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Heart of the Park Craft Fair is always the first Sunday in August

Heart of the Park Craft Fair

On August 5th from 10am – 4pm, the annual Heart of the Park Craft Fair will be held at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion.
With nearly 40 vendors selling a wide variety of hand-crafted goods and art, this event is sure to be a hit.  Jewelry, outdoor furniture, clothing, pottery, and fudge are just a few of the items you will be able to purchase from vendors.  Vendors include local business owners from Long Lake to vendors who will join us from Syracuse and Plattsburgh and everywhere in between.
Products and crafts available in 2018 include: jewelry, body butter, candles, duck decoys, woodcrafts, rustic signage, rustic furniture, silk-screened Adirondack wildlife tee-shirts, maple products, herbal spice blends, watercolor paintings, etched tree fungus, Sid Wards Cutting Boards to benefit Life Flight, wooden bowls, rolling pins, hand thrown pottery and homemade jams, fabric totes and purses, ice cream, Adirondack gifts, hand-painted glassware and quilted items, wood vases, stone jewelry, wine, insulated wine tumblers, birch bark baskets, children’s books, ink and pencil drawings of local scenes, books, Christmas tree skirts, table runners, fleece blankets, diaper bags, burp clothes, wood handled kitchen utensils, framed original art, paddles and more!
Throughout the day Penelope the Clown will be available to entertain the kids while you shop and the Lion’s Club will be serving a delicious BBQ lunch.  
Parking will be available at the pavilion with overflow parking at the lower lot near the tennis court.  “The Little Bus” will be available for shuttling those in the lower lot to the event.  Admission, as always, is only $1!  Don’t miss out on this opportunity for American-made hand crafted goods!

OctoBEAR-Fest Cancer Benefit at Hoss’s on October 1st!

Hoss’s Country Corner announces the Second Annual OctoBEARfest at 1142 Main Street, Long Lake, NY, Saturday October 1st, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This benefit festival will be raising funds for Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund through the C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital. This fund helps cancer patients with out-of-pocket expenses including gas cards, co-pays, lodging assistance, pre-paid cell phone minutes and prescription co-payments. Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund was set-up in memory of Randall Favreau who was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2011.


Vendors will be on site selling hand-crafted wares, jewelry, original art, Adirondackania, ice cream, wine and more. Interested parties willing to donate silent auction items are asked to mail items to Hoss’s Country Corner, c/o Octo-BEAR-Fest, PO Box 247, Long Lake, NY 12847. Interested vendors are charged a $25 fee to directly benefit Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund. Vendors are invited to contact Steph Hample for information about space at or by calling 518-624-3077.


The festival atmosphere will offer plenty for the kids including activities, games and an up close view of a Long Lake Fire Truck. Slated to be on site include a beer tasting garden featuring local brews from High Peaks Brewery and local food vendors including the Fat River Foods Truck featuring sausage and peppers, steak sandwiches, quesadillas and more .

Solo artists and groups will perform throughout the day. Musicians include Bob Gibson performing Irish Folk Songs, country and more, Babbie LeBlanc of Reflections, Buffalo Icon, Yod Crewsy of the Splat Cats, Jacklords and Dark Marbles, Phil Mosher playing classic rock hits, the Adirondack Gypsies, a minstrel group from Newcomb, NY and Alex Smith, currently on tour promoting his new album, Close to Home and The Jones Boys from Tupper Lake, NY.

Event happens rain or shine.

Fun things to do for the event: Dress in your traditional Oktoberfest Garb and enjoy the beer and wine garden! It’s for a good cause!


Vendors are invited to RSVP to Steph Hample at 518-624-3077 or to Jules at or 800-952-4677.

Fall Fire Fest and Harvest Craft Fair in Long Lake NY

As the mountains turn to fire with the colors of fall let’s celebrate the changing of the seasons with the Fall Fire Festival On October 10th, 12pm – 4pm and Harvest Craft Fair from 10am – 4pm! Find us along Long Lake’s Main Street. Long Lake Town Hall is 1204 Main Street and the Long Lake Central School lawn is right across the street. Parking available at the Long Lake Town Hall and Long Lake Central School.

The Harvest Craft Fair boasts a number of gifted and creative artisans bringing you American Made products. Look for Santa’s Attic & Mrs Claus’ Kitchen – herbal & spice blends, soup-bread mixes, assorted cheeses, Rustic Creations – Rustic Furniture, Chipman Woodworks/Gary Pierce – wooden bowls, rolling pins, and cheese boards, Moose River Candle Company selling soy candles, handmade soaps, hiking sticks and keychains, Bob & Linda Jones selling wooden fish & duck decoys, swans, herons, geese & loons, Piece by Piece selling stained glass, suncatchers, night lights, panels 3-D stars, plant stakes, Fauna on Flora selling Etched Tree Fungus, Wesley Jennings selling jewelry made from stones they collected and Creative Creations selling floral arrangements, note card sets, miscelleouns paper crafts, Halloween Crafts, suncathers and wine-glass charms.

The Fall Fire Festival is a free carnival like festival that will begin at noon on the Long Lake Central School Lawn. It’s location is right across from the Long Lake Town Hall (the fire house) so visiting both the craft fair and the Festival is a snap.

Kids will have the chance to earn tickets for prizes by playing games such as pumpkin bowling, pumpkin pop, milk bottle baseball, ladder toss and many more. Activities for adults and kids alike will include games such as ladder ball, corn hole, and horseshoes.

Fall Fire Festival and Harvest Craft Fair on Sat October 10th

Fall Fire Festival and Harvest Craft Fair on Sat October 10th

In additions to the games there will be an obstacle course that kids can race through, a bounce house to jump in, and photo booth to capture the day’s memories! Food and kettle corn will also be available for purchase!

Other activities will include the popular pumpkin seed spitting contest for all ages as well as scarecrow contest. Participants can either build their scarecrow ahead of time or at the festival with materials supplied. Prizes will be awarded for the ‘Most Frightening,’ ‘Most Traditional,’ and ‘Most Humorous’ scarecrows!

Back by popular demand, entertainers CirqOvation! With interactive stilt walking, a living statue, and fire manipulation this dynamic duo are sure to entertain the crowds throughout the day!

While the kids are playing, start your Christmas shopping early! Across the street at the Town Hall local vendors will be selling their handmade American Wares starting at 10am. Enjoy a selection of gifts and crafts. Admission is free.

Fall can be an unpredictable time of year, sometimes cold, sometimes warm. We’re prepared for both! On a cool October day warm up by the large fire pit or grab some warm drinks and food from our food and beverage vendors. If it’s rainy we will have as many of the activities as possible under a large tent.

Town Wide Garage Sale Saturday August 8th

The Long Lake Town Wide Garage Sale will be open from 9am – 4pm on Saturday, August 8th with 26 stops including a lemonade stand. The map this year features a Key – so you can pinpoint the items you are seeking. Everything from household items, exercise bike, a benefit sponsored by Jim Bateman the the Northern Needles to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, moving sales, estate sales. There is something for everyone in Long Lake.

The Long Lake Library Book Sale Final day is Saturday, it will be open at the LL Town Hall until 4pm or all the books are gone. Also look for a Pie Sale on the front lawn of the Town Hall starting at 9am and get there early, those pies go fast!

Long Lake Town Wide Garage Sale

Long Lake Town Wide Garage Sale

Raquette Lake, NY also has the busiest day scheduled for Saturday, August 8th starting at 10am with a Book Sale at the Library and Craft Fair at the RL School. The “Auction” Featuring George Tucker kicks off on the Raquette Lake Village Green at 6pm. Plenty of items to benefit the Fire Dept and Ambulance Corps.

2015 Town-Wide Garage Sale Map PDF

Raquette Lake Busiest Day Features the Craft Fair

The Raquette Lake Parents Teachers and Friends will sponsor the 25th annual Arts and Crafts Fair at the Raquette Lake School on Rt. 28 on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This is a juried show with all items being displayed for sale the work of the exhibitor on site, the majority of whom reside in the Adirondack Park.

Hand knitted caps available!

Hand knitted caps available!

Adirondack Stics

Adirondack Stics

Fawn Ridge Bowl

Fawn Ridge Bowl

Adirondack artists exhibiting include Fawn Ridge Pottery of Chestertown and South Bay Jewelry of Raquette Lake. Lis Barsuglia-Madsen is back with her hand woven clothing, rugs and accessories. Sharron Knapp of Saranac Lake is returning with her popular Polar Fleece products. Other exhibitors include Bob Montesano photography and David “R.C.” Oster’s pen and ink drawings of historic buildings and Adirondack scenes. Toni Rudd will be selling her delicious homemade jams and jellies and Carol Milliman-Estes will be selling the famous Milliman homemade fudge. Kent Menges will be displaying his wrought iron work ‘Adironstix’ and Lynn Ballou of Raquette Lake with her limited edition prints and notecards. Sid Ward will be returning with his cutting boards.

Other items for sale this year include stained glass, handwoven baskets, and more!!!!

There will be a Chinese raffle with items donated by the exhibitors and the drawings will take place at 3:30 that afternoon. You need not be present to win.
All proceeds of the raffle will be donated to North Country Life Flight, a free, not-for-profit critical care air rescue service serving the Adirondacks.

The show is held inside the school and will go on rain or shine!!

Support your local and regional artists and find a truly distinctive gift for yourself, friend or family member!

Matt Burnett Live Art at Long Lake Harvest Craft & Fire Fest

Over the last several months regional artist Matt Burnett has launched a large-scale outdoor art installation project around the Town of Long Lake in the Adirondacks of upstate New York. Three 8×8 portraits can be seen at locations around town including the Shaw Pond Turnaround on route 28N, Deerland Road (on the Big Red Barn) and at the former site of the Blarneystone Restaurant along Main Street. In addition he recently installed three additional portraits along the Burns Road Wall on Route 30 just past the Long Lake Bridge.


The public is invited to meet Matt and participate in a public art project on October 11th at the Long Lake Harvest Craft Fair and Fall Fire Fest at the LL Town Hall on Main Street in Long Lake. This is an opportunity for Matt to meet anyone interested in discussing the project, how it evolved, where’s he’s going from here, negotiate a deal (this art is for sale if anyone is interested) and to also invite everyone of all ages to help create another large scale work. Children and adults and all levels of talent are encouraged to participate in this public interactive art project. This event is made possible with public funds from NYSCA Decentralization Regrant Program. In Hamilton County the Decentralization Program is administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.


We asked Matt.. in his own words to describe the Portraits in the Wilderness Project and what it means to him.


I can still remember my first introduction to the Seamans. I was about 13, proudly stepping up to race in the Long Lake Boat races. I had lots of time in a boat but very little time steering at this point in my life, so naturally I entered all 3 categories (guideboat, canoe, and rowboat). Let alone I had no guideboat with me!

In the midst of all the hubbub (mostly audience and support staff scattered around the Long Lake Town Beach, by the late 80s this event was waning), an older gentleman introduced himself to me. He told me that if I wanted to race in the guideboat division he could help me out.

And so I raced with Howard Seaman’s guideboat, not realizing until many years later the significance of this meeting and of his unmatched reputation racing in guideboats.

Like so many of my experiences in the small Adirondack Alcove of Long Lake, the significance of where I was, what I was doing and who I was doing it with took on much more meaning and history as I became an adult.

So it was with his wife, Francis Boone Seaman. When I was a little older and trying to make my way as a professional artist, Francis called me out of the blue and told me to drop by, she had something for me. It turned out to be a box of illustration clippings, animals, landscapes, a bit of everything, that she had been holding onto for years. She also made a point of coming to my first solo exhibition in the area.

Again at the time I didn’t really realize who was taking such an interest in me. I had always thought of Francis as the lady who had been town historian for as long as I could remember. It wasn’t until I read about her earlier years as a fire tower warden in Nehasane that I started to realize what I dynamic artist and outdoorswoman I was dealing with. I remember seeing the photograph of her in her early twenties in a red wool lumberman’s coat pulling back a long bow. Another child of the Adirondacks! I’m glad I got the chance to tell her what a striking photograph that was.

So what does it mean to be living history? The best way I can try to answer this question is tied up in the murals and portraits that I installed in Long Lake this year.

I have tried to choose subjects that would speak to the community at large, not just residents, summer people or tourists but everyone. I’ve chosen places that everyone could identify, places that are tied up with the history and memories and idea of our unique village.

For the portraits, I’ve tried to pick a few people that are a clear part of this community’s history. It was hard to start with three only; I could easily fill this wall with significant figures from our town.

This paintings are my way of answering, and of thanking.

Pumpkin Drop



Long Lake will be host to the Pumpkin Drop at 2pm on Saturday, October 10th, during it’s annual Harvest Fest. Harvest Fest is a craft show at the Long Lake Town Hall on Route 30 from 10am – 3pm.

The pumpkin drop is slated for 2pm. Everyone will gather as a volunteer firefighter will be lifted up on scaffolding with pumpkins all shapes and sizes. Buy a pumpkin for a donation to the Fire Department and watch as it crashes to the ground.

This new event for the Town of Long Lake is certainly destined to become a tradition. So save the date and bring your pumpkins!

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