Gore Mountain’s 2018 Harvest Fest has been set for October 6-7, and will display an array of premier Adirondack artisans, peak scenic foliage views, autumn-themed food and drink, and a wide variety of recreational activities. There is live music and free admission for all.
Harvest Fest presents an Adirondack slope-side shopping village of 90+ artists featuring: handcrafted items such as furniture made of locally reclaimed wood; NYS wines and spirits; up-cycled book origami; original paintings and photography; all-natural bath and beauty products; Adirondack decor and primitives; hand-painted fabrics, knit scarves and accessories; handmade jewelry and pottery; locally produced specialty foods and more.
Live music throughout the weekend includes Last Daze and Stone Revival Band on Saturday, and The Blonde Roots and Rasinhead on Sunday. Children can interact with entertainers such as Penelope the Clown, The Wicked Witch of the West, Bacon Bits the Pig, and Mr. Mike & his Big Red Box of Magic. In addition there is an inflatable playground and zorbing from Bounce Around Entertainment, live birds of prey, pony rides and a petting zoo, rock climbing, bungee trampolining, arts and crafts, field games, a Halloween egg hunt, and disc and mini golf.
Visitors are encouraged to visit I Love NY’s interactive kiosk, where they can play trivia games, experience virtual reality, take quizzes, and enjoy a photo booth while learning about numerous destinations and activities available within the state.
Guests can look for a fall-inspired menu including pulled pork and beef brisket from Gore Mountain’s smoker, bratwurst, apple pie, pumpkin soup, and more. The beer and wine selection spotlights fall seasonal brews and local craft beverages.
Skiers and riders can receive a festival-only lift ticket deal. The Gore X4 pack is four lift tickets valid Sunday-Friday, non-holiday for just $189, and is available only at Harvest Fest. Guests can also purchase SKI3 Snow Samplers, season passes, frequent skier cards, and gift cards.
During the festival, visitors can also learn about construction projects in progress for the upcoming winter, including upgrades to the snowmaking system and a two-story addition to the Base Lodge.
For more information about all of Gore Mountain’s events, visit their website or call (518) 251-2411.
Photo of Northwoods Gondola during Harvest Fest 2017 courtesy ORDA.