Join Fort Ticonderoga to celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of fall on Saturday, October 3. Bring the whole family to the Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival for a full day of autumn fun set in the midst of the King’s Garden’s heirloom apple trees and the beautiful Adirondack landscape! Experience the power and thunder of hooves through demonstrations of equestrian sports; take part in family-fun activities including horse drawn wagon rides and heritage games; meet friendly goats and enjoy horse rides; explore the lively and colorful harvest market; take a family trip through the six-acre corn maze; take a family trip through the six-acre corn maze; enjoy centuries of stories from the water on a Carillon boat cruise; and explore the fall splendor of Fort Ticonderoga’s beautiful museum campus located on Lake Champlain and nestled between the Adirondack and Green Mountains.
Admission to the Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival is included with Fort Ticonderoga’s general admission ticket. Fort Ticonderoga is open from 9:30 am until 5 pm daily. For a complete event schedule visit www.fortticonderoga.org or call 518-585-2821.
Festival featured activities include: live music; delicious “localvore” food; kids’ heritage games and sack races; pony rides; petting zoo; horse-drawn wagon rides; harvest market featuring locally grown and made products including artisanal cheese, hand-woven baskets, perennials and mums, produce, maple syrup, honey, apple products and more!
Discover the importance of horses in the Revolutionary War, meet the Vermont Cavalry and hear their story about their fight in the Civil War, and follow the cry of the hounds from the King’s Garden to learn more about the sport of Foxhunting with the Green Mountain Hounds.
“The Heritage, Harvest, and Horse Festival will feature demonstrations of equestrian sports and working horses alike,” said Stuart Lilie, Fort Ticonderoga’s Senior Director of Interpretation. “From farm horses to cavalry mounts, meet some of these beautiful four-legged animals as you tour around the Fort’s garrison grounds and gardens.”
Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure!
The day will not be complete without a visit to Fort Ticonderoga’s highly acclaimed Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure where visitors explore the six-acre corn maze designed in the shape of the Fort and find their way through the maze by selecting the correct answers to clues connected to Fort Ticonderoga’s history!
Make reservations today for the chance to gain a water-level perspective of Fort Ticonderoga on a Carillon boat cruise. The 60-foot, 49-passenger tour boat will offer a special tour around the Ticonderoga Peninsula at 4 pm. In 90 minutes you can enjoy centuries of stories that floated across this ancient lake. Set between the Green and Adirondack Mountains, this tour will explore not only the epic 18th-century military stories, but also the maritime heritage of the 19th and 20th century.