Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, (ADKX) will host two family-friendly fall festivals to close out the 2021 season.
The Adirondack Harvest Festival on Sunday, September 19th will feature a World War II Victory Garden-themed day of fun and festivities from noon to 4 pm. Scheduled activities for the day include ADKX Curator and Gardener-led tours of the ADKX’s seasonal Victory Garden. Visitors can learn how people at home during World War II supported the war effort by growing, canning, and preserving their own foods since food was rationed during the war years. School Programs Manager Christine Campeau will host a Story Time with ADK food-related tall tales and other anecdotes from the region along with fun garden activities.
Throughout the day, young visitors can challenge themselves with a Victory Garden-themed puzzle hunt. Visitors can also enter their homegrown zucchinis and try to win one of three prizes — Heaviest Zucchini, Weirdest Looking, and Best Carved. Visitors will also get a chance to guess the weight of the heaviest zucchini, and whoever wins will get a special prize. This event is included with general admission to the ADKX.
The Annual Fallfest will take place on Sunday, September 26th from 10 am to 4 pm. The campus-wide celebration of the season will include fall crafts and games, apple-pressing and cider-tasting, pumpkin-painting, and more. Visitors can enjoy fiber arts demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides around campus, and the Utica Zoo Mobile. Live music throughout the day with Seth Warden and friends. Admission is free to ADKX and Fallfest for Adirondack Park residents.
For more information, call (518) 352-7311 or visit the ADKX website.
Photo of Adirondack Experience FallFest provided.