summer and fall are great in Malone!
As summer draws to a close and fall begins, the Malone Region's events continue in full swing.
A summer affair
One of the region's biggest don't-miss events is the 166th annual Franklin County Fair in Malone, which opens Aug. 5 and runs through Aug. 14. Each day at the fair is chock full of excitment. There are rooster crowing contests, FMX Motocross demonstrations, tractor pulls, live musical performances, demolition derbies, and of course plenty of fair food, rides, and farm animals!
There's a reason they're called great
Adirondack Great Camps were luxurious rustic retreats built for our nation's wealthiest families during the Gilded Age. White Pine Camp in Paul Smith's is one of a handful of these structures that's now open to the public. Join a walking tour of the camp, which served as former President Calvin Coolidge's summer White House, every Wednesday through Sept. 28, starting at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each week.
After a walking tour of a historic Great Camp, why not take another step -- back in time! The Wilder Homestead in Burke hosts its annual Civil War Living History Encampment and Harvest Festival on Sept. 24. Come see what Civil War encampments and skirmishes were like, play 19th century games in the apple orchard, and engage in all of the pumpkin painting, food, and beverages you can handle. There's also a corn pit in the barn for children and readings from "Farmer Boy."
The most amazing, corniest maze around
Every year, Tucker Farms in Gabriels carves a truly impressive corn maze -- called the Great Adirondack Corn Maze -- into their fields for visitors to explore for an admission fee. This year's maze opens Aug. 7 and runs through the last weekend in October. The theme for this year's maze is Adirondack music -- don't miss it!
There's always something happening in the Malone Region, so be sure to browse the entire calendar, and get out and make some memories!