TICONDEROGA — Downtown Ticonderoga will become a pedestrian mall Saturday to allow a block celebration to take over.
Montcalm Street will be closed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. so Streetfest 2012 can draw people to the town’s historic district.
With almost 60 participants, the annual community celebration of arts and crafts, shopping, food, entertainment and family activities is even bigger and better than in years past, Streetfest Chair Rolly Allen said in a news release.
“There is much to see and do in Ticonderoga this summer. 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, (as well as) antique and new automobiles and boats and other exhibits.”
Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, food offerings will be numerous, and there will be free, live entertainment staged on the street, Allen said.
Featured performers include a fife and drum muster from Fort Ticonderoga to kick off the event at 10 a.m. The band Loose Connections will perform from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by the Eva Channel from Burlington, featuring vocalist McKenna Lee, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Activities for children include a display from All ‘Bout Critters. Penelope the Clown (Cathy Sprague), sponsored by the Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union, will offer free face painting and balloons. The Lakeside Regional Church, formerly the Hague Wesleyan Church, will host Story Time at 10 a.m. and 12:30 and 2 p.m.
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.
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