Fall events in the Lake Champlain Region bring together history with arts and cultural happenings. Topping the list this coming weekend are the Fort Ticonderoga Brown's Raid Re-enactment and the Otis Mountain Get Down.
Brown's Raid Re-enactment is a two day event, September 14 and 15. With General John Burgoyne’s Army south at Saratoga in September of 1777, march with Colonel John Brown and his militia men as they raid Ticonderoga, releasing prisoners, capturing supplies, and even turning British Cannons on the terrified British and German garrison of Ticonderoga. In this battle reenactment, experience the determined American raid on this British outpost in an old French fort!
Also a two day event, September 13 and 14, Otis Mountain Get Down in Elizabethtown has grown to a popular event delivering some of the finest bluegrass entertainers in the region. With music from all genres, the bluegrass is what made the Get Down famous, bringing good people of all ages together through music, activities, positivity, and happiness. So come get down with a little bit of everything. Run into your neighbors. Make some new friends. Have fun with the Otis family.
Celebrating farmers in the region, The Adirondack History Center Museum is hosting the second annual Taste of Local Food Festival on Saturday, the 14th from 11 - 2:30. Restaurants, chefs and culinary artists will be on hand to showcase their favorite appetizers, entrees, desserts or other prepared items featuring local foods. A variety of small portions of selected food are to be served at the Food Festival. The event is open free to the public with tickets to be sold and used to pay for the tastings. The Museum also is free and open to the public displaying The Human Face of the Adirondacks in the Civil War exhibit, the award winning Worked/Wild exhibition, and an updated Adirondack Fire Tower exhibit. Taste of Local is sponsors by Adirondack Harvest.
Local Farmers Markets will also be in full swing during this week of bountiful fall harvesting. Make sure to stop at one of them for some delicious goodies and produce!
There are plenty of other happenings in the region this week as well, so check out the complete calendar of events.