Join Fort Ticonderoga to celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of fall on Saturday, September 28. 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’s 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 sack races; and explore the splendor of the King’s Garden at the harvest market.
Admission to the Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival is included with Fort Ticonderoga’s general admission ticket. Fort Ticonderoga is open from 9:30 am until 5 pm daily. For a complete event schedule visit www.fortticonderoga.org or call 518-585-2821.
“Set in the King’s Garden’s floral scenery will be a lively and colorful harvest market, plus games and activities for all,” said Heidi Karkoski, Fort Ticonderoga’s Director of Horticulture. “Get ready for fall culinary and decorating desires with an array of fruits, vegetables, pumpkins, gourds, jams & jellies, and other fall favorites.”
Guests to the Heritage, Harvest, and Horse Festival will hear expert advice from well-known herbalist and educator, Nancy Scarzello, who will present a thirty-minute program offered at 11am and 1pm featuring the best ways to prepare roots, leaves and flowers for drying, freezing, and preserving for teas and seasonings all winter.
Equine Heritage at Fort Ticonderoga
“The Heritage, Harvest, and Horse Festival will also feature demonstrations of equestrian sports and working horses alike,” said Stuart Lilie, Fort Ticonderoga’s Director of Interpretation. “From farm horses to cavalry mounts, meet some of these beautiful four-legged animals as you tour around the Fort’s garrison grounds and gardens.”
“Localvore” Food, Live Music, Pony Rides and more!
Festival featured activities include: live music from 12pm-4pm; delicious “localvore” food from Essex County’s DaCy Meadow Farm; kids’ heritage games and sack races; pony rides; petting zoo; butter making demonstrations; horse-drawn wagon rides; 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!
Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure!
The day will not be complete without a visit to Fort Ticonderoga’s highly acclaimed Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure where visitors explore the six acre corn maze designed in the shape of the Fort and find their way through the maze by selecting the correct answers to clues connected to the Fort’s history!
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