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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The inaugural festival was a huge success!

Hosted on the Washington Lavender Farm, the inaugural NW Colonial Festival took place from July 15-19, 2015 for the enjoyment of approximately 4,000 attendees, volunteers and participants. A colonial village and a historical reenactment of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, including a full-scale replica of the Old North Bridge, coincided with the Washington Lavender Festival on Sequim Lavender Weekend and helped to bring visitors to the Olympic Peninsula.

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Together we can build a bridge!

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The “Old North Bridge” replica needs your help! Each plank and timber of this bridge is important for the reenactment of the Battles of Lexington and Concord to happen this summer. Whether you can give a lot of just a dollar, it will help make this educational link to our nation’s important history a reality here in the Northwest. The British Regulars are coming from as far away as Arizona, and the Militia are making plans to be here for this “can’t miss” event in the lavender fields of George Washington Inn and Estate. Choose your level of support and take home our appreciation gift to you! Click on the link below or here to help make this possible.

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Donation link: https://its1775again.tilt.com/help-us-build-a-concord-bridge-replica