Events and Evening Programs

All listed programs occur at Adirondack Folk School’s campus, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846.




Summer Craft Festival and Annual Membership Meeting


A banner for the Summer Craft Festival, beneath AFS’s sign

The Adirondack Folk School will host our Summer Craft Festival on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will take place on the school grounds overlooking the Hudson, which is located at 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, New York 12846.

Dozens of craft and food vendors are expected, and live music that day.

“We are looking forward to a nice summer event, where our talented instructors can sell their arts and crafts while we show our community the wonderful things we’re doing at the Folk School,” says Ginny Franzen, President of the Board of Trustees.

Crafters and food vendors who are interested in participating should contact Mary at the Adirondack Folk School, 518-696-2400, for more information.

Volunteers who are interested in offering assistance during the Festival are also encouraged to contact AFS.

We at AFS are also hosting our second annual membership meeting, open to all members of AFS. We will also be hosting our annual Blacksmith Instructor Rendezvous in the Forge. This is a unique gathering of our renowned blacksmith instructors who will be collaborating and working on behalf of AFS and advancement of blacksmithing. All of this is occurring on the same day as the Summer Craft Festival, Saturday, August 19th!

The meeting will provide members with an opportunity to voice their opinions about the goal and direction of the school and our programs. The meeting will also introduce members to the AFS Board of Trustees, and to our staff.

Open Forge Nights 2017

Get an introduction to the art of blacksmithing by visiting Adirondack Folk School on any of our OPEN FORGE nights for an amazing demonstration by Expert smith Steve Gurzler. Observing the demonstration is free and open to the public. For those who want to try their hand at blacksmithing and forge an item at open forge, there is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials, and safety precautions must be followed – including hard shoes with no open toes, long pants, goggles (supplied) and gloves (supplied). Demos begin at 6:30 PM on the following dates:

Wednesday, May 17
Wednesday, June 21
Wednesday, July 19
Wednesday, August 16
Wednesday, September 20
Wednesday, October 18