooky entertainment, fantastic rides, and more.