Dressed as British soldiers at the time of the American Revolution, Peter Berneking of Sequim, Thomas House-Higgins of Olympia and Luke Berneking explain about how a three pound ball fits into this particular cannon while Caleb Berneking looks on during the 2022 event.

Dressed as British soldiers at the time of the American Revolution, Peter Berneking of Sequim, Thomas House-Higgins of Olympia and Luke Berneking explain about how a three pound ball fits into this particular cannon while Caleb Berneking looks on during the 2022 event.

Colonial Festival continues historical run this weekend

SEQUIM — History comes to life once again at the annual Northwest Colonial Festival this Labor Day weekend.

Organizers shifted the event from mid-August due to planned Hood Canal Bridge closures, and this year it serves as an endcap to the summer at George Washington Inn, 939 Finn Hall Road, Port Angeles.

Festival grounds will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets at the door are $14 for adults; $8 for military, seniors and teens; and $2 for children ages 2-12.

Reenactors will recreate life from 1775 and the American Revolutionary War with encampments, demonstrations, hands-on learning, children’s games and activities, among other activities.

Skirmishes between British Regulars and the colonial militia take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Visitors also can see wool and flax spinning, button making, candle making, blacksmithing, and hear colonial music and talks on medicine of the times and spies.

Some of the participants in making the event happen include the NW Colonial Reenactors Association, Spirit of ‘76 Living History Association, Army of the Columbia Fife and Drums Corps, Daughters of the American Revolution, Sons of the American Revolution and The Crew of His Majesty’s Royal Navy HMS Chatham.

For more about the Northwest Colonial Festival and its schedule, visit https://www.colonialfestival.com/.

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