ADIRONDACK REGION, NY - This fall, discover New York's military history, taste the delights of the harvest and experience the colorful fall foliage of the Adirondacks as re-enactments, harvest events and fall festivals highlight the unique heritage and stunning scenic beauty of the Adirondack Park.
This year marks the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, and the Adirondack Coast will host 10 days of commemorative events, including the Battle of Plattsburgh reenactment. From September 2 to 11, Plattsburgh plunges into its military past, offering a series of history seminars, breathtaking re-enactments on land and sea, live music, kid's games, craft demonstrations, fife and drum performances, concerts and more.
Discover the region's numerous Adirondack Fall Events, including:
8th Annual Cream Cheese Festival September 15 in downtown Lowville. Featuring live music, food, local artists, cream cheese recipes, the world's largest cheesecake, hay bale races, a Children's Discovery Park and more. Renowned for its agricultural heritage, Lowville is the largest producer of Kraft Cream Cheese in the world. 40th Adirondack Balloon Festival September 21-23 in Glens Falls. Watch as 100 hot air balloons take to the sky during this three-day fall festival. Enjoy live music, craft vendors and food. On Thursday, September 22, downtown Glens Falls kicks off the weekend's events with a block party for all. 3rd Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival September 22-23 in Indian Lake. Celebrate the return of moose to the Adirondacks and participate in a moose calling contest, or enjoy a guided excursion into their habitat. This year's featured festival activity is the "Forever Locked" moose exhibit, showcasing a full taxidermy mount of two Bull Moose whose antlers became permanently locked together during a fatal fight. 11th Annual Remington Arts Festival September 22-23 in Canton. Celebrate the arts and heritage of the North Country during this annual festival commemorating celebrated artist, and Canton native, Frederic Remington. Enjoy wood carving demos, children's games, exhibits and live entertainment. Fort Ticonderoga's Heritage Harvest and Horse Festival September 29 in Ticonderoga will showcase the region's agricultural history. This restored military fort on the shores of Lake Champlain offers tours of the King's Garden, a host of family-friendly activities, a scavenger hunt through the fort and fall corn maze. Experience the Adirondacks' rural farming heritage through this living history exhibit. Annual Harvest Festival & Civil War Encampment September 29 at the Almanzo Wilder Homestead in Malone. Enjoy self-guided tours of the homestead grounds, the boyhood home of famed American author Laura Ingalls Wilder's husband and the inspiration for her book, "Farmer Boy." Family-friendly activities include pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, 19th-century games, and the Civil War activities with re-enactors.