Ticonderoga’s fourth annual Streetfest promises to be bigger and better than ever. Streetfest, to be held Saturday, July 28, is a community celebration of arts and crafts, shopping, food, fun, entertainment and family activities designed to bring people to Ticonderoga’s Montcalm Street business district. It will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nancy Carlson, above, and All 'Bout Critters will take part.
Ticonderoga’s fourth annual Streetfest promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Streetfest, to be held Saturday, July 28, is a community celebration of arts and crafts, shopping, food, fun, entertainment and family activities designed to bring people to Ticonderoga’s Montcalm Street business district. It will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Join us as we again convert Montcalm Street into a pedestrian mall filled with kiosks, food vendors, arts and crafts, antique and new automobiles and boats, artisans and other exhibits,” said Rolly Allen, Streetfest chairman. “Food offerings will be extensive and we’ll have free live entertainment staged on the street. There will be much to see, experience and enjoy.”
With nearly 60 participants, this year's event is bigger than ever.
“Participants are too numerous to list individually; but the street will be filled with local merchants and organizations, food vendors, kiosks of arts and crafts, art, artisans, a farmers market featuring locally grown items, antique and new automobiles and boats, and other exhibits,” Allen said.
Streetfest is sponsored by the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership.
“I’m truly impressed with what a small committee of dedicated volunteers has been able to accomplish for our community; their enthusiasm is contagious,” said John Bartlett, Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership chairman. “Plan to come early so that you and the kids don’t miss a thing.”
The Fort Ticonderoga Fife & Drum Corps, led by Mike Edson, will again kick off Streetfest at 10 a.m. The local group will this year be joined by visiting corps, who are participating in Fort Ticonderoga’s annual fife and drum muster.
“Together they will march down Montcalm Street, playing as they go,” Allen said. “You won’t want to miss this fantastic start to 2012’s Streetfest.”
Other entertainment will include McKenna Lee and the Eva Channel from Burlington, who will play contemporary rhythm and blues, and Loose Connections from Crown Point, who will play a blend of blues, rock & roll and reggae. Loose Connections will perform 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Channel and Lee will perform 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Penelope the Clown, sponsored by Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union, will offer free face paiting anf balloons to children. All ‘Bout Critters will have a display. The lakeside Regional Church, formerly the Hague Wesleyan Church, will offer story time at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
The Ticonderoga Knights of Columbus will serve hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks in the front of their building.
Streetfest activities on Montcalm Street will be followed by a clambake and a performance by the Adirondack Jazz Orchestra on the grounds of Fort Ticonderoga later in the day.
Montcalm Street will close to traffic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. between Lake George and Champlain Avenues. All parked cars should be removed by 7 a.m. prior to the street closure.