This juggler entertained the crowd at the 2011 Gore Mountain Harvest Festival.
Thousands of people are expected to visit the Gore Mountain region this Columbus Day weekend as they celebrate the traditional end of the summer travel season and take in some leaf-peeking trips along the back roads.
As Gore Mountain hosts its annual Harvest Festival, the North Creek Business Alliance will be holding the Autumn Street Fair on Main Street.
The Harvest Festival will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gore Mountain ski center. There will be food, drink, entertainers, Adirondack vendors and music by the Ernie Williams Tribute Band, Council Fire, Bobby Dick & Susie Q, and Chip Chevalier. Visitors can take part in gondola rides, hiking, the climbing wall, the bungee trampoline and kids activities. Admission is free. For more information, call 251-2411 or visit online at www.goremountain.com.
Autumn Street Fair
The North Creek Autumn Street Fair — Saturday-Monday, Oct. 6-8 — will have sidewalk sales, live music and plenty of food and drink. The Stony Creek Band will play outside The Exchange from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Andie's Restaurant on Main Street has an Oktoberfest planned, complete with German foods, beers and music. Beaverbrook Outfitters and Schuss Skis will hold their annual “Blow Out” Ski and Outdoor Gear Sale at the Ski Bowl Park. The sale will start on Friday, Oct. 5 from 4-6 p.m.
For the seventh straight year, Gore Mountain Farm at 2642 State Route 28. in Wevertown is hosting its annual Fiber Festival, which features guided visits with the alpacas and live hands on demonstrations of weaving and spinning in the gift shop. The farm and gift shop are open daily for visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the demonstrations will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7.
Harvest Moon Ball
On Saturday, Oct. 6, there will be a Harvest Moon Ball Dinner Dance from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Copperfield Inn. People can choose from regular dinner menu and dance for free or simply attend the ball just for the dancing, without eating, for $5. Dinner reservations are requested by calling 251-2200.
Manchester Music Festival Quintet
The Upper Hudson Musical Arts is pleased to present the Manchester Music Festival Quintet on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek. Members of the group are violist Ariel Rudiakov, violinists Joana Genova and David Lisker, cellist Benjamin Capps, and pianist Julio Elizade.
Away from Manchester, all have distinguished careers in chamber music, solo and orchestral performance, appearing in important venues here and abroad. Their program will include the Quintet for Piano and Strings by Vittorio Giannini and Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E flat Major. Ticket costs will be $20 for adults and $5 for students. This concert is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. For more information, please contact Jill Harrington at 681-1715.
The North Creek free shuttle will run from Saturday through Monday on a continuous loop from North Creek Train Station, Main Street, Ski Bowl Park, Tannery Pond Community Center and back to Train Station. For a complete schedule, www.gorechamber.com.