The streets are going to be alive with the sounds of fifes and drums on July 28, when the 10th Annual StreetFest in Historic Downtown Ticonderoga strikes up the band. The festival starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m.
The jewel-like event will include a little bit of everything, which is what makes this annual community event so appealing. Shopping, sidewalk sales, a lot of live entertainment, arts and crafts, a farmers market, and variety of food vendors means there will something for everyone.
That includes a slew of kids activities, too: Face painting, balloons & balloon animals by Penelope The Clown (sponsored by the Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union) and a variety of kids games.
A big draw ought to be the horse-drawn wagon rides behind the downtown business district, which are sponsored by Gin’s Redemption Center, and Star Trek Original Series Set Tours.
And who can resist the Fort Ticonderoga Fife & Drum Corps, who will lead a procession of other visiting corps in a march down Montcalm Street? That musical brigade will march between 10 and 10:30 a.m., with a concert to follow near the Glens Falls National Bank.
“StreetFest was designed as an annual event to attract people to Ticonderoga’s historic Montcalm Street district. Montcalm Street (from Sunshine Laundry to Glens Falls National Bank) will be converted into a pedestrian mall open to the public. It continues to grow every year and will be even bigger and better this year,” Bob Dedrick, the StreetFest Committee Chairperson, said in a statement.
Performing On The Porch of Libby’s Bakery Café
Lance Clark, Mike Donahue & Jessica Stoddard – Blues, Country & Popular Music
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Ken Macalpine & Jim Gabler – Variety of Music
12:30 – 2:30 PM
Performing Near Pride of Ticonderoga
The Gregson Brothers – 60s & 70s Music
10:30 – 12:00 PM
Dan Rabideau – Variety of Music
12:00 – 1:30 PM
Brad Peria & Terinna Cook – Blues Music
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Logistical information for merchants and vendors is now available. There is still time to sign up for StreetFest and registration forms are available at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office, located at 94 Montcalm Street, Suite 1 in Downtown Ticonderoga.
The deadline to register is Wednesday, July 18th at 4:00 PM. Forms can also be found at www.timainstreet.org.
On the day of the event, vendors should take note that Montcalm Street from Glens Falls National Bank to Sunshine Laundry will be one way traffic (entering near Glens Falls National Bank) as vendors and merchants set up for the event. Vendors cannot arrive until 8:00 AM and cannot break down until 3:00 PM.
Maps will be made up to help patrons navigate all the different merchants, vendors, food, music, fresh produce, activities, and more. StreetFest Ambassadors will be wearing yellow StreetFest t-shirts and able to assist patrons and vendors.
The public should take note that Montcalm Street will close to traffic between Lake George and Champlain Avenue from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. All parked cars should be removed by 6:00 a.m., prior to the street closure.