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

Jul
1
Thu
A Night With – Warren Haynes @ Charles R. Wood Park
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
A Night With - Warren Haynes @ Charles R. Wood Park

Visionary GRAMMY Award-winning artist Warren Haynes is a cornerstone of the American music landscape, lauded as one of the most formidable guitarists and vocalists of the modern era and a prolific songwriter and producer. He effortlessly cross-pollinates genres and unfurls solos that broil with passion in his distinctive, signature style. Throughout his prolific career as part of three of the greatest live groups in rock history – Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule and the Dead – and an acclaimed solo artist, he has become one of music’s most treasured storytellers and his artistry has led to thousands of memorable performances and millions of album and track sales. Haynes is a beacon of creativity and musical excellence that inspires fans as well as fellow musicians, evidenced by the diverse array of artists that he has performed and recorded with.

Jul
2
Fri
Get The Led Out: A Celebration of “The Mighty Zep” @ Charles R. Wood Park
Jul 2 @ 6:30 pm – Jul 4 @ 11:00 pm
Get The Led Out: A Celebration of "The Mighty Zep" @ Charles R. Wood Park

From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear three guitars on the album…GTLO delivers three guitarists on stage. No wigs or fake English accents, GTLO brings what the audience wants…a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity.

Jul
8
Thu
The Outlaws wsg E.B. Jeb @ Charles R. Wood Park
Jul 8 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Outlaws wsg E.B. Jeb @ Charles R. Wood Park

“The Outlaws helped define Southern Rock for me and for generations of fans,” wrote music journalist Bill Robinson in The Huffington Post. “Seeing them onstage with The Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band, Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd or countless others was, for a long time, one of the best experiences I could have. And so it was again when I saw The Outlaws play recently.” The Outlaws’ live shows –vividly captured in their 2016 double album Legacy Live – are blazing 2+ hour tributes to the band’s rich history and fiery rebirth. Classic tracks and fan favorites from the first three albums – as well as The Henry Paul Band’s definitive ‘Grey Ghost’ – share the spotlight with new songs that are already being embraced by audiences.

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