Ticonderoga Downtown Ticonderoga will be haunted by hundreds of children again this October.
Halloween Fest will be held Friday, Oct. 28. The event is sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, North Country Community College, the Ticonderoga American Legion and Ticonderoga Central School.
“This annual event in historic downtown Ticonderoga is a perfect opportunity for families, businesses and community organizations to come together to enjoy the fall season and the tradition of Halloween,” said Matthew Courtright, executive director of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce.
Halloween Fest will be held starting at 3 p.m. for children through fifth grade.
Montcalm Street will be closed to traffic 3 to 4:30 p.m. from the intersection of Lake George Avenue to Bicentennial Park to allow children to safety trick-or-treat. Businesses and organizations displaying a pumpkin in their windows will be handing out treats. Candy will also be given out at the Ticonderoga Community Building.
North Country Community College has invited children and their families to visit its Haunted Hallway 4 to 6 p.m. NCCC students and staff will also be handing out candy and serving donuts and apple cider.
After walking through the Haunted Hallway children will be able to get their photo taken with “The Great Pumpkin.”
Parking will be available in the college parking lot.
Halloween Fest will continue with the annual Ticonderoga American Legion Halloween party 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The party will feature a costume contest with prizes, games, free hot dogs, juice, chips and Halloween-themed music.
Pumpkins painted by elementary school students from Ticonderoga Central School and St. Mary’s School will be displayed in the Cobblers Bench Building windows the week prior to Halloween Fest.
“Thank you to all of the individuals, businesses and organizations for their dedication and support of the community and the area,” Courtright said. “It is wonderful to see area organizations working together on events and projects.
“Collaborating on this event a is the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, local businesses and organizations, school administration, teachers, the town of Ticonderoga, the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, North Country Community College and the American Legion,” he said.