Step back in time with Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM) at The 1812 Fair and Reenactment on September 28, 2013 from 10 am-5 pm. The event which was drastically changed last year to include live entertainment, hands on crafts, and period sports in addition to the annual reenactment and is truly a can’t miss event.
Re-enactors will commemorate the Battle of St. Leonard Creek, which was the largest naval engagement in Maryland’s history, while spectators enjoy period-camp life, skirmishes, and tactical demonstrations. Battle demonstrations will take place at 11:00 and 3:00.
There will be period dance lessons, spinning, weaving, sewing, knot tying, blacksmith demonstrations, and 1800s fashion talk, crafts, and much more. Children’s games and activities will be available for all. The event features something for everyone as adults can enjoy a warm meal with a cold drink while kids play the game of graces or stick ball and make a corn husk doll. Music, theatre, and dance performances as well as cooking and fashion demonstrations will be available all day long. The entrance fee is $3 per person or $10 per car.
After a long day on the battlefield, join JPPM for Tavern Night from 6 pm – 10 pm! Live music performed by Ship’s Company will complement the tavern atmosphere. Beer, wine, and food will be available for purchase. Entrance to Tavern Night is $10 per person, $8 for Friends or guests in period costume. All proceeds will support educational programming at JPPM.
This project has been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission.