General/Miscellaneous (back to the top)
The Adirondack Nationals Car Show is the "Weekend After Labor Day Every Year".
This years dates are September 6th - 9th, 2012
The Adirondack Nationals Car Show is held at the Fort William Henry Resort.
The physical address is 48 Canada St., Lake George, NY 12845
From the South:
Take the Adirondack Northway (I-87 N) to exit 21. Turn right onto RT-9N and then Left onto RT-9N/US-9 (Canada St.). Travel approximately 1 mile. The Fort William Henry Resort is on the right.
From the North:
Take the Adirondack Northway (I-87 S) to exit 22. Turn left toward US-9. Take the US-9 exit toward Lake George Village. Turn right at US-9. Travel approximately 1 mile. The Fort William Henry Resort is on the left.
The Adirondack Nationals is held rain or shine and will not be rescheduled or cancelled.
The gates open at 7am and close at 5pm both Friday and Saturday.
The cruise is from 7pm - 10pm both nights with fireworks at 10pm on Saturday.
Spectator admission is $10.00 for the weekend.
Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Although we can not make specific recommendations, we encourage you to consider
the hotels that support our event. These are listed on our Lodging page.
Other than parking along the streets, we cannot offer any advise.
We have tried to get a map of available parking areas from the village but have not gotten anything from them so far.
The parking meters are on! The village is offering parking passes that will let you park by a meter without having to put money into it. Passes can be purchased in front of the Information Center on the corner of Beach Rd. and Canada St. The price varies depending on the number of days you wish to use the pass. In 2010 it was $15 for the week (Tuesday thru Sunday)
We do not offer passes to participate in the cruise.
We consider it a perk of being a registered participant.
Registration Questions (back to the top)
Registration begins January 31st every year. Forms must not be postmarked earlier than
January 31st or they will be returned to you. Don't forget to include a self addressed
stamped envelope! Registration usually sells out in less than two weeks.
Any 1979 and older vehicle can enter the event.
See the question below about ?last Chance? registration.
A "Last Chance" registration is held on Westbrook Road (south of the Fort) from 9 AM until the grounds are full, on the Saturday of the event to fill any remaining spaces that become available. Visit our registration tent, in front of Action Park, to put your name on the list. Our registration staff arrives at 7am. Spaces are VERY limited and are determined by the number of Pre-registered cars that do not attend. These spaces are issued on a first come, first serve basis.
THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT ANY SPACES WILL BECOME AVAILABLE!
The forms are available on our web site starting in late november.
They can also be found at our Souvenir Trailer during the event.
Have a copy (both sides) of your cancelled check handy and either send an us an email or call us at (518) 821-6237 and we will be happy to help you out.
Yes! We need the new registrants name, address, phone, and vehicle. Send an us an email or call us at (518) 821-4695 and we will be happy to help you out.
Yes! We use this information during our judging process, so it needs to be up to date. Send us an email or call us at (518) 821-4695 and we will be happy to help you out.
During the show - general (back to the top)
FWH guests are asked to park vehicles that are not registered with the show at the Best Western off exit 21 of the Northway (I-87). These vehicles MUST be off of the FWH grounds by 6am on Friday and Saturday morning or risk being towed. The FWH operates a shuttle service, for its guests, to and from the Best Western.
Yes, please visit our event trailer near the hotel main entrance for up to date information.
We have two vendor areas. Our automobile related vendors are located in the Beach Road parking area just below the Fort William Henry. Our other vendor area is called the Woman's Oasis and is located on the show grounds in the FWH Convention Center, behind JT Kelly's restaurant. The Woman's Oasis has a wide variety of non-automotive type vendors and displays on two floors. It's not just for the ladies!
Only "Helper" animals (such as seeing eye dogs) are allowed during show hours.
The Trolleys run from 10am until 4pm on both Friday and Saturday. They arrive at the stop approximately every 30 minutes. The stop is across the street from the show, near the Adirondack Pub. Look for the large red A-frame sign.
During the show ? participants (back to the top)
Vehicle Check-In is held on the following days and times;
Thursday Early Bird Check-In - Noon - 5pm at the Fort's Main Entrance
Friday Check In - 7am - 7pm at the Fort's Main Entrance
Saturday Check-In - 7am - 9am - Westbrook Rd. After 9am you risk losing your space!
Yes, We require ALL vehicles that are registered for the show to DRIVE through Vehicle Check-In to receive the event window sticker and goody bag.
No, Due to the volume of vehicles coming through the gates trying to get parked, we cannot hold spaces for people. Please be understanding about this. If you wish to park together, arrive together.
Yes, but only for the guests of the Fort William Henry. These guests must be parked in an actual parking spot on the pavement.
On Friday this is not a problem since we allow vehicles to come and go, but on Saturday this is not possible. If you need to leave before the end of the show, your best bet is not to come in.
The Awards Ceremony is scheduled to start at 4pm. It will be located on the veranda at the rear of the hotel (by the pool).
If your vehicle is chosen as a winner, we will put a special sticker onto your event registration sticker and place a notification letter either under your windshield wiper or on your front seat if the window is open.
Award Winners (back to the top)
No, we do not hold spots for anyone.
No, winners are not given free registration for the following years event. You must register your vehicle like usual.
We will mail you a letter a few weeks after the show explaining what we need from you to put your vehicle into the Souvenir Program.