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 present the Annual Heritage, Harvest, & Horse Festival on October 1, 2022. The full day of autumn fun will be set amidst the fall flowers of King’s Garden and the beautiful landscape of the mountains and Lake Champlain.
Spend the day and discover the historical importance of horses and other working animals during exciting demonstrations, meet Fort Ticonderoga’s friendly oxen duo, stroll through Fort Ticonderoga’s farmers’ market featuring local food, beverages, and crafts, and conquer the six-acre Heroic Corn Maze!
“Each year, the Heritage, Harvest, & Horse Festival gives visitors the opportunity to take in the beauty of the autumn colors, sample delicious local food and beverages, connect with history, and participate in the many activities we have on site for all ages and interests,” said Beth Hill, president and CEO, Fort Ticonderoga.
This fall favorite event, combined with all of the daily Fort Ticonderoga programs, makes for a great annual family tradition. Whether you are looking to experience a horse-drawn wagon ride, indulge in local homemade delights, or build family memories of historic proportions, there is something for everyone and all ages when it comes to our annual Heritage, Harvest and Horse Fall Festival!
Fort Ticonderoga’s Heritage Harvest and Horse Festival is included with daily admission and tickets are buy one day get the next day free. Be sure to experience all that Fort Ticonderoga has to offer including more than 10 daily tours, weapons demonstrations, the beautiful King’s Garden, historic trades, boat tours on Lake Champlain, museum exhibitions, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, and the Mount Defiance experience. To purchase tickets or learn more about this family fun fall event, visit www.fortticonderoga.org.
Festival featured activities include:
Whether you’re looking to experience a horse-drawn wagon ride or indulge in homemade foods including baked goods, jams, jellies and pies or sample regional beer, wine, and spirits, there’s something for everyone and all ages when it comes to our Fall Festival. Other vendors include fresh vegetables, coffee drinks, food trucks, handmade items, honey, & maple delights.
King’s Garden Flower Arranging
Roll up your sleeves and make your own flower arrangement to take home some of the beauty of the King’s Garden!
Say hello to our friendly dynamic duo—Mick and Mack, watch the heavy hauling power of working oxen, discover the stories and skills of generations of cavalrymen and follow the cry of the foxhunting Green Mountain Hounds.
Carillon Boat Cruises at 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. Additional ticket and pre-registration are required, visit www.fortticonderoga.org to reserve your spot!
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 2022 season. Guests are able to find their way through the maze by selecting the correct answers to clues connected to Fort Ticonderoga’s history.
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, the 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. Tickets are buy-one-day get the next day FREE. 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. © The Fort Ticonderoga Association. 2022 All Rights Reserved.