North Creek packed with activities this weekend

This juggler entertained the crowd at the 2011 Gore Mountain Harvest Festival.

This juggler entertained the crowd at the 2011 Gore Mountain Harvest Festival. Photo by John Grybos.

— Thousands of people are expected to visit the Gore Mountain region this Columbus Day weekend as they celebrate the traditional end of the summer travel season and take in some leaf-peeking trips along the back roads.

As Gore Mountain hosts its annual Harvest Festival, the North Creek Business Alliance will be holding the Autumn Street Fair on Main Street.

Harvest Festival

The Harvest Festival will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gore Mountain ski center. There will be food, drink, entertainers, Adirondack vendors and music by the Ernie Williams Tribute Band, Council Fire, Bobby Dick & Susie Q, and Chip Chevalier. Visitors can take part in gondola rides, hiking, the climbing wall, the bungee trampoline and kids activities. Admission is free. For more information, call 251-2411 or visit online at www.goremountain.com.

Autumn Street Fair

The North Creek Autumn Street Fair — Saturday-Monday, Oct. 6-8 — will have sidewalk sales, live music and plenty of food and drink. The Stony Creek Band will play outside The Exchange from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Andie's Restaurant on Main Street has an Oktoberfest planned, complete with German foods, beers and music. Beaverbrook Outfitters and Schuss Skis will hold their annual “Blow Out” Ski and Outdoor Gear Sale at the Ski Bowl Park. The sale will start on Friday, Oct. 5 from 4-6 p.m.

Fiber Festival

For the seventh straight year, Gore Mountain Farm at 2642 State Route 28. in Wevertown is hosting its annual Fiber Festival, which features guided visits with the alpacas and live hands on demonstrations of weaving and spinning in the gift shop. The farm and gift shop are open daily for visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the demonstrations will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7.

Harvest Moon Ball

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