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Indian Lake’s Great Adirondack Moose Festival
Announces Exhibits and Activities for the Weekend
IndianLakeN.Y. – The Great Adirondack Moose Festival,New YorkState’s first ever moose themed festival, offers visitors of all ages a fantasticAdirondackexperience. Held inIndian Lake,N.Y.in the center of the famousAdirondackPark, moose themed programs will abound the weekend of September 22 and 23, 2012.
Visitors to the Indian Lake region for the Moose Festival will enjoy programs, games, contests, exhibitions, guided tours, shopping – all in the theme of the Moose. The half-ton mammal is making a come-back in theAdirondacks, one may even spot a moose during the weekend. The Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival (GAMF) is sponsored by theIndianLakeChamber of Commerce and a host of regional and local business sponsors.
This year, a major feature during the Festival will be the “Forever Locked” moose traveling exhibition fromNew Hampshire. The exhibition features two Bull Moose whose antlers became permanently locked during a fight. The “Forever Locked” moose museum-quality, masterpiece of taxidermy depicting a rare, natural event will be on display during the Moose Festival at the Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department.
Other Festival activities for visitors to enjoy include; Moose River Plains wilderness self guided driving tour, a guided hike to Clear Pond (where two moose were spotted this summer), Indian Lake Museum- Open House, Blue Mountain Lake Historic Boat Tour, Adirondack Quilt Show & Sales, Vendors and Crafters in the Big Moose Tent, North Country Sidewalk Sales, an Old Fashion Turkey Shoot, Prospect Point House Historic Tour, Count the Moose Scat Contest, Rocky and Bullwinkle Film Festival and Moosterpiece fun games and activities for children and much more, all with a moose theme.
Back by popular demand will be the family fun second annual Moose Calling Contest. Check out the Contest and witness fun and sometimes bizarre and authentic hooting and hollering moose calls from adult and children contestants. Naturalist and author Ed Kanze will return as the contest master of ceremony and one of the official judges. The contest will be limited to two categories, adult and children and will be held at the Indian Lake Theater.
There are over 30 sponsors for this year’s Great Adirondack Moose Festival.
Bull Moose Sponsorships: gra*FIX, Hamilton County Planning, Tourism & Community Development, Hutchins Construction, Inc., Frontier Communications, Adirondack Camp
Antiques , Indian Lake Theater, Indian Lake Restaurant & Tavern, Town of Indian Lake, North Country Public Radio, and WBRV Radio.
Big Daddy Moose Sponsorships
Barton Mines Company, LLC, Steet Toyota, Gadway Realty, Stewart’s Shops, J&R Eldridge, Adirondack “By Owner” LLC, McCadam Distributors, Adirondack Museum, Pepsi Beverages Company, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Pine’s Country Store, and Protech Audio Corporation.
Momma Moose Sponsorships
Abanakee Studios, Prospect Point Cottages, Chief Sabael Cottages, Adirondac Rafting, Helmer’s Fuel & Trucking, The Hedges, Thornbush Acres RV Park, Timberlock Lodge, Great Camp Sagamore, Community Bank, Marty’s Chili Nights, Cedar River Golf Course, and Blue Mountain Rest & The Grizzly Grill.
According to the event chairs Brenda Valentine, Christine Pouch and Aaron Gadway, “The festival is a celebration of the return of the moose to the Adirondacks and is designed to offer a multigenerationalAdirondackexperience. This community-wide event features a host ofAdirondackstyle and moose-themed family fun activities.”
The festival is also held during peek fall foliage, so visitors will enjoy the beautiful colors in the Central Adirondacks. Most festival activities are free and do not require advance registration. For more information please visit www.indian-lake.com call (518) 648-5636 or (518) 648-5112. Visitors are encouraged to pick up a copy of the Festival Program at the Chamber of Commerce and at several businesses around the Town during the event. Also, a full schedule of GAMF events can also be found on Facebook at “Great Adirondack Moose Festival.”