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
Assistance

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Transportation
Assistance

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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

May
28
Sat
LGD/50 Concert Series Memorial Meltdown @ Charles R. Wood Park
May 28 @ 1:30 pm – May 29 @ 11:00 pm
Description

Twiddle & Frends Memorial Meltdown will take place on Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th, 2022 at the Charles R.Wood Park in Lake George, NY.  General Admission tickets and a limited number of VIP tickets on sale Friday, March 4 at 10am.

 

Saturday Lineup:

Twiddle (2 sets)
Lucid
Marble Eyes
Whiskey Dicks ft: Ryan Dempsey & Joe Cirotti

Sunday Lineup:

Twiddle (2 sets)
Roots of Creation
Sophistafunk
Baked Shrimp

 

Gates open at 1:30 pm each day and music starts at 2:30 pm.

Tickets: 

Single Day and 2-Day General Admission and VIP Tickets on Sale Friday, March 4.

*VIP tickets include admission to the show, a meal, snacks, half-priced adult beverages, $2 waters / soft drinks, access to a VIP viewing area (with a private bar), and access to VIP bathrooms.

** $1 per ticket supports The White Light Foundation, Twiddle’s affiliate 501c3 organization. The WLF makes financial contributions to non-profits local to where the band is playing each night.

 

General Rules:

  • Gates open each day at 1:30 pm, music starts at 2:30 pm
  • Absolutely no refunds – No exceptions (other than a cancellation of the event). 
  • The event is rain or shine.
  • Re-entry permitted with festival wristband
  • Children 12 & Under are free (must be with a parent or legal guardian)
  • No Pets
  • No coolers
  • No outside food or drinks
  • One (1) unopened water or one (1) empty plastic drinking bottle is 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

 

For more info visit improvrecords

Jun
3
Fri
E.S.T.R.A. Tow Truck Show @ Charles R. Wood Park
Jun 3 – Jun 5 all-day
E.S.T.R.A. Tow Truck Show @ Charles R. Wood Park

Check out these awesome trucks at the 37th ESTRA Tow Show!

 

The ESTRA Tow Show brings the Empire State Towing and Recovery Association (ESTRA) to The Festival Commons at Charles R. Wood Park in Lake George Village to display the newest equipment and accessories in the truck world.

 

The Tow Show is all about truck demonstrations. The Tow Truck Beauty Contest will give awards for 1st and 2nd place. The trucks on exhibit will enter to qualify for the Grand Champion – Most Unique Paint and Most Detailed Engine. Come and see if your favorite was in the finishing.

 

Register by May 26th!

All COVID-19 requirements and precautions will be followed.

Jun
7
Tue
Americade @ Charles. R Wood Park
Jun 7 – Jun 11 all-day
Americade @ Charles. R Wood Park

Americade has become the world’s largest multi-brand motorcycle touring rally. Local police estimates indicate it attracts 100,000 – 200,000 visitors days for the 6-day event.

It’s a convention of riders enjoying a week-long festival of motorcycling, including guided tours in the beautiful Adirondack Park, and the Green Mountains of VT.

Americade also includes a massive trade show with approx 200 vendors, demos, and displays from most major motorcycle manufacturers, catered dinner boat cruises, stunt shows, comedy shows, and much, much more.

To participate, most attendees register for a full-week wristband, giving them access to the trade show, the demos, and displays, Americade’s headquarters where many events take place, and much more.

Americade is a gathering of friendly, fun-loving folks, for whom motorcycling is a social hobby, but not some form of rebellion. It’s NOT the place for shows of speed, hostile attitudes, or illegally loud bikes. Americade supports the statement from the former President & CEO of Harley-Davidson:  “Something We Never Want to Lose” and the AMA position that “Loud Pipes Risk Rights.


WHEN?

Americade is the first full week of June-exception to 2021’s postponement.

2020: June 2nd – 6th (Monday, June 1st for Pre-Registration Party)

2021: September 21st – 25th (Monday, Sept. 20th for Pre-Registration Party

2022: June 7th – 11th (Monday, June 6th for Pre-Registration Party)

2023: June 6th – 10th (Monday, June 5th for Pre-Registration Party)

2024: June 4th – 8th (Monday, June 3rd for Pre-Registration Party)


HOW DID IT START?

May 1983 marked the first “Cade” in the east. Veteran motorcyclist Bill Dutcher and a small but able staff hosted “Aspencade East ” at Lake George, NY. Social and demo headquarters were at Roaring Brook Ranch. The TourExpo trade show was held at the Glens Falls Civic Center, approximately 10 miles to the south. This first event drew about 2,000.


WHY WAS IT ORIGINALLY NAMED “ASPENCADE”?

Since 1971, there had been a touring motorcycle rally in Ruidoso, NM bearing this name. The name came from an annual civic festival, which celebrated the changing colors of the aspen (birch) trees, by having a cavalcade of horses. Dutcher arranged with Aspencade organizer, Til Thompson, to use the Aspencade name for the eastern touring rally.


WHY AMERI-CADE?

In 1986, “Aspencade East” was changed to “Americade”, because the new name better signified the multi-brand national-sized rally it had become. By 1986, total attendance was nearly 10,000, making it the largest touring rally in the motorcycle world. At the same time, Americade’s tradeshow was relocated from the Glens Falls Civic Center to Lake George Village.

For over 20 years the Expo was located at Million Dollar Beach Parking Lot, but in 2018 was moved closer to Americade’s event headquarters, Fort William Henry Resort in Lake George Village, at the beautiful Charles Wood Festival Commons.


MORE INFO

For more Americade info, here’s a website put together by a long-time Americade enthusiast: www.americade.info

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