Editor’s Note 08/27/21 9:45am: The Feeder Canal Canoe/Kayak Race & Recreational Paddle scheduled for August 28 has been cancelled due to no water in the canal, and has therefore been removed from this article.
The Washington County Fair is underway now, one local theater group wraps up their season while another gears up for theirs, and there’s more to check out in and around Glens Falls.
Prepare for the Fair & More Fun Glens Falls Region Events
Demolition Derby Thrills Crowd at the Washington County Fair
The demolition derby is one of the most popular events at county fairs, and Sunday’s at the Washington County Fair did not disappoint. The fair has one more demolition derby this year and it’s on Sunday the 29th (the last day of the fair) at 5pm. Get there early to find a good seat!
Fun fact: Demolition derbies at county fairs date back to the 1950s and 60s, but popularity really picked up in the 1970s thanks to the show Happy Days.
Browse More Local Events in the Area
Here’s what else is going on:
- Thursday Market Food Truck Corral: August 26
- Thursday Night Fireworks in Lake George: August 26
- Art in the Public Eye Movie in the Park – ET: August 27
- Lake George Antique & Classic Boat Show Rendezvous: August 27 & 28
- Dancing Ewe Farm’s Annual Bonfire: August 28
- Elvis Tribute Artist Joe Ramsey at Little Theater on the Farm: August 28
- 40th Anniversary Show at Valley Artisans Market: August 31
- Always…Patsy Cline at Fort Salem Theater: September 3 – 5
- Adirondack Independence Music Festival in Lake George: September 3 – 5
Glens Falls Happenings With Local Theater, YMCA & Cab Rates
Glens Falls Community Theatre Wraps Up Summer Season
The Glens Falls Community Theatre performed their last family performance of the season at Crandall Park on Tuesday, with a riveting rendition of the classic Charlotte’s Web. The show included actors running into the audience to chase Wilbur the pig, fun song and dance routines from Charlotte the spider, and more.
The nonprofit group indicated exciting announcements are coming soon, so make sure to follow them on Facebook to stay updated.
Pool Open Once Again at the YMCA, Deal Going On
The Family YMCA of the Glens Falls Area’s pool is back open, they posted on Facebook yesterday. Follow them on Facebook to check out the hours, and read up on the perks you get if you become a member. They’re offering a $0 Join Free promotion through the end of August!
Possible Taxi Cab Rate Changes Coming to Glens Falls
Foothills Business Daily reports that Glens Falls is reexamining taxicab regulations. Officials hope to increase fares while still keeping rates reasonable by removing the “zoned fare system;” this system basically indicates a set charge in a particular zone, with the rider paying a higher rate once the cab crosses the line into the next zone. The changes are still in draft form, and a meeting is planned to discuss the matter for September 14.
- Foothills Business Daily: Cab rules may change in Glens Falls