Three (3) Weekend Family Events for the Lake Placid area

A Farm to School Festival, Lake Placid School Carnival and Saranac Lake Mayfaire are just a few events happening around the Tri-Lakes (Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake) this weekend. In addition to the plethora of hiking, kayking and canoeing opportunities, make one or all of these three (3) great events a stopping place for children of all ages. 

The 2nd annual Adirondack Farm to School Festival will take place on May 30 from 4-7 pm at the Lake Placid High School Oval. The event is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted to support the Adirondack Farm to School movement

The event will have local farm products, crafts, games and even a "farm to school" dinner. Music will be provided by local band, Big Slyde with a 6-7 pm presentation at the Lake Placid High School Auditorium by Essex Farm's Mark and Kristin Kimball, author of The Dirty Life

The ADK Farm to School Initiative works in collaboration with Adirondack North Country Association, North Country Food Day Youth Summit, Paul Smith’s College, Lake Placid Central School District, Saranac Lake Central School District, Tupper Lake Central School District, The Wild Center, Cornell Cooperative Extension, North Country Healthy Heart Network, and Adirondack Harvest. 

On May 31 (10 am - 2 pm)the Lake Placid Elementary School is bringing out all the stops for their annual Big Top Carnival. This year's event will be a day full of  carnival games, great prizes, delicious food, exhibits, Merriloons the Clown, balloon animals, face painting, hair coloring, arts & crafts, ADK chair raffle, 50/50 raffle and more. The admission is "pay as you play."  
For the second year the Northern Lights School Mayfaire has joined forces with the Adirondack Carousel in Saranac Lake for its May 31st (11:00 am – 3:00 pm) celebration of spring. The schedule is set for an afternoon of community art, nature crafts, and live music. Green Goddess Natural Foods will have an array of their wonderful food available for purchase. When my children were younger they always looked forward to the puppet show and maypole dance.


The event kicks off at 11 am with plenty of time to enjoy carousel rides, the outside play area, visit farm animals and participate at the craft tables. Take part in the Silent Auction and find generous items donated from area businesses and individuals around the Tri-Lakes area. Maypole dancing will follow the noon puppet show of  “Masha and the Bear.”  The rest of the afternoon will be dancing of a different kind with local band “County Line” and its unique blend of folk, bluegrass and rock. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children with a $10 family rate. Each child admission includes one carousel ride. Enjoy spring!  

© Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™, which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the third guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities™.

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