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 on October 6, 2018!
Discover the historical importance of horses and other working animals during exciting demonstrations, meet friendly farm animals, stroll through our farmers market featuring local food, beverages, and crafts, participate in family fun activities, tackle the 6-acre Heroic Corn Maze, and be sure to purchase some of our beautiful harvest vegetables and plants from the historic King’s Garden! This fall-favorite event combined with daily Fort Ticonderoga programs including the Carillon boat cruise makes this an annual family tradition!
“Localvore” Food, Beer and Wine Tastings, Live Music, Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides and More!
Festival featured activities include: live music; horse-drawn wagon rides; delicious “localvore” food including homemade jams, jellies, and pies; regional beer, wine, and liquor tastings; the Annual Vegetable, Seed, and Plant Sale; a Harvest Market featuring locally grown and made products including; perennials and 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, animal masks, natural dying, book reading in the teahouse, and other hands-on activities!
Say hello to our friendly dynamic duo—Mick and Mack, watch the heavy hauling power of working oxen and follow the cry of the foxhunting Green Mountain Hounds.
Carillon Boat Cruise at 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm
Enjoy gorgeous, sweeping views of Vermont’s Green Mountains and New York’s Adirondack Mountains during a 90-minute narrated boat tour aboard the Carillon. Let our friendly and experienced staff be your guide to Lake Champlain’s centuries of stirring maritime heritage with panoramic vistas around you and a sonar view of shipwrecks below. Embark on this unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages! To make your reservation, visit www.fortticonderoga.org.
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, with a new design for the 2018 season! Guests are able to find their way through the maze by selecting the correct answers to clues connected to Fort Ticonderoga’s history!
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 (last ticket sold at 4:30 pm). For a complete event schedule, please visit https://www.fortticonderoga.org/events/fort-events/heritage-harvest-and-horse-festival/detail.
Fort Ticonderoga: America’s Fort™
Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga preserves North America’s largest 18th-century artillery collection, 2,000 acres of historic landscape on Lake Champlain, and Carillon Battlefield, and the largest series of untouched Revolutionary War era earthworks surviving in America. As the premier place to learn more about our nation’s earliest years and America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 75,000 visitors each year with an economic impact of more than $12 million annually and offers programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year, and is open for daily visitation May through October. Fort Ticonderoga is supported in part through generous donations and with some general operating support made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
America’s Fort is a registered trademark of the Fort Ticonderoga Association.
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