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Tickets are available at the gate on all three days of the event. Adult admission is only $10 per for the entire weekend. Seniors, Active Duty Military, and children over five receive a $2 discount.  Children five and younger are free.

Early-bird discounts are available for tickets purchased in advance of the festival.

If you are unable to attend the festival but would like to make a tax-deductible donation in support of our educational efforts through the George Washington Society, we welcome your participation.

Schedule
Thurs Aug 6
Fri Aug 7
Sat Aug 8
Sun Aug 9
Schedule of Events

THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE REFLECTS THE 2023 FESTIVAL. THE 2024 SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED SOON.

Friday July 5th

9:30

Event opens with…

Colonial Village & Children's Village

9:45–10:00

Columbia Fife & Drum Corp

10:00–10:20

Founders Tent: Thomas Jefferson by Tom Saffold

SAR: Day in the Life of Colonial America by Doug Nelson

10:30–10:50

Festival Commons: Social Graces with Wylin & Lucy

SAR: 16 Year Old Continental Soldier by Fred Gilbert

11:00–11:20

Battlefield: Battle of Lexington
Intro with Sons of Liberty Cap McGary, Narrator Jeff Dacus

 

11:30–11:50

Snack Shop: Enjoy a ‘Cup of George’ house roasted Coffee
Founders Tent: Battle Follow up with Jeff Dacus

DAR: Tea, why it was Revolutionary in the Colonies by Pam Gassman

12:00–12:20

Founders Tent: George Washington by Vern Frykholm

SAR: The History of the American Flag by Art Dolan
 

12:30–12:50

Festival Commons: Visit the Fiber Arts tent with Pam Gassman

Founders Tent: Women Patriots with Esther Reed & Eliza Pinckney

DAR: Courtship and Weddings by Robin Barnes

1:00–1:20

Festival Commons: Colonial Dance, Wylin Tjoelker

Founders Tent: Mercy Otis Warren by Pam Gassman

SAR: Spies and Messages for the Colonial Effort by Fred Gilbert
Battlefield: Colonial Cricket

 

1:30–1:50

Founders Tent: George Washington by Vern Frykholm

SAR: The Pennsylvania Rifleman by Bob Smalser

Battlefield: Colonial Cricket
 

2:00–2:20

Festival Commons: Gift Shop ‘Martha’s Own’ products

Founders Tent: Thomas Jefferson, by Tom Saffold

SAR: 18th Century Firearms in Colonial America by Bob Smalser
 

2:30–2:50

Founders Tent: Founding Mothers with Esther, Eliza, Mercy
SAR: 14 Forgotten Presidents by Neil Vernon

3:00–3:20

Battlefield: Battle for Concord Bridge

Intro with Sons of Liberty, narrator: Jeff Dacus
 

3:30–3:50

Founders Tent: Battle follow up with Jeff Dacus
Battlefield: with Zeal and Bayonets Only, British by A. House-Higgins
DAR: Farming to Flounces - Clothing in the Colonies, Marissa Goldenman

4:00–4:25

Founders Tent: Featuring our Colonial Ladies
SAR: American’s Creed Neil Vernon

 

4:30–5:00

FINALE: March with the Columbia Fife and Drum Corp

Saturday July 6th

9:30

Event opens with…

Colonial Village & Children's Village

9:45–10:00

Columbia Fife & Drum Corp

10:00–10:20

Founders Tent: Thomas Jefferson by Tom Saffold

SAR: History of the American Flag with Art Dolan

10:30–10:50

Festival Commons: Social Graces with Wylin & Lucy

SAR: 16 Year Old Continental Soldier by Fred Gilbert

11:00–11:20

Battlefield: Battle of Lexington
Intro with Sons of Liberty Cap McGary, Narrator Jeff Dacus

 

11:30–11:50

Snack Shop: Enjoy a ‘Cup of George’ house-roasted coffee
Founders Tent: Battle Follow up with Jeff Dacus

DAR: Benedict Arnold by Barbara Houtenbrink

12:00–12:20

Founders Tent: George Washington by Vern Frykholm

SAR: Day in the Life of Colonial America with Doug Nelson
 

12:30–12:50

Festival Commons: Visit the Fiber Arts tent with Pam Gassman

Founders Tent: Women Patriots with Esther Reed & Eliza Pinckney

DAR: Spanish America and the American Revolution by Judi Hine

1:00–1:20

Festival Commons: Colonial Dance with Wylin Tjoelker

Founders Tent: Mercy Otis Warren by Pam Gassman

SAR: Spies and Messages for the Colonial Effort by Fred Gilbert
Battlefield: Colonial Cricket

 

1:30–1:50

Founders Tent: George Washington by Vern Frykholm

SAR: The Pennsylvania Rifleman by Bob Smalser

Battlefield: Colonial Cricket
 

2:00–2:20

Festival Commons: Gift Shop ‘Martha’s Own’ products

Founders Tent: Thomas Jefferson, by Tom Saffold

SAR: 18th Century Firearms in Colonial America by Bob Smalser
 

2:30–2:50

Founders Tent: Founding Mothers with Esther, Eliza, Mercy
SAR: 14 Forgotten Presidents by Neil Vernon

3:00–3:20

Battlefield: Battle for Concord Bridge

Intro with Sons of Liberty, narrator: Jeff Dacus
 

3:30–3:50

Founders Tent: Battle follow up with Jeff Dacus
Battlefield: with Zeal and Bayonets Only, British by A. House-Higgins
DAR: Farming to Flounces - Clothing in the Colonies, Marissa Goldenman

4:00–4:25

Founders Tent: Featuring our Colonial Ladies
SAR: American’s Creed Neil Vernon

 

4:30–5:00

FINALE: March with the Columbia Fife and Drum Corp

Sunday July 7th

9:45–10:00

Columbia Fife & Drum Corp
 

10:00–10:20

Founders Tent: Thomas Jefferson by Tom Saffold

SAR: History of the American Flag with Art Dolan

10:30–10:50

Festival Commons: Social Graces with Wylin & Lucy

SAR: 16-Year Old Continental Soldier by Fred Gilbert

11:00–11:20

Battlefield: Battle of Lexington
Intro with Sons of Liberty Cap McGary, Narrator Jeff Dacus

 

11:30–11:55

Snack Shop: Enjoy a ‘Cup of George’ house roasted Coffee
Founders Tent: Battle Follow up with Jeff Dacus

DAR: Drinking Leaves: Foundation to a Revolution with Marissa Goldenman
 

12:00–12:20

Founders Tent: George Washington by Vern Frykholm

SAR: Day in the Life of Colonial America with Doug Nelson
 

12:30–12:50

Festival Commons: Visit the Fiber Arts tent with Pam Gassman

Founders Tent: Women Patriots with Esther Reed & Eliza Pinckney

DAR: Mrs. Benedict Arnold by Mara Perry & General Washington

1:00–1:20

Festival Commons: Colonial Dance with Wylin Tjoelker

Founders Tent: Mercy Otis Warren by Pam Gassman

SAR: Spies and Messages for the Colonial Effort with Fred Gilbert
Battlefield: Colonial Cricket

 

1:30–1:50

Founders Tent: George Washington by Vern Frykholm

SAR: The Pennsylvania Rifleman by Bob Smalser

Battlefield: Colonial Cricket
 

2:00–2:20

Festival Commons: Gift Shop ‘Martha’s Own’ products

Founders Tent: Thomas Jefferson by Tom Saffold

SAR: 18th Century Firearms in Colonial America with Bob Smalser
 

2:30–2:50

Founders Tent: Founding Mothers by Esther, Eliza, and Mercy
SAR: 14 Forgotten Presidents with Neil Vernon

3:00–3:20

Battlefield: Battle for Concord Bridge

Intro with Sons of Liberty, Narrator Jeff Dacus
 

3:30–3:50

Founders Tent: Battle follow up with Jeff Dacus
Battlefield: with Zeal and Bayonets Only, British by Andy House-Higgins
DAR: Colonial Medicine with Coral Hileman

 

4:00–4:25

Founders Tent: Featuring our Colonial Ladies
SAR: American’s Creed Neil Vernon

 

4:30–5:00

FINALE: March with the Columbia Fife and Drum Corp

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