How will you be spending Columbus Day weekend this year? If you’re looking for festive events and things to do with the family, then head to the shores of Lake George. From Lake George Village’s annual Oktoberfest to Gore’s Harvest Fest in North Creek, you’ll find plenty of events going on this weekend.
Bring the Family to Fall Festivals
8th Annual Lake George Oktoberfest & Fall Festival – Friday, October 5 – Sunday, October 7
Can you feel the excitement in the air? This weekend, Lake George Village will transform into a European-style street fair with German & polka music, traditional dancers, food and drinks, pony rides, carnival rides, and more. Rain or shine, festival tents will ensure a fun time for all. Admission to the weekend-long event is free.
Oktoberfest Luncheon Cruise – Saturday, October 6
Party with the Lake George Steamboat Company this Saturday on their Oktoberfest Luncheon Cruise. This fun and festive cruise aboard the Lac du Saint Sacrement will be held from 12:00pm-2:00pm, and the menu will include savory roast pork loin with sour cream gravy, buttered egg noodles, braised red cabbage, and more.
Oktoberfest at Bolton Landing Brewing Company – Saturday, October 6
Bolton Landing Brewing Company’s first-ever Oktoberfest will be happening on Saturday starting at noon and ending at 11:00pm. Join them for new beers, live music, games, and other Oktoberfest fun.
Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers Market: Garlic Festival – Friday, October 5
If you love garlic, then you’ll want to go to the Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers Market on Friday afternoon. This year’s Garlic Festival will be held from 3:00pm-6:00pm and offer even more varieties of certified organic and naturally grown garlic for people to sample and purchase.
Gore Mountain Harvest Fest – Saturday, October 6 & Sunday, October 7
Plan a trip up to North Creek this weekend and have fun at the annual Gore Mountain Harvest Fest. Not only is admission free, but there will be plenty of vendors, activities, live music, and more from 10:00am-4:00pm each day. Don’t forget to see the spectacular fall foliage on a scenic gondola skyride!
Enjoy Delicious Craft Beverages & Activities
Drink Pink! Uncork & Craft: Wine Glass Candle Making – Friday, October 5
Unleash your inner artist with WAX ‘n’ WiX at a Wine Glass Candle Making workshop this Friday evening. The event will be held at Adirondack Winery’s Bolton Landing Tasting Room and feature a 10-sample wine tasting, a light food spread, craft supplies, and more. Tickets are $35, and Adirondack Winery will donate $10 from every ticket sold to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – Adirondacks Chapter.
Harvest Bar – Friday, October 5 & Saturday, October 6
Visit the Holiday Inn Resort in Lake George on Friday and Saturday and enjoy their new Harvest Bar. This family-friendly event will feature food and drink specials, music, games, a pumpkin carving contest, and more. Admission is free.
Celebrate the Spirit of Halloween at Fright Fest
Fright Fest – Saturday, October 6 – Monday, October 8
Fright Fest is underway at The Great Escape in Queensbury! This spooky event is filled with thrills for the family during the day and spine-chilling frights at night. Held on select days this month, highlights of Fright Fest will include several haunted houses, scare zones, shows, rides, and more.