Here's the scoop on how to avoid frustration of crushing traffic and maximizing time bargain-hunting.
• Arrive Thursday or Friday, check into an area inn or motel, or get into town before 7:15 a.m. on the weekend. A lot of vendors are setting up before the weekend, and many savvy shoppers who know this are getting "first pick" of a wide range of wares.
• If arriving on the weekend, get into Warrensburg as early as possible, and take the Northway to exits 22, 24 or 25.
• Avoid Northway Exit 23, the primary road into Warrensburg, since it becomes very congested. By 8:30 or 9 a.m. Saturday, traffic can be backed up for nearly two miles onto I-87 Northway. If you can make it off Exit 23, take a right turn to go via East Schroon River Road and follow signs to a free parking lot north of town and take a free trolley downtown.
• From Northway Exit 22, turn left onto Route 9 and drive just a few miles north to Warrensburg.
• From Northway Exit 24, go south on Schroon River Road and park at the county fairgrounds where shuttle buses will take visitors in and out of town.
• Or, from Northway Exit 25, head south out of Chestertown on Route 9 into Warrensburg.
Advisory to residents and visitors:
From Friday, Oct. 3 through Sunday, Oct. 5, there is no parking on Main Street from the Bandstand to Stewart Farrar Street, and on Horicon Avenue in the hamlet.
This parking ban has been approved, and will be enforced, by the Warren County Sheriff's Department, and has been passed as a local ordinance by the Warrensburg Town Board. Those who disobey this ban will likely have their vehicle towed.
Also, motorists are urged not to block driveways, fire hydrants or public access, nor park on private property without permission.
Event organizer Cheryl Kenyon urged all not only to obey the rules, but have a good time.
"The town's gonna be rockin' this year," she said.