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Mark your calendars! This September in Newcomb, TR (Teddy Roosevelt) Weekend will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of TR "Rough Riders". TR Weekend is Newcomb's premier event, celebrating Theodore Roosevelt's journey out of the High Peaks wilderness from Newcomb to the White House following President McKinley's assassination in Buffalo, NY. Events are planned over the entire weekend.

Friday, September 8th, 2023

Dinner and Family Fued 5:00 pm @ Newcomb Central School

Dinner is offered at the school. Family Feud game commencing at 6:30 featuring TR (aka Joe Wiegand) as guest host. He adds so much more fun! Build your teams and get ready to have a laughing good time. Pre-register your teams at 518-791-7479 or 518-796-5571.

Saturday, September 9th, 2023

Pancake Breakfast at the Overlook 8- 10:30 am

Free Santanoni Wagon Rides 8:30 am - 3:30 pm @ The Great Camp Santanoni.

Reservations are required and limited to 30/day. Contact adkannie65@gmail.com for reservations. 

Kids Fishing Derby 9 am - 11 am @ Winslow’s Pond on 28N

Pre-K-4th Grade. Bring your own fishing poles. Bait will be available at the pond—prizes for finest catch. 

TR Weekend Craft Fair 10 am - 3 pm @ The Overlook

A craft and arts fair featuring local and regional artists selling handmade gifts and products. Quilted products, paintings, cards, photographs, balsam gifts, Adirondack decorative gifts, jewelry, beautiful knitted goods, and anything an Adirondack artisan can create.

Car Wash, lunch, and bake sale 10 am- 2 pm @ Newcomb Health Center

Climb Goodnow Mountain at 10 am @ Goodnow Mountain Trailhead

Woodsman Scrimmage 10 am-11:30 am @ the Overlook

ESF & Paul Smith’s Woodsmen Scrimmage and with an added event: the 40’ pole climb demonstration. Watch these students compete and demonstrate their woodsmen skills.

Lunch at the Overlook @ 12:00 pm

Eric Peter Live Music 12:30 pm @ the Overlook

Paint with Teddy 2:30 pm @ the Overlook and Information Center

Kids get to paint their own t-shirts and TR (aka Joe Wiegand) will sign it.

Newcomb Helpers Fund Raffle and Newcomb Mountain Quilters Raffle @ 2:30 pm 

TR Visits Newcomb Historical Museum @ 3:30 pm 

TR Round Table with Roy Ginesberg @ Newcomb Central School 

Lasagna Dinner at Newcomb Central School 4:00 pm-6:30 pm

6:00 pm Roy Ginsberg and TR: The Newcomb Foreign Affairs Round Table, “TR reminisces his Rough Rider Days"

Fireworks at dusk @ The Overlook 

Sunday, September 10th, 2023

Breakfast at the Overlook 7:00 am- 11:00 am

Free Santanoni Wagon Rides  8:30am @ The Great Camp Santanoni 

Reservations are required and limited to 30/day. Contact adkannie65@gmail.com for reservations. 

TR Weekend Golf Tournament 9 am @ High Peaks Golf Course

4-person Scramble Golf Tournament, email: elacourse@newcombcsd.org. Sponsored by the Class of 2024

Ty Yandon 5k Race 9 am @ The Newcomb Health Center 

Woodruff Pond walk to explore the history of the black bear @ 10 am at the NCS parking lot

Tour of Tahawus Club and Upper Works. Meet at the Sandbit across from the Overlook to park and catch the bus at 9:30am. Reserve your seat by email: adkannie65@gmail.com

 Tour of Tahawus Club

 McNaughton Cottage followed by Blast Furnace stop.

Drive in, meet at the Tahawus Club first, then the McNaughton Cottage, and Blast Furnace on the way out.

Tour the Santanoni Gatehouse with guide: Charles Higgerson from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

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Friday, September 8

5:30 pm

Saturday, September 9

8:00 am

Sunday, September 10

8:00 am