The Turning Point Parade & Festival

Schuylerville, N.Y.


Turning Point Parade Weekend  

August 4th & 5th, 2018

24th Year Anniversary - Theme: "Honoring the Brave"
Grand Marshals - Adirondack Chapter #60 Korean War Vets

Saturday, August 4th

Fort Hardy Park

1pm - 11pm

1:00 PM Park Opens

Bouncy House Rides by DJB Northeast Inflatables and Fighting Irish Laser Tag

Vendors-Live Entertainment – Food & Fun

Special Dunk Tank Guests from 1pm to 4pm
1-2pm - To be announced

2-3pm - To be announced

3-4pm - To be announced

Come Dunk Your Favorite, part of proceeds go to the organization or charity of their choice.

Come join the fun!!

2 PM: Byron’s Village Market 6th Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest (Two Divisions – Kids & Adults)

2:30 PM: Sweeney’s 4th Annual Pie Eating Contest
3 PM: 4th Annual Kids Water Balloon Toss Contest

4 PM:    J.D. Winslow Horse Show (45 Min.)

4:45 PM Smokey & Scott Greene

5:45 PM Mikki Bakken

6:45 PM: “River Jack Z and Mikey D.” (Live Entertainment)

7:45 PM: Open Bar Band (Classic Rock & Roll & Country)

 9:30 PM: Fireworks by Santores Fireworks

*Events and times subject to change*

Amusements and Vendors All Day Long

Sunday, August 5th

Parade on Broad St. at 1pm

Over 100 plus units

Over 12 musical groups

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.