Festivals for Foodies – Summer

Written by Jaynie Ellis

Attention Foodies: You need to add these festivals to your bucket list! The Lake George Area has an abundance of food festivals taking place throughout the year in which restaurants exhibit their variety of cuisines, while chefs show off their culinary talents and innovative recipes. Sample and shop award-winning artisan foods, craft beverages, and organically-grown produce. One of the best ways to experience the Lake George Area is to eat like the locals!

June, July, and August features artisanal food & beverages as well as an abundance of fresh, locally-grown produce. Here is the Summer Edition of our Festivals for Foodies series:

Thursday Market & Food Truck Corral

Dates: May 18 – September 14

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Location: The Shirt Factory on Lawrence & Cooper Street

Cost: Free to Attend

The weekend starts early at The Shirt Factory’s block party! Join the crowd at the Thursday Market & Food Truck Corral for delicious food and craft beverages from a rotating list of regional food trucks and chefs who serve up both familiar and ethnic dishes for everyone’s taste buds. Head inside The Shirt Factory to shop handmade and carefully curated household goods from local boutiques. Children’s activities include games, a bouncy house, and a petting zoo.


  • ADK Mobile Hibachi
  • Le Capital Tacos
  • The Chick Magnet
  • Coach’s Corner Food Truck
  • Adirondack Pub & Brewery
  • Sara’s Kitchen
  • Sweet Rice Thai Sushi
  • Tres Mijas Mexican Food Truck
  • Lidia’s Empanadas
  • The Hungry Traveler
  • South Dominion Vineyard
  • fiend coffeeworks
  • Daily Fresh Farm
  • The Perfect Plant Farm
  • Vashti’s Kitchen Delights
  • Cookiesbyali
  • Bella Lyn’s Bakery & Cafe
  • Kaleidoscope Cafe
  • Bomb Piggity
  • Giovanni Fresco
  • Pies on Wheels

       …and more!

Rhubarb Festival

Date: June 2

Time: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market

Cost: Free to Attend

Kicking off the summer events for the Warrensburgh Riverfront Famers’ Market is the Rhubarb Festival, a community supported agricultural event on the banks of the scenic Schroon River. Rhubarb growers can sell their stalks, while attendees sample, shop, collect recipes, and learn all about the vegetable. Other local businesses and vendors who offer rhubarb flavored spirits, baked goods, artisan foods, and more will also be at the event. Entertainment includes kids’ activities, craft demonstrations, educational exhibits, and live local music. The key ingredient to making a deliciously tart pie or jam is locally grown rhubarb!

Strawberry Festival

Date: June 23

Time: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market

Cost: Free to Attend

Shortcakes, jams, and more – juicy strawberries will be the talk of the town! During the height of their picking season, you’ll be able to shop the best selection of organically grown berries during the Strawberry Festival at the Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market. Try and take home prepared foods and craft beverages having repurposed the sweet, strawberry flavor that is the essence of summer. Entertainment includes kids’ activities, craft demonstrations, educational exhibits, and live local music.

Adirondack Wine & Food Festival

Dates & Times:

  • June 24: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • June 25: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: The Festival Commons at Charles R. Wood Park

Cost: General Admission – $49.99; VIP – $99.00; Designated Driver – $19.99; Ages 15 and Under – Free

“Take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey as you are introduced to a variety of New York’s best wineries, craft beverage makers, artisan food vendors, food trucks, and more, with the beauty of Lake George as your backdrop!”

Attendees will receive a 7th Annual Adirondack Wine & Food Festival commemorative wine glass to be used throughout the event to sample craft beverages. Presented by Adirondack Winery, this designated NY Farmer’s Market offers the perfect opportunity to try before you buy. In addition, the Festival’s Culinary Tent will showcase demonstrations from local celebrity chefs and bartenders utilizing their own recipes and products, as well as products available from vendors.

A family-friendly festival, The Fun Spot sponsors a Kids Activity Tent and there is also a playground and skatepark on-site.

Click here for a full list of vendors.

An additional $2.28 fee is added to ticket prices at checkout. Locals can save an additional 5% on all Sunday tickets by entering their zip code at the bottom for a special coupon – click here to purchase tickets.

Food Truck Fridays on the Pond

Dates: June 30 – September 1

Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Location: Town of Horicon Community Center

Cost: Free to Attend

The Town of Horicon presents Food Truck Fridays on the Pond, a weekly roundup of food trucks and vendors. Make a trip to Brant Lake every Friday and fill up on a diverse selection of delicious food while sipping refreshing beverages by picturesque Mill Pond. Order your go-to, or mix flavors from different vendors. Jam out to live local music; new this year is an Acoustic Stage in front of Town Hall. We hope to see you there!


June 30 – Willie Playmore

July 7 – Joe Adee & The Lug Nuts

July 14 – Bone Doctor

July 21 – Tom’s House; Acoustic Stage – Willie Trio

July 28 – Warden & Co

Aug. 4 – Andy Smith & Friends; Acoustic Stage – Michelle & Tyler

Aug. 11 – Hudson River Ceili; Acoustic Stage – Northern Borne Trio

Aug. 18 – Rich Ortiz

Aug. 25 – Three Quarter North; Acoustic Stage – Andy Smith & Bob Gagnon

Sept. 1 – Prydein, Celtic Rock Band

Take A Bite

Dates: July 5 – August 9; Wednesdays Only

Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Location: Downtown Glens Falls (pictured below)

Cost: $1 – $5 Per Small Plate

Photo Credit: Kacey O’Brien

Sample the tastes of Hometown USA at this month-long food festival during the height of summer in the Lake George Area. During Take A Bite, participating restaurants in downtown Glens Falls offer “small plates” on Wednesday nights to guests enjoying live music and entertainment as they stroll along on Ridge and Glen Street.

Click here for a list of participating restaurants, live music schedule, & a map of downtown.

Hague Music in the Park

Dates: July 3 – August 30

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 8/8:30 p.m.

Location: Hague Town Beach Park

Cost: Free to Attend

Hague Music in the Park is a weekly Wednesday concert series that features not only one of the North Country’s best summer lineups, but also some of the North Country’s best food trucks. Held in the quiet and picturesque Town of Hague and along the shores of Lake George, enjoy fresh seafood from the Crab Shack, a famous sausage & pepper sandwich from High Noon Foods, all sorts of “good eats on wheels” from Red Wagon, and more! After chowing down, get up on your feet for some blues, rock, folk, and country tunes that you can dance to.


  • Red Wagon
  • High Noon Foods
  • Wind Chill Pizza
  • Alaturco Gyros
  • Crab Shack
  • Hague Fish & Game Club


July 3 – Barkeater Band & Fireworks

July – Rick Bolton

July 12 – Willie Playmore

July 19 – Stony Creek Band

July 26 – Running the River

Aug. 2 – Ben Rounds Band

Aug. 9 – Scotty Mack Rock Show

Aug. 16 – Bob Stump American Roots

Aug. 23 – Rich Ortiz

Aug. 30 – Lazy Sun’s Band

Lake Luzerne Food Trucks & Music

Dates: July 12 – Aug. 16

Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Location: Benjamin C. Butler Pavilion Park

Cost: Free to Attend

Lake Luzerne presents their inaugural Food Trucks and Music event on Wednesdays evenings. Benjamin C. Butler Pavilion Park is the perfect spot to enjoy good food, good tunes, and good company. Bringing the community together, this event will feature a diverse selection of food truck fare from tacos, fish and chicken sandwiches, and gourmet mac and cheese, to lemonade, donuts, and other sweet treats. Get front row seats to the sets of local bands by remembering to bring your lawn chair or blanket. It’s going to be an extravaganza!


July 12 – The Stony Creek Band

July 19 – The National Reserve

July 26 – Panther Mountain Band

Aug. 2 – The Mallet Brothers Band

Aug. 9 – Donny Elvis

Aug. 16 – The Spirit of Johnny Cash

Blueberry Festival

Date: July 21

Time: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market

Cost: Free to Attend

Blueberry season is in full swing during the month of July! The Blueberry Festival at Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market celebrates these sweet – and sometimes tart – berries, picked fresh from the fields. Learn how to grow your own blueberries with tips from the experts, or sample and shop organically grown berries picked early and late in the season. Local farms and businesses will be selling preserves, baked goods, artisan cheeses, and distilled beverages enhanced with the fruit’s flavor. Entertainment includes kids’ activities, craft demonstrations, educational exhibits, and live local music

Smoke Eaters Jamboree

Dates & Times:

  • July 28: gates open at 6 p.m.
  • July 29: gates open at 5 p.m.

Location: Warrensburg Recreation Field

Cost: $3 Entrance Donation on Friday, $5 Entrance Donation on Saturday

Celebrate 60 years of classic summertime fun at the Smoke Eaters Jamboree brought to you by the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Company. Friday features carnival games, rides, and entertainment, including clowns and magicians. While Saturday’s events kick-off with the highlight of the jamboree – the famous, mouthwatering chicken BBQ. Skeeter Creek rocking the stage and a booming fireworks show close out this family-friendly festival!

A Gathering of Artisans  

Date: August 11

Time: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market

Cost: Free to Attend

A Gathering of Artisans in the heart of the Warrensburgh Mills Historic District. This festival brings together our community of artisans and supportive consumers to sell, sample, and shop homemade products that use only the freshest, local ingredients. Whether you are a fellow artisan or just appreciate the craft, get inspired through the additional entertainment that includes craft demonstrations, educational exhibits, live local music, children’s’ activities, and more. Stock your pantry with baked delicacies and brewed beverages to get you through the final dog days of summer.