TICONDEROGA, N.Y. – Mark your calendars! Ticonderoga's fourth annual Streetfest will be held Saturday, July 28 from 10 AM to 3 PM. Streetfest, an annual community celebration of arts and crafts, shopping, food, fun, entertainment, and family activities to bring people to Ticonderoga's historic Montcalm Street district, is a "must do" event for area residents and visitors alike.
"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," invites Rolly Allen, event 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!"
"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's Chairman. "Plan to come early so that you and the kids don't miss a thing!"
Featured entertainment includes the Fort Ticonderoga Fife & Drum Corps, led by Mike Edson who will again kick off the event at 10 AM. As an added attraction this year the corps will be joined by visiting corps who are participating in Fort Ticonderoga's annual muster. Together they will march down Montcalm Street, playing as they go. You won't want to miss this fantastic start to 2012's Streetfest! Also featured are the striking vocals of McKenna Lee and the Eva Channel from Burlington who will play contemporary rhythm and blues; and Loose Connections from Crown Point will play their blend of blues, rock & roll and reggae. Penelope the Clown will be on Montcalm Street to entertain the little ones, All 'Bout Critters will have a display, and additional activities are in the works.
Montcalm Street between Lake George and Champlain Avenues, the downtown area of Ticonderoga, will close to traffic from 8:00 AM to5:00 PM. All parked cars should be removed by 7AM prior to the street closure. If you want to join the fun as a vendor, visit the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership website www.timainstreet.org. Vendor applications are available online at the TMSP site or by visiting the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) office on Montcalm Street. Completed forms should be returned to the TACC at 94 Montcalm Street, Suite 1, Ticonderoga, NY 12883.
There is much to see and do in Ticonderoga this summer! Be sure to visit the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce website, www.ticonderogany.com frequently for a full calendar of events.
The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership seeks to create meaningful, long-term change in Ticonderoga's traditional business district and to promote economic revitalization.