Year-round fun in the four-season town of Thurman, NY


Thurman, NY - Where Heritage is Cultivated
In the Lake George Region

Leave Thurman Station for North Creek Depot, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through July and August. See details on both this and the Saratoga train on the attached pdf. (Thurman Station is just 17 minutes from Lake George Village via Warrensburg.)
Book your trip online or by phone: 877-726-7245
On July and August Saturdays, meet local artisans and businesses at Thurman Station, at
North End Local Showcase

(UPDATED 12-18-14)

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TTH: Thurman Town Hall, 311 Athol Road, 12810
VMF: Veterans' Memorial Field, Athol 12810
TS: Thurman Station, 1882 Stony Creek Rd. Thurman, 12885
All three sites are wheelchair/bus accessible.
For those who wonder, Athol, pronounced "ay' thall", is a the informal designation of apopulation cluster within the greater township of Thurman.

LIBRARY! Mini-Library for Mini-People: Thurman volunteers have created a bookshelf of books to be read to babies and young children, a proven benefit to their intellectual development (and fun family-bonding, as well). Marilyn Hoy-Youngblood, one of the volunteers who created this, says, "ANYONE may take books home and read to their children. The books are FREE, and can be kept if enjoyed or returned to the town hall for reuse. DONATIONS of gently used books for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and younger children are happily accepted. A box is labeled for their deposit near the bookshelves." If you have questions, call Marilyn 623-9710

Winter fun at VMF, weather permitting. Sled downhill. Ample parking area with footpath to top of the hill. No supervision is provided. Parents must assume responsibility for the safety and behavior of their children.


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Saturdays , July-August, 9:30 - 1:30
Talks, Displays and Demos at Thurman Station; kid-friendly. Free. Vendors selling.

Schedule is now being filled. We expect 3 vendors to be on hand each week, mostly different ones from week to week. Check back for updates and see more at

July 4, Lucyann's Paper Beads, Stained glass stepping Stones; demos, display and sales.
July 11, Adirondack Suds and Soaps
July 18, Persis Granger, author: of historical fiction, chats about station history and her books.
July 25, Warrensburgh Historical Society & Museum of Local History-New history of Warrensburg for sale
Aug. 1, SBC, offering handmade quilted bags
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Concerts in the Park*, every Monday July and August, VMF, 7 p.m. 518-623-9649, Free, rain/shine. Under cover. Bring a chair or blanket. Food available. Enjoy the concert and browse through information about local events and businesses. Click or scroll down for complete list of performers. Fireworks after last concert.



Saturday, March 14th - Annual Maple Sugar Party*. TTH , 4 p.m. - ? $10 adults, $5 for kids 6-11. Age 5 and under, free. 623-2967 (623-4050 the day of the event). Entertainment by local musicians and an all-you-can eat buffet with dessert of old-fashioned jackwax, all to benefit American Cancer Society.

Saturday, Sunday, March 14th - 15th - Thurman Maple Days.* All over Athol/Thurman. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 518-623-4744. Pancake breakfast 9 a.m. at 190 Valley Rd. ($7 adults; $4 kids 10 or under). Visit maple and goat farms & sawmill: tours, demos: tapping, boiling, sawing, tasting, crafts, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., free. Sampling, shopping. Maps in area and online.

Saturday, Sunday, March 21st - 22nd- Thurman Maple Days.* All over Athol/Thurman. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 518-623-4744. Pancake breakfast 9 a.m. at 190 Valley Rd. ($7 adults; $4 kids 10 or under). Visit maple & goat farms & sawmill: tours, demos: tapping, boiling, sawing, tasting, crafts, 10 - 4, free. Sampling, shopping. Maps in area or download at

Saturday, Sunday, March 28th - 29th - Thurman Maple Days.* All over Athol/Thurman. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 518-623-4744. Pancake breakfast 9 a.m. at 190 Valley Rd. ($7 adults; $4 kids 10 or under). Visit maple and cheese farms, & sawmill: tours, demos: tapping, boiling, sawing, crafts, 10 - 4, free. Sampling, shopping. Maps at

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 30, May 1st, 2nd, - Townwide Sale Sign-Up Days! Town Hall, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Thurman folks planning to hold sales are asked to register their sales ($3), list some of the items to be sold, and pick up signs and flyers. Signing up puts your sale in the map booklet and on the website and other publicity, and your donation helps pay for advertising and printing.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 15th, 16th and 17th - Thurman Townwide Sale
, all over Thurman. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. 518-623-9305. Find maps at sales near edges of town and online to guide you to old-fashioned yard sales, rain/shine where possible.

Saturday, June 6th- Martin's Lumber Woods Walk - Understanding Sustainability, 280 Valley Road, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. 518-623-9595. Guided woods walks to learn how selective cutting and environmental awareness save forests and hear about medicinal plants.. Demonstrations of sawmill, paper beads, stained glass stepping stones. The Martins are joined by artisan friends, demonstrating spoon carving, rustic home accents; firewood processing, local author with regional books.

Saturday, June 20th - Cheese and Spirits Pairings - Nettle Meadow Farm, 484 S. Johnsburg Rd., Thurman. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 518-623-3372. Award-winning Nettle Meadow cheeses paired with NY state spirits in historic barn. Buy tickets online at $20. At door, $30. Buy early on event site:

Monday, July 6th - Monday Night Concerts in the Park* begin. VMF. 7-9 p.m. Free. 518-623-9649. Under cover. Bring blanket or chair. Refreshments available from local non-profit groups. Concert schedule to be posted at bottom of this page when available.

Saturday, August 8 Daggett Dog Day at Daggett Lake Campsite, 660 Glen-Athol Rd. 5 p.m. Dine with your dog. Pasta dinner for the humans and treats for the dogs; $15 donation will receive this year's t-shirt. Raffles! Proceeds benefit Adirondack Save a Stray. Your friendly pet should come with his/her rabies certificate. 623-2198 or Pam Near: (518) 623-2198 or See

Monday, August 31st, Last evening of Thurman Monday Night Concerts. Veterans' Memorial Field. 7-9 p.m. Free. 518-623-9649. Under cover. Bring blanket or chair. Refreshments. FIREWORKS after dark.

Sunday, September 6, Third Annual Tour de Daggett Lake, to benefit "Rosie's Love," a charity providing pediatric cancer victims and their families special time together. Registration 7 a.m. Minimum donation $25 adults, $15 kids. 65-mile ride, 8 a.m.; 20 mile ride, 9 a.m.

Saturday, September 26- Thurman Fall Farm Tour* all over Athol/Thurman, , 10 - 4, mostly free. 518-623-9595. Farms, demos; tractors, crafts, quilt show. Family-friendly. Items for sale. Pancakes 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. at 190 Valley Rd. ($7 adults; $4 kids 10 & under). Schedule & map in town and at

Saturday, November 28th - Country Christmas Bazaar, TTH , 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Free. 518-623-9718. An amazing array of hand crafted items made by local arti-sans. Drawings. Refreshments available. Sale benefits Christmas Basket Fund.

*All concerts and events with asterisks have been made possible in part by funds from Warren County Occupancy Tax, granted by the Town of Thurman. Three of our events - the Townwide Sale, Thurman Showcase and Thurman Fall Farm Tour - have received generous funding from Stewart's Shops.

2014 Concerts in the Park -

VMF. 7-9 p.m. Free. 518-623-9649. Under cover. Dress for changeable mountain weather. Bring blanket or chair. Local non-profit groups sell refreshments.

Thurman Monday Night Concerts in the Park have been made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by LARAC/Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council., and by funding from Warren County occupancy tax dollars granted by the town of Thurman.


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Where to stay…
Come stay in Thurman-perhaps at The Glen Lodge B&B or, if you camp, inquire at scenic Daggett Lake Campsite or Glen-Hudson Campsite on the River.

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Event information may change. For updates, please check the website or use the email or phone number shown in the listing.

For event details
Specific details about many events may be found at their individual websites. While bus groups are welcomed at most of our events, it is strongly advised that groups prearrange with event hosts. Guests should bring chairs or blankets to Veterans' Memorial Field. All phone numbers are area code 518 unless otherwise noted.