Come See the Colors of Fall in Glens Falls

by Cie McCullough Buschle on September 18, 2011

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This upcoming weekend is by far the most exciting weekend of the entire year here in the North Country. Go anywhere around Glens Falls and you can see balloons in the sky, Thursday thru Sunday. But the best day to be in town is Saturday. Why? The Colors of the Fall.

That’s the 13th Annual Colors of the Fall Arts and Craft Festival at Crandall Park.

Cory Austin-Avon presents a raffle prize

Cory Austin-Avon presents a raffle prize

Colors of Fall is put on by the North Country Arts Center, and is the Center’s main way to raise funds to continue their 40 year mission in serving emerging area artists. The Festival is one day only, Saturday, September 24th, and will be from 10am to 4pm. But what a lot there is to do packed into those six short hours!

This year there will be more vendors than ever before, almost 40, selling everything from fine art, reproductions and photography, to jewelry of all kinds (my favourite), to soaps and candles, to handmade things made of wood, fleece, pottery, and even gourmet coffee. While you shop, listen to some great home grown music: Mark Rabin (10 a.m.), The Skirts (10:45 a.m.), Flakjacket (11 a.m.), Gary Moon (2 p.m.) and Marcusumpa (3 p.m.). Take a chance on a Chinese Auction, with prizes donated from NCAC members.

Don’t forget to bring the kids!

Amanda Currie at the spin art booth

Amanda Currie at the spin art booth

All day you’ll find great festival food throughout the park. Face painting, spin art, mini pumpkins and at 11 a.m. there will be a special story time and children’s Fall craft by children’s literacy expert Teri Austin. A visit from Darkstar Ballooning with a basket demonstration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. after Darkstar pilot Andrew Avon finishes flying with the Adirondack Balloon Festival. Children’s watercolor project all day with Glens Falls’ own arts organization Art in the Public Eye’s ART CART. What’s not to love about all this fun?

“Colors of Fall is always a beautiful, festive day in the park,” says event chairperson Kate Austin-Avon. “We have really stepped things up this year. This is NCAC’s most profitable fund-raiser and we’re hoping for a big turnout.”

But how do you get there?

Crandall Park in Glens Falls is right on Glen Street, otherwise known as US Route 9. Glens Street is easily accessible from both Exit 18 and 19 on the Northway, and Crandall Park is just about equally distant from each exit. On your way there, make sure you look to the skies, you might just catch sight of some balloons up there!

For information on the event, call (518) 353-2121 or visit

While you are in the Glens Falls area:

Explore the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls NY
Chocolate On My Mind – A visit to the Chocolate Mill Café in downtown Glens Falls

| Cie McCullough Buschle lives with her dog Einstein and a cat named Burton Guster. She is a lifelong traveler and enjoys researching history through holidays, toys, and everyday objects. Cie is a sculptor and co-owns The Creative Chameleon, a place where kids and adults can create, paint, celebrate, and just have a lot of fun. Sometimes you can find her time traveling back to the Middle Ages as part of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

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