Fall Events for All

There are so many fun-filled, colorful events and festivals throughout the Adirondacks during the fall season.
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Beyond the traditions of Oktoberfest — honored at numerous Adirondack celebrations – fall is a time to commemorate achievements in Adirondack history, from military to culinary.

The 2018 fall season was loaded with unique festivals throughout the Adirondacks. Take a look and start getting excited for Fall 2019. We'll update dates and details as we get closer to the autumn season!

Adirondack Fall Events & Festivals 2018

Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration: September 6-9

This annual event honors Lake Champlain's role in the decisive Battle of Plattsburgh during the War of 1812, the outcome of which helped establish the true Canadian Border, ensured that a second War of Independence wasn't fought, and, some 200 years later, inspired a line of microbrews such as Plucky Rooster Ale, available at the Plattsburgh Brewing Company. Ask the bartender to tell you the story.

Cream Cheese Festival:  September 15

Located in Lowville, this annual festival celebrates over a decade of delicious cream cheese just down the road from the world's biggest Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese manufacturing plant. Guests enjoy cream cheese, a host of wacky competitions involving cheese, live music, and much more.

Adirondack Balloon Festival: September 20-23

Held in Queensbury, the Adirondack Balloon Festival features fancy hot air balloons rising into the sky, with or without you aboard, as well as vendors, a craft show, live music, local food and beverage offerings, and some family-friendly activities.

Great Adirondack Moose Festival: September 22-23

Join us in Indian Lake for the Great Adirondack Moose Festival, featuring two days of events, including a Moose Calling Contest and an old-fashioned Turkey Shoot. The guided excursions into the woods around Indian Lake in search of these northern giants are loved by all.

Whiteface Oktoberfest: September 22-23

Dust off your lederhosen, grab a mug of German beer, and head to Whiteface Mountain for their annual Oktoberfest celebration. Enjoy authentic Bavarian-style music, food, and beverages and take a ride on the Cloudsplitter Gondola to the top of Little Whiteface for some of the best fall foliage views in the Adirondacks!

Remington Arts Festival: September 28-30

Canton, NY celebrates the artwork of native son Frederic Remington, a famous sculptor, painter and illustrator renowned for his depictions of the Old West. Guests enjoy a weekend of horse-drawn carriage rides, music in the park, games for kids and an art show and sale.

Civil War Living History Encampment & Annual Harvest Festival: September 29-30

This unforgettable event in Burke at the Almanzo Wilder Homestead features re-enactments and skirmishes, 19th-century games, pumpkin painting and readings from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Farmer Boy, inspired by her husband's stories about growing up in rural New York.

Flaming Leaves Festival: October 6-7

Held in Lake Placid, this annual fall event offers a weekend of blues, brews, and barbecues at the Olympic Jumping Complex. Guests can enjoy two days of watching North America's top ski jumpers compete, as well as live blues music, scenic chairlift rides to the top of the 120-meter ski jump, craft vendors and lawn games during peak fall foliage in the Adirondacks.

Lake George Oktoberfest: October 5-7

The Lake George Village celebrates the Oktoberfest traditions with lots of food, music, and dancing. Everyone is invited to join in on the fun on Canada Street Friday evening, all day Saturday, and Sunday afternoon.


So what are you waiting for? Book an Adirondack fall getaway today and come experience it all for yourself!

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