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Fall Festival Weekend Sat October 6th

 
The Town of Long Lake announces the Fall Festival Weekend on Saturday, October 6, 2018. This all day event includes the Harvest Craft Fair, Octo-BEAR-Fest and the Pumpkin Drop.
 
The Harvest Craft Fair will be held at the Long Lake Town Hall from 10a.m. to 4p.m.  Hand made goods from vendors will be available including:  herbal spice mixes, homemade chip and dip bowls, bread and soup mixes, soy candles, handcrafted glass, balsam pillows, children’s books, table runners, wooden bowls, fish and duck decoys, mixed media art, jewelry and more.
 
Octo-BEAR-Fest will be held at Hoss’s Country  Corner from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Donation admission will benefit Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund at the Glens Falls Hospital.  Funds raised offsets co-pays, prescription drugs and gas and lodging expenses, all which can add up in the North Country. At times patients must travel over 100 miles one way for cancer treatment.  These funds go directly to those in need to ensure that patients spend time taking care of themselves while undergoing cancer treatment. 
 
Events at Octo-BEAR-Fest include: raffles, drawings for donated items.  Sara Winter, of the national touring group “The Chainsaw Chix”  will be doing chainsaw carvings of animals which will also be for sale. All participating vendors booth fees will be donated to Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund.  There will be food sold by Fat River Foods, The Park. Donated craft brews will be sold throughout the day in the beer garden.  Live Music will fill the day with bands hailing from all over the north east boasting local Long Lake talent and a band from Vermont. 
 
At 2 p.m. look for the Pumpkin Drop at 1156 Main Street, the former site of the Blarney Stone, located between Hoss’s Country Corner and the Long Lake Diner.  Paul Rasmussen Builders has donated the use of his Genie lift to send one brave soul over 40 feet in the air to drop pumpkins on the ground below. Pumpkins are launched to splat on the ground.  Special thanks to John and Jackie Heron for the use of their property for this event.
 
Fall can be an unpredictable time of year, sometimes cold, sometimes warm.  Be prepared for both.  On a cool October day warm up by fire pit or grab some warm drinks and food from our food and beverage vendors. 
 
For more information www.mylonglake.comor call 518-624-3077.  For information to donate or participate in Octo-BEAR-Fest as a vendor please contact Jules Pierce at 518-624-2481.

Harvest Fest and Halloween in Long Lake, NY

Chip Farr Drops a Pumpkin

Long Lake hosted Harvest Fest on October 9th featuring the long anticipated pumpkin drop. Judges, Natalie Luxford, Trudi Winter and Valerie Galvangi compared seventeen entries.

Judges for the Pumpkin Drop

Stephen Lamos of Long Lake took home the coveted cash prize for Best Splatter.

Highway Superintendent, Chip Farr, and Canton college student, Erik Arsenault, were launched over 42 feet in the air to drop the pumpkins behind the Long Lake Town Hall on Route 30.

Ghoulish House on Route 28N in Long Lake NY

Halloween has arrived early in Long Lake. Sam and Jim Bateman have decorated their front lawn and porch with spooky ghoulish creatures, lights, pumpkin heads, spiders, and all things Halloween. Their home, located on route 28N in Long Lake, creates an impact at night surprising passers by with the orange glow from the decorations. Sam has witnessed cars driving by at full speed stop in their tracks and back up to check out her display.

When asked why she does it? Whether its Halloween, the Fourth of July or Christmas, Sam likes to have fun with whatever holiday she can. Check out her displays nightly at darkness until about 8:30pm. Their home is on Newcomb Road in Long Lake, about a mile from the intersection of Route 30 and 28N.

Pumpkin Drop Huge Success

Long Lake 1st Pumpkin Drop 2009

Long Lake 1st Pumpkin Drop 2009


October 10, 2009, Long Lake NY

Fans of the Great Pumpkin gathered on Saturday, October 10th at the Long Lake Town Hall to participate in the first Long Lake Pumpkin Drop. Fourteen contestants participated.

Pumpkins were airlifted into the sky thanks to a special scaffolding machine on loan from Wallace Contracting. Cliff Ross and Jordan Wallace of the Long Lake Volunteer Fire Department were hoisted safely forty feet into the air with fourteen pumpkins by rigging operator Greg Bruce. A panel of judges including: John Rayome, Rose Lily and Tammy Kitchen voted on the best pumpkin drop using a variety of criteria including: best splatter, best noise and biggest impact.

The kick-off pumpkin set the bar for the event as it landed on the pavement and splattered cherry pie filling. Luckily all spectators with a good distance away from the landing zone and no one got wet. Clean up crews cleared the area between drops so each pumpkin would have maximum impact and create a standardized, fair competition.

The Pumpkin Drop took place during the Long Lake Annual Harvest Festival and Craft Fair sponsored by the Town of Long Lake. Over twenty vendors from in and around the area sold their American made crafts and products. Pumpkins were purchased from Gracie Lamos of Northern Borne store.

The first place winner was Chandler Seaman, followed up by second place winner Lillian Dechene. The finale pumpkin weighed over 120 pounds and made an impressive showing.

Next for Long Lake will be the Halloween Carnival on Saturday, October, 31st at the Long Lake Central School Gym from 1pm – 3pm, admission $1.00. Everyone is invited to attend. The carnival is co- sponsored by the Long Lake Central School Student Council and the Town of Long Lake. Look for games, kids to adults costume competition and a traditional Haunted House. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of category for best costumes. Admission is $1.00.

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