Ticonderoga Ticonderoga’s downtown will not be a place for the faint of heart during the annual Halloween Fest.
Hundreds of ghosts, goblins and other creatures are expected for the fright fest Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, local businesses and organizations displaying a pumpkin in a window will welcome children in grade 5 and younger along with their families for trick-or-treating 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Montcalm Street will be closed to traffic from Sunshine Laundry to the 1888 building during the event for the safety of all participants.
“Children and their parents are invited to enjoy the Halloween festivities in our historic downtown area,” said John Bartlett, TMSP promotions committee chairman, said, “which is once again being provided by our local businesses and organizations.”
Candy will also be given out at the Ticonderoga Community Building.
Following Halloween Fest the Ticonderoga American Legion invites children and their parents to attend its free annual Halloween Party 4:30 to 6 p.m. It will include a costume contest with prizes, games, hot dogs, juice, chips and Halloween-themed music.
All ‘Bout Critters will host a free Creature Feature Halloween Party from 5 to 7 p.m. with crafts, animals and a Halloween-themed movie as well as a chance to see how apple cider is made.
Assisting the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership with the events are the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, Ticonderoga businesses and organizations, the American Legion, All ‘Bout Critters and the town of Ticonderoga.
“Get your costumes and treat bags ready for a fun filled afternoon in Ticonderoga,” said matt Courtright, executive director of the Ti chamber.
The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership Seeks to create meaningful, long-term change in Ticonderoga’s traditional business district and to promote economic revitalization and consequent historic preservation by employing precepts of the National Trust Main Street Center of the National Trust for Historic Preservations.