Can you hear the thundering engines? The Adirondack Nationals Car Show will be back!

The Adirondack Nationals Car Show, brought to us by Albany Rods and Kustoms, is a massive, cannot-miss, family-friendly car show! People from across the country bring their classic cars to Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George Village every year to be admired and in hopes of winning the ultimate prize! Spectators love strolling row-after-row of amazing cars, trucks, and more. This Lake George car show stars hundreds of beautiful classic cars, hot rods, trucks, customs, and more!

The festival area is a paradise for true car aficionados. Here they'll find automotive related items like parts, equipment, services, and much more.

The 2018 Adirondack Nationals Car Show VIPs were Joe and Amanda Martin and Jayson "Shag" Arrington of Martin Brothers Customs! They customize vehicles of all types on their original TV series, Iron Resurrection.

Cruises on Canada Street Friday and Saturday are an absolute sight to see! Lake George Village is transformed into a sea of hot rods, classic trucks, customs, and more! Either show your own registered car off, or watch classic cars of every make, model, and color cruise Canada Street. Cruises run north to south on Canada Street, then back the way they came.

The Adirondack Nationals Car Show Award Ceremony is held behind the Fort William Henry in the veranda. Come show support for the winners and see if your favorite vehicles took home an award! Awards include the Senior Winners, Favorite 50 Cars, Favorite Corvette Award, Favorite Mustang Award, President's Pick Award, Ladies' Choice, Sheriff's Pick, and over two dozen more!

Not into cars? You'll still love the car show! There are all kinds of family activities, a Women’s Oasis, a kid's coloring contest, bingo, 50/50 raffles, plenty of vendors, DJ music all day long, tours of the Fort William Henry Museum, free trolleys to the Factory Outlets of Lake George, and lots more.

The 50/50 raffle is held twice a day on both Saturday and Sunday. Raffle tickets are only $5.00! Winners will be announced during the award ceremonies, and you must be present to win. All proceeds are given to charity.

The children's coloring contest is perfect for kids 12 and under who want to take a break from all of the cars. Kids color their favorite cars -- the best artwork will receive a trophy! Held in the rear of the hotel overlooking the lake on Saturday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Trophies will be awarded at the awards ceremony at 4:00 pm!

Please do not bring your dogs - it’s a safety policy in the interest of your "best friend" and the public. NO DRONES - flying of any motorized object is prohibited on Fort William Henry property.

The 2019 National's is being planned - information will soon be available.

Please take a look below at the 2018 Adirondack Nationals and get a sense for next year.

Thursday - September 6

Kick-Off Party & Opening Celebrations:

  • Early-Bird Registration - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Those early-birds who arrive at Adirondack Nationals on Thursday can drive to the registration tent and pick up their registration materials. Stickered cars can park overnight and stay there throughout the weekend!
  • Kick-Off Party - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm - You don't want to miss this 1980s themed kick-off party! Dress up in your finest 80s attire and join hundreds of your new friends for live music, drinks, and assorted hors d'oeuvres.
Friday - September 7

Friday's Adirondack Nationals Event Line Up:

  • Registration - 7:00 am - 7:00 pm - Register your ride at the Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center main entrance. Pre-registered vehicles will receive a sticker and be parked on the grounds by event staff.
  • Women's Oasis Vendors - 7:00 am - 5:00 pm - Browse non-automotive vendors offering a variety of items. This is a perfect place to take a break from the cars! Located in the Fort William Henry Conference Center and in the Towers Hall building.
  • Fort William Henry Museum Tours - 7:00 am - 6:00 pm - Discover an integral part of Lake George Area and early-American history at the Fort William Henry Museum. Tours begin every hour on the hour.
  • Shuttles to the Factory Outlets - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Get your shopping fix at the Factory Outlets of Lake George. Shuttles leave every half-hour from the sidewalk next to the Adirondack Pub & Brewery.
  • Bingo in the Women's Oasis - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Held in the lower level of the Fort William Henry Conference Center. There will be prizes!
  • First Round of 50/50 Winner Announced - Noon - This is the first drawing. Must be present to win!
  • Second Round of 50/50 Winners Announced - 4:00 pm - This is the second drawing. Must be present to win!
  • Cruisin' on Canada Street - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Get in your car and cruise Lake George Village or hang out on the sidewalks and enjoy the show!
  • Fireworks - 10:00 pm - Look up in the sky following the cruise for the best fireworks show on Lake George!

Additional Services & Information:

  • DJ Playing Tunes - Listen to music all day long.
  • Vendor Area in the Lower Lot - Browse the vendors all day long. Vendors are geared towards automotive items such as parts, equipment, and services. Located on Westbrook Road.
  • Show 'n' Shine - All day long.
Saturday - September 8

Saturday's Adirondack Nationals Event Line Up:

  • Check-in for Registered Cars - 7:00 am - 9:00 am - Must have window stickers. Drive through the Fort William Henry's main entrance. Cars must arrive by 9:00 am or risk losing their space!
  • Check-in for Pre-Registered Cars - 7:00 am - 9:00 am - Pre-registered, non-stickered cars must drive through registration on Fort George Road to receive a sticker. Cars must arrive by 9:00 am or risk losing their space!
  • Women's Oasis Vendors - 7:00 am - 5:00 pm - Located in the Fort William Henry Conference Center.
  • Fort William Henry Museum Tours - 7:00 am - 6:00 pm - Discover an integral part of Lake George Area and early-American history at the Fort William Henry Museum. Tours begin every hour on the hour.
  • Open Registration - 9:00 am - FULL LOT - Unregistered cars can attempt to register on Fort George Road until space is full.
  • Shuttles to the Factory Outlets - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Get your shopping fix at the Factory Outlets of Lake George. Shuttles leave every half-hour from the sidewalk next to the Adirondack Pub & Brewery.
  • Bingo in the Women's Oasis - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Held in the lower level of the Fort William Henry Conference Center. There will be prizes!
  • WCKM Live Broadcast - 10:00 am - Noon - WCKM will be broadcasting live.
  • Children's Coloring Contest - 10:00 am - Kid's 12 and under can join the coloring contest in the rear of the Fort William Henry Hotel overlooking the lake. The best artists win trophies!
  • First Round of 50/50 Raffle Winner Announced - Noon - This is the first drawing.
  • Second Round of 50/50 Raffle Winner/Contest Winners Announced - 4:00 pm - This is the second drawing.
  • Awards Presentation - 4:00 pm - Don't miss the awards show!
  • Cruisin' on Canada Street - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Get in your car and cruise Lake George Village or hang out on the sidewalks and enjoy the show!
  • Fireworks - 10:00 pm - Look up in the sky following the cruise for the best fireworks show on Lake George!

Additional Services & Information:

  • DJ Playing Tunes - Listen to music all day long.
  • Vendor Area in the Lower Lot - Browse the vendors all day long. Vendors are geared towards automotive items such as parts, equipment, and services. Located on Westbrook Road.
Sunday - September 9

Sunday's Adirondack Nationals Event Line Up:

  • Women's Oasis Vendors - 8:00 am - Noon - Browse non-automotive vendors offering a variety of items. This is a perfect place to take a break from the cars! Located in the Fort William Henry Conference Center and in the Towers Hall building.
  • Vendor Area in the Lower Lot - 9:00 am - Noon - Browse the vendors before going home. Vendors are geared towards automotive items such as parts, equipment, and services. Located on Westbrook Road.
  • Winner's Circle Car Show Awards Ceremony - 9:00 am - Noon - Watch the ceremony in front of the Fort William Henry Hotel. There will also be a bonus competition, open to the public, for all of Saturday's award winners. The Fort William Henry will choose a winner to receive a complimentary award package.