While there is considerable diversity among the people of the North Country, we are united, year in and year out, by several common threads. Life in our region–its customs and traditions–has been shaped by the importance of woods and water, farming and home life, religion and ethnicity, music and dance, small towns, and cultural landmarks. Click on the links below to browse through the categories.

Mohawk shoes
Religion & Ethnicity
Donelly's Ice Cream Shop at night
Cultural Landmarks
dancers outside in the mountains
Music & Dance
Woods & Water; Nellie Garnet Staves with fungi
Woods & Water


Farm & Home; Kermit Saxton and oxen
Farm & Home


Small Town; Saranac Lake winter fest king and queen
Small Town


Awards are also given in four distinct folkloric categories:

Learn more about these distinctions here.

You can also browse by award year, or region, or simply by typing a name in the search box on the right.