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

(UPDATED 9-9-2017 - Always in progress!)

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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! Visit the 24/7 family book box on the lawn of the Harris House. Built by volunteers, this box contains books you may take home to read. There are books for all ages. Feel free to add books you no longer wish to keep that are in good condition. Question? 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.

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. SEE NEW CONCERTS PAGE FOR LISTING

Cheese Jam - Concert series on the second Friday of June, July, August and September. Held in the old barn loft at Nettle Meadow to benefit the Kemp Animal Sanctuary at the farm. Doors open at 5; opening act, 5:30-6:30; main act 7 - 9.


Saturday, March 11th - Annual Maple Sugar Party*. TTH , 4 p.m. - ? $10 adults, $5 for kids 6-11. Age 5 and under, free. 623-2406 (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. www.ThurmanMapleDays.com

Saturday, Sunday, March 11th - 26th - 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, and llama mini-farm: tours, demos: tapping, boiling, sawing, animal encounters, tasting, crafts, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., free. Sampling, shopping. Maps in area and online. www.ThurmanMapleDays.com.

April 22-May 12: Self-register for the Thurman Townwide Sale - Never has it been so easy to list your sale so you can take advantage of our extensive marketing and the benefit of listing on the map handout. Make our sale a bigger attraction by listing your sale.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 19th, 20th and 21st - 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. Gas up before coming, as there are no service stations in town. www.ThurmanTownwideSale.com

Saturday, June 3rd- 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. Demonstrations of sawmill, paper beads, stained glass stepping stones. The Martins are joined by guest vendors with quilts, jewelry, maple products, rustic home accents; local historical novels. More to come!. www.Martins-Lumber.com.

Friday, June : Cheese Jam at Nettle Meadow begins. This concert series to benefit Kemp Sanctuary at Nettle Meadow features a band performance in the old loft on the second Friday of June, July, August and September. See complete list below, under "Music".

Monday, July 3rd - 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. Suggest you come with your own chair. See complete concert schedule below.

Monday, August 28th, Last evening of free 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. Suggest you come with your own chair. See complete concert list below.

Sunday, September 10, Fifth 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 $35 adults, $15 kids. 65-mile ride, 8 a.m.; 20 mile ride, 9 a.m.

Saturday, October 7th - Thurman Fall Farm Tour* self-guide to 10 sites, around Athol/Thurman, 10 - 4, mostly free. 518-623-9595. Farms, demos; wagon rides. 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). Buffet Lunch ( $7) with live music at Nettle Meadow, noon to 3 p.m. Schedule & map in town and at www.ThurmanFallFarmTour.com. Thurman Fall Farm Tour is made possible, in part, by Warren County occupancy taxes, help from the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor and funding through New York State Department of State, under Title11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.

NYS Department of State First Wilderness Heritage Corridor

Saturday, November 25th - Country Christmas Bazaar, TTH , 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Free. 518-623-9718. An amazing array of hand crafted items made by local artisans. Drawings. Refreshments available. Sale benefits Baskets for Neighbors Fund. www.PersisGranger.com

*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.

2017 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 Book Connection will be on hand at most concerts to give away books, read to kids and engage them in book-related activities. Playground adjacent to concert pavilion.

7-9 p.m. Free. 518-623-9649. Under cover at Veterans’ Memorial Field, 311 Athol Rd., Athol. Dress for changeable mountain weather. July 3, Vintage Country -A great mix of old country favorites, ’50s and ’60s tunes and even square dances for plenty of traditional fun. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vintage-Country-Band/316723578321

July 10, The BluebilliesA unique blend of country, bluegrass and folk music with traditional style, sound and spirit. http://www.thebluebillies.com

uly 17, The Lustre KingsJitterbug and lindy to the Lustre Kings’ old time rock & roll and ’50s tunes. http://

July 24, The String Dusters - beautifully-blended bluegrass. Too good to miss.

July 31, The Stony Creek Band - An enduringly popular goupr that has thrilled generations with a sound that has consistently defies description.

Aug 7, Sara Milonovich - Outstanding fiddle and vocals

Aug 14, The Hartley Family - Family gospel and bluegrass at its best.- http://www.hartleyfamilybluegrass.com
Aug 21,
Big Fez and the Surfmatics - Who SAYS the days of 60s surf tunes are over? Don't miss this one.

Aug 28, Marty Wendell—From rockabilly, folk, country and pop to blues and gospel. www.martywendell.com FIREWORKS FOLLOW THIS CONCERT.

Thurman Monday Night Concerts in the Park have been made possible 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.