Catapulting into November
The leaves might be past peak but our late fall/winter events season is just beginning!
We should note the trees are not all bare and brown yet either. While the foliage isn’t the best it has been this year, you can still see a colorful carpet of fall hues on the mountains.
Wizardly Pumpkin Chunkin'
November kicks off (or should we say catapults off) with the 5th Annual Pumpkin Chunkin’ at the field near Adirondack Pub & Brewery at 1 Canada Street.
This year there is a Harry Potter theme with fun for the whole family including a Ferris Wheel, Butterbeer Soda a wizard and more!
That’s Saturday (Nov. 2) from 1 to 5 p.m.
Also on Saturday, if you’re headed here from the south and taking I-87, stop at the Adirondacks Welcome Center located between Exits 17 and 18 Northbound for a free tasting of DAK Bar of Essex.
The Adironack Stampede Rodeo returns Friday and Saturday Nov 1 & 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls.
With rodeo action enhanced by a professionally produced sound show, the 29th Annual Adirondack Stampede offers all the thrills of a two-hour roller coaster ride – complete with hardcore competition, crowd-pleasing entertainment and a show for all ages to enjoy. The Adirondack Stampede has become a community tradition, with proceeds benefiting several local charities and causes.
The LARAC Fall Arts Festival is also this weekend at the Adirondack Sports Complex (a.k.a The Dome) with more than 50 artists, live music, children’s activities and more.
Juried fine art and craft show. Well-established, pre-holiday shopping event.
Admission: $5 per person; under 12 Free (Admission good for re-entry both days)
LARAC Fall Arts Festival is a juried arts show featuring over 65 artisans making handmade unique products such as pottery, fiber, jewelry, culinary items, wood, photography, plus much more. The Festival will also have live music, kids activities, and not-for-profit information tables.
Prospect Mountain Free Days
This free days have become a tradition thanks to local veteran Denny Galloway who spearheaded this initiative.
There are three lookouts that show different views of Lake George along the 5.5-mile scenic drive from the entry gate to the parking lot just below the summit.
You can take a shuttle the rest of the way to the summit or hike up a short paved trail and set of stairs to the top. The shuttle includes a video about the history of the mountain.
At the top (2,030 foot elevation), take in a 360-degree 100-mile view on a clear day. See Vermont’s Green Mountains, New Hampshire’s White Mountains, the High Peaks of the Adirondacks and (on a very clear day) the Laurentian Mountains of Canada.
You can also see the remains of the world’s largest old cable railway, which transported guests to the top when there was a hotel.
There are also picnic tables and BBQ grills available near the summit. You can even rent a picnic pavilion there for $75 a day. (Great unique wedding venue!)
Speaking of weddings…
Events to a T has put together an amazing wedding show on Sunday, Nov. 3 from noon to 3 p.m. at Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls.
This is a great place to start planning your wedding and get to know various wedding professionals.
FREE FOR THE PUBLIC TO ATTEND — more than $3,000 in prizes and giveaways.
Pre-register to be entered into the grand prize giveaway and skip the lines but walk ins are always welcome!
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