The Turning Point Parade & Festival

Schuylerville, N.Y.

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Turning Point Parade Weekend  

August 1st & 2nd, 2015

21st Year Anniversary - Theme: Saratoga Battlefield, History In Our Back Yard
Grand Marshal - Joseph Finan, Superintendent of the Saratoga National Park Service

Saturday, August 1st

Fort Hardy Park

 Noon - 11pm

Rides • Amusement • Vendors

Food & Fun

 

1pm - Byron's Village Market 4th Annual Hotdog Eating Contest


1:30pm - 2nd Annual Pie Eating Contest

 

2pm - 2nd Annual Water Balloon Toss Contest


2:30pm - 4th Annual Village Talent Contest

 

4pm - Arm-of-the-Sea Theater: HOOK, LINE & SINKER

ArmoftheSea.org

 

5pm - 8th Annual Old Fashioned Street Dance featuring DJ "Jenni A"

 

6:45pm - "Jack Zucchini" from the Zucchini Brothers

 

7:45pm - OPEN BAR BAND (Classic Rock & Roll)

 

9:30pm - Fireworks by Al0nzo Fireworks

 

★ PLUS MUCH, MUCH MORE! ★ 

 

Sunday, August 2nd

Parade on Broad St. at 1pm

Amusements continues after PARADE 

 

2:30pm - Amusements re-open at Ft. Hardy Park

 

3:30pm - DCA Drum & Corps Competition at Schuylerville Central School

 

Tickets are $15.00, available at Byron's Village Market

518-695-3471

 

The Turning Point Parade & Festival...Commemorating the American Victory at the Battle of Saratoga on October 17, 1777 during the American Revolutionary War.

 

In the months prior to October 8, 1777, the British suffered about 2,000 casualties. Burgoyne's forces, now down to about 6,000 men, took refuge in a fortified camp on the heights of Saratoga (today’s Schuylerville). There an American force that was approaching 20,000 men surrounded the exhausted British army. 

 

Faced with such overwhelming numbers, Burgoyne surrendered on October 17, 1777. By the terms of the Convention of Saratoga, Burgoyne's depleted army marched out of camp "with the Honors of War" and stacked their weapons along the west bank of the Hudson River at Fort Hardy. Saratoga was a decisive and important victory. It was the turning point of the American Revolution.

The The Turning Point Parade is one of the largest parades in Upstate New YorkThe parade marches on for one and one-half hours. It contains 15 musical groups and over 100 other units.

 

The parade committee is always looking for volunteers to work on the parade and festival. Please consider volunteering!

We appreciate contributions & sponsors.
If you can help in any way, please see our Contact Us page or use the donate button.