Photo Credit: Robert Justin Close

Come celebrate history with us.

What's so special about Essex, ny?
Nestled between the banks of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains, the Town of Essex is a lovingly preserved taste of Early American history.

Upcoming Events

Check out the following town events and festivals, and come celebrate with us!

Essex Chili Cook-off
March 3, 2024
Essex Chili Cook-off

Join us for a Chili Cook-off, a community celebration of our local farms & farmers!

Essex Eclipse 2024
April 8, 2024
Essex Eclipse 2024

On April 8, Essex will be one of the best locations in New York state and the entire Northeast to view a once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse.

Clean Up Green Up
April 30, 2024
Clean Up Green Up

Help the Town emerge from the winter blues into the beauty of spring by joining us in a month-long litter cleanup project!

Essex Day
August 3, 2024
Essex Day

Every year, the Town of Essex comes together on the first Saturday of August and celebrates our community with a town-wide yard sale and street party.

The Haunted Hamlet
October 26, 2024
The Haunted Hamlet

Come see Essex transform into the Halloween capital of the Adirondacks as our Town Hall morphs into a terrifying haunted house and a street carnival takes over Main Street.

Holidays in Essex
December 7, 2024
Holidays in Essex

Get your holiday shopping done at our annual holiday craft market and get in the spirit at our town tree lighting!

Photo Credit: Phil Draper
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