Heritage, Harvest, and Horse Festival at Fort Ticonderoga

Fort Ticonderoga
Location 102 Fort Rd., Ticonderoga, NY  12883

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Fort Ticonderoga, surrounded by magnificent autumn backdrops of the Adirondacks and Green Mountains will present the Annual Heritage, Harvest, & Horse Festival on September 30, 2023.  The full day of autumn fun will be set in the midst of the King’s Garden heirloom apple trees and the beautiful landscape of the mountains and Lake Champlain.

Guests are invited to discover the historical importance of horses and other working animals during exciting demonstrations, meet our friendly oxen duo, stroll through Fort Ticonderoga’s farmers’ market featuring local food, beverages, and crafts, participate in family fun activities, and tackle the six-acre Heroic Corn Maze. This fall favorite event, combined with daily Fort Ticonderoga programs, makes for a great annual family tradition.

Whether you are looking to experience a horse-drawn wagon ride, indulge in local homemade delights, or pick apples by the bag from our heritage apple orchard, there is something for everyone and all ages when it comes to our Annual Fall Festival!

Festival featured activities include:

Whether you’re looking to experience a horse-drawn wagon ride or indulge in homemade foods including baked goods, jams, jellies and pies or sample regional beer, wine, and spirits, there’s something for everyone and all ages when it comes to our Fall Festival. Other vendors include fresh vegetables, coffee drinks, food trucks, handmade items, honey, & maple delights.

 King’s Garden Flower Arranging

Roll up your sleeves and make your own flower arrangement to take home some of the beauty of the King’s Garden!

 Heritage Animals

Say hello to our friendly dynamic duo—Mick and Mack, watch the heavy hauling power of working oxen, discover the stories and skills of generations of cavalrymen and follow the cry of the foxhunting Green Mountain Hounds.

 Carillon Boat Cruises at 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Enjoy gorgeous, sweeping views of Vermont's Green Mountains and New York's Adirondack Mountains during a 75-minute narrated boat tour aboard the Carillon. Let our friendly and experienced staff be your guide to Lake Champlain's centuries of stirring maritime heritage with panoramic vistas around you and a sonar view of shipwrecks below. Additional ticket and pre-registration required, visit to reserve your spot!

 Heroic Corn Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure!

The day will not be complete without a visit to Fort Ticonderoga’s highly acclaimed Heroic Corn Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure where visitors explore the six-acre corn maze, with a new design for the 2023 season. Guests are able to find their way through the maze by selecting the correct answers to clues connected to Fort Ticonderoga’s history.