Experiencing history and having fun!

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.

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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.

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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.

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