The town of Wilmington, New York and the Whiteface Mountain Region Visitor’s Bureau have been hosting their annual Festival of Colors for more than a decade. Like many festivals, once the Festival of Colors established itself as an event worth attending – and who doesn’t like visiting the mountains of New York State during autumn – well the festival just kept getting better.
And the Wilmington NY autumn Festival of Colors is FREE to attend.
The Whiteface Mountain region is a prime destination for fall foliage viewing. The region holds the kind of NY State charm you expect once you move outside the suburban rings of NYC.
Celebrate the beautiful transition of autumn colors with colorful works done by local artists and craftsmen. Enjoy delectable home baked goods and local produce. (Don’t they always taste better as the air starts to get crisp?)
The festival is family friendly but is also a happy getaway and adventure for friends, couples and people of all ages.
This New York fall festival features local artists, produce growers, bakers, and local craftsmen.
One of the favorite festival events is a competitive baking contest, from pies to cupcakes. (May vary from year to year. Always tasty.) Once your taste buds are satisfied stroll the verdant grounds through various art demonstrations and enjoy a multitude of children’s activities.
There are always activities that allow you or your child to demonstrate their creative side, such as pumpkin painting. What’s autumn without the color of pumpkins to adorn the steps, stoop or porch, so plan to participate and bring home a pumpkin.
The festival also features live entertainment for children and adults, from clowns to live musical performances. There’s nothing to do . . except to relax and enjoy it all.
Festival tickets are not required since admission is free! Wilmington is famous for its’ sixty-two percent of State forest preserve that makes up this quaint town, and allows visitors to hike, bike, and appreciate the beautiful rugged wilderness of New York.
After the festival is complete, make sure to take a drive up the summit of Whiteface which offers unparalleled views of the vibrant fall foliage. The summit is accessible only by the Whiteface Memorial Highway, which originates in downtown Wilmington.