Special Events

All season long, the Adirondack Experience hosts a full calendar of events — from live music to lectures, rustic furniture fairs, antique shows and more.

2018 Events List

Opening Day

Friday, May 25

Join us for the first day of the 2018 season!

Special Presentation: Bicknell’s Thrush: Conserving as Bird of Two Worlds

Friday, June 8

A presentation for the Hamilton County Birding Festival.

Made in the Adirondack North Country Fair

Saturday, July 21

A celebration of locally produced arts, crafts, jewelry, home goods, food, and more!


Wednesday, July 25

“Flowerondacks” will immerse you in the gardens of the ADKX which were lovingly created over 60 years ago by the founder Harold K. Hochschild’s wife Mary Marquand Hochschild.

Benefit Gala and Harold K. Hochschild Award

Saturday, July 28

An evening of mountain magic.

American Mountain Men Rendezvous

Friday and Saturday, August 10-11

Discover the traditions, tools, skills, and lifestyle of nineteenth-century trappers, explorers, and traders.

NEW! Mohawk and Abenaki Art Market

Saturday and Sunday, August 25-26

Regional Indigenous artists showcasing their unique artwork.

Rustic Furniture Fair

Saturday and Sunday, September 8-9

Interpretations of classic and contemporary rustic art presented in handcrafted furniture, furnishings, and Adirondack paintings.

Antiques Show Early Buying Event

Saturday, September 15
8am – 10am

Be the first to purchase, premium vintage and antique furnishings.

Antiques Show and Sale

Saturday, September 15

Dealers in quality antiques and art from across the U.S.


Saturday, October 6

Celebrate fall at the Adirondack Experience with traditional pastimes.

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  • Today we’re throwing it back to opening day in 1957! Tomorrow at 10am the museum will open its’ doors for Opening Day, 61 years later. We hope you will be joining us!
  • A morning view of Lake Abenaki. What do your weekend views look like? Tag us in your photos for a chance to be featured on our page!
  • Exhibit spotlight: Adirondack Tough: Working in the Wilderness. This exhibit is part of the new 19,000 square foot exhibition, “Life in the Adirondacks” and gives you the opportunity to experience what it was like to work in the rugged outdoors. A main feature is testing your hand at breaking up a log jam, as shown in the photo. Visit us this summer and try it out! Opening 5/25
  • Happy birthday to Harold K. Hochschild, founder of the Adirondack Experience. Harold had a love for Adirondack history and brought a vision of sharing the Park’s history to life. 
Second photo: Three men in an automobile at Eagle Nest, August 1906. From left to right: Harold K. Hochschild, Howard Scholle, and Norman Scholle, in Norman's Winton auto.
  • “Adirondack Tough: Working in the WIlderness” is one of the many exhibits within the 19,000 square foot exhibition, “Life in the Adirondacks.” Come and explore Adirondack underground iron mines and today’s open pit mining this season! Mining provides the world with valuable minerals for industrial and manufacturing purposes. Click the link in our bio for more info.
  • Last year the ADKX acquired this piece of Adirondack history. Come see it on display in our new exhibition “Life in the Adirondacks”. (We’re also working on another iconic piece to display just in time for opening day.)
  • Happy Mother’s Day! We hope you’re sharing laughs with loved ones today. Photo from between 1915 and 1918.
  • Untitled: Camping Party by Arthur Parton, oil on board, 1871. Parton first visited the Adirondacks in 1866 and then made regular summer visits to Keene Valley and the Ausable Lakes until he bought a cottage in the Catskills around 1880. The Adirondacks and the Catskills provided many subjects for him.
  • “BIG NEWS: Did you know the first ever United States Quadrathlon will be held in Indian Lake, NY?!” Check out the link in @indianlakeadk bio for more info. 📸:@nicholascala #indianlakeny #pureadk #dotheq #repost

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