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Glens Falls Region Fall Festivals & Events

Find Out More About 2019 Glens Falls Annual Fall Happenings

An epic hot air balloon festival, various Okotoberfests, and more fall fun takes places each year in the Glens Falls area. From frightful scares to kid-friendly events, from art to music to beer, there is something for everyone! Check out the details for this year's top events and mark your calendar.

The Cheese Tour With Wine & Beer

close up of deep fried cheese curds

Deep fried cheese curds from Argyle Cheese Farmer

September 7 to 8, 2019

The Cheese Tour With Wine & Beer is a self-guided tour through Washington County's cheesemakers, farmers, and craft beverage producers. Guests sample cheese and other artisan foods, visit with farm animals, enjoy demonstrations, see live music performances, and more.

Oktoberfest at The Great Escape

girl in German attire holding German food

September 7 to 22, 2019 (weekends)

Head over to The Great Escape in Queensbury for festive food, traditional German music, and dancing at Oktoberfest. They'll also have a plethora of seasonal and German brews, free games with chances to win prizes, and of course all the thrilling rides of the amusement park.

Irish 2000 Festival

bagpipe players

September 13 to 14, 2019

Ranked one of the top festivals of its kind in the country, Irish 2000 is a celebration of Irish music and arts. Enjoy some of the best Celtic entertainment in the world, dancing, Irish ales and lagers, and more at this festival that takes place at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds.

Adirondack Balloon Festival

hot air balloon festival on grass

September 19 to 22, 2019

Come celebrate fall in the North Country at the annual Adirondack Balloon Festival! Watch as hundreds of hot air balloons take off all at once, filling the sky with brilliant bursts of color. You'll find a full schedule of balloon launches along with special events and activities.

Sasquatch Calling Festival

festival crowd watching people on stage

Sasquatch Calling Contest

September 28, 2019

Whitehall is famous for its numerous Bigfoot sightings, and you can enjoy everything Bigfoot at the Sasquatch Calling Festival. Watch a Sasquatch Calling Contest, enjoy live music, check out Bigfoot vendors, hear from researchers, and more.

Adirondack Wool & Arts Festival

wool vendor at festival, spinning wheel

September 28 to 29, 2019

Take a trip to the Washington County Fairgrounds for the Adirondack Wool & Arts Festival, featuring over 100 vendors, demonstrations, crafts, animals, and food. Learn about sheep shearing, see a fiber art show, and more wool-related fun!

Fright Fest at The Great Escape

zombies on an amusement park ride

September 28 to October 27, 2019 (weekends)

Prepare for thrills, chills, and fun at The Great Escape's popular Fright Fest. The month-long celebration involves kid-friendly Halloween activities during the day and frightful fun for the adults at night. You can expect walk-through attractions, scary shows, and rides that become even more terrifying once dark falls.

Taste of the North Country

mac and cheese sample in styrofoam cup

Beer mac and cheese sample from The Grateful Den

September 29, 2019

Sample the best foods of the region at the 27th annual Taste of the North Country. Autumn comes alive with music and activities as vendors from the area's best restaurants and eateries set up at Glens Falls City Park.

Food coupons are $1 each, with samples priced between 1 and 4 tickets. Proceeds go towards the Glens Falls Kiwanis Club and their community projects.

Warrensburg Garage Sale

garage sale event with tree with fall foliage

October 5 to 6, 2019

Want to find a bargain or a hidden gem? Head to Warrensburg for the World's Largest Garage Sale. It's a garage sale lover's dream as hundreds of vendors from all over the country will be present. There are also plenty of food vendors!

Gore Mountain Harvest Festival

view of festival from gondola

October 12 to 13, 2019

Enjoy fun for the entire family at the Gore Mountain Harvest Festival in North Creek. The festival includes games, live entertainment, food, Adirondack vendors, kids activities, downhill mountain biking and hiking, disc golf, and of course, scenic gondola rides.

Boo 2 You

kid in dinosaur costume at Halloween event

October 26, 2019

Glen Street in Glens Falls closes for the community-wide Halloween block party and costume parade - Boo 2 You! Guests enjoy trick-or-treating, spooky dance shows, a costume parade, a bounce house, and more family-friendly fun.

Saratoga DBA Fall Festival

people in costume at Halloween event

October 26, 2019

Fun and games come to downtown Saratoga Springs at the annual Saratoga DBA Fall Festival. Enjoy traditional fall activities and watch the city come alive with the spirit of fall! Festival highlights typically include magic shows, live music, Halloween crafts, trick-or-treating, and more.

LARAC Fall Arts Festival

wood carving bears at festival

November 2 to 3, 2019

The LARAC Fall Arts Festival is a juried arts and crafts show that will take place at the Adirondack Sports Complex (The Dome). Over 70 exhibitors and vendors sell unique items like wood carvings, local culinary items, pottery, jewelery, and photography. This is one of two arts festivals LARAC puts on each year.

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