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Fort Ticonderoga to host fall festival

Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival Sept. 29

 Fort Ticonderoga will host a Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival to celebrate the arrival of autumn. The event is slated for Saturday, Sept 29.

Fort Ticonderoga will host a Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival to celebrate the arrival of autumn. The event is slated for Saturday, Sept 29.

Fort Ticonderoga will host a Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival to celebrate the arrival of autumn.

The event is slated for Saturday, Sept 29.

“Join Fort Ticonderoga and the King’s Garden to celebrate the sights, sounds and tastes of fall,” said Beth Hill, Fort Ti executive director. “Experience the power and thunder of hooves through demonstrations of equestrian sports and working horses; take part in family-fun activities including sack races; and explore the splendor of the King’s Garden at the annual plant sale and harvest market.”

The festival will get under way at 9:30 a.m. The plants sale and harvest market in the King’s Garden will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the “Heroic Corn Maze” will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“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,” Hill said.

Dr. Leonard Perry will speak in the King’s Garden at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. There will be horse demonstrations at the garden at noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Garden tours will be offered at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sack races will be contested at the garden at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

“The King’s Garden, a beautiful Colonial Revival garden built in celebration of the fort’s 18th-century garrison garden, will be alive with fall color and food during the festival,” Hill said. “The annual plant sale and harvest market will be set in the garden’s stunning autumn floral scenery. Get ready for your fall planting and decorating desires with an array of perennials, fruits, vegetables, pumpkins, gourds and other fall favorites.”

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