Next weekend – beware of actual ADK Marathon runners...this weekend be on the lookout for actual rum runners – although how much booze they will be actually carrying remains to be seen.
It’s all part of the Tri-Lakes Business Alliance’s Rum Runners Weekend.
Back in the days of prohibition, Route 9 in our parts of the ‘Dacks was the “hooch Highway” with thousands of gallons of moonshine moving south from Canada, and area farms, to a thirsty market downstate.
This annual event, which involves the towns of Chestertown, Brant Lake and Pottersville, celebrates those days of the roaring 20s with a four day festival, which began Thursday with a casino night. Characters in costume, amazing antique cars and prop weapons bring this fun event to life. More about the history of rum running can be found here. We’ve got the entire line-up in our Summer Fun in the ‘Dacks 2015 section.