Saturday, September 10, 2022

29th annual Inlet Fall Festival set for Sept.17, 18

The 29th annual Inlet Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 17 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, September 18 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. at Fern Park on South Shore Road. Musical entertainment will be provided by Shaded Grass Bluegrass on Saturday, playing 3 one-hour sets at 10:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

Shaded Grass was formed by a group of friends on a camping trip in the Adirondacks in 2017. The group plays traditional bluegrass along with folk, country and rock in bluegrass style. Simple Props will perform 2 one-hour sets on Sunday at 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m.. With two decades of playing the greatest classic rock, ‘80s, ‘90s, and current, Simple Props is one of the most experienced and popular bands in the Mohawk Valley and Central NY.

Saturday’s entertainer will be Stephen Gratto and Sons performing at 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Stephen is not your typical performer. A New York State school superintendent by day, Stephen moonlights as a physical comedian, and much more. His performances are fast-paced and exciting displays of many classic vaudeville and circus skills including juggling, unicycling, rope walking, object balancing, and many other feats of daring, bravery, and side-splitting foolishness.

Sunday’s entertainer will be Victor Walter at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Victor is a mime and balloon artist whose talent and artistry captivate audiences of all ages. His shows include a variety of formal and informal pieces, balloon art, and audience participation. His mime segments include several mime activities, including a piece using bird puppets. Bumble Dee will offer free face painting and Victor the Clown will be twisting balloons both Saturday and Sunday.

Inlet Fall Festival vendor. Inlet, NY Information & Events Facebook page photo.

Something new this year – You have got to stop by and check out the Dancing Witches! Your only chance to see them will be at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Charbel will be there with Arabic food (gryos, fried dough, salt potatoes) and there will also be food from North Country Market (smoked beef brisket sandwich, pulled pork sandwich, pulled pork nachos, chicken fingers, fries, cheese fries) and Main Meats (Dino’s sausage, Philly
cheesesteaks, steak and quesadillas, chili cheese dogs, hamburgers, hot dogs, garlic fried potatoes.) Screamen Eagle is bringing back the beer tent, which will have tables and a game of cornhole set up. There will be many vendors selling maple syrup, home decorations, clothing, jewelry, fine art, soaps, lotions, and much more. Greg Rudd of Inlet will be tossing clay on his pottery wheel at his booth where you will also find his wife, Toni, offering homemade jams and jellies. Joseph Wild of Inlet will have original images of the Adirondacks. Anne Stacy and her sister, Cathy Riggall, with roots from Eagle Bay will have tie-dye clothing and accessories, quilts, pillows, and more.


Amanda DeShaw of Old Forge will have ADK-inspired home décor and gifts. Marsha and Charles Herr of Inlet will have Marsha’s variety of handwoven items and Charles will be selling autographed copies of his  book, “The Fulton Chain.” Nancy Best, once from Old Forge, will also be selling autographed copies of her books. Eric Sutherland of Inlet will be offering his local maple syrup. The American Legion Post #1402 will have a booth where they will raffle off a YETI cooler. LivingADK (formerly CAP-21) will be selling Old Forge Farmers Market cookbooks. The Inlet Historical Society will be selling raffle tickets for an electric bike to be raffled off during Adirondack Kids Day on October 1. We also hope the Inlet Mighty Loons [hockey team] will be there selling chocolate bars.


Admission to the event is free of charge. Free parking at Fern Park is limited. Additional free parking will be available at Arrowhead Park and the lot in front of The Woods Inn. A free shuttle bus may be available, courtesy of the Town of Long Lake. If not, it is an easy walk from downtown Inlet.

For more information, a complete list of vendors, and a map of the event layout, check out or call the Inlet Information Office at 315-357-5501.

Photo at top: Inlet Fall Festival, 2018. Inlet, NY Information & Events Facebook page photo.

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