You won’t believe the amount of events coming up with something for everyone: delicious food, rockin’ live music, and even adorable farm animals. See what’s happening in and around Lake George, and keep reading to the bottom for a few fun newsy tidbits on a Lake George book out now and more.
Jammin’ Events Happening in the Lake George Region
Popular Cheese Jam Returns to Nettle Meadow
Local cheese, live music, and proceeds going towards a great cause? Count us in! This Saturday, check out the annual Cheese Jam at Nettle Meadow Farm’s Warrensburg location. Doors open at 5pm so guests can visit the farm and sanctuary animals before live music starts at 6pm. Attendees will enjoy delicious ice cream, local beer and wine, and of course their award-winning cheese.
All proceeds from this event go towards Nettle Meadow’s Kemp Animal Sanctuary, to help care for the 100+ animals that call the place home. These creatures consist of older or differently abled sheep and goats from Nettle Meadow’s flock, along with other farm animals like horses, chickens, ducks, pigs, bunnies, and more that were dropped off here when they had no place else to go.
Get Your Taste Buds Ready for a Sensational BBQ Fest
Barbecue food and blues music are happening all weekend long at the first-ever Lake George BBQ & Blues Festival at Charles R. Wood Park. Barbecue fare will come from Smoke Shack Barbecue, The Corner Grill, Barnsider Smokehouse Restaurant, Reggae Boy Cafe, Sarita’s Food Truck, The Ice Cream Man, and there will be a beer garden sponsored by Boston Beer.
Soul Sky, George Boone Blues Band, Matt Mirabile Band, Sly Fox and the Hustlers, and The Switch are the bluesy groups scheduled to perform.
Find More Events in the Lake George Region
Although the above two happenings are exciting enough, there’s a ton of other events going on now through this weekend:
- Thursday Night Fireworks: August 12 (and other dates)
- Reels & Wheels for WAIT House: August 12*
- Thursday Market Food Truck Corral in Glens Falls: August 12 (and other dates)
- Adirondack Riverfront Arts Festival in Warrensburg: August 13
- Lake George Library Two-Day Book Sale: August 13 & 14
- Adirondack Theatre Festival – Traffic & Weather: through August 14
- Lake George Land Conservancy’s Block Party & Annual Meeting: August 14
- Cornhole Tournament at Adirondack Pub & Brewery: August 14
- Hickory Bands, Brews & BBQ in Warrensburg: August 14
- Bolton Art & Craft Festival: August 14 & 15 (and other dates)
- LARAC June Arts Festival in Glens Falls: August 14 & 15
- Full Lake Bicycle Cruise With Lake George Steamboat Company: August 15
*Editor’s Note: this event has been rescheduled to August 19.
3 Fun Newsy Tidbits to Know Around Lake George
Gurney Lane Mountain Bike Trail #1 on Popular Biking App
We love Gurney Lane Recreation Area’s Mountain Bike Park in Queensbury, but until recently, we didn’t realize how popular the biking hotspot is. The well-known biking app SingleTracks ranks Gurney Lane as #1 out of #284 mountain bike trails in New York State. Wow!
You can check it out here: https://www.singletracks.com/bike-trails/gurney-lane-mountain-bike-trails/
There’s a New Lake George Book You Can Buy
Boathouses of Lake George: A Journey Around the Queen of American Lakes by Trinket Mason was released this month and is available for sale now. As explained on the website boathousesoflakegeorge.com, many people admire the lake from boathouses, but this book attempts to do the opposite – appreciating the boathouses from the water, as the author takes you all around the lake.
Lake George Steamboat Company Continues Underwater Drone Fun
Make sure to follow the Lake George Steamboat Company on Facebook if you don’t already to get updates on their underwater drone footage. They’ve recently shared a video of a dry dock underwater, and just earlier today a photo of a sunken vessel near the dry dock, shown above.
Their cruises are continuing on this season, although at a limited capacity, so make sure to check out their upcoming schedule and plan ahead to get your tickets.
- EDC Warren County: Mountain Biking is On a Roll in Warren County