The weekly food truck events continue in Glens Falls and Greenwich, there’s a new splash pad in town besides the one at Crandall Park, and we’ve rounded up more news and events to check out below!
Mark Your Calendar for These Upcoming Events
Here’s what’s happening:
- Thursday Market & Food Truck Corral: June 24 (and other dates)
- Food Truck Fridays at the Washington County Fair: June 25 (and other dates)
- Family Fun Run at Glens Falls City Park: June 26
- Classical Ewe at Dancing Ewe Farm: June 26
- Wildflowers at Pember Nature Preserve: June 27
- A Dose of Comedy at [farmacy]: June 27
- Cheese Processing Plant & Store Tour at Argyle Cheese (in Hudson Falls): June 29 (and other dates)
- Common Roots Foundation Membership Day: June 30
- Books, Bootleggers & Barbecue at Hicks Orchard: July 1
- Summer Concert Series From the Park Theater – Let’s Be Leonard: July 2
- Fourth of July at Washington County Fairgrounds: July 4
News to Know With Splash Pads, A Local Pool & More
Updates With the Splash Pads (Yes, We Said Splash Pads)
That’s right, there are now two splash pads in the area, the one at Crandall Park, and there’s also one at Moreau Recreational Park in Fort Edward, at the new accessible playground. The playground also has two ziplines, a sway swing, and a playground area with a bridge, climbing wall, and slide. More is expected to be added to this later, including possibly a wheelchair swing.
In Crandall Park splash pad news, authorities are still working with a landscaper to address the draining issue. The splash pad is open, but under limited hours, posted weekly.
Grab the Kids & Head to Gurney Lane Recreation Area
The Gurney Lane Recreation Area’s pool opens today, June 24! The hours are 12pm to 7pm, today through Sunday, and then regular hours begin on Monday, June 28. You can see the hours for the season here: https://recreation.queensbury.net/parks/#gurney-lane
Washington County Fair Entries Are Open
If you’ve perfected your sourdough bread or learned to crochet while in quarantine, consider showing off your skills at this year’s Washington County Fair, slated for August 23 – 29. There are several open categories, including culinary arts, and a round hay bale decorating contest, which is new this year, and involves working in a group. Also new this year is a “Pride of Washington County” category series you can enter in, with a variety of subject matters.
Entries are due to the Entry Office postmarked by July 28, hand-delivered by July 30, or submitted online by 12am on August 2. You can find the fair handbooks and details on all the contests here: https://www.washingtoncountyfair.com/come-to-the-fair
Open Door Mission Celebrates New Kitchen With Ribbon Cutting
The Glens Falls Business Journal reports that Open Door Mission officially celebrated the completion of a new kitchen at their Warren Street location with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The kitchen can seat 100 guests with a capacity of 200 meals a day; this is a significant improvement from their former small location at the corner of Lawrence and Walnut streets. On average, they serve over 1,600 meals a month.