It’s going to be a busy weekend with both Americade and the Adirondack Balloon Festival happening at the same time, for the first time! See what else is coming up around the Lake George region.
Here’s what’s happening around Lake George…and we’ve included some Ticonderoga events and a unique Whitehall festival you might not know about:
- Behind the Scenes at Up Yonda Farm: September 24
- Trekonderoga: September 24 & 25
- Oktoberfest at Bolton Landing Brewing: September 25
- Ticonderoga Fall Fest: September 25
- Sasquatch Festival & Calling Contest: September 25
- Americade: through September 25
- Garnet Hill Grit Bike Race: September 26
- Lake Luzerne Halloween Pugs & Pumpkins: September 26
- Adirondack Balloon Festival: through September 26
Plus, keep reading to find out about a special Saturday concert this weekend!
News Around the Village: More Weekend Fun & A Local 46er Shoutout
Special Saturday Edition of Fridays at the Lake
The Village of Lake George has announced a Fridays at the Lake Saturday Edition for this weekend, September 25, to entertain visitors to the region for the Adirondack Balloon Festival and Americade. The event is scheduled in part to replace the opening block party that usually takes place at Americade.
The Blue Moon Band will open at 6pm, followed by E.B. Jeb. Admission is free and there will be food trucks and a beer/wine tent.
Americade Is Underway in the Village
A slightly altered Americade is back in action now through Saturday, with most indoor events now taking place outdoors. Director of Americade Christian Dutcher told News Channel 13 that this may be the only year Americade takes place in the fall, allowing for a unique chance for riders to experience this popular event while the leaves are changing.
Local Teenager Honored With Adirondack 46er Title
Ella Pardy, daughter of Adirondack Winery owners Sasha and Mike Pardy, is a newly declared Adirondack 46er, reports the Glens Falls Chronicle. She’s 16 now, but 15 when she summitted all 46 High Peaks in five weeks with five other campers and two counselors as part of an annual backpacking adventure with YMCA Camp Chingachgook.
This intense experience would be a massive undertaking for most, but especially this year, as the crew did their hikes during one of the wettest Julys on record in the region.