Published on: September 28, 2023

More fall events in Lake Placid

Lake Placid – A spectacular September is getting ready to give way to October, but the weather will remain the same as we begin a new month: sunny and warm for the changing foliage.

An admittedly wet summer season in the Adirondacks is now making amends, and our fall events and foliage in Lake Placid and vicinity will reap the benefits as will the number of residents and visitors who will enjoy them. Find out why The Travel listed Lake Placid among its 10 Places in Upstate New York That Should Be On Your Fall Bucket List.

This weekend, the Whiteface Mountain Oktoberfest will be as beautiful as one could imagine so please bring hats and sunscreen. It’ll be the perfect setting for enjoying oompah, beers, brats, a gondola ride and more. There is a shuttle service to and from the site at the above web link.

A week later, the Flaming Leaves Festival is set for Oct. 6-8, generally the peak of the fall for foliage enjoyment. The headline event is the return of international ski jumping in the form of the Continental Cup. This event, on the artificial surfaces of the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex, will be a preview of February’s World Cup ski jumping on snow. You’ll also enjoy live music, arts and crafts, frosty cold beverages, zipline and a gondola ride at the Flaming Leaves Festival.

a skater on the ice
Carving precise figures is an integral aspect of the World Figure and Fancy Skating Championships

At the same time, figure skating fans, especially those who recall the era of the figures, can head to the Olympic Center for the World Figure and Fancy Skating Championships. The competition begins Oct. 4 and runs through the weekend. These championships will feature Debbie Thomas, 1988 Olympic bronze medalist. Her accomplishment occurred in an era when the school figures were part of the overall skater’s performance. The 56-year-old is now a physician.

Movie buffs should note the Lake Placid Film Festival Oct. 26-29. Conducted by Adirondack Film, the mission is “to advance the art and the appreciation of film and filmmaking in the greater Adirondack region.”

Short films – titled Your Shorts are Showing – are part of the festival. Based on your needs and preferences, the website lists a variety of ticket packages priced from $25 to $350. There will be educational initiatives as well as a student component.

As always, the AAA Four Diamond Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa is conveniently located just minutes from all of these Lake Placid fall events and activities, some even within walking distance.

For a complete schedule of fall 2023 events in Lake Placid, please click here and make sure you get out and enjoy the colors of the season.

(Images courtesy Lake Placid Legacy Sites)