29th Annual Rustic Furniture Fair

September 10-11, 2016

Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Included in general museum admission

Click here to get your museum tickets now for the Rustic Furniture Fair!

Visit the museum during this festival weekend and you'll see unique interpretations of classic and contemporary rustic art presented in handcrafted furniture, furnishings, and Adirondack paintings.

Are you looking for the perfect piece of furniture for your home or camp? Look no further! Renowned artisans from all over the United States will showcase and sell their one-of-a-kind creations during the event, discuss custom-made pieces, and answer your questions about their work.

As you stroll the grounds amidst spectacularly fiery fall foliage, watch demonstrations by artisans at work, enjoy live musical performances, and explore all the museum galleries, including Bull Cottage, home to some of the museum's renowned collection of rustic furniture and furnishings.

If you would like to sign up for the museum's "Rustic Furniture Fair Bulletin," please send your e-mail or postal address to rustic@adkmuseum.org and be the first to receive periodic information through the year about 2016 show updates; lodging, restaurant, and other deals; news about the rustic artisans; stories from the museum's rustic collection; and more.

Rustic makers, artisans, and artists (listed below) will be showing their work in tents throughout the museum grounds. Items are available for all levels, from beginning collectors to serious rustic connoisseurs. Shipping services are available from the event, thanks to our friends at the Lake Placid UPS Store.

The museum's Lake View Café will be open during the event.

Several public programs will be available on the museum's campus throughout the event, including staff-led tours, audio guides, and numerous children's activities.

All museum exhibitions will be open.


The 2016 Annual Rustic Furniture Fair featured exceptionally talented rustic makers, artisans, and artists, including:

• Fred Beckhorn, Natural Form Furniture (Rexville, N.Y.)
unique furniture handmade with beautiful woods

• Barney and Susan Bellinger, Sampson Bog Studio (Mayfield, N.Y.)
handmade vintage, rustic, industrial, furniture design and art

• Steve Bowers, Bald Mountain Rustics (Keene Valley, N.Y.)
traditional Adirondack style rustic furniture

• Bob Brown, Treemendous Designs (Logansport, Ind.)
unique, high-quality, hand-crafted log furniture and log home accessories

• Melissa Burnett, Paintings by Melly (Fort Edward, N.Y.)
rustic mirrors, Adirondack landscapes, and more

• Gary and Barb Casagrain, Casagrain Gallery (Tupper Lake, N.Y.)
furniture, oil paintings, paddles, and more

• Rhea Haggart Costello, Paintings by Rhea (Caroga Lake, N.Y.)
fine art oil painting, portraying intimate landscapes and wildlife of the alluring and diverse Adirondack Mountains

• Russ DeFonce, Bookman Designs (Saranac Lake, N.Y.)
woodworking and whatnot

• Chara Dow, Chara Dow Rustic Works (Rochester, N.Y.)
artistically unique rustic furniture

• Jeanne Dupre, Jeanne Dupre Art (Constantia, N.Y.)
Adirondack watercolors

• Matt Faupel, Missouri Nature Art (St. Louis, M.O.)
nature reclaiming the indoors

• Russ Gleaves, William Gleaves Woodworking (Northville, N.Y.)
combining natural materials with contemporary design to create one-of-a-kind refined rustic furniture

• Barry Gregson, Barry Gregson Originals (Schroon Lake, N.Y.)
Adirondack rustic furnishings

• Randy Holden, Elegantly Twisted Rustic Furniture (Norridgewock, Maine)
one-of-a-kind, one-at-a-time, certified-organic, free-range rustic furniture

• Wayne Ignatuk, Swallowtail Studio (Jay, N.Y.)
custom furniture influenced by the subtle curves of trees

• Bob & Linda Jones, St. Lawrence River Decoys (Waddington, N.Y.)
the largest manufacturer of hand-crafted, top-quality, solid-wood fish blanks

• Michael Kazlo, Adirondack Mountain Rustic (Fort Ann, N.Y.)
hand-crafted, heirloom-quality, rustic mirrors, frames, shelves, and furniture using materials provided by nature

• Kenneth Kenia, Mad River Antler (Waitsfield, Vt.)
naturally shed antler artistry

• Paul Lakata, Rustic Artworks (Johnstown, N.Y.)
Adirondack rustic artworks

• Melissa Burnett, Paintings by Melly (Fort Edward, N.Y.)
rustic mirrors, Adirondack landscapes, and more

• Anto Parseghian, Abiding Branches (King Ferry, N.Y.)
form follows function, naturally

• Gary Pierce, Chipman Woodworks (Libson, N.Y.)
specializing in hardwood turnings, such as bowls, wine stoppers, and more, as well as Mission- and Shaker-style furniture

• Larry & Joann Post, L. Post Rustics (Au Sable Forks, N.Y.)
award-winning family of Adirondack rustic artisans whose passion is designing and building artistic furniture and cabinetry

• Rick & Denise Pratt, Around the Bend (Wooster, Ohio)
a traditional and contemporary blend of willow furnishings for the home and garden

• David Salvetti, Tug Hill Twigs (Fulton, N.Y.)
demonstration only

• Kevin Scheimreif, Steel & Grain (Lewisburg, P.A.)
unique, functional pieces that are built to last a lifetime

• Jim Schreiner, Great Sacandaga Designs (Day, N.Y.)
custom designed and hand-crafted Adirondack furniture

• Stan Steeves / Chuck Phinney, Harvest Hardwoods Rustic Furniture (Manchester, Conn.)
one-of-a-kind quality rustic furniture that springs from elegant and innovative usage of natural hardwoods

• Robert Stump, Robert Stump Studios (Poughquag, N.Y.)
hand-painted and kiln-fired glass lamps and lighting; original watercolor and oils; custom stained-glass windows and doors

• Mark Verna, Mark Verna Art (Webster, N.Y.)
artwork inspired by a love for the landscapes of the Finger Lakes and Adirondack regions

Make sure to check back as we continue to add rustic makers' contact information to this webpage in the coming weeks!


Make your reservations early to ensure you can stay exactly where you want for the 2016 Rustic Furniture Fair (September 10 and 11, 2016). Please consider patronizing the museum's lodging Business Member supporters!