Editor’s Note 8/10/20: Although it was originally rescheduled for September 26 & 27, Adirondack Wine & Food Festival organizers announced today that the COVID-19 pandemic has forced them to cancel the 2020 event altogether. The festival will return to Lake George on June 26 & 27, 2021.
The Adirondack Wine & Food Festival, traditionally the unofficial kick off to summer in Lake George, will have more of an autumn vibe this year as festival organizers made the recent decision to postpone the event.
The New Fall Dates for the Festival
The Adirondack Wine & Food Festival has been rescheduled from June 27 and 28 to September 26 and 27, 2020. Typically at this time of year in Lake George the leaves are just starting to turn color and the weather is still fairly warm, which hopefully will bring a welcoming new ambiance to one of our favorite area events.
“Nothing is more important than the well-being of our attendees and vendors, but we remain hopeful that come September, we are able to host our festival barring any federal, state, or local regulations that would prohibit it,” Adirondack Festivals LLC owner Sasha Pardy said in a statement. “We are treating this pandemic very seriously and we will do everything we can to make our event as safe as possible for everyone in attendance.”
What Else to Know About the Change
Ticket holders will be contacted about the change in dates, and more information about ticket sales will be provided on social media and at adkwinefest.com.
The festival will continue its support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks, which will receive a portion of every ticket sold and proceeds from water sold at the event. This will be the third consecutive year BBBS is the beneficiary of the festival. Last year, the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival raised $15,000 for the nonprofit.
Lake George Mayor Robert Blais supports the decision: “We are extremely grateful that they have chosen to reschedule the event until September rather than cancel for 2020,” he said in a statement. “This popular event that features craft [beverage] vendors from across the state will be an added boost to our September lineup and bring their loyal patrons to our region during our spectacular fall season.”