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!

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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, [email protected] for more information.

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

Upcoming Events

May
25
Sat
2024 Memorial Meltdown @ Charles R. Wood Park
May 25 – May 26 all-day

Memorial Meltdown Lineup 2024

2024 Memorial Meltdown

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in beautiful Lake George, NY at the 2024 Memorial Meltdown. This year’s event will feature headlining sets by Dispatch and The Revivalists, as well as performances by Twiddle’s Mihali (Live Band), Ryan Montbleau Band, The Samples, The Mallett Brothers, Annie in the Water and Rob Beaulieu Band.

Saturday, May 25:

  • The Revivalists
  • Ryan Montbleau Band
  • The Mallett Brothers Band
  • Rob Beaulieu Band

 

Sunday, May 26:

  • Dispatch
  • Mihali (Live Band)
  • The Samples
  • Annie in the Water

Gates open at 2:30pm each day, with music starting at 3:30pm.

There will also be a variety of food and craft vendors and children 12 and under are free (GA).

Tickets are available at https://bit.ly/Meltdown24.

Visit http://memorialmeltdown.com for more info.

Jun
15
Sat
Lunar Faire Roadshow! @ Charlie Woods Festival Commons
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 16 @ 10:00 pm

We’re taking this show on the road!!!Banner image for Lunar Faire Roadshow! 6/15 & 16 Sleepover Party in Lake George NY!

Before we get going please note:

This is 2 separate night markets not a sleepover party inside the faire even though we say sleepover party. It’s a different kind where everyone goes to their own hotel room and then meets back the next day after sleeping late and waking up and having a leisurely brunch and an optional mimosa or two.

Both the current and former mayors of Lake George have summoned us to their pristine vacationland by the lake and we have heartily accepted the call. It’s time to bring the witches and weirdos of the Mid-Atlantic to meet the witches and weirdos of New England for a weekend that would make Salem in October jealous.

We booked our hotels, we started making checklists, we’re bringing the giant letters and giant wings and neons and characters and vendors and magick duh. The only thing left is to tell everyone on the Eastern Seaboard the plan: meet in Lake George in the middle of June.

We’re having a 2-night faire! 2 spells, 2 themes, 2 different evenings of fun. 1 awesome community.

To again be clear, we aren’t all sleeping over in the festival grounds in a pile. This isn’t Woodstock it’s Lake George. I haven’t done festival camping in years and I’m probably too rickety and apnea-prone for it at this point. However, I do have a lovely hotel room right down the street and promise to be bright eyed and bushy tailed at the crack of 5pm when we start it all over again on Sunday.

Themes:

Because it’s a sleepover weekend, the theme on Saturday, of course, must be PAJAMAS!!! And because it is also June and we love love love a pride faire, Sunday is PRIDE!!!

What else are we throwing at you?

  • That unmistakable Lunar Faire vibe
  • The best, weirdest, and witchiest vendors around
  • Potions Lab (non-alcoholic)
  • Curiosities
  • Entertainments for all ages
  • Meadow the Bubble Witch!
  • Special guest Jenna Nicholls!
  • Bracelet social experiment
  • Solo attendee meetup!
  • Collectible wristband
  • Chaos
  • Group spellmaking with the Lunar Queene – follow on Patreon for details
  • Lunar Care Community Resources
  • People in pajamas
  • Costumes everywhere
  • Magickal book exchange
  • Drag Show hosted by Cookie Doe
  • Fire dancing, variety, and side-show acts by Diiiotima
  • Gallery Medium Reading by Shauna the Amazing Tap Dancing Medium
  • Big 3 Roasts by Doctor Witch the Astrological Heckler
  • Sound Healing by the Divine Ensemble
  • Homespun Handmade Carousel (I think)
  • Things that glow
  • Drums, possibly in a circle
  • New (local and traveling) vendors!
  • Fortunes told
  • Nighttime
  • Nightgowns
  • New shit
  • Old shit
  • Whimsy
  • Fairy hair, henna, and face paint
  • Music: scheduled and wandering
  • Flute wizard
  • Regular wizard
  • Cool people like you
  • Cool people unlike you
  • More?
  • Of course more!
For schedule and event updates please subscribe to our Patreon for free at patreon.com/lunarfaire

Parking

No parking fee!

Of course, if you have an opportunity to carpool or get dropped off, that’s still extremely super cool of you and allows for more attendee parking! 🙂

Special Event Faire Packages

If you are celebrating anything (birthday, anniversary, recent unemployment, high bowling score, etc.) or just want to be treated like a VIP, reach out to [email protected] to create a custom individual or group experience.

Tickets

Day-of tickets will be available at the gate for $20.
Discounted two-day tickets are available in advance only below for $25.
Season passes and ticket coupons will be honored at this venue.

Accessibility

This venue is a park/fairgrounds. There is a handicap parking section near the front gate. There are paved pathways around the grounds but most vendors are in compacted grassy areas. It is generally flat.

Vending Inquiries

If you are local to the Lake George area and vend crafts, interesting shit, or food, please apply at lunarfaire.com/vend.

What to Bring

  • A flashlight! Some parts of the faire are dark!
  • Everyone you know!
  • Comfy shoes – there’s a lot to see!
  • Your weird and/or witchy and/or light up garb! Or you can buy some at our merch booth!
  • Chair/blanket to rest your bones
  • A drum to drum on at the drum circle
  • A book for the magickal book exchange
  • Shopping bag, reusable cup, other waste reduction items

Rain Date

This is an all weather event. The only reason we would cancel is if the weather is extremely severe or like the parking fields are snow covered but our blizzard wizard is on retainer to prevent this.

Refunds

All ticket sales are final. No refunds will be issued or transfers honored for other events unless we cancel or reschedule.

No Furry Friends Please

Pets other than service animals are prohibited. You may have seen people bring pets. Those people might not have seen the FAQs on the website or this part of the ticket, or the posts about it, or may be ignoring all of these. But please, out of respect for the venue, and, more importantly, non-pet people, and our insurance policy, please leave your furry friends at home. You will be turned away if you have a non-service animal pet with you.

Children

Should I bring them?

Depends how feral they are. If they are at least mildly civilized they’ll be thoroughly entertained and will remain undevoured.

Are they free?

So you decided to take the plunge and make a new generation of cool kids. Nice. 10 and under are free.

Do a lot of kids go?

A lot.

I’ve heard this is wholesome. But is it?

As you can see from the above questions, people proudly bring their children. Without getting into a philosophical argument about subjectivity and moral outrage, this is generally a wholesome and safe event. People are friendly, loving, inclusive, and peaceful. But it isn’t sanitized. The map might say “Long-Ass Road” and our schedule includes active and participatory spellwork and we do not censor adult vendor products (though most are not overt). We occasionally sell a drink that looks like blood in a bag. But it’s non-alcoholic, as are all our potions. And while there is absolutely nothing inherently dangerous to encounter, we’re likely always going to walk a line of “propriety.” And maybe, as a result, pioneer a whole new unapologetic version of wholesome. It is up to you and your parenting style to decide what you personally find objectionable and what is best for your own children. Our children attend.

Photos

You might have your picture taken and we might post it on our socials. If that’s a problem, tell someone.

Covid Stuff

Mask mandates are rapidly changing and we are a compassionate crowd! Please bring one, and wear one when appropriate or asked. We will comply with all mandates as they roll out closer to the event date and ask for your cooperation and empathy.

Additionally, exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit. The CDC advises that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from Coronavirus. Attendees should evaluate their own risk in determining whether to attend. Don’t come if you’re sick, showing symptoms, or generally cantankerous. People who show no symptoms can spread Coronavirus if they are infected, any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to Coronavirus. By coming to Lunar Faire, you acknowledge and agree that you assume these inherent risks associated with attendance.

 

Jun
29
Sat
Adirondack Wine & Food Festival 2024 @ Charlie Woods Festival Commons
Jun 29 – Jun 30 all-day

 

Adirondack Wine & Food Festival 2024: A Culinary Adventure Awaits! 🍷🍇

Indulge your senses at the 8th Annual Adirondack Wine & Food Festival, presented by Adirondack Winery, on June 29th and 30th at the picturesque Charles R Wood Festival Commons in Lake George, NY!
 
Event Details:
📅 Saturday, June 29th (11 AM – 6 PM)
📅 Sunday, June 30th (11 AM – 5 PM)
📍 Charles R Wood Festival Commons, 17 W Brook Rd, Lake George, NY
 
Why Attend?
 
Unrivaled Selection: Immerse yourself in the ultimate tasting experience, featuring over 120 of New York’s finest wineries, breweries, distilleries, cideries, and artisan food producers. Discover your new favorites against the stunning backdrop of Lake George.
Sip and Savor: Your ticket grants you a commemorative wine glass and access to small complimentary samples from each vendor – a farmer’s market-style showcase of the best wines, cheeses, chocolates, and more!
Culinary Delights: Engage your taste buds with live cooking and cocktail demonstrations, Iron-Chef style competitions, and a Food Truck Alley offering a diverse range of cuisines. The festival is a culinary adventure for every palate.
Entertainment Galore: Chill in the take-a-break tents with live acoustic music, be amazed by street magicians, snap pictures with aerialists, and enjoy outdoor games for the whole family. There’s something for everyone!
VIP Experience: Elevate your festival journey with the VIP treatment – early access and exclusive entrance, VIP goodie bags, front-row seats at the Culinary Tent, and an exclusive covered VIP Hangout area with live music.
Give Back: Your ticket purchase supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks. Join us in making a positive impact while celebrating the best of New York’s culinary scene.
Early Bird Special: Act fast to secure your spot at 25% off with Early Bird Tickets! Limited availability, so grab yours now and save. [New.AdkWineFest.com/Tickets]
 
Don’t miss out on this extraordinary weekend of flavor, fun, and community. Tag your friends, mark your calendars, and let’s make the 2023 Adirondack Wine & Food Festival an unforgettable experience!
 
Sign up for our email newsletter at new.adkwinefest.com for a chance to win tix each month and be the first to know about special deals, vendor announcements, event details, all things festival and a chance to win tix every month!
Presenter: Adirondack Winery http://bit.ly/adkwinery
Partner: Warren County Tourism http://bit.ly/VisitLGcom
Beneficiary: Big Brothers Big Sisters South Adirondacks http://bit.ly/AdkWineFestBigBrothersBigSisters
 

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