Fort Ticonderoga’s Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival has been set for October 6, 2018.
Visitors can discover the historical importance of horses and other working animals during demonstrations, meet friendly farm animals, stroll through a farmers market featuring local food, beverages and crafts, participate in family activities including a six-acre corn maze, and purchase harvest vegetables and plants from the historic King’s Garden.
Festival featured activities include: live music; horse-drawn wagon rides; “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 can participate in 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.
Watch the heavy hauling power of working oxen, and the tracking capabilities of the foxhunting Green Mountain Hounds.
Carillon boat cruises will depart at 1 and 3:30 pm for views of Vermont’s Green mountains and New York’s Adirondack mountains during a 90-minute narrated tour. To make a reservation, visit Fort Ticonderoga’s website.
Visitors can also explore the Heroic Corn Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure, a 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 pm daily (last ticket sold at 4:30 pm). For a complete event schedule, click here.
For more information about Fort Ticonderoga, visit their website.
Photo of Heritage, Harvest, & Horse Festival provided by Fort Ticonderoga.