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Revolutionary War Reenactment

10am – 4pm

Parade Field and Polo Field

Join Cantigny and The North West Territory Alliance for a two-day Revolutionary War Reenactment and Encampment.  Get a feel for camp life, experience a battle and enjoy the sights and sounds of the 18th century.  Concessions will be available from the Grumpy Gaucho, Chicago Pizza Boss Mobile Pizzeria, Golden Eagle Hot Dogs, Gnarly Knots, and Cupcakes for Courage.

See below for the schedule for Saturday, September 8.

10:00 am – Morning Formation (Colors) (in military camp)
10:30 am – Morning Battle Demonstration (parade field)
11:15 am – 4th Mass. Fife and Drum Corps* (in military camp)
11:45 am – Demonstration of Women’s sidesaddle riding (cavalry military camp)
12:00 pm- Demonstration of battle tactics of cavalry (cavalry military camp)
12:30 pm – Children’s Battle (military camp)
12:30 pm – Individual Tomahawk and Bayonet Competitions (military camp)
And Women’s Frying Pan Toss
1:30 pm – Fashion Show: Soldiers Uniforms and Civilian Clothing (military camp)
1:30 pm – 4th Mass. Fife and Drum Corps* (in military camp)
2:00 pm – Tim Hess bagpipes, ask a musician (military camp)
2:30 pm – Artillery Demonstration (parade field)
3:00 pm – Battle Demonstration and Colors to follow immediately (parade field)
4:00 pm – End of Reenactment for the day

* Subject to cancellation.


See the schedule for Sunday, September 9.