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Our  Festival Guild November 2015 e-newsletter is here!!

October 22, 2015

From the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and Awards Ceremony:  

Scarlette Merfeld: Our last TACC Appreciation Award goes to an organization that has provided quality children’s, family, and adult performing arts programs for the Ticonderoga Area for many years. Most recently this organization, under new leadership, has seen significant growth in their capacity to offer additional programs, performances, and much more throughout the year. They continue to partner with the Chamber and other organizations regularly.

For their commitment to the community and performing arts, we are happy to present this TACC Appreciation Award to:

          Ticonderoga Festival Guild :  Judy Walker to accept the award.  Judy was joined by Jill Cunningham.

Thank you to everyone who helped the Guild earn this honor.


The Ticonderoga Festival Guild, Inc., was established in 1980 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the performing arts in the Ticonderoga area.

The very first summer the Guild brought the distinguished Soviet Emigre Orchestra as artists in residence.  Members of the orchestra were housed and hosted by Guild members and friends.

The orchestra returned in 1981, but by 1982 the Guild members recognized that the program must have more variety, and other artists were booked.  In 1983 a complete diversification expanded the program and the audience.  Also in 1983, the Arts Trek series for children was introduced, receiving grants that permitted free Wednesday morning performances.

Concerts were held on the Village Green with the handsome Town Building as a backdrop.  In 1984 a large yellow and white striped tent was purchased;  this became the Ticonderoga Festival Guild logo.  Contributions from Guild members, area businesses, and one particular benefactor made it possible to keep up tent payments and repairs.  In 1993, through a generous Ronald McDonald grant, the worn-out tent was retired and a new one was purchased.

The Guild is now entering its second quarter-century of service to the Ticonderoga community.  The support and effort of the founding members has been continued through memberships and volunteer time contributed by people throughout the area.

The mission of the Ticonderoga Festival Guild is to promote, develop, sustain, present, and advance a diverse program of performing arts in theTiconderoga area.

Sunday in the Park, Summer 2015

July 12th  7:30pm  Adirondack Shakespeare Company

Their Blackest Sins

Spend an hour of diabolical fun with the characters we all love to hate.  Join Shylock, Lago, Richard the Third, and a host of other evil-doers for an exploration of what makes theater’s most delicious characters tick.

Delightful desserts, with coffee or tea available for purchase from Libby’s Bakery Café.

The rain location will be the Community Center at 132 Montcalm St. Ticonderoga.

August 9th from 4:00-6:00pm  Chris Hartley

So You Think You Can Sing Karaoke Contest

Anyone who wants to take center stage and belt out a song is encouraged to participate.  There will be cash prizes for the top three winners.

Contest registration call Judy at 518 984-0088.

Grab some take-out from one of our terrific local restaurants, then come to the park and either sing or be entertained by our local vocalists.  The rain location with be the Knights of Columbus Pavilion, behind the Knight of Columbus Hall on 153 Montcalm St. Ticonderoga.

August 16th 5:00pm  Canal Street String Band

 Seriously fun old American Music – fiddle tunes, mountain music, western swing, canal ditties and some originals too.  This band of three are award winning musicians that sing , play the fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo,  and string bass -they have “three voices, fifty-five strings and a pair of cow bones”.  Bodette’s Barbecue will have BBQ hotdogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks available for purchase.  The rain location will be the Knights of Columbus Pavilion.

August 23rd 4:00pm  Ned Gelfar’s Show

A one man mini-circus.  This performance is full of comedy, juggling, magic, unicycling and an incredible amount of hilarious, good-natured audience participation.  Children and adults will laugh their way through this amazing performance.   The Ticonderoga Elks Lodge will have “circus” refreshments available – popcorn, hotdogs and drinks so there is no need to rush home to cook.  Just come, relax and have a ton of fun.  The rain location will be the Knights of Columbus Pavilion.


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