Barrel Fest returns, the Lake George Winter Carnival was a rousing success, the latest Lake George Travel Guide is hot off the press, and there’s more to check out with what’s happening in the area.
Barrel Fest & Fun Events to Check Out in the Region
Adirondack Brewery’s Barrel Fest is this weekend, and we’re getting towards the end of Winterfest. Here’s what’s happening:
- Fire & Ice (Rescheduled) at Crandall Park: March 4
- Skeeter Creek at the Lake George Beach Club: March 4
- Lake George American Legion Fish Fry: March 4
- Ticonderoga End of Winter Carnival: March 4 – 6
- Adirondack Brewery Barrel Fest: March 5
- Saratoga Home & Lifestyle Show: March 5 & 6
- International Women’s Day Event in Glens Falls: March 8
- Lake George Winterfest: through March 11
Winter Carnival Success, a Restaurant Up for Sale & More
Lake George Winter Carnival Saw Record Numbers, Was a Massive Success
According to Sun Community News, the Lake George Winter Carnival saw “largest-ever crowds” all four weekends. Hundreds of people lined up at last Saturday’s Mac & Cheese Cook-Off alone, and over the entire carnival, 300 tie-dye tee-shirt kits were sold, hundreds of people lined up to purchase souvenirs, dozens of families entered the snowman-making contest, the Keg Toss Competition and Ladies Frypan Toss saw a record number of entrants, the Dogs Got Talent Contest was a huge hit (there was also a record number of dogs brought to the carnival in general), and the numbers go on and on.
The fourth and final food competition, the Mac & Cheese Cook-Off last Saturday, landed Bebob’s Backstreet BBQ in at first, The Garrison took second, and The View Restaurant at Dunham’s Bay Resort claimed third. Congrats to everyone!
The Lake George Winter Carnival has already updated their Facebook cover photo to indicate planning is underway for the 2023 winter carnival.
Annual Lake George Travel Guide Released by Chamber
The Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB has released their 2022 Travel Guide, complete with a special 70th anniversary logo. Inside you’ll find reader-submitted travel tips and photos, a color-coded area map, a lodging grid to help sort through various options and amenities, a 400+ members listing with restaurants and things to do, fun facts about Lake George, and some Lake George region trivia.
Approximately 70,000 copies have been distributed across the Northeast, and the online version will be made available on the Chamber’s website in the upcoming weeks. You can also request a physical copy from the chamber by going to lakegeorgechamber.com/contact or calling 518.668.5755. Bear in mind they’re working through a backlog of requests after dealing with printing delays.
Another Property Put Up for Sale on Lake George
The Lake George Beach Club is now on the market for $6.5 million, reports the Albany Business Review. The major renovations in recent years, including but not limited to new docks and floors, plus the restaurant’s excellent waterfront location right by Million Dollar Beach, makes it an attractive option to prospective buyers.
Other properties that have gone up for sale over the past year include Neptune’s Bar & Grill, which includes Lake George Village Mall and Lake George Boat Rentals, Flamingo Resort, Country Cottages, and Capri Village. Neptune’s is still on the market, while the others have been sold.
Bolton Landing Will Welcome a New Restaurant This Spring
Foothills Business Daily reports that Gem Restaurant is scheduled to open in Bolton Landing this May, by the owners of Little Gem Liquor Store. The restaurant will be in the space formerly occupied by the Sagamore Pub, and they plan to offer a “cocktail program.”
- Albany Business Review: Lake George waterfront restaurant and bar hits the market for $6.5 million
- Foothills Business Daily: Bolton: Gem to open in May. GF: EDC moves to South Street. Warren County: Braymer named to committee.
- Sun Community News: Lake George Winter Carnival’s 60th year: a record-breaker