Car show, bike tour to fill Ti

TICONDEROGA - Ticonderoga is preparing for thousands of visitors as the community hosts a pair of major events.

The 18th annual Ticonderoga Chamber of Commerce Antique & Classic Car Show and associated activities will be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7 and 8.

Then, the Velo Quebec Voyages bicycle tour will bring nearly 2,000 cyclist to town Sunday through Tuesday, Aug. 8-10.

"It's going to be very busy in town," said Barb Brassard, executive director of the Ti chamber. "I think we're ready. We have a no-rain policy in place."

The car show weekend kicks off on Saturday with a poker run starting at 12:30 p.m. at Adam's Rib Restaurant. The Ticonderoga Farmers' Market, located at Moses Circle, will be offering guests a variety of produce and assorted goods all locally grown and produced from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and nearby Fort Ticonderoga will host an all-day Fife & Drum Muster.

"The Logger," Rusty De Wees' self-produced one-man comedy show, will beheld at the Best Western Inn Saturday night. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and special bar menu will be available until 7:30. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 a person. People can call the chamber at 585-6619 for additional information or to buy tickets.

The Ticonderoga Car Show, a Super Wheels qualifying show, will be held Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bicentennial Park. Over 200 antique and classic vehicles will be on display. Food and entertainment will be available throughout the day, as will music, games, prizes, and more. The event is free for spectators.

For information call the chamber at 585-6619 or go online at www.ticonderogany.com/carshow.html

"We're excited," Brassard said. "The car show has always been popular and this year we've added several new elements like 'The Logger'."

Velo Quebec Voyages of Montreal, which organizes international bicycle tours, will bring as many as 2,000 cyclists to Ti on Sunday.

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