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. All 2018 events (with the exception of the Antiques Early Buying Event) are included with general admission.

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.

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

Friday, June 8

A presentation for the Hamilton County Birding Festival.

Fire Tower Fever

Saturday, July 14

A celebration of Adirondack and Catskill fire towers and of the people who restore and maintain them.

Talley’s Folly

Saturday, July 14

Play performance by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

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

The evening’s many delights will include a mouth-watering dinner by Mazzone Hospitality under a festively decorated tent, Adirondack-infused live and silent auctions, and magical memories with friends and family.

Naturally Inspired: Rustic Architecture, Design, & History

Friday, August 3, 2018

Enjoy presentations and demonstrations celebrating traditional and contemporary rustic design, stories of Great Camps, and more.

Veteran Appreciation Day

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Free admission for North Country Veterans.
Offered in collaboration with the St. Regis Falls American Legion Post

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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  • Looking for something to do this weekend? Join us for Made in the Adirondack North Country Fair this Saturday, 7/21!
  • A little Sunday exploration. Tag us in your weekend adventures!
  • Experience the spirit of Adirondack Stories relived. Join us this Monday, 7/16,  for the second installment of our Monday Evening Lecture series, “Adirondack 46ers Centennial Celebration of Clark & the Marshalls First High Peak” with Joe Ryan.
  • Up next in our Summer Camp Series- Camp Riverdale! Camp Riverdale was a summer camp for boys aged nine to eighteen, founded in 1912 by Dr. Frank S. Hackett. It was located on the northern shores of Long Lake and included 350 acres of woodland and the camp buildings. The camp no longer operates today – its buildings were torn down in the 1970s after the land was sold to the State of New York – but we have a large collection of materials from its heyday in the first half of the 20th century.
  • “Fire towers enabled our forebears to literally see the forest through the trees, moving them to comprehend its vast scale, understand its importance, and dedicate themselves to its preservation.“
– Wesley H. Haynes Views From On High

This Saturday, 7/14, #theADKX will host Firetower Fever - a new event celebrating Adirondack and Catskill fire towers and the people who restore and maintain them.

First image: Goodnow firetower. Second image: Whiteface firetower at #theADKX!
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“Oh, there's a mountain that no man has mounted, I'm gonna stand on the peak.”
  • Discover Fluid Acrylic Pour Painting with us this Friday, 7/13! Let the creativity flow during this unique workshop. The ADKX offers workshops throughout the summer - sign up today by clicking the link in our bio and search for workshops!
  • The Adirondack Park Agency, APA, has played, and continues to play, a huge role in the Adirondacks. This Sunday marks the first lecture of our Monday Evening Lecture series with ““A Crisis Looms”: Post-War Affluence, the Regional Planning Revolution, and the Origins of the Adirondack Park Agency” with Phil Terrie at 7:30pm.
  • Many lifelong lovers of the Adirondacks have their first experiences here as children at sleepaway summer camps. Our library has a large collection of yearbooks, brochures, and memorabilia from these idyllic getaways, which we will be sharing weekly over the summer season. Do you have your own memories of summer camp in the Adirondacks? We’d love to hear about them!

Moss Lake Camp:
Moss Lake Camp was an all-girls camp near Big Moose Lake. Started in 1923, the camp placed an emphasis on athletics, and campers learned archery, horseback riding, fencing, riflery, and even classical ballet.

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