Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration: September 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 17
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 22-25
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 24-25
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: October 1-2
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!
Harvest Festival & Civil War Living History: September 24-25
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.