In 1757 there was a two day winter raid on Fort William Henry by approximately 1,600 French forces and their Native American allies under Francois Pierre de Rigaud de Vaudreuil.
In the winter of 1757 British sentries heard tapping which was advance troops testing the ice. The fort began firing the canon which forced the French off the ice. The British would not surrender, continuing the gunfire and cannon fire on the French. Vaudreuil ordered the out buildings, a sawmill, boats and provisions be set on fire and then set out for home.
Shop at the Sutler Fair and the craft fair. The reenactment will take place at 2pm. There will also be musket firing, military drill and more history fun! You can also meet local authors for book signings!
You will also celebrate local New York State Craft Beverages featuring some of the best local breweries, wineries and distilleries from 11am until 4pm. They will share information about their products and have samples for tasting. Please Note - you MUST be 21 and older for sample tastings and to purchase these products.
All of the fun continues through Sunday untill 3:00pm!