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

Venue Features

  • 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

  • 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 Jeff Tennyson at 518-668-4141 jtennyson@warrencountydpw.com for more information.

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

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Upcoming Events

Aug
31
Sat
ADK Independence Music Festival
Aug 31 – Sep 1 all-day
ADK Independence Music Festival

This two-day multi band event will feature several of the priemere touring bands currently hot on the festival circuit.

Prided on it’s incredible production and party atmosphere, our festival features two days and two stages with an additional late night rage stage at the famous King Neptune’s Pub. We will also have an incredible beer and wine selection as well as the circuits finest food and merchandise vendors. If that’s not enough, we will have a huge adult obstacle course to burn off all that extra musical energy.

Sep
5
Thu
ADK Nationals Car Show
Sep 5 – Sep 8 all-day
ADK Nationals Car Show

The Adirondack Nationals Car Show takes place at the Fort William Henry and Festival Commons area in the Charles R. Wood Park.The car club Albany Rods & Kustoms has members from all over the Upstate NY area. ARK was founded in 1983. In 1985, ARK hosted their first event “The Highland Farms Car Show” in Altamont N.Y. In 1986 it started “The Mom and Apple Pie Car Show.” These first shows were small and drew less than 100 cars. In 1988 ARK held a “by invitation” show called the Adirondack Nationals at the Sheraton Inn of Glens Falls, NY. There were 268 cars. The following year, the show was moved to its present location on the grounds of the Fort William Henry Resort in Lake George, N.Y. The event just keeps getting bigger and better. They now average 1,500 cars every year! People from all over the country bring their cars to this show and it is considered a “must attend” event by many.

Sep
13
Fri
13th Annual Hemmings Motor News Concours d’Elegance @ Festival Commons - Charles R. Wood Park
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – Sep 15 @ 9:00 pm

Schedule of Events:

 

Friday, September 13th

  • Registration & Rally
  • Dinner Cruise

Saturday, September 14th

  • Cruise-In Spectacular
  • Celebratory Banquet & Cocktail Hour

Sunday, September 15th

  • Concours d’Elegance: Trophies to be awarded, Winners will also appear in the pages of Hemming Motors News and Hemmings Classic Car

Get more information and tickets here.