Thurman Maple DaysWild Winter Fun
Come join the fun of the Sutler's Fair, meet Reenactors of Vaudreiul's Raid and sample craft beverages from local and regional breweries, wineries and distilleries.
Visit the Sutler's Fair and meet the reenactors on Friday from 3pm until 6pm. The Sutler's were civilian merchants providing a valuable service to the armies of the day - French and Indian War and the American Revolution. The sutler's were a part of a fort and also traveled with the soldiers selling goods and provisions.
Meet the reenactors who will welcome questions and discuss the reenactment - maybe you will be recruited to join a unit. Vaudreuil's Raid took place in March of 1757 when over 1,500 French Regulars, Canadian Militia and their Native American allies traveled on Lake George south to Fort William Henry where a two-day battle took place with the French forces retreating. The Fair and Reenactor's Meet are free to attend.
On Saturday Fort William Henry Museum will be open from 9am - 4pm. Take the opportunity to speak with the reenactors and learn about the battle, their lives in a wilderness post and view the museum's exhibits. Vaudreuil's Raid reenactment will begin at 2pm. "Civilians" may get an embedded view of the battle from inside the fort - or - throw in with the French outside the walls of the fort. Admission applies.
Also on Saturday from 12pm until 4pm New York State Craft Beverage producers will be on hand offering samples and sales of their goods. Adirondack Brewery; Argyle Brewing Co; Lake George Distilling Co; The Saratoga Winery; Racing City Brewing Company; Gristmill Distillers, and Amorici Vineyard. PLEASE NOTE: Attendees MUST be 21 years old to attend; VALID ID is required.
Saturday from 4:30pm until 6:30pm brings a close to the celebration in the Conference Center with an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner and silent auction featuring items from local businesses which will benefit the French and Indian War Society. Fee applies - please call for more information and to make your reservation - 518-668-5471 or 518-964-6648.