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2017 Events

  • Jan | Feb | March | April | May | June | July | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov | Dec

    Please note that this listing of events is an estimation of date and you should always call ahead to confirm dates and times of all events.

    January

    Long Lake Annual Winter Carnival
    Long Lake (Sat. Martin Luther King Weekend) Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area. Co–sponsored by the Moonlighters Snowmobile Club. Krazee Decorated Cardboard Box Sled Race, coronation of the King and Queen, Co-Ed Golf Game, Broomball, Fireman Equipment Clothing Relay Race, One-Shot basketball and the Ladies Frying Pan Toss Competition. Cash Prizes. Bonfire and Fireworks round out the day.  MyLongLakeNY.com

    Mike Norris Memorial Ice Fishing Contest – Raquette Lake
    (Last Saturday Jan.) Derby run from the Raquette Lake Fire Hall. Cash prizes, plaques and door prizes. Pre-register at the Tap Room.  RaquetteLake.com

    Adirondack Ice Bowl – Inlet
    (Last Weekend Jan.) A weekend of ice hockey tournaments on Fourth Lake with music and activities. www.AdirondackIceBowl.com

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    February

    Annual Winter Carnival Weekend – Old Forge
    (Feb. 10-12) Sponsored by the CAA & Town of Webb
    Activities, parade dopwn Main St, live music, coronation of King & Queen, dare devil ski jumping, snow flake derby and fireworks. McCauley Mountain Ski Area. Sponsored by the Central Adirondack Association and the Town of Webb.

    Raquette Lake Winter Carnival – Raquette Lake
    (Presidents Day Weekend) Events for kids and adults. Evening: Tug-of-War, bonfire and fireworks display. Sunday, Noon: Annual cross-cut and chainsaw competition.  RaquetteLake.com

    Annual Winterfest – Indian Lake
    (2nd Weekend Feb.) Skiing and snowboarding contests, snowshoe outings, bonfires and fireworks. This weekend is packed with fun for all ages. Come celebrate winter with us!

    Frozen Fire & Lights – Inlet
    (Last Saturday Feb.) Bring the family for a full day of fun! Begins at noon with bonfire & treats at Fern Park where there is free sledding, ice skating snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. Then join us at Arrowhead Park at 5pm for a much larger bonfire, free treats & cocoa and a spectacular display of fireworks around 7pm.  InletNY.com

    Annual New York Snow Run – Old Forge
    (Feb. 17 & 18) A snowmobile ride for the awareness of breast cancer in men and women sponsored by the Pink Ribbon Riders. The weekend includes a welcoming party, event ride, lunch, dinner party, music & giveaways.
    www.PinkRibbonRiders.com

    Winter Wacky Wonderland Week – Long Lake
    (Presidents Day Week) Kids on vacation? Spend it in Long Lake. Special events all week include: Skating, Sledding and fun games.   MyLongLakeNY.com

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    March

    Long Lake Adult/Child Ice Fishing Contest – Long Lake
    (1st Saturday Mar.) A fun day for teams of adult and child 15 and under to spend ice fishing on Long Lake, Lake Eaton, Forked Lake or South Pont. Prizes for fish in three categories: Pike, Trout (includes Lake Trout and Land Locked Salmon) and perch. No entry fee.  MyLongLakeNY.com

    Annual St. Paddy’s Parade – Old Forge @ 5pm
    (March 17) Participate or watch: synchronized snow plows, wacky grocery cart maneuvers & imaginative locally made floats in this unusual parade.

    SNOFEST – Old Forge
    Sponsored by the CAA
    (March 10 & 11) Previews & demo rides of next year’s snowmobiles and gear.
    www.SnofestUSA.com

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    April

     

    Mud Season Talent Show – Long Lake
    (Mid –April) Sing, tap dance, play spoons, do a comedy routine. Anything goes at the Long Lake Town Hall on a Sunday afternoon during mud season.   MyLongLakeNY.com

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    May

    Community Pride Day - Old Forge, Inlet, Long Lake, Raquette Lake & Indian Lake.  First Wednesday in May.  Area residents volunteers to clean up our communities and receive a free t-shirt and lunch.

    Sponsored by the CAA

    Adirondack Theme Biennial Photo Exhibition – Old Forge
    (Early May-Early June) View, the arts center in Old Forge

    Annual Fire & Spice Festival – Inlet
    (1st Sunday May) A juried competition for amateur & professional chefs alike held at the Seventh Lake House. The public can sample all the entries and vote for their “popular choice.”
    315-357-6028.

    Spring into Summer; Red, White & Blue Memorial Day Weekend Family Festival
    Sponsored by CAA

    Family fun festival with bouncey houses, games, prizes, food & fun.
    Dog parade. Kid's fishing derby on the Old Forge Lakefront.
    Workshops and performances at VIEW.

    SATURDAY, 27th - Old Forge Lakefront
    4 pm - The Tracy Band
    7 pm - The Thirsty Coyotes
    Fireworks over the pond immediately following live music

    SUNDAY, 28th - Old Forge Lakefront
    8 am - Noon - Kids Fishing Derby

    Adirondack Battle of the Bands – Indian Lake
    Think you have what it takes to be the best band in the Adirondacks? Enter your band for a chance to compete for the grand prize. Co-presented by the Indian Lake Theater and the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

    Paddlefest – Old Forge
    (Mid May) New York State’s largest on-water canoe and kayak expo. Test paddle a variety of boats, watch demos and lectures, talk to the experts in the field and find out what you need to know to begin or improve your paddling experiences. Sponsored by Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company 315-369-6672 www.MountainmanOutdoors.com

    Book Sale - Held on the lawn of the Old Forge Library from 9am until 2pm. Buy adult paperbacks and children's books and more. Sponsored by The Friends of the Old Forge Library. For additional information, please phone 315-369-6008 or visit the website OldForgeLibrary.org.

    Annual Great Adirondack Garage Sale – (Memorial Day Weekend)
    Over 70 miles of Garage Sales stretching from Old Forge, Inlet, Indian Lake to Long Lake. Sales along Route 28 and many side roads between Old Forge, Inlet, and Long Lake. Find some great deals!

    Memorial Day Parade & Wreath Laying Ceremonies – (Memorial Day)
    Ceremonies sponsored by local American Legion Posts.
    Long Lake: Ceremony at 8:30am – Long Lake Bridge, parade continues down main street to cemetery. Visit all historical monuments with the Legion and Long Lake Fire Dept.

    Inlet: Ceremony at 9am – Inlet Town Hall. 2010

    Raquette Lake: Ceremony at 10am – Raquette Lake Library, refreshments to follow.
    Old Forge: Parade down Main Street at 10am with ceremonies at school, fire hall & cemetery. Refreshments after at Old Forge Fire Hall.

    Memorial Day Sale at the Godsell Museum – Old Forge
    (Memorial Day Weekend) Gently used items for sale to benefit the Goodsell Museum Fuel Fund. 315-369-3838 www.WebbHistory.org

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    June

    Adirondack Theme Biennial Photo Exhibition – Old Forge
    (Early May-Early June) View, the arts center in Old Forge.

    Inlet’s Woods & Water Show – Inlet
    (Early June) The only “on water” motorboat show in the Adirondacks! Come check out the newest boats and outdoor equipment available. Test drive, test paddle, test it all at Arrowhead Park. Entertainment and activities throughout the weekend.  InletNY.com

    Bikes, Brews & BBQs – Old Forge
    (Early June) Biker specials, live music, BBQs at area restaurants and bars. ThunderinOldForge.com

    National Trails Day
    – Inlet
    (1st Saturday June) Guided Hike with Mitch Lee; may include some trail maintenance. Inlet has an abundance of multi-use trails. Spend the weekend exploring the area on foot, bike, horseback, canoe or kayak. Celebrate our trails!  InletNY.com

    Kid’s Fishing Derby – Long Lake
    (1st Saturday June) Sponsored by the Long Lake Fish and Game Club. Kids compete for prizes at the annual fishing derby at Jennings Park Pond. A lifelong Adirondack hobby is born.  MyLongLakeNY.com

    Annual Black Fly Challenge Mountain Bike Race – Inlet & Indian Lake
    (Early June) The longest destination race in the eastern U.S.: forty miles through the wild Moose River Recreation Area between Inlet and Indian Lake. The two towns alternate as race start host.   BlackFlyChallenge.com

    Annual Northeast Pastel Exhibition – Old Forge
    (Mid June-Mid July) Thousands of visitors from the Northeast and beyond enjoy this varied and colorful display. View, the arts center in Old Forge.  ViewArts.org

    “A Weekend for the Birds”-Adirondack Style
    Inlet, Long Lake & Indian Lake
    (Mid-June) A weekend of guided bird watching hikes, lectures and special presentations throughout the county, featuring Gary Lee in the Inlet area. Promoted by Hamilton County.  AdirondackBirds.com

    Adirondack Memory Walk – Inlet
    (Mid-June) We are on the move to end Alzheimer’s. Walk with us to raise money to help find a cure!  InletNY.com

    Annual Classic Car Parade & Show – Old Forge

    Sponsored by the CAA
    (Father’s Day Weekend, Parade on Friday evening, Show on Saturday) Cash prizes to two Best of Show winners, dash plaques, trophies, auto-related vendors & swap meet, food & beverages. George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center.  For More Information

    Annual Father’s Day Frog Jumping Contest – Old Forge

    Sponsored by the CAA
    (Father’s Day Sunday) On the lakefront at Noon. Children can bring their champion frog to win prizes and fathers should wear their most outrageous tie! Largest, smallest, and longest jumper. Great family fun! Don’t worry, all frogs are released unharmed.  OldForgeNY.com

    Long Lake Fish and Game Club Bass/Pike Fishing Derby – Long Lake
    (Bass Season Opening Day) Registration 6:00am at Town Beach. Weigh in at 3:00pm. Cash Prizes for weight. Fish, Pike, Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass. Only fish caught in Long Lake are eligible. No pre-registration allowed.  MyLongLakeNY.com

    Adirondack Quilt Camp – Long Lake
    (Late June). Ten teachers, over fifteen classes, workshops and evening programs. Kid’s classes, beginners to expert are welcome. Spend three days quilting with talented artists and friends.   adirondackquiltcamp.com


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    July

    Annual Northeast Pastel Exhibition – Old Forge
    (Mid June-Mid July) Thousands of visitors from the Northeast and beyond enjoy this varied and colorful display. View, the arts center in Old Forge.

    Summer Concert Series – Throughout the region (July & August)

    Tuesdays: Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake.

    Wednesdays: Library in Raquette Lake. RaquetteLake.com

    Thursdays: St. Williams on Long Point in Raquette Lake RaquetteLake.com

    Thursdays: Methodist Church in Long Lake. MyLongLakeNY.com

    Saturdays: Arrowhead Park in Inlet. InletNY.com

    Sundays: The Lakefront in Old Forge.  OldForgeNY.com

    The Arts Center’s Annual Auction – Blue Mountain Lake
    (1st Saturday July) For 42 years visitors and residents alike have found treasures galore to bid on at this Adirondack tradition. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

    Strawberry Shortcake Day – Raquette Lake
    (Saturday before the Fourth of July) Enjoy homemade Strawberry Shortcake and the beginning of summer in Raquette Lake.  RaquetteLake.com

    Annual Ping Pong Ball Drop – Inlet
    (Always July 4th) Come to Inlet’s Fern Park and wait for the seaplane to fly overhead and drop ping pong balls on the park’s main field. Hundreds of children race onto the field to collect 3 in exchange for prizes. Great fun for children under the age of 12! Sponsored by the Inlet Youth Commission, the Town of Inlet and many area businesses. InletNY.com

    Fourth of July Celebrations
    (Always on the 4th)


    Old Forge: Music at the Lakefront & fireworks over Old Forge Pond.


    Inlet: Music at Arrowhead Park & fireworks over Fourth Lake. InletNY.com


    Long Lake: Games for all ages at the Long Lake Ball Field, food, entertainment and music on the town beach. Live music, BBQ & fireworks.   MyLongLakeNY.com


    Raquette Lake: Fireworks over Raquette Lake.  RaquetteLake.com

    Indian Lake: Parade on Route 28, music at Bryon Park & fireworks over the village.

    Forge Fesitval of Arts & Crafts – Old Forge
    (July 4) Crafters from the Northeast display their wares at the Adirondack Bank parking lot from 9am until 8:30pm. No admission charged.  To benefit View, the arts center in Old Forge.

    The Adirondack Lakes Summer Theater Festival – Throughout the region
    (July & August) ALCA presents a theater festival for the entire Adirondacks. Catch a play or a musical in one of 17 towns through the Adirondack Park.

    Annual Bass Fishing Derby – Long Lake
    (2nd Saturday in July) Pre-registration required. MyLongLakeNY.com

    Antique Wooden Boat Show and Fulton Chain Rendezvous – Old Forge
    Sponsored by the CAA
    (2nd Weekend July) Awards for best historic, antique and classic categories. Sponsored by The Adirondack Chapter of The Antique & Classic Boat Society and the Central Adirondack Association.  OldForgeNY.com

    Town of Webb Historical Association Benefit Auction – Old Forge
    (Early July) Under the tent at the Town of Webb Historical’s Goodsell Museum property. Auction items include new, nearly new, Adirondack and collectibles, something for everyone. Refreshments available.
    315-369-3838

    Water Ski Show Team – Long Lake
    3rd Saturday in July. Enjoy one hour show, stunts, pyramids, barefoot skiing. MyLongLakeNY.com

    Paddling Olympics
     
    Long Lake Town Beach
    (Third Friday of July) The Long Lake Association hosts wacky canoe, kayak and rowboat events for all ages at the Town Beach. The Lions Club serves up a BBQ lunch. MyLongLakeNY.com

    Annual Northeast Pastel Exhibition – Old Forge
    (Mid July-Mid August) A fine arts exhibit, limited to works in acrylics, oils, watercolors, drawings, pastels, graphics, mixed media and sculpture. View, the arts center in Old Forge.

    “Arts in the Park” – Inlet
    (3rd Weekend July) Over 100 artisans and craftsmen fill Arrowhead Park with handmade, one-of-a-kind wares for sale. The works include paintings, rustic furniture, pottery, hand-sewn items, unique jewelry, special novelties and more. With music and food there is a little something for everyone.  InletNY.com

    Adirondack Storytelling Festival – Old Forge
    (Late July)  Sponsored by the Old Forge Library. 315-369-6008

    Shakespeare in the Adirondack Park – Throughout the region
    (Last Week July-First Week Aug.) Performed at the parks and beaches of seventeen Adirondack communities. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

    St. Williams on Long Point Annual BBQ – Raquette Lake
    (Last Sunday July) Annual Chicken BBQ & Silent Auction, 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Boats ferry diners to St. Williams shores via Raquette’s town dock.  RaquetteLake.com

    “An Evening with the Symphony” – Inlet
    Under the tent in Arrowhead Park. Bring your family to enjoy a free children’s concert in the afternoon. Attend a cocktail reception to help support the program. Sponsored by The Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council, Inc. InletNY.com

    Annual Remote Control Model Airplane Show – Old Forge
    (Last Saturday July) Old Forge Airfield on North Street. Free admission. Food available.  OldForgeNY.com

    Annual Art & Photo Show – Long Lake
    (First Weekend July) Sponsored by the Friends of the Cornelius Vanderbilt Long Lake Library. Special reception event to meet the artists. Original artists showcase their work.  MyLongLakeNY.com

    Annual Antique Show – Old Forge
    (Late July) George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center. Over 70 dealers. Sponsored by View, the arts center in Old Forge.

    Great ADK BBQ – Old Forge
    July 29
    Live music, BBQ samples, food & beverage vendors, and more.
    Click here for rules .pdf

    ADK Home Show - Old Forge
    July 29th-30th
    Home & camp improvement vendors and contractors, ADK specialty items, food vendors.



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    August

    Summer Concert Series – Throughout the region (July & August)

    Tuesdays: Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake.

    Wednesdays: Library in Raquette Lake. RaquetteLake.com

    Thursdays: St. Williams on Long Point in Raquette Lake RaquetteLake.com

    Thursdays: Methodist Church in Long Lake.  MyLongLakeNY.com

    Saturdays: Arrowhead Park in Inlet. InletNY.com

    Sundays: The Lakefront in Old Forge.  OldForgeNY.com

    Durant Days – Raquette Lake
    (First Weekend in August) Raquette Lake’s Annual Tribute to William West Durant. Paid tours of Great Camps 315-354-5532 for info and prices. On Saturday the Town of Long Lake and the Central Adirondacks Association sponsor live music and Boat Parade for cash prizes. Saturday night enjoy a breathtaking fireworks show. Sunday free tour of Sagamore, and vespers on St. Huberts Isle.  RaquetteLake.com

    Annual Northeast Pastel Exhibition – Old Forge
    (Mid July-Mid Aug.) A fine arts exhibit, limited to works in acrylics, oils, watercolors, drawings, pastels, graphics, mixed media and sculpture. View, the arts center in Old Forge.

    Swim Races – Long Lake
    (Early Aug.) At the town beach. Winners for each category win a free admittance to Enchanted Forest Water Safari the next day.  MyLongLakeNY.com

    Heart of the Park Craft Fair – Long Lake
    (1st Sunday Aug.) Over 50 vendors, BBQ and great American, one-of-a-kind wares for sale. The works include: photographs, fudge, pottery, tee-shirts, canoe-paddles, unique textile art, jewelry, special novelties and more.

    MyLongLakeNY.com

    Fireworks Over Seventh Lake – Inlet
    (1st Saturday Aug.) Sponsored by the Sixth and Seventh Lake Association as part of their annual picnic.  InletNY.com

    Annual Author’s Night – Long Lake
    (2nd Tuesday Aug.) Adirondack authors, performers, musicians and storytellers gather under the big red tent at Hoss’s Country Corner.  MyLongLakeNY.com

    House Tour by Boat – Old Forge
    (Mid Aug.) Participants tours waterfront homes along the Fulton Chain of Lakes. Sponsored by View, the arts center in Old Forge.

    Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors
    Old Forge
    (Mid Aug.-Early Oct.) View, the arts center in Old Forge.

    Annual Authors Fair – Inlet
    (2nd Sunday Aug.) Over 35 authors will be available to meet and have books signed. Hosted by the Adirondack Reader 315-357-BOOK or
    www.AdirondackReader.com

    Town Wide Garage Sale – Long Lake
    (2nd Saturday Aug.) The Town opens its doors, treasures for everyone. Long Lake Library Book sale at the Long Lake Central School is also underway and enjoy the Homemade Pie Sale at the Town Hall. Long Lake Association hosts meeting at the Long Lake Town Hall.  MyLongLakeNY.com

    Raquette Lake Busiest Weekend – Raquette Lake
    (2nd Weekend Aug.) Craft fair at the school, Book sale at the Library. Kids auction in the afternoon. Rescue Squad Fund Raising Auction.  RaquetteLake.com

    Adirondack Museum Antique Show & Sale – Blue Mountain Lake
    (2nd Weekend Aug.) The country’s top antique dealers offer outstanding examples of vintage furnishing and collectibles. Preview & Benefit on Friday. www.AdkMuseum.org

    Annual Great Camps Benefit for the Arts – Blue Mountain Lake
    (Mid Aug.) Enjoy a historic tour of the exclusive Leonard’s camp on Thatcher Island. Join us for hors d’oeurves, beer and wine, and an Adirondack inspired silent auction, all to benefit the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

    IVES Gary Rudd Memorial Golf Tournament – Inlet
    (3rd Sunday Aug.) “Best ball” golf tournament, held at the Inlet Golf Club. Includes greens fees, buffet, prizes and cart. Benefit Inlet Volunteer Emergency Services, Inc. 315-357-6601.  InletNY.com

    Out in the Adirondacks at Great Camp Sagamore – Raquette Lake
    (Late August) A weekend of arts and the outdoors for the Out population and their supporters. Join us for a unique weekend of musical theater, poetry, and song at the historic Vanderbelt Great Camp. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

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    September

    Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors
    Old Forge
    (Mid Aug.-Early Oct.) View, the arts center in Old Forge.

    Labor Day Weekend Celebrations


    (Saturday)

    Long Lake: Music, BBQ by the LL Fire Dept. & Fireworks. MyLongLakeNY.com

    Indian Lake: ILVFD Annual Pig Roast.

    (Sunday)
    Old Forge: Music, Automobile Raffle & Fireworks. OldForgeNY.com
    Otter Lake: Steak & Bake and Truck Raffle.
    Blue Mountain Lake: BMLVFD Chicken BBQ.

    (Monday)
    Raquette Lake: Music by Mitch Frasier in the early afternoon, RL Fire Dept. sells spit cooked beef and deep fried turkey sandwiches & annual snowshoe races for cash prizes.  RaquetteLake.com

    CAP-PY Duck Derby - Old Forge. 

    (Early September)  Join in on what is becoming an Adirondack family event, with now $100,000 reasons to join the fun.  Watch as 3,000 rubber ducks sail down the Moose River.  The first 10 ducks across the finish line have the chance to win $100,000.  Many other great prizes from local sponors including a $1,000 new kayak, Meyda stain glass window and a McCauley Mt ski pass.  To adopt your winning duck contact CAP-21 at 315-369-3553 or their website.

    Plein Air Paint Out – Old Forge
    (1st Weekend Sept.) Celebrated regional artists will be on the scene to capture the beauty of the Old Forge area and its spectacular mountain landscape. Bid on their work and listen to live music. Brought to you by View, the arts center in Old Forge.

    Annual Charity Go Kart Races – Old Forge
    (Mid Sept.) This event raises money within the community for local charities and families in need. www.CalypsoCove.com

    Annual 90 mile Canoe Classic – Old Forge to Saranac Lake
    (Early Sept.) Starts in Old Forge on Friday; Saturday kicks off in Long Lake, ends in Saranac Lake on Sunday www.MacsCanoe.com

    Rustic Furniture Fair & Antique Weekend – Indian Lake &
    Blue Mountain Lake
    (2nd Weekend Sept.) Enjoy a weekend antiquing in both towns. Unique rustic found in handcrafted furniture, furnishings and fine art at the Adirondack Museum. Demonstrations, delicious food and great music!

    Annual Firefighter’s Drill School – Old Forge
    (Mid Sept.) Drills, classes and special competitions. Old Forge Fire Department

    Fall Festival – Inlet
    (3rd Weekend Sept.) Crafters fill the pavilion and most of the ball field at Fern Park. Free live entertainment throughout the weekend. A food court is set up near the bandstand. Children’s activities, raffles and more!  InletNY.com

    Long Lake Long Boat Regatta – Long Lake
    (Last Saturday Sept.) The North American War Canoe & C-4 Championships and the Adirondack Kayak Championships. Other shorter events for both youth and adults are scheduled. MyLongLakeNY.com

    Gun Show & Adirondack Expo – Old Forge
    Held at the George Hiltebrant Recreation Center Pavilion. New, collector, antique & investment firearms, swords & knives, Civil War-WWII militaria, artwork, decoys, books, etc. Public is urged to participate by bringing items to sell or trade. Sponsored by the New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates. 518-664-9743 www.neaca.com


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    October

    Octo-BEAR-Fest Long Lake
    (First Saturday in October) Hoss's Country Corner Benefit
    Vendors & live music

    Adirondack Kids Day – Inlet
    (First Saturday in October) Join the creators of The Adirondack Kids (TM) and their friends for a fun-filled day for the whole family.  Featuring 20 children's authors and illustrators, free family workshops and seminars including paddling, knot-tying, writing, hiking and fishing derby.  Sponsored by Kiwanis of the Central Adirondacks.  For more information contact 1-866-GO-INLET.

    Annual Northeast Quilts Unlimited Quilt Show – Old Forge
    (Early Oct.-Early Nov.) View, the arts center in Old Forge.

    Preseason Sale Webb & Inlet Snowmobile Trail Permits
    (Early Oct.-Nov. 15th)
    Purchase your permit early and take advantage of preseason rates.

    OldForgeNY.com   InletNY.com

    Harvest Festival – Long Lake
    (2nd Saturday Oct.) American made items by talented craftspeople. Pumpkin drop, fun for kids.  MyLongLakeNY.com

    New York State Muzzleloaders Association Primitive Rendezvous – Inlet
    (Columbus Day Weekend in October) The rendezvous is 100% primitive, and only people dressed in period clothing and using period tents will be allowed in. If you don’t camp primitive, you can come visit us on the first Sunday of the event. The visitation day will involve shooting demonstrations and other promotional activities.   InletNY.com

    Traditional Hunter’s Dinners – Raquette Lake
    (2nd Weekend of Hunting Season)
    Raquette Lake Fire Hall  RaquetteLake.com

    Halloween Happenings – Throughout the region
    (Early Oct.) Blue Mountain Lake: Oktober-Pet-Fest Bring your pet and compete for prizes in a zany Pet Show. Enjoy tasty German food and a beer and root beer tasting! At the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

    (Friday before Halloween)
    Inlet: Children parade through town and then meet at the IVES Building, where judging begins, prizes are awarded and refreshments are served. All ages welcome. Sponsored by the Inlet Youth Commission.  InletNY.com

    (Late Oct.)
    Old Forge: Parade & party with costume judging and refreshments. Old Forge Fire Department.  OldForgeNY.com

    (Late Oct.)
    Old Forge: Pumpkin Festival with haunted hay rides, pumpkin carving, face painting, bake off, pet costume contest & more! Sponsored by the CAA.  OldForgeNY.com


    (Late Oct.)
    Indian Lake: Halloween Festival with pony rides, pumpkin decorating, “live” pumpkin patch, pie baking contest & more! Parade & party on Halloween.

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    November

    McCauley Mountain Ski Pass and Equipment Sale – Old Forge
    (Early Nov.) Good used equipment sale.

    Preseason Sale Webb & Inlet Snowmobile Trail Permits (Early Oct.-Nov. 15th) Purchase your permit early and take advantage of preseason rates.

    OldForgeNY.com   InletNY.com

    Turkey Raffle – Eagle Bay
    (Mid Nov.) Support the Eagle Bay Fire Department & Auxiliary as they raffle off 40 turkeys, hold 50/50 raffles, give away door prizes, raffle off a pair of kayaks & offer refreshments. Held at the Eagle Bay Fire Hall.  OldForgeNY.com

    Holiday Bazaar – Old Forge
    (Mid Nov.) Sponsored by Kiwanis of the Central Adirondacks. Sale of handcrafted items and raffles to benefit local non-profit organizations. Held at  View, the Arts Center in Old Forge.  OldForgeNY.com

    Adirondack Christmas on Main Street – Inlet & Old Forge

    Sponsored by the CAA
    (Thanksgiving Weekend) Enjoy Christmas shopping in a relaxed Adirondack atmosphere. Family fun all weekend long including horse drawn wagon rides, parade & tree lighting events & visits from Santa & Mrs. Claus. Sponsored by the CAA and the businesses from the Old Forge & Inlet area.
    www.AdirondackChristmasOnMainStreet.com
    PDF Schedule of events

    Country Christmas Tour – Indian Lake
    (Thanksgiving Weekend) An annual favorite. Local artisans set up in their homes and invite you in to browse their wares. Tour homes, have your child’s photo taken with Father Christmas. Children’s workshops, crafting demonstrations. Tree lighting on Friday.

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    December

    AmSnow Dynotech Research New York Shootout – Inlet
    Saturday, December 9, 2017
    Chip & Cindy Sauer's Track, behind the Ole Barn. Gates open at 8 a.m. The shootout starts at 11 a.m. - snow or no snow! The spectator fee is $10. Trail riders can run 660 feet for $10. This event will host the four snowmobile manufacturers: Arctic Cat, Ski-Doo, Yamaha, and Polaris, as well as shop-modified runs. We put the newest stock snowmobiles on the radar gun for the first time to see which one can claim bragging rights as the 2017-18 snowmobile season gets underway. But that's not all! You'll also witness some of North America's top performance shops showcasing their products on Chip & Cindy Sauer's quarter-mile track behind The Ole Barn restaurant. Plenty of food, beverages, and fun to be had. This is one wild snowmobile party you don't want to miss!
    For additional information visit

    Click here for .doc 2017 Schedule of Events
    http://www.adirondackexperience.com/inlet/new-york-shootout

     

    Tree Lighting – Eagle Bay
    (1st Sunday Dec.) Join the residents of Eagle Bay as they light their tree then meet at the Eagle Bay Fire Hall for refreshments.  OldForgeNY.com

    Tree Lighting – Long Lake
    (1st Sunday Dec.) Long Lake Town Hall.  MyLongLakeNY.com

    Towns of Webb & Inlet Snowmobile Trails open for season
    (1st Monday after Hunting Season Ends)  OldForgeNY.com   InletNY.com

    40th Annual Snodeo – Old Forge
    Sponsored by the CAA
    (December 9-11) Factory reps show the latest in snowmobile equipment & clothing. Music, fireworks and more at the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center.

    Vintage Snowmobile Show – Old Forge
    (Snodeo Weekend) George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center. Free.

    McCauley Mountain Ski Area Opens for ski season - Old Forge
    (Early Dec.)

    Annual Cookie Swap – Inlet
    (2nd Sunday Dec.) Bring three dozen of your favorite Christmas cookies and their recipe along with a container to take home three different dozen. Inlet Town Hall. InletNY.com

    Champagne Bus – Inlet, Eagle Bay & Long Lake
    (New Year’s Eve) A safe way to bring in the New Year and enjoy the parties at participating establishments. In Long Lake call 518-624-3077 Inlet call 315-357-5501.  InletNY.com  MyLongLakeNY.com