Sherman’s Rental

Make Sherman’s your next event venue!

Photo by Paul Valovic

The historic former Sherman’s Amusement Park property is available for private or public events, including weddings, corporate picnics, birthday parties, fairs and more!

For individuals or businesses seeking a unique, historic and inspiring venue, Sherman’s will make your special event a memorable one for you and your guests.

Now accepting bookings for 2022!

For booking inquiries, please complete the Sherman’s Property Use Request Form and email to or mail to Caroga Arts Collective, PO Box 1048, Caroga Lake, NY 12032.

Please note that Sherman’s is fully booked for 2022. There will be limited availability in 2023 due to construction. Generally, Sherman’s is unavailable for rental during the Caroga Lake Music Festival (mid-July – August) as well as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day weekends.


Bumper Car Pavilion – $500 per day

Sherman’s Main Building – $500 per day

Carousel Use – $100 per hour

Sherman’s Tables and Chairs – $200 per day inside the main building only

Use of Sherman’s Grounds Only – $250 per day

Events must occur between  8 am and 10 pm.


Park Grounds – 7.5 acres of open ground with beautiful views of the lake and mountains.

Bumper Car Pavilion – Standing next to the lake, the iconic Bumper Car Pavilion offers a large open space with overhead cover.

Carousel Access – The historic carousel is complemented by the beautiful lighting and decorative interiors and stained glass windows (use of the Carousel is access only, no use of the platform or animals is granted). The Carousel is the perfect year-round venue space.

Bath Ave Parking Lot – Located adjacent to the Sherman’s Park, the Bath Ave Parking Lot can accommodate vehicles for your guests.

Sherman’s is located at 106 Caroga Lake Shore Rd, Caroga Lake, NY 12032

Local Vendors & Partners

Nick Stoner Inn & 19th Hole / Events & Catering (link)

History of Sherman’s

Named for its creator, Frank Sherman, the amusement park opened in 1921 and reached its peak in the mid-20th century before waning as a tourist draw in the Southern Adirondacks. By the time it closed for good in the early 2010s, it was open mainly for weddings and parties.

In the summer of 2017, Caroga Arts began to breathe new life into Sherman’s through presenting the “Sherman’s Revival Series” concerts and events at the property, opening up the old bumper-car pavilion near the waterfront as its principal venue. Since then, Caroga Arts volunteers, artists and staff have been caretaking the once abandoned property. Caroga Arts has brought an array of renowned artists to Sherman’s including NBC’s The Voice winner Sawyer Fredericks, teen jazz sensation Matthew Whitaker, and America’s Got Talent magician Steven Brundage.

In December 2019, local resident and owner of the former Sherman’s Amusement Park George Abdella donated the historic property to Caroga Arts. Caroga Arts plans to undertake major updates to the property carrying it into a sought-after destination in the Southern Adirondacks.