One of the best festivals for a weekend family outing or getaway
Fort Ticonderoga, surrounded by magnificent autumn backdrops of the Adirondacks and Green Mountains will be hosting the Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival on October 5, 2019. The full day of autumn fun will be set in the midst of the King’s Garden heirloom apple trees and the beautiful landscape of the mountains and Lake Champlain.
Guests are invited to discover the historical importance of horses and other working animals during exciting demonstrations, meet friendly farm animals, stroll through Fort Ticonderoga’s farmers’ market featuring local food, beverages, and crafts, participate in family fun activities and tackle the six-acre Heroic Corn Maze. This fall favorite event, combined with daily Fort Ticonderoga programs including the Carillon boat cruise, makes for a great annual family tradition or weekend getaway.
“Each year the festival gives people the opportunity to take in the beauty of the autumn colors, while sampling local food and beverages, connecting with history, and participating in the many activities we have on-site for all ages,” said Beth Hill, president and CEO, Fort Ticonderoga. “There’s so much to explore that it makes for a nice weekend family outing or getaway.”
Festival featured activities include:
Whether you’re looking to experience a horse-drawn wagon ride or indulge in homemade foods including jams, jellies, and pies or sample regional beer, wine, liquor and mead, there’s something for everyone and all ages when it comes to our Fall Festival.
Kids of all ages will love the fall festival activities including face painting, sack races, colonial kids’ games, pumpkin painting, flower arranging, pony rides 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. Also, see our free-range Heritage Breed Dominique chickens.
Carillon Boat Cruise at 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Enjoy gorgeous, sweeping views of Vermont’s Green Mountains and New York’s Adirondack Mountains during a 75-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 2019 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 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily (last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.). For a complete event schedule, please visit https://www.fortticonderoga.org/events/fort-events/heritage-harvest-and-horse-festival/detail.
Photo: Fort Ticonderoga hosts the annual Heritage, Harvest, & Horse Festival from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Photo copyright Fort Ticonderoga
About Fort Ticonderoga:
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 a multi-day destination and 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.