Join Fort Ticonderoga to celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of fall on Saturday, September 30. 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 and military programs; take part in family-fun activities including horse-drawn wagon rides and heritage games; take a guided tour of the historic gardens; meet animals from the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge; delight your taste buds with Adirondack beer and wines; explore the lively and colorful harvest market; get lost in the six-acre corn maze; enjoy centuries of stories from the water on a Carillon boat cruise; and explore the fall splendor at Fort Ticonderoga’s on Lake Champlain nestled between the Adirondack and Green Mountains.
Festival featured activities include: live music; Horse-drawn wagon rides; 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; 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, corn crafts, and other hands-on activities.
Say hello to friendly goats and alpacas, 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
A boat tour aboard Fort Ticonderoga’s 60-foot Carillon not only provides visitors with breathtaking lake views of commanding mountains and the majestic fort, it also crosses some of the most archaeologically rich waters in North America. This 60-foot, 35-passenger vessel will offer a special tour around the Ticonderoga Peninsula at 1:00 pm and again at 3:30 pm. In 90 minutes, you can enjoy centuries of stories that floated across Lake Champlain. To make your reservation, call (518) 585-2821.
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 2017 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. For a complete event schedule, please visit https://www.fortticonderoga.org/events/fort-events/heritage-harvest-horse-festival/detail.
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