Join Fort Ticonderoga to celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of fall on Saturday, October 1, 2016. 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 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; take a guided tour of the historic gardens; meet friendly goats and chickens; delight your taste buds with Adirondack beer and wines; explore the lively and colorful harvest market; 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 historical museum site located on Lake Champlain and nestled between the Adirondack and Green Mountains.
Admission to the Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival is included with a Fort Ticonderoga general admission ticket. Fort Ticonderoga is open from 9:30 am until 5:00 pm daily. For a complete event schedule, please visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/events/fort-events/heritage-harvest-horse-festival/detail.
“Localvore” Food, Wine Tastings, Live Music, Wagon Rides and More!
Festival featured activities include: live music; delicious “localvore” food including homemade jams, jellies, and pies; Adirondack beer and wines; the Annual Vegetable, Seed, and Plant Sale; a 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!
Kids of all ages will love the festival fall activities including face painting, creating a customized leaf book, sack races, colonial kids’ games, pumpkin painting, nature scavenger hunt, horse-drawn carriage rides, and the six-acre Heroic Corn Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure!
From the story of the Revolutionary War to the Civil War in the Champlain Valley, discover the important role horses played in our history. From war horses to hunting, follow the cry of the hounds from the King’s Garden to learn more about the sport of Foxhunting with the Green Mountain Hounds.
Heroic Corn Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure!
The day will not be complete without a visit to Fort Ticonderoga’s highly acclaimed Heroic Corn Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure!, where visitors explore the six-acre corn maze, designed in the shape of the fort, with a new design for the 2016 season! Guests are able to find their way through the maze by selecting the correct answers to clues connected to Fort Ticonderoga’s history!
Carillon Boat Cruise at 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm!
Make reservations today for an unforgettable water-level perspective of Fort Ticonderoga on a Carillon boat tour! The 60-foot, 35-passenger vessel will offer a special tour around the Ticonderoga Peninsula at 1:30 pm and again at 4:00 pm. In 90 minutes, you can enjoy centuries of stories that floated across Lake Champlain. This tour will explore not only the epic 18th-century military stories, but also the maritime heritage of the 19th and 20th century. To make your reservation, call (518) 585-2821.
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Photo: Fort Ticonderoga’s Heritage Harvest and Horse Festival takes place on October 1, 2016. Photo credit: Fort Ticonderoga.