Host a Multitude of Functions…

The Festival Commons at Charles R. Wood Park, located at the southern end of historic Lake George, is an ideal location for your next event. With panoramic views of “The Queen of American Lakes,” event-goers can also take advantage of all that Lake George has to offer in terms of activities and sight-seeing, all within a very short walk from the grounds. The beauty and proximity of The Festival Commons at Charles R. Wood Park in Lake George offers something unique for each season and every occasion.

Warren County and the Village of Lake George, New York elected to designate 2.5 acres of the West Brook Conservation Initiative Project to a “Festival Space,” which would service as an economic engine for the park, as well as the Region. This centrally located space within the park has been designed to be flexible to host a variety of fee and non-fee based events. Whether it be large or small, this multi-purpose, modern event facility in Lake George, NY can host a multitude of functions, including: Theatre, Dance, Live Music, Re-enactments, Craft Fairs, Flea Markets, and Farmers Markets; Car Shows, Boat Shows, Motorcycle Shows, Holiday Festivals, Fundraisers, Corporate Functions, Press Events, and much more!

Event Services

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Event
Registration Support

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Contacts
& Referrals

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Marketing
Promotions Assistance

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Hotel/Housing
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Transportation
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On-Site Staff Support &
Property Management

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Professional
Catering Services

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High Speed WiFi
Internet Access

Venue Features

Other attractions in the park such as a skateboard park, kids park and nature trails make this event venue unique. The nature trails are part of an environmental park (the West Brook Conservation Initiative) that filters storm-water before it  current to the lake. The Festival Commons, is an ideal location for your next event.

  • 2.5 Acres
  • Four Season Accessibility
  • Portable Staging Area
  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Lighting
  • Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Security
  • High Speed Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • High Capacity Electrical Services
  • Adjacent Environmental Park
  • Skate Park & Playground
  • Vast Local Attractions & Activities

Venue Features

Other attractions in the park such as a skateboard park, kids park and nature trails make this event venue unique. The nature trails are part of an environmental park (the West Brook Conservation Initiative) that filters storm-water before it  current to the lake. The Festival Commons, is an ideal location for your next event.

  • 2.5 Acres
  • Four Season Accessibility
  • Portable Staging Area
  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Lighting
  • Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Security
  • High Speed Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • High Capacity Electrical Services
  • Adjacent Environmental Park
  • Skate Park & Playground
  • Vast Local Attractions & Activities

Permitting Requirements

Event Manager and vendors are responsible for all permitting and associated fees, to ensure full compliance to use Charles R. Wood Festival Space, and must comply with all permit conditions.

  1. Event manager is responsible for securing insurance for the entire event and is responsible for ensuring that all vendors, subcontractors, agents, performer and contractors provide proof of the pre-requisite insurance as well.
  2. The limits of liability for use of the property for permitted activities shall not be less than $1,000,000 per occurrence, $2,000,000 aggregate combined single limits for all damages arising out of bodily injury, including death/property damage.
  3. Warren County and the Village of Lake George will each be named as additional insured, on a primary basis. The following verbiage will be used on the certificate of insurance: Warren County and the Village of Lake George, their Boards, Officers and Employees are named as additional insureds on a primary, noncontributing basis.
  4. All insurance companies must be licensed or admitted carriers in New York State.
  5. Vendors must provide liability insurance proof to the Event Manager & it must be kept on file. Vendors must also list Warren County and the Village of Lake George as additional insured.
  6. Please refer to Application/Use Permit to Use Charles R. Wood Park Festival Space, Section 1 for insurance requirements.
  1. Event manager must receive permission from Village of Lake George to sell/serve liquor on Charles R. Wood Festival Space grounds.
  2. https://www.sla.ny.gov/online-permit-applications – Must apply for a SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT (application is in the link above)
  3. Event manager must provide a copy of current liquor license and insurance certificate of insurance, specifically including coverage for liquor law liability in an amount of not less than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000), as well as a copy of the State Liquor Authority Permit.
  4. Vendors subcontracted by the event manager, must provide proof of NYS liquor license and liability insurance, in the amount listed above.
  1. Event manager is responsible for ensuring vendors obtain permit from Department of Health to prepare/serve food at the event.

https://www.health.ny.gov/regulations/nycrr/title_10/part_14/subpart_14-2.htm

https://www.health.ny.gov/regulations/nycrr/title_10/part_14/subpart_14-4.htm

  1. The adjacent parking lot is available through a separate permit & fee. Please contact Kevin Hajos at 518-761-6556, KHajos@warrencountydpw.com for more information.

Event Manager is responsible for ensuring that ALL PERMITS are provided and should be kept on file.

Upcoming Events

Aug
13
Sat
Rock The Lake @ Charles R Wood Park
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Rock The Lake @ Charles R Wood Park

Join Us at the beautiful festival commons in the heart of Lake George for a Rockin’ journey back in time with tribute covers from your favorite bands with classic hits from the Tom Petty Stevie Nicks tribute, kiss, Journey, and even some Dave Matthews band for those 90’s music lovers. This is a family-friendly event and kids under 12 are FREE so bring everyone who wants to rock, enjoy craft beverages, good food, and a FUN atmosphere.

Activities include :

– Live Music with 2 stages.

– Specialty Vendor Shopping

– Food / Beverages

– Beer Tent

– Kids bounce village

– VIP tickets include a VIP tent with a cash bar, a meet & greet with the bands. Learn more at E1present.com

Check out the main stage itinerary:

12:30 – 2 pm: The Broken Hearted – Tom Petty / Stevie Nicks tribute

2:30 – 3:30 pm: Proudest Monkeys – Dave Matthews Tribute

4 – 5 pm: The Ultimate Journey Experience BY LEGEND

5:30 – 6:30 pm: The Lynrd Skynrd Experience

7 – 8:15 pm: KISStory – The Kiss Tribute Band

Looking for a little more excitement join us as VIP status and enjoy all the perks like meeting the bands getting your picture was taken, a private cash bar, VIP tent w/ special merchandise. Check out E1Presents for ticket options and more info.

https://e1presents.com/rock-the-lake-2022

Aug
19
Fri
Lake George BBQ Festival @ Charles R Wood Park
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 21 @ 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION 

The Festival is a 3-day event from Friday through Sunday. The beautiful Charles R Wood Park is a short walk to the Village Center and the Million Dollar Beach. Make it a full summer day or weekend enjoying all that Lake George has to offer during this lovely time of year in the Adirondacks.

ACTIVITIES

  • Festival Food and Beverages
  • This Festival puts a special emphasis on Food and Music. Enjoy refreshing beverages perfect for a summer day. The standalone Beer and Wine offers local domestic and craft-brewed options with a great choice for every taste.
  • Live Music
  • At this Festival the music will be presented on the BIG stage with big sound. In 2021 the music focus was on the Blues and we headlined Sly Fox and the Hustlers and were privileged to have the George Boone Band and others. 
  • Marketplace
  • The Festival offers a marketplace of about 30 exhibitors selling both handmade and resold items. A portion of the marketplace includes specialty foods and wine and spirits sold by local and regional entrepreneurs. 
  • Kids’ Activities
  • We’ll have great activities for the kids, such as pony rides, a bounce zone, farm animals, and cold delicious drinks.

 

Sep
2
Fri
Adirondack Independence Music Festival @ Charles R Wood Park
Sep 2 – Sep 4 all-day
Adirondack Independence Music Festival @ Charles R Wood Park

Adirondack Independence Music Festival

This three-day, multi-band event will feature several of the premiere touring bands currently on the festival circuit. Located at the beautiful Charles R. Wood Festival Commons in the heart of Lake George, NY, the festival prides itself on high-quality production and an amazing atmosphere that is suitable for all ages.

For ticket pricing and information, please visit here: https://adkmusicfest.com/lineup/ 

See you there!

General Rules

  • Gates open each day at 1:30pm, music starts at 2:30pm
  • Absolutely no refunds – No exceptions (other than cancellation of the event)
  • Event is rain or shine
  • Re-entry permitted with festival wristband
  • Children 12 & Under are free (must be with parent or legal guardian)
  • No Pets
  • No coolers
  • No outside food or drinks
  • One (1) unopened water or one (1) empty plastic drinking bottle allowed per person as well as special needs food items.
  • No fireworks
  • No weapons or self-defense products allowed
  • Lawn / camping chairs are allowed (unbagged only)
  • No EZ Ups or tents

About Charles R. Wood Park

The Charles R. Wood Park is a 12.5-acre area and home to the Festival Commons, located on Beach Road at the southern tip of Lake George. The park features the 2.5-acre festival space, an ideal location for special events as it is a multi-purpose facility, accessible year-round. The park has a children’s adventure playground, an environmental interpretive area, an interactive water feature, and a skatepark.

Directions:

Take I-87 to Exit 21 (Lake George Village): follow the signs pointing toward Lake George Village. The Festival Space is 1.5 miles up U.S. 9 on the right.

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