Arts + Culture

SAM Fest

Don’t miss our annual festival of Science, Art and Music at Paul Smiths!

  • “TED-axe” talks
  • Traditional folk and visual arts
  • Musical performances
  • Lunch hour demonstrations
  • Maple syrup and refreshments

Free for all to attend »

Rural Skills and Homesteading Festival

Celebrate the talents of a bygone era with a distinctly Adirondack flair.

  • Logging and farming with draft horses
  • Cider making
  • Woodworking
  • Renewable energy
  • Cordwood construction
  • Small-scale farming
  • Primitive skills

Information, videos, pictures and more »

Great Adirondack Birding Celebration

Join us for the longest running boreal birding festival in the Northeast! This three-day event appeals to both experienced and beginning birders.

  • All-day field trips
  • Morning treks to boreal hot spots
  • Informative lectures and workshops

Find out why the 3,000-acre Paul Smith’s College VIC is an eBird Birding Hotspot. »

The Apollos

Voices and views from the Paul Smith’s College community
A student-run publication

Smitty Lecture Series

Schedule and videos from past lectures