Fall Events Around the Great Sacandaga Lake

Autumn is here! The trees are bursting into color, and everywhere you turn you find apple cider and apple pie. As we trade our warm, sunny days of summer for crisp, cool breezes and fiery landscapes, we have plenty of fall events to look forward to this season! Warm up with a bowl of soup at Chowderfest or spend an evening celebrating hunting season at the Redneck Cocktail Party. As always, check our Events Calendar regularly for up-to-date information!

Halloween Hayrides at Ellms Farms

Friday & Saturday Evenings in October
Take a ride through the woods past Halloween scenes on this family-oriented hayride (It’s not haunted, so it’s kid-friendly!). There is a stop halfway where visitors will enjoy fresh cider and apple cider doughnuts, which are included in the cost of admission. While your there, stop by the corn maze and pumpkin patch! $8.50 admission, children under 2 are free. Please note that these hayrides differ from the ones included with daytime general admission.

Corvette Cruise-In

October 1
Check out some super cars as Eagle Mills Cider Mill host their eighth Corvette Cruise-In in conjunction with Vettes In Perfection. A show that is open for all Corvette owners, and public viewing. Live entertainment, great food and children’s activities will be open, too. Cider Mill in operation. Free Admission, with nominal charge for children’s activities/food.

Northville Fall Fest in the Park

October 8
Northville fall fest will be the final culmination of the summer’s activities with the last and largest farmers market on Friday the 7th which will include vendors, crafters and food vendors… Saturday October 8th will be a vendor and craft fair along with rides, games and food vendors in the village park. 10am-5pm. Free admission.


October 8
This year Chowderfest will be held at the Sport Island Pub from 2:00 to 5:00. Last year we had 11 fantastic chowders entered in the competition and we hope to exceed that number this year. The cost is $ 8.00 per person at the door. Music will be provided by Pat Decker. What a way to spend a fall Saturday afternoon ! We are asking for business and personal chowder entries again this year. Plaques will be awarded to the chowders with the most votes for first, second and third place in both divisions. Chowders must be at the Pub by 1:00 p.m. If you need more information you can contact me at hawkdrilling@aol.com. We hope you can take one more boat ride, enjoy the beautiful foliage and the awesome chowders that we expect to have. See you on October 8.

Eagle Mills Ciderfest

October 8-9
Eagle Mills celebrates cider this weekend!! Free Admission into Mill for entertaining and educational demonstrations of how water-power operates our Mill. Samples of our sweet cider, cider donuts, apples galore..it’ll be a fun day for the whole family. Gem Mining, Dino Dig, and Train Ride will be open all day. Free admission, free parking. Nominal charge for children’s activities/food.

Redneck Cocktail Party

October 20
We have a new event planned for this year. The First Annual Redneck Cocktail party which will be held at Sport Island Pub on Thursday October 20 from 7:00 until 10:00. The cost is $ 100.00 per couple in advance and $ 125.00 at the door. The cost will cover food and drinks. There will be an auction of items donated by GSLBA members that night. Proceeds from this event will go to the Sacandaga Protection Committee. GSLBA feels it is important to support the SPC in order to preserve our rights to continue to work and play on this lake as it was intended.

Redneck Cocktail Party Invitation
Redneck Cocktail Party RSVP and Donation Letter

Evening on the Lake Fundraiser

October 20
Live music, the fall foliage over Sacandaga Lake, delicious food, a signature cocktail, and an array of wonderful silent auction items…. Join us for our “Autumn Evening on the Lake” fundraiser open house at Lanzi’s on the Lake to benefit the David and Helen Getman Memorial Home from 5pm-8pm

The David and Helen Getman Memorial Home is a not-for-profit Home that has been in continuous operation since 1918. We are licensed by the New York State Department of Health as an adult home and provide care and services for low-income Fulton and Montgomery County seniors who otherwise would not likely be able to live safely at home. We provide private rooms, three meals daily, a coordinated activities program, transportation, utilities, housekeeping, maintenance, medication management and individualized assistance with personal care tasks such as bathing, dressing and grooming. Most of our residents have an income of less than $15,000 per year. Since government subsidies are not available to pay for Adult Home services, we rely on the support of our community to help us provide these critical services to needy seniors.

Tickets are available by calling 505-1670 or 725-9114. Tickets are $25.00 per person and the fundraiser is an Open House- Come any time and stay as long as you like! We look forward to seeing you there!

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Northville Pumpkin Fest

October 29
Pumpkin Fest II is a day long event of fun and activities in the park: crafts, food, games, music, a mass dance to the “Time Wart” from the Rocky Horror Picture Show, bounce house, headless horseman and a magician.

If you want to have a booth contact Teresa Greenhill (Northville Parade Committee) 863-6591 or tag13purple@gmail.com. Booth size is 10 x 10 for $25.00

All proceeds benefit 4th of July Parade and Memorial Day Parade in Northville