A Taste of the North Country in Glens Falls; World’s Largest Garage Sale in Warrensburg

Two Cool Events This Weekend: A Taste of the North Country in Glens Falls; World’s Largest Garage Sale in Warrensburg fall-fun-taste-of-northcountry-crowd-185Photo by Jim McLaughlin of McLaughlin Photography. fall-fun-taste-of-northcountry-crowd-at-gazebo-131Photo by Jim McLaughlin of McLaughlin Photography. fall-fun-taste-of-northcountry-crowd-vendors-135Photo by Jim McLaughlin of McLaughlin Photography. fall-fun-taste-of-northcountry-crowdfrom_above-190Photo by Jim McLaughlin of McLaughlin Photography. fall-fun-taste-of-northcountry-crowds-149Photo by Jim McLaughlin of McLaughlin Photography. fall-fun-taste-of-northcountry-kids-laughing-222Photo by Jim McLaughlin of McLaughlin Photography. fall-fun-taste-of-northcountry-kidsballoon-musician-134Photo by Jim McLaughlin of McLaughlin Photography. fall-fun-taste-of-northcountry-kidssmiling-225Photo by Jim McLaughlin of McLaughlin Photography. fall-fun-taste-of-northcountry-mirror-reflection-vendors-211Photo by Jim McLaughlin of McLaughlin Photography. fall-fun-taste-of-northcountry-musician-213Photo by Jim McLaughlin of McLaughlin Photography. fall-fun-taste-of-northcountry-ticket-takers-181Photo by Jim McLaughlin of McLaughlin Photography.

If the cooler weather brings out your appetite, check out the 24th Annual Taste of the North Country—where you can sample a variety of foods from 30 to 40 of the North Country’s best restaurants—on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Glens Falls City Park.

“Each year the event brings in roughly 6,500 people, and raises approximately $45,000, to be 100-percent donated back to local causes,” co-chair Craig Seybolt says. “The restaurants are the heart and soul of the event, and we are extremely appreciative that they support us as much as they do.”

For lots of locals, this event has become a staple family activity similar to The Adirondack Balloon Festival, which is the week prior. New participants this year include Kelly’s Roots in Queensbury and The Grateful Den in Glens Falls. Returning to showcase their talents are the Anvil Inn and Docksider, Dizzy Chicken, Davidson Brothers, Siam Thai, Dunham’s Bay Resort, The Merrill Magee and The Chez Pierre.

“We continue to push our focus towards a strong family-friendly atmosphere,” says Seybolt. They’ve added a bounce house, sponsored by Stewart’s Shops, and a coupon savings pack sponsored by the Queensbury Hotel. Jonathon Newell and others from the Hudson River Music Hall will perform at the bandstand.

All proceeds benefit community service projects of the Kiwanis Club of Glens Falls. For more information, visit glensfallstaste.com.

Bargain Hunting in Warrensburg

Calling all shopaholics! The weekend of Oct. 1 and 2, head to Warrensburg for what is claimed to be the world’s largest garage sale, at the Warren County Fairgrounds off exit 23. At this town-wide sale, you’ll find more than 500 vendors from across the nation selling an assortment of memorabilia, antiques, clothes, electronics, furniture and more.

There will be free parking with shuttle service to Main Street. No parking is allowed on the north side of Library Street to James Street, north side of Stewart Farrar Avenue and Hackensack Avenue, either side of Second Avenue, Elm Street, Emerson Avenue, Adirondack Avenue and Park Street. To learn more, check out warrensburgchamber.com/garage-sale

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