The fifth annual StreetFest in Ticonderoga is slated for Saturday, July 27. It will feature sidewalk sales, arts and crafts, shopping, food, fun, entertainment, and family activities 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Montcalm Street, which will be closed to traffic for the day to create a pedestrian mall. The event is free.
The fifth annual StreetFest in Ticonderoga will be bigger and better than ever, according to organizers.
Slated for Saturday, July 27, it will feature sidewalk sales, arts and crafts, shopping, food, fun, entertainment, and family activities 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Montcalm Street, which will be closed to traffic for the day to create a pedestrian mall. The event is free.
“We invite the community, area visitors, businesses and vendors to join us for the fifth annual StreetFest,” said Bob Dedrick, who is co-chair of the event along with Darlene Treadway. “The committee is working hard to coordinate the event as well as add new aspects as we continue to grow this wonderful event for Ticonderoga.”
Dedrick and Treadway are Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership board members. TMSP sponsors StreetFest.
New this year will be professional Full Face Art and Caricatures. Penelope the Clown will also be on Montcalm Street as well as a variety of children’s and family activities. New cars and classic cars as well as other recreational vehicles will also be on display. There will also be a farmers market.
The Fort Ticonderoga Fife & Drum Corps, led by Mike Edson, will perform at 10 a.m. The Ti corps will be joined by visiting corps who are participating in Fort Ticonderoga’s annual muster that day.
Also performing will be Loose Connections 10:30 a.m. to noon, Joe McGuiness noon to 1 p.m. and Elvis impersonator Jim Cawley and his band 1:30 to 3 p.m.
“A great lineup of live music and entertainment is planned for the 2013 StreetFest,” Treadway said. “We encourage area residents and visitors to come and spend the day with us. Not only will there be amazing live music throughout the day, but there will be a variety of food, vendors, sales and activities. You do not want to miss this event.”
Vendors interested in participating can contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce for an application are still being recruited and past vendor participants are. Registration is $50 for a 10 x 10 space. Completed forms should be returned to the TACC at 94 Montcalm St., Suite 1, Ticonderoga 12883. Checks should be made payable to the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP).
Montcalm Street will be closed between Lake George Avenue and Champlain Avenue 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for StreetFest.
“I’m truly impressed with what a small committee of dedicated volunteers has been able to accomplish for our community,” John Bartlett, TMSP promotions chairman, said. “Both for the StreetFest event and the Best Fourth in the North celebration. People should plan to come early so that they don’t miss anything. It is going to be a wonderful event for all of us to enjoy.”
For more information on StreetFest or for a vendor application contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 585-6619 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available online at www.ticonderogany.com.
The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is a not-for-profit organization established in 2007. Its mission is to create and enhance the economic, historic and social development of Ticonderoga’s traditional business district, employing the National Trust Main Street Center’s guidelines for organization, design, promotion and economic restructuring. Meetings are held monthly and volunteers are always welcome. Like the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership on facebook to stay up to date on TMSP events, news and more. For more information on the TMSP visit www.timainstreet.org.