The Turning Point Parade & Festival

Schuylerville, N.Y.

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Turning Point Parade Weekend  

August 2nd & 3rd, 2014

Theme: 20th Year Anniversary - Marching For Freedom
Grand Marshal - Parade Founders - Dan Hewitt - Mike McCloughlin - Bonnie Greenfeld

Saturday, August 2nd

Fort Hardy Park

 Noon - 11pm

Rides • Amusement • Vendors

Food & Fun

 

1pm - 3rd Annual Hotdog Eating Contest

 

2pm - 3rd Annual Village Idol Contest

 

3pm - 1st Annual Water Balloon Toss Contest

 

4pm - 1st Annual Pie Eating Contest

 

5pm - 7th 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 3rd

Parade on Broad St. at 1pm

Amusements continues after PARADE

 

 

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

 

3:30pm - DCA Drum & Bugle Corps Competition 

Schuylerville Central School Athletic Field

 

Tickets are available at Byron's Market and can also be purchased at the event. $15.00

  

 

 

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.