As its first stand alone festival, the 2nd annual Northwest Colonial Festival was a great success. With more than 60 reenactors and 1600 attendees over the 4 day event, this year’s festival was also a lot of fun! The weather was perfect and smiling faces were seen everywhere on the 20 acre oceanfront estate.
The “Old North Bridge” was surrounded by a river of blue forget-me-nots. Sprawling slit rail fences added character to the battlefields. A dashing green-coated Paul Revere rode through each morning and was followed by battles on the Lexington Green and in the afternoon on the Concord Bridge.
The large contingent of British “regulars” and militia camped in canvas tents out in the field. Period artisans ranged from a blacksmith, a cartographer, wool and flax spinners, a gunsmith and more. Each day Afternoon Tea was served on the oceanfront and attended by George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and other notables.