Mountainfest is presented by Fort Drum Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) and will be held Wednesday, June 22nd on Fort Drum beginning at 1 pm! This event is free, open to the public and features Military equipment displays, children’s games, bounce houses and food & beverage concessions. Stop by the AmeriCU Credit Union tent to create your own customized dog tag and spin the prize wheel. Salute To The Nation, a community favorite, will begin at 4 pm. The AmeriCU Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert will take place immediately following Salute to the Nation. Top off this amazing day by enjoying a fireworks display!

Please Note: Fort Drum will be open to the public through the Nash Blvd Gate off of NYS Route 26 (across from Airfield) starting at 12:00pm on Wednesday, June 22nd. Please be prepared to present a drivers license or other valid identification, proof of auto insurance and vehicle registration. The following items will not be allowed onto Mountainfest grounds: coolers, backpacks, glass bottles, boxes, any kind of firearms or other weapons. Chairs, blankets, and diaper bags or large purses will be allowed; however, are subject to search. No pets other than certified service animals will be permitted.

AmeriCU Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert

Each year since 2012, AmeriCU Credit Union has held the Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert at Fort Drum to thank the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division for all they have done in valiant service to our country. The Salute to the Troops Tribute concert is FREE and open to the public and is held in conjunction with Mountainfest, Fort Drum’s Annual Independence Day Celebration. This year’s concert headliner will be National Recording Artist Lee Brice! Previous concerts have featured national country recording artists Jake Owen (’12), Craig Morgan (’13), Chris Cagle & Gloriana (’14), and Kip Moore (’15). Approximately 20,000 soldiers, family members, and military supporters attend the Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert each year.

For more information on the AmeriCU Salute to the Troops Concert and to watch past concert videos, please click here.

The 2019 AmeriCU Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert at Mountainfest Performers


Visitors who are not DoD ID cardholders must use the Lewis Avenue gate off NYS Route 26 across from Wheeler-Sack Army airfield which will open at 12:30PM. For more information about events and what items are allowed on the grounds, check out Fort Drum FMWR’s Mountainfest Facebook event page HERE.